Smoke Blog: RyJ Habana Reserve

It wasn’t quite warm enough for a cigar, but I went ahead and took a robusto out for a quick one anyway.

Tonight’s smoke of choice: the Romeo y Julieta Habana Reserve. I stumbled across a sampler offer in a magazine a few months ago, ordered it, and then forgot about them. I was quite pleased when I nearly tripped over the UPS box the other day.

Not a half bad smoke. It was heavier than I expected, but had a very pleasant, consistent flavor. The light went easy, but I did have a hard time keeping it lit and had a few problems with tunneling. It was cold and breezy out and I was multitasking as usual, though, so I’m not going to hold the burn issues against it until I try a couple of the others from the sampler. (It’s also hard to say how long they were sitting around before shipping.)

Though they’re a little stronger than the RyJ Reserva Real, I look forward to trying the next one. I suspect these would go well with a good lager, something I’ll have to test when grilling season returns.

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Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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