The tradition of managing the art of growing and processing tobacco dates back from 1910, a century of experience inherited from Don Juan Rodríguez López, the founder of this cigar factory.
Made by a very old family in an old family way of growing tobacco, this cigar was recently introduced to me (Thank you Tez, you are a fine friend). My mental imagery I will try to convey to you all will by no means do this cigar justice but I will let you in on a very unknown (here in the states) cigar.
Made with a San Andreas wrapper, as anyone who smokes Mexican wrapper cigars knows- this is a wrapper that many manufacturers are trying to capture the essence of. Trying to find the right blend that people will love out of what is known as a much harsher tasting tobacco but makes a great addition to a few other leaves sometimes making a great blend of cigar.
Well, R. Paxtian Cigars nailed it with this blend. Let me start with the preparation of smoking this cigar.
I knew when I received it, and the others that when I smoke them I wanted to give them a completely unbiased and clean slate if you will so that I could really experience something that I usually don't get to with cigars made here in the U.S.
So, as a first smoke of the day with a clear and clean palette I started this cigar pictured. Right off the bat you can definitely tell there is a San Andreas wrapper involved. That being said, it was a very light San Andreas wrapper, in color anyway. Maybe shade grown? Not sure.
The cigar was lit with a soft flame lighter because I didn't want to use a torch and have it burning away any of the first of the foot of the cigar so I didn't miss anything from the very start. I kind of love a soft flame anyway.
So from the start you can taste the Mexican wrapper but it's a bit milder and reserved/refined Sand Andreas taste. I've had numerous San Andreas wrapper cigars that I like but this one tasted different. It was like a very nice, potent Sunday Smoke(Cuban Cigar). It had the power/strength of the Mexican leaf but was also blended very well with the binder and filler to give an incredible taste to the cigar.
This being the first one I smoked I was at work and didn't have a chance to snap pictures of it before, during and at the end.
It was an absolute treat to enjoy. The flavor was consistent throughout, the taste and experience was like I was smoking a Sunday Smoke. This was/is a cigar I will enjoy again with a fine Scotch, most likely the Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve. It's that good a cigar and both stick and drink would enhance each other by being enjoyed together.
More pics and ramblings about this cigar to come as I have time to enjoy them. Thanks very much Sir for an incredible experience, not just a cigar but an incredible experience.
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