13th Floor Foundation (first impressions)

13th Floor Foundation

Short on time again this week, so here’s another first impressions video for you all to enjoy. And yes, I took my life into my hands again and recorded the video while fighting through traffic on my way to work. This time around, I lit up a 13th Floor Foundation series toro which I received through a cigar trade — with whom, I can’t remember!

13th Floor started making cigars only a few years ago. After some initial success, the owners decided to take a hiatus and regroup. I hadn’t had an opportunity to sample any of their offerings before, so I was glad to receive one of the dwindling supply.

13th Floor Foundation by the numbers:
Size: 6×52
Vitola: toro
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Ecuadorian
Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium
Factory: El Titan de Bronze in Little Havana, Miami, USA
No. smoked for review: 1 (first impressions)
Duration: 75 minutes
Source: trade
MSRP: $8.25
Website: 13thfloorcigars.com
Twitter: @smokinonthe13th

So is the 13th Floor Foundation worth tracking down? Watch the video to find out…

(Video length: 10:21)

Soundtrack: “Diabolic Possession” by Embrace Damnation

Looks like my bad luck continued for a second week. Last Tuesday, it was a horribly cracked wrapper. This week, it was one hell of a tight draw. Despite that, the flavors kept me interested, and things definitely improved in the final third once the draw finally opened up. While I won’t be searching high & low to get my hands on the few remaining 13th Floor cigars, I’ll be sure to give them another try if and when they restart production.

About Charlie:
Charlie has been enjoying cigars since 2000 and generally prefers a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. A USAF vet, he is currently pursuing a PhD in computer science, focusing on artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. Originally from Connecticut and now residing in Delaware, Charlie is also a fan of football, science fiction, political philosophy, and single malt scotch. You can contact Charlie on Twitter @greenbacker.