September 25, 2022: The Last Quarter of 2022

For the first time this year, I feel free.

The year 2022 was full of plans (and duties). There were the bad days and the good days. The bad days may as well be forgotten, although I will not forget those who had to go to sleep forever. May they rest in peace.

As for the good days, here’s a summary: I traveled three times and attended six weddings.

The last wedding took place just two days ago, and it was my brother’s. I was the best man, of course, so I smoked my share of cigars and drank and danced like a best man should. Everything was perfect, and I was happy to see him happy.

And now comes the last quarter of 2022, and it looks like I’ll finally have time to catch up on my reading and writing. I’ll also focus on work and make sure my projects are all good and healthy. Losing some weight isn’t a bad idea either. I’ve been feasting since the beginning of the year. My stomach can also take a break… until Christmas.

Have a Cigar: Plasencia Reserva 1898 Toro

Name: Plasencia Reserva 1898 Toro

Country: Nicaragua

Shape: Parejo

Size: Toro (6 1/2 inches x 52)

Strength: Medium

Earlier this year, I tried the Robusto vitola of the Plasencia Reserva 1898, and I liked it. This time, I went for the Toro simply because I was looking for something that would last longer than the Robusto.

Overall, the Plasencia Reserva 1898 is an affordable cigar that tastes great. I like to pair it with Johnnie Walker Black Label or The Famous Grouse Smoky Black, but a good glass of gin and tonic also goes very well with it.

Gold Edition Short Torpedo

Have a Cigar: Gold Edition Short Torpedo

Name: Gold Edition Short Torpedo

Country: Honduras

Shape: Torpedo

Size: (5 inches x 64)

Strength: Medium to Full

The Gold Edition Short Torpedo worked like a silver bullet. I needed to kill the stress to be able to start to think clearly again. And that’s exactly what it did.

I paired with with American coffee and smoked it on my balcony.

I got some woody notes and hints of pepper, grass, and petrichor.