LFD Capitulo II Cigar Review

Have a Cigar: La Flor Dominicana Capitulo II

Name: La Flor Dominicana Capitulo II

Country: Dominican Republic

Size: (6 1/2 inches x 58)

Strength: Full

The Capitulo II is a full-bodied cigar that burns slowly and produces a lot of smoke.

I got notes of dried figs, leather, black pepper, and mild hints of oak. I paired it with vodka and sparkling water, but I feel Cognac or brandy would have been a better choice.

Overall, I think the Capitulo II is a cigar made to be smoked casually in cigar lounges. It’s strong, and it’s big enough to keep you company for a very long time.

Caldwell Blind Man's Bluff cigar

Have a Cigar: Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Maduro Toro

Name: Caldwell Blind Man’s Bluff Maduro Toro

Country: Honduras

Shape: Parejo

Size: Toro (6 inches x 52)

Strength: Medium

An okay cigar. Not too complex. It had a nice draw throughout, but the burn wasn’t flawless. I paired the first half with a 12-year-old Scotch and the second half with oghi.

To be honest, I had higher expectations, and the Blind Man’s Bluff Maduro Toro didn’t meet them.

Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Toro Especial Cigar

Have a Cigar: Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Toro Especial

Name: Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Toro Especial

Country: Nicaragua

Shape: Parejo

Size: (6 inches x 52)

Strength: Medium to Full

When I’m with out with the boys
putting some smoke in the air,
reaching the final third of the cigar
means that
we don’t have much time left.
It’s like a pub’s last call, if you like.

Coincidentally, when I reach the final third
of my cigar,
I usually order my last drink.

On average, I have three drinks with every cigar
I smoke.

Today, I had two cigars.
That means I had six drinks.

There are really two paths a man can take.

The first path is pairing the cigar with the drink.
The second path is pairing the drink with the cigar.

When I’m at a cigar lounge, I do the latter.
This means that I choose the cigar first,
and I order my drink only after I light my cigar.
Sometimes, I stick with the same drink,
and I have three of the same.
If I’m having peated whisky, for example,
I’ll have three glasses of the same whisky.
If I’m having rum, I’ll have two more glasses
of the same rum.
Et cetera, et cetera.

Other times, when the aficionado in me demands it,
I have three different drinks,
pairing one with every third
of the cigar.

When I’m at a gathering or a party, however,
I am forced to pair the cigar with the drink.
There, I choose my cigar based on the available beverage.
And that’s not a problem
because I always carry more than one cigar with me.

One must carry more than one cigar with him
at all times
so that one never feels like
he’s out of options
he doesn’t have much time left.