Tatuaje Black Petit Lancero
Craig – A great (and quite lucky) acquisition from the liquidation sale over at halfashed .com, this box of Petit Lanceros is a sight to see. All standing at attention on their foot, the 6-⅛” x 38 ring cigars are perfectly matte maduro in shade and with a thick “blanketing” type wrapper over a veiny binder leaf. The smoke is a legendary offering from Pete Johnson. Initially released in 2008 to commemorate a peso cigar smoked on a trip to cuba, they are said to be rustic, bold and a fashioned after a cuban cigar that is completely opposite that available for retail sale on the island. This Nicaraguan cigar embodies the bold and rustic characteristic of its Cuban muse but aligns quite well with the palate of an average Nicaraguan smoker.
Thompson closing…STG is closing the doors of the Tampa headquarters in late June, according to an article in the Tampa Bay Times. The plan is to continue with consolidating operations in Bethlehem, PA.
No smoking at Disney. Thhhrrrppptttt.
Simon Chase has died. 1944-03/11/2019 – The former marketing director or H&F in London has passed away at the age of 74. Chase, perhaps best known as the emcee for Habanos annual collectible auction
A few more tidbits that come up via rabbit trail as we are prone….
What Else We’ve Been Smoking
La aroma de cuba – Noblesse
Cigars – La Aurora Black Lion; 858 Maduro; Tatuaje Black
Pipes – Nothing new, but did have an infusion from my stash back home.