I'll tell you what's new. Check out my new zebra wood humidor engraved with the logo of the 2008 World Series champs! Fightin' Phils baby, gotta love it! The logo was engraved as a sunken relief, providing a 3D feel. Best part it the outside of this humidor was crafted with wood from Ryan Howard's broken bats from the 2008 season and of course lined with Spanish cedar -well the first part was a joke, but that would be pretty pimp if it was.
So it's been a while since my last blog post about the GH2 by Gran Habano, had some major work to attend to after the holiday. By the way, I herfed my last GH2 the other day out of the bundle I split with Gary Korb, the Cigar Advisor. That was a great buy, a buck a stick off the MONSTA.
Anyway, as you may know, I keep the Cigar Monster website up all day at work, and every hour when the deal changes and the Monster does his evil laugh, I check out the new deal. Well at 10am today, I heard the laugh and was souped to see he was giving away a Perdomo Super Premium Sampler for $29.99 (regularly at famous for $49.99).
I've thoroughly enjoyed a couple Perdomo's before, so I jumped on this deal and by 10:10 I had the sampler in hand, ready to christen my new humidor with its first set of sticks.
First thing I do before I light up a cigar is run it under my nose from head to toe to get a good whiff of the wrapper. Smelled like a dynamite cigar, often times you can really tell it's going to be a great smoke.
This was my first boxpressed cigar that I've smoked. Don't act surprised, you know I'm a newbie, although I'm beginning to acquire a taste for my ideal cigar. This Perdomo 2 profile might just be what I'm after.
The cigar was was constructed very well, no ugly veins, no soft spots, dark brown coffee-color wrapper.
Once I lit this bad boy I was in stogie heaven, the flavor was so buttery like I just cracked open a snowcrab leg drenched in melted butter.
As all Perdomo's I've smoked to date, this Perdomo 2 Limited Edition is burning evenly, leaving compact ash in its wake.
I got about an inch left till I hit paper, will need to remove the label because I'm taking this one down to the cap, that's how good it still tastes.
Well that's all I have for today, wanted to introduce everyone to my new humidor and chime in on what I thought about the Perdomo 2 (squared) Limited Edition 2008 boxpressed cigar. Seriously though, if you havent' checked out Cigar Monster yet, you really need to, that's where I'm testing cigars to see which ones deserve a roster spot in the Fightin's humidor, and which ones get sent back down to the minors.
Check out the Monster Mashup from 11pm - midnight tonight if you're interested in grabbing the Perdomo Super Premium Sampler - here are the contents of the sampler if you are interested - you should be!
1 Perdomo 10th Champagne Robusto Natural (5 x 54)
1 Perdomo 10th Criollo Robusto Natural (5 x 54)
1 Perdomo 10th Maduro Robusto Maduro (5 x 54)
1 Perdomo 2 L.E. 2008 Robusto Natural (5 x 50)
1 Perdomo 2 L.E. 2008 Robusto Maduro (5 x 50)
1 Perdomo Habano CT Robusto Natural (5 x 52)
1 Perdomo Habano Robusto Natural (5 x 52)
1 Perdomo Habano Robusto Maduro (5 x 52)
1 Perdomo Lot 23 Robusto Natural (5 x 50)
1 Perdomo Lot 23 Robusto Maduro (5 x 50)
Until next time, keep smokin...