It's been a somewhat busy Sunday. Off to the gym in the morning to build up a sweat, then off shopping, and then the ritual of cleaning up the pig sty that I call home.
I've just had the time to log onto the computer and see what's going on in the world of Cigars. First thing to point out, I don't think I've seen so many pictures of new release United Kingdom Regional Editions in the first week than with the Bolívar Británicas. Looks like every UK based Cigar aficionado who likes his or her fuller bodied Cubans has gone out and purchased a box.
There has been a lot of discussion on how good these Bolívar Británicas actually are, and whether they are better than the La Flor de Cano Short Robusto, the 2010 United Kingdom Regional Edition. The general consensus is that the Short Robusto is the best UK Regional Edition released so far, and I would just about agree. I would give the La Flor de Cano a point more than the Bolívar Británicas in scores. But there's no doubt about it, the Británicas is a great Cigar, and the people who have already bought singles and boxes will not be disappointed.
Back to the here and now. I'm looking forward to just chill this evening with a nice big Cigar, and what better way in doing so than with a Montecristo No. 2! I've always been a fan of the Montecristo brand. The bean flavours (vanilla, cocoa, coffee) are just out of this world when they are on. However, the brand has been a victim of it's own success, over-production has resulted in inconsistency over the last ten years or so. However, at least with the Montecristo No. 2, things seem to be getting back on track.
Pairing the No. 2, it's going to be a beer. I definitely hear the beer 'o clock bell ringing. I've got a couple of bottles of Ringwood Brewery Boondoggle ready to quench this first.
What are you guys smoking tonight?