Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

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We are in the time period of life where the nights are becoming longer and the days are becoming shorter. A time for pumpkin patches and apple picking. A time for hot chocolate , sweatshirts, and hay rides. A time for children to dress up as ghosts and goblins and candy. A time for playing in the leaves and football games, MLB playoffs, NHL hockey, and the start of the NBA season. I love all these things but for a cigar smoker it almost means the end of outdoor smoking.

Now we all have options, and yes sitting at your local B&M on leather couches and a 70 inch screen TV is almost always inviting. This all sounds great to me but time restrictions now come into play. No longer can you just open your screen slider, sit in your favorite outdoor chair, and light up your favorite cigar as you once could. Now you must find the time to go to the B&M and if your married and have children lets face it, a very hard task to say the least. Now yes you can continue to smoke outside, but I personally hate cold fingers and the constant moving around just to get warm. The cold whistling against your body and the layers and layers of clothing that must be worn just to keep warm. Finally in these conditions and of course I am talking about late fall, do you really enjoy your cigar? or do you just inhale it to get back into the warmth?

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In closing, as I sit back on my deck and ponder the days of summer, its warmth, its beauty, and its long warm nights. I think about the wonderful creatures who lurk in the day and also at night all for me to take in as I puff away on a favorite cigar. Please don’t get me wrong, I cherish each and every season but I truly love the summer because summer is a cigar smokers friend. So as I puff on my cigar and look into the crisp October sky, I quietly think to myself, “I can’t wait for next summer.”

What’s you take on the season change?

UNTIL NEXT TIME

STEW

Winston Churchill # 10

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Hello everyone, I hope all is going well in your neck of the woods. Today, I am bringing you a cigar which carries a big name that being Sir “Winston Churchill” so right up front, I am expecting big things from this stick. Hopefully you know who this person was and what he stood for. If you don’t please respond to your local library or better yet Google “Sir Winston Churchill” and find out because without him life could be very different as we know it. I personally have tons of respect for this man and what he stood for, I can only hope that this cigar captures just that “Excellence!” Lets find out.

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Sun Grown

BINDER & FILLER: Dominican / Nicaraguan, Dominican, Peru

Length/Ring: 5 1/4 X 52

Shape: Robusto

Strength: Medium

My Observations: This cigar consists of a medium brown leaf colored wrapper, which I found to be just an “OK” looking cigar. On a closer inspection, I found medium sized veins and a lopsided cap.¬†On my finger touch inspection, I found some soft spots throughout the stick and am now wondering why Davidoff chose this cigar to represent the legendary leader of England. So far, I am not impressed.

Cigar Label: So far its about the only thing I like about this cigar. Its colors consist if red, maroon, and gold which blend in well together.

Snip: Straight cut.

Pre-Draw: Smooth.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of grass and wood and once again, I am truly disappointed. The 2nd third continued with the grass and wood and if it wasn’t for this review, I would have heaved it over my deck rail. The last third consisted of the same flavors and thats about all she wrote. Yup that’s all she wrote, what a bummer!

Draw: Smooth

Burn line: Jagged and needed to be re-lit several times.

Price? $13.50

Drink of choice? Coffee.

Smoke Time? Way to long for me folks! About an hour and half.

Liked it? No.

Recommend it? No.

Hint? Hey Davidoff take these off the shelves because the legendary leader who saved your country deserves better!

Over All

Until Next Time

Stew