The better weather is starting to show some consistency. Tonight was the first time all year I was able to grab a cigar and sit out on the porch to get a little bit of work done.
I chose a 5 Vegas Miami this time, courtesy of my cousin TriMarkC. Built from Nicaraguan tobacco with a Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper, it reminded me quite a bit of the Punch Rare Corojo, which I haven’t had in a while. The full body offers a heady taste without overwhelming the palate, and the smooth burn offers up plenty of smoke. I set it down several times as I worked, and never had any problems with it going out or losing the burn. The wind did play havoc on one side, but relights at those points did not sour the smoke; in fact, I never even detected a difference. If you’re a fan of full-bodies cigars, this is one to sit and savor after a good meal, not to chomp on while hacking up the golf course or doing yard work.
Even more important, I was able to sit and relax with it and get some work done on The Pack: Lie with the Dead. As I said on Twitter, I think I’m falling in love with this book all over again. Sitting outside with the iPad and a cigar really helps my focus. It’s been way too long since I’ve been able to pull that off.
Here’s hoping the weather’s done playing games and I can keep it up.