U. Upmann Sir Winston RUM MAY 19
Construction feels solid and draw is firm. I pondered wether or not to utilize the trites PD tool but decided to smoke as is.
1/3: Bang in my face coffee, nuts, leather, fine tobacco and tea bisquits... what am I saying? Maybe a touch of unsweetened cream but some baking spice or herbs on the edges. Draw is FIRM meaning at the edge of too much resistance but the smoke production is good. This starts out right at medium, all in. As a side note, I am enjoying this after 12 hours of airports, mask on, breathing my own fowl CO2, shoulder to shoulder on AA where they won't even serve you a freaking soda for your troubles. I am finally sitting outside on the hotel patio after Hurricane Sally did her worst here last week. So it's damp outside with on-off rain, it's dark and my ass is wet. Truth be told I don't give a shit about any of that now with this fine cigar wafting in my face. This third is brilliant and it took me 30 years to figure out a fine cigar and whiskey are big medicine to combat jet lag. Smoke volume is excellent at 2 puffs. I am concerned it's 100% humidity and whether the excellent burn will go the distance.
2/3: Leather, some wood, coffee, fine tobacco and some white pepper on the retro hale. A delicious blend. There is still some biscuity tea cookie thing going on that really impress the palate. Very unique. At the half pole strength remains at medium. Humidity is starting to effect the wrapper burn a little so I'm doing some light touch ups.
3/3: Strength goes up to medium -full and this cigar is burning slow like molasses in winter time then all hell breaks loose. The cigar just goes out and my travel lighter fails, no ignition. WTF?! No soft flame backup? Two is One, One is None... I just violated the SEAL teams creed. What an amateur! I found a slow pull on the lighter trigger occasionally gets me a spark. And Flame. Game on and flavors all there. The burn is getting sketch now and I'm forced to increase my draw frequency. Not a good combo as flavor gets a bit too strong. I terminated this wonderful Marca early but this beauty gets an easy 94 despite the humidity battle. I'll save the next one for better conditions.