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Mike’s Picks- Tabaquero Hamlet Paredes Bala – Unique size and “pick me up”

27 Nov , 2017,
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Tabaquero Hamlet Paredes Bala – Unique size and “pick me up”

Tabaquero Hamlet Paredes Bala is a masterfully blended cigar from master roller Hamlet Paredes formally from Partaga Cigars Cuba. Hamlet is a master roller who created this unique shape called the Bala. The binder is a combination of Brazilian and Mexican tobacco. The filler is Nicaraguan with a San Andres wrapper. This cigar is a great example of a beautifully blended cigar. The strength can be characterized as either medium-full to full body. The cigar is a great example of a work of art rolled cigar, not easily accomplished. It has a nice slow burn and to go with a unique draw because of the size. The tasting notes are bold with flavors of chocolate, earth, pepper, citrus, and is not overly complex. The chocolate flavor notes remind me of a dark chocolate cake.
I like to have this cigar when in need of a pick me up. Every time I smoke this cigar I feel energized and focused. I love smoking this cigar after eating great Mexican food. Of course I like to have this cigar with either a whiskey or dark Mexican beer. One day at the shop a client was looking for a cigar to smoke while tailgating at a Raider game. I suggested this cigar by telling him “it would fire him up so he could better represent the black whole and Raider nation.”

 

About the author
Mike has been a part of the Cave family since January 2017. Mike has been smoking cigar for over 16 years and is a passion of his. He has been lucky to known many people in the industry to learn from. Mike commonly prefers to have a coffee, whiskey or bourbon with his cigar. Mike also occasionally enjoys a pipe too.

 

 

 

 

 

Mike’s Pick- Quesada 40th- The Spice Complex Blend

2 Nov , 2017,
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Quesada 40th– The Spice Complex Blend

The Quesada 40th cigar is a complex blended cigar. The cigar uses an Ecuadorian wrapper, Dominican binder, and blended filler of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco. The tasting notes are cedar, spices, some sweetness, and floral notes. With a blended cigar the flavors or taste change as you smoke this cigar.

This cigar is a great example of a beautifully blended cigar with its complex flavors that can change as you smoke the cigar.  For me this cigar is a great cigar to have after a great meal. The Quesada 40th is a cigar I would want after having a great steak or pasta. In my opinion this cigar would pair well with a red wine, specifically a big red wine.

About the author

Mike has been a part of the Cave family since January 2017. Mike has been smoking cigar for over 16 years and is a passion of his. He has been luck to known many people in the industry to learn from. Mike commonly prefers to have a coffee, whiskey or bourbon with his cigar. Mike also occasionally enjoys a pipe too.

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