No Habanos smoked today but a fine day.
Very cool day at the Florida Sun Grown/Drew Estate Barn Smoker event in Clermont, FL. Drove up with two buddies from Tampa. The farm was pretty soggy from all of the ran we've been getting over the last week. It was amusing to try and watch a Mercedes sedan drive through an obvious mud trap. I guess they said Damn that mud! The mud won.
After watching that you go check in. The give you a tupperware/travel humidor full of swag and then you give them $10 and they in turn gave you over $150 in cigars -Liga Privada A, Liga Privada Velvet Rat, Kentucky Fire Cured Just a Friend, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Limitada, Larutan NDB, FSG Box Press Ltd, FSG Toro, FSG Robusto, FSG Belicoso, FSG Sixty, Undercrown Maduro Coronet Tin, and Undercrown Shade Coronet Tin.
The education behind the process was pretty cool. Getting to ask questions directly to John Drew, Jeff Borysiewicz (owner of Corona Cigar Bars, Davidoff in Tampa, and FSG), Master Blender Willy Herrera, and Pedro was also a very nice aspect of this. Everyone got to plant their own tobacco seedling in the field. The catered bbq lunch was very good and of course several libations to sample as well.
They were doing various Drew Estate and FSG raffle items on behalf of Cigars for Warriors. I picked up 10 tickets for $20. As usual they were going through the items and I had nada. Down to the very last item we go. We start gathering or items when they start calling out the last ticket. Holy shit! I just won the mega FSG standing ash trays. Pretty cool. Practical? Probably not, but who cares. It's pretty cool and a good memory with friends. I'll put it on my pool deck in my covered smoking area.
A very solid event and well worth the $90. Thanks to Drew Estate and Jeff Borysiewicz. Now we're thinking about doing a guys trip to the Cigar Safari down in Nicaragua.