Ben’s Week In Smoke – No. 19

It’s been quite awhile since I last published a Week In Smoke so I figured, after our small vacation after IPCPR, now is a great time to start them back up again.  Here is a list of some of the cigars I’ve smoked over the past week or so.  Some are some old favorites and some are new.  These are not reviews on the cigars, but just my quick thoughts on them.

Crowned Heads Four Kicks Robusto

These have always been one of my favorite cigars.  For quite awhile, I was smoking these weekly on #FourKicksFriday and I think I’m going to bring that back again.  I attended a Crowned Heads Road Show with Jon Huber and Wes Thornton hosted by the amazing Harbor Cigars in Destin, FL.  I’ve lost touch with these cigars with the moving I’ve been doing plus trying to keep up with all the new releases, but sometimes it’s nice to come back and revisit an old friend.

Balmoral Anejo XO Connecticut

Well, what else can I say about this cigar that I haven’t already said on Instragram pretty much weekly.  Sweet, creamy, slightly spicy with medium body.  Perfect morning coffee smoke.  You can read my full review of the Gran Toro here.

Tatuaje Mexican Experiment Churchill

This is one cigar that is a Jekyll & Hyde cigar for me.  The first time I tried it, I thought it was ho-hum.  The second time I tried it, I thought it was a little better, but was still nothing special.  This was the third time I’ve smoked this cigar and I have to say, I was impressed.  I won’t go into too much detail here because I have a full review on tap.  You hear us say a lot that you need to retrohale a cigar to get the full flavor from it, and this cigar is one where you double the flavor if you retrohale.  It was eye opening.

Crux Epicure Toro

Crux Cigars have really been on my radar the last year or so since we brought them in at The Cigar Shop in Biloxi, MS.  They have a wide ranging line from the Epicure which is mild and smooth to the Bull & Bear with is strong and bold.  I’ve really grown attached to the Epicure with its sweet, woody and slightly creamy flavor profile.  It fits the bill no matter when I smoke it.

Foundation Cigars The Wise Man Maduro Corona Gorda

This is one that took quite awhile for me to warm up too.  While I love The Wise Man natural, this one just tasted a little…..off to me.  Brian has really raved about this line and even wanted to make it our Cigar of the Year in 2017, but because I hadn’t had it at the time, we didn’t pick it.  Age has really help this cigar for me.  I got a much more balanced and richer flavor profile than I did before.

Well, that’s a few of the cigars that I’ve smoked the past week or so.  Have you had any of these?  What did you smoke this week?  Lets us know in the comments section.