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Smoke Blog: Tatuaje “The Face”

When my cousin got a lead on a special edition Halloween cigar named after Leatherface, I was in. I didn’t get to smoke it until earlier this week, and boy was I sorry I waited so long.

“The Face” is Tatuaje’s 3rd Monster Series limited release cigar and is composed of Nicaraguan tobacco with a Mexican wrapper. Its 56 ring gauge gives it a fat appearance, just like its namesake.

Leatherface

Smoke up!

Given it was a special smoke, I didn’t want it to be dried out due to some ┬áhumidor issues I had during the winter, so once that was resolved I let it sit and cure and rehumidify itself. I took it out last week while I wrote on the front porch, accompanied by some spiced rum.

Wow did I love this smoke. It was heady and spicy, but it didn’t linger on the tongue. It burned clean, drew easy, and produced thick clouds of smoke. Even better, it lasted for hours, well worth the approx. $20 price tag (including shipping). It’s about as close to a perfect 10 cigar as I’ve come in a long, long time.

I’ve never seen Tatuaje cigars in a shop, but I’m thinking I may have to keep an eye out for them. If their standard lines are anywhere near this quality, then these guys really know what they’re doing. I’m sorry I missed The Drac, a Nicaraguan smoke with a Maduro wrapper. I don’t know if I missed this year’s entry or it hasn’t been announced yet; there’s a “Boris” listed with no info but “no longer in production” on its page.

I’ll be having something else tonight. Now that I’ve written this, and recalled how well The Face went, I hope I haven’t set myself up for disappointment.

About Mike Oliveri

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.

Beauty and Her Beasts

Scheduling and Internet outages have kept me from posting pics from the signing event over the weekend, but power outages and icy roads have left me with a day off today, so I’ll have something up later today. In the meantime, I’ve got two pics from when I got home.

Most dads bring gifts home to their kids after a trip. Usually it’s a t-shirt or a toy of some kind, or some souvenir from where they visited. Me? I brought home Freddy, Jason and Leatherface.

Serial killers, zombies and boogeymen! WOOHOO!!

Serial killers, zombies and boogeymen! WOOHOO!!

The Little Bird actually got a cool purse with a print featuring skeletons getting married, but she enjoyed the toys the same as her brothers did. The three figures are the same size as the boys’ Marvel Super Hero Squad figures, so I thought they’d make good bad guys. However, Little Bird figured out they match the size of some of her toys…

Belle flirts with an entirely different Beast

Belle flirts with an entirely different Beast

You go, Leatherface! The Wife couldn’t figure out why I was laughing so hard, but then again, she hasn’t seen Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

The next day, however, I questioned who came out on top of that little dance.

May I cut in?

May I cut in?

Oh, Belle. You dirty, dirty girl. Do your masters in Mouseland know about your secret lust for bad boys?

About Mike Oliveri

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.