Despite the chill winds Wednesday evening I grabbed a short Macanudo Maduro from the humidor and sat outside to smoke while I read a friend’s manuscript to offer him advice. Maduros are not always my first choice, but I do enjoy a good one from time to time and I could tell from the taste of the wrapper, even before lighting, that I was going to like this one.
I wasn’t wrong. This maduro had a bold flavor with a hint of chocolate, but lacked the bitter spice that accompanies many maduros. Its smooth, even draw held up to the stiff breeze with no sign of tunneling. The ash sustained itself until I tapped it off myself, and it produced plenty of nice, thick smoke to blow around. I think my daughter thought my lungs were on fire.
Next time I’m in the mood for a maduro, this Macanudo will do the job nicely.
As for the manuscript, I enjoyed it as well. If all goes well for the writer, maybe I’ll be blogging about it again by year’s end.