Smoking La Libertad Gran Toro cigar at Le Pave in Air Aar.

Have a Cigar: La Libertad Gran Toro

Name: La Libertad Gran Toro

Country: Nicaragua

Shape: Parejo

Size: Toro (6 inches x 54)

Strength: Medium to Full

This cigar surprised me. All I wanted was a stick to burn by the pool, but I got something far better than that.

In terms of appearance, I would have to give La Libertad a high score for the way the Nicaraguan wrapper shined in the sun. And I could find no flaws in its construction.

It smelled like barnyard and tasted like chocolate-flavored leather.

The burn was consistent; I did not have any issues there except at the beginning when the cigar was newly lit.

I paired it with Turkish coffee and had a good time.

Los Tenores Cigar Gran Toro

Have a Cigar: Los Tenores Gran Toro

Name: Los Tenores Gran Toro

Country: Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

It was my first time that I try a Los Tenores cigar, and it was passable. I paired it with a peated single malt whisky and smoked it on my terrace. In general, it had a good burn, and it produced plenty of smoke. The experience lasted for an hour and fifteen minutes, and the predominant notes I got were of cocoa and leather.

Camping in Baskinta. Smoking a Balmoral Anejo XO Nicaragua.

Have a Cigar: Balmoral Anejo XO Nicaragua Rothschild Masivo

Name: Balmoral Anejo XO Nicaragua Rothschild Masivo

Country: Dominican Republic

Shape: Parejo

Size: Robusto (5 inches x 55)

Strength: Medium

I gave the Balmoral Anejo XO Nicaragua Rothschild Masivo a straight cut and lit it up just before the sunset. I was camping in Baskinta with a group of friends, and we had just finished setting up our tents. I wanted to put some smoke in the air before the stars conquered the sky.

The cigar burned beautifully, and I could not put it down. I enjoyed every draw. I smoked it within an hour. The first half of it was paired with a vodka drink, and the second half with The Famous Grouse Smoky Black.

I got notes of earth, oak, chocolate, and pepper.

Out of the three cigars I smoked that day, this was the one I enjoyed the most.