Hemingway - Feburary 2022
Each month we receive a selection of the best, hand chosen, cigars delivered to our door via Hemingway. This is what we got this month!
diesel Sunday Gravy Pecorino
Origin: Nicaragua (San Lotano (AJ Fernandez)) Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Binder: Cameroon Filler: Nicaraguan longfiller tobaccos
This is a seasonal release of Nicaraguan-forward cigars from Foundry Cigars and diesel; all blended by Justin Andrews and AJ Fernandez at San Lotano.
Its a bold, spicey cigar that will burn for a long time if you take your time to enjoy it.
It is the second-release in the quickly sold-out Sunday Gravy line.
Like earlier Sunday Gravy releases, Sunday Gravy Pecorino is the product of a collaboration between Justin Andrews and AJ Fernandez. Andrews is the senior brand manager of Diesel.
“AJ and I had a lot of fun blending Diesel Sunday Gravy Pecorino. And as often happens over Sunday sauce, we brought our opinions to the table. ‘Pecorino’ represents what he and I both believe is the best of our palates: AJ’s nod to a bold smoke is there on the Nicaraguan ligero filler, and my style is represented through the complexity and balance of the Mexican San Andres wrapper,” he said.
Espinosa Murcielago Toro
Origin: Nicaragua (San Lotano (AJ Fernandez)) Wrapper: Mexican Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan
Originally released in 2009 under a former partnership of Erik Espinosa' this cigar was re-released in 2018 and has been sitting in our humidor for just over a year now.
Myself and Wobble enjoyed this cigar the day after Meatloaf's passing and damn, I was very impressed at how well it had aged!
A fantastic dark cigar (they don't state that it is Mexican San Andres wrapper, but I would guess it is) - loads and loads of flavour to be enjoyed while raising a toast and blasting Bat out of Hell very loud to annoy the neighbours!
Regios "The Cigar Warehouse" Private Label Toro
Origin: Nicaragua Wrapper: undisclosed Binder: undisclosed Filler: undisclosed
This was a cancelled cigar "private label" made by Regios for The Cigar Warehouse back in 2019.
When I get the chance to buy aged cigars, I generally don't think twice and just pull the trigger.
Apart from that, I am not going to say anything else - except to leave you to enjoy this medium-bodied cigar.
Rocky Patel LB1 Corona
Origin: Honduras Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Hondruan & Nicaraguan longfiller tobaccos
This is a standout Rocky Patel cigar, that sadly got lost amongst the plethora of Rocky Patel releases.
Another fuller-bodied cigar, but one that I've enjoyed many of over the past year (these had been in our humidor for over a year).
Viaje 2021 TNT
Origin: undisclosed Wrapper: undisclosed Binder: undisclosed Filler: undisclosed
Originally released in 2010, Viaje TNT 2021 returns in a larger vitola (cigar size) - now a 6 1/2" by 54 Toro Extra with its signature "wick".
Try leaving the wick on for as long as you can; it'll come off once you remove the band; but otherwise it doesn't distract from a fantastic cigar!
It is a STRONG cigar, you may get a nicotine rush if you smoke it too fast or without properly eating before hand... take your time!