So I’ve finally got the morning revved up and rolling..and realize it’s noon already. Sleeping in and car repairs have pushed my morning coffee and cigar back into lunchtime territory. I’m not happy about *that*, but I am happy with this little guy. I’ve been a big fan of Sam Leccia’s Black since day one. I was intrigued when he came on Episode 10 of Half Ashed and told us a little about the upcoming blend, and ran out to pick up a few as soon as they hit shelves. I’ve been buying them ever since.
The sheer volume of *Black* robustos I’ve smoked is incalculable at this point, but it’s a pretty big number. They’ve become a “workhorse cigar” for me, and often fit the bill when I don’t have something specific in mind. I know they never disappoint, so it’s a great opportunity to grab one and go. I love Sam’s use of the KY DarkFire leaf in this blend. In comparison to some of the other fire-cured blends that hit the market around the same time, the leaf is much more delicately applied in the *Black*. It’s bold enough that anyone can find it from first puff, but not so in your face that it becomes cloying. It’s a good match for my personal preferences. I dig it
Tell me about your longstanding favorites. Like I said, this one is a “workhorse” for me. Reliable; dependable; often filling the niche of when something else “just won’t do.” What’s your default that you know – without doubt – will perform day in and day out. Something of which your humidor is never devoid. Drop me a line below..
There are a couple work horse, or go to smokes for me. La Aurora Pref Maduro is one and the other is Saint Luis Rey Serie G. As a back up, Oliva V is always a good choice.
David Kozerow says
La Aurora Pref Mad #1, Saint Luis Rey Serie G, Oliva V
Cigars & Leisure says
RT : What are your “workhorse” blends? – http://t.co/QC1X4ndXcZ http://t.co/lsfqr42ZAS
Half Ashed says
Good question! Ramon Allones, Montecristo, Cabaiguan Maduro. I’m sure there are others but these stick out. This is Craig, by the way.
Half Ashed says
How could I forget La Tradition Cubana?
Cain F 550 is always in the rotation along with Tatuaje Tattoo.