Ben’s Week In Smoke – Bayou Edition Lucky No. 13

It has been awhile since I’ve done a Week In Smoke, so I figured it was due to get one out.  I traveled to Houston, TX this past weekend to visit my wife who is working there on a temporary assignment.  I usually travel there to visit her with my mom and my son, but this time I was able to go solo.  What does that mean?  Audio books and lots of cigars.  I was gather up a great starting line up for my way there and on the way back.  Also in my list are a couple of cigar I smoked at The Cigar Shop in Biloxi, MS the weekend before on Super Bowl Sunday.  Some friends and I went early to the shop to watch Manchester United (my team) vs Chelsea (enemy) match and to enjoy a great pre-Super Bowl crawfish bowl (one of our member’s son does crawfish boils professionally winning several awards) before the big game.  Great day full of cigars, beers, crawfish and friendship……minus Manchester United giving up a late goal to tie Chelsea.  Ugh.  Without further ado, here is what I smoked.

Dunbarton Tobacco Sobremesa Gran Imperiales

Dunbarton Sobremesa Gran Imperiales-1

 

Steve Saka released these last year at IPCPR and it made an appearance on my Top 10 of 2015, but not this size.  I’m really starting to love this size at it has a lot of flavor and seems to have a more balanced flavor profile.  You will see these in a full review very soon.

EP Carrillo La Historia E-III

EP Carrillo La Historia E-III-1

I didn’t get to smoke a lot of these are my local shop doesn’t have these, but I was able to find some at Tinder Box in Mobile, AL while visiting there this past week.  This was the No. 2 cigar of the year in 2014 for Cigar Aficionado and I could see why.  Medium body with great flavor and it smoked very well.  I have had several of the robusto size, but I do prefer this larger version.

 Foundation Cigars El Gueguense Churchill

EL Gueguense Chuchill-1

Sorry.  This one is a little blurry.  I didn’t realize that when I took it.  Never the less, you can see what it is. Another cigar that was on my Top 10 of 2015, but in the smaller corona gorda format.  I’ve been trying the churchill out lately because several of my other cigar blogger buddies have mentioned that this was the size they preferred.

Perdomo Factory Tour Blend Sun Grown Toro

Perdomo Factory Tour Blend Sungrown Toro-1

These cigar used to be only available to people that went on the Perdomo factory tour, but now they are available for the rest of us.  This blend actually reminds me of my long lost love from Perdomo, the Exhibicion Sun Grown.  This blend is outstanding with notes of cedar, nuts, leather, sweet cream and some spice.  Definitely  want more of these cigar.

BG Meyer Slacker

BG Meyer Slacker-1

While traveling around with my buddy, Garrett Calhoun of Davidoff Cigars, we visited a shop in Mobile, AL called Cottage Hill Package Store.  They have a great humidor, but their craft beer selection is out of this world.  They fixed me a cuban coffee to go with my BG Meyer Slacker that Garrett brought in to share with everyone.  I really enjoy these small smokes.  I like them more than the original blend.  They are a great 30-40 minute smoke.

Padron 50 Years Natural

Padron 50 Years Natural-1

While I think these are WILDLY overpriced, it did enjoy this smoke……immensely.  Luckily, I was gifted this by my local shop owner at The Cigar Shop in Biloxi, MS, Paul.  This cigar is absolutely amazing.  I won’t say much more because I will have a full review coming up.

L’Atelier La Mission du L’Atelier 1989

La Mission 1989-1

Man, oh do I love these cigars.  I probably should have had this higher on my Top 10 Cigar of 2015 list.  I could smoke these all day, every day.  It has notes of leather, oak, dark chocolate, baking spices, black pepper and molasses.  I can’t get enough of these.  Truly amazing cigar.