Smoking a cigar while reading philosophy. The Cigar is La Aroma Del Cariba Base Line Immensa. The book is Aristotle's Rhetoric.

Have a Cigar: La Aroma Del Caribe Base Line Immensa

Name: La Aroma Del Caribe Base Line Immensa

Country: Nicaragua

Shape: Parejo

Size: Gordo (5 1/2 inches x 60)

Strength: Medium to Full

La Aroma Del Caribe Base Line Immensa is a Nicaraguan cigar that I enjoy smoking occasionally while reading. My preferred vitola is their Double Toro or Gordo called Immensa. The Rothschild and Robusto sizes are a little too small for a cigar as good and as smooth as this one, especially when I’m planning to spend a couple of hours reading and meditating.

The La Aroma Del Caribe Base Line Immensa is an aromatic cigar. The main aromas it dispenses are dark chocolate, leather, cedar, earth, walnut, and dark roast coffee. In terms of strength, the first half is medium-bodied, and the second half is medium-to-full.

I like to pair this cigar with American coffee, sweet cocktails, and blended Scotch whiskies.

Smoking an Oliva Serie V Figurado at Beit al Qamar in Chouf, Lebanon.

Have a Cigar: Oliva Serie V Special Figurado

Name: Oliva Serie V Special Figurado

Country: Nicaragua

Shape: Figurado

Size: (6 inches x 60)

Strength: Medium to Full

Oliva Serie V cigars never fail me.

Though the Double Toro is my go-to vitola, I’m not afraid to try a new vitola occasionally. So, this time, I tried the Special Figurado, which is also 6 inches and has a ring gauge of 60.

The only difference between the Double Toro and the Special Figurado is that the latter has a firmer draw, which means a little less smoke than usual and a little more work. Other than that, the experience I got was very similar to what I’m used to when I’m smoking Oliva Serie V cigars.

Great cigar. Great burn. Great smoke.

Smoking a Camacho Connecticut in Lebanon

Have a Cigar: Camacho Connecticut Robusto

Name: Camacho Connecticut Robusto

Country: Honduras

Shape: Parejo

Size: Robusto (5 inches x 50)

Strength: Mild

Notes: Light notes of cedar, cayenne, cinnamon, earth, chestnut

Not my favorite Camacho but definitely a good treat.

The Camacho Connecticut Robusto is a mild cigar made to be smoked casually and alone.

Drinks like strong espressos or stout beers may eclipse the light flavors of this cigar, so water or green tea are the ideal drinks that go with it. Now and then, however, I’d aslo like to pair it with an ice-cold lager.