Here we go with Something Old, Something New Album Review – Part 4. I know it’s been a minute, but February was a pretty crazy month for me. No worries though, I’m back. This is the one I’ve been teasing for the last couple of entries. These albums are all about “vibes”.
For this review I wanted to try something new. So this past week when I visited The Churchill Fine Cigars Lounge in Phoenix, Arizona I walked through the massive and well organized humidor and found the Tatuaje Escasos E (Lancero). I took it back to my seat in their beautiful lounge, ordered my Moscow Mule and cut into this cigar using my Xikar-punch (wish they made a bronze punch to match my set of Xikar tools).
Since the Deanston virgin oak first showed up in 2008 it has been a crowd pleaser, no doubt in part to its low cost and higher than average ABV. Bottled at an appropriate 46.3% and boasting a cheap price tag of around $38 USD there’s no reason why this one isn’t a staple in every home bar.
Have you ever had Italian Braised Rabbit before? Most people don’t automatically think “rabbit” when they are thinking about Italian food. Generally it’s all about pasta pasta pasta.. but let me tell you, Italian Braised Rabbit or Coniglio Brianco is absolutely delicious.
Today’s green on green pairing could take your taste buds on a magical adventure through valleys of peat moss and mountains of cigar smoke. Spend an hour or two with the La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull and the “new” Ardbeg 10 and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the view. The “old” Ardbeg 10 is a different beast all together, much more gentle and certainly a more delicate monster but rare and hard to find. Last bottled before 2008, but that’s a story for another smoke session.
Lately Susan and I have been craving a getaway. You know, a nice lounge chair next to a pool or on a sandy beach with a cocktail and a cigar burning in the hot afternoon sun… but alas, Covid-19 (that dreaded phrase) aren’t really allowing for much international travel right now. So, we brought a little ‘Cuba with a Twist’ to our home instead.
It’s been a cold last week with this polar-vortex rolling through North America and particularly western Canada. With temperatures in our area hitting -40 (both Celsius and Fahrenheit) Susan and I decided to smoke inside the house this cold February evening. As always, Susan cranked up the heat, both literally and figuratively. Comfort is important my friends.