When The Great Torpedo asked Walt and I to cover for him this week, I decided it was high time for another video adventure. But instead of a cigar review, I have something a little different. This past weekend the folks from Fuentes Crucet came to town, and this time, Desiree and Jeyson brought their mother. She isn’t just “mom”, she’s the master blender and roller of all Fuentes Crucet cigars. They weren’t kidding when they said this was a family business! I made sure to bring my little flipcam to catch her in action.
I loitered around for a while watching her roll cigars and talking with Rich, their new rep, when suddenly the tables turned. After hearing about the Nub “Gummy Bear” I rolled last year (easily the gooey-est, most pectin-soaked cigar ever created), they insisted I try my hand at making a Connecticut-wrapped Habanero 87. (Ordinarily they’re wrapped in Cameroon leaf, but it’s too delicate to be taken on the road like this.) Desiree grabbed the flip cam, and I set to work rolling my second cigar ever.
Of course, it seemed only right that if I’m putting together a video, that I outta get some footage of me smoking a relevant cigar. As “host” of this video, I grabbed a Fuentes Crucet Habanera 78 robusto that had had adequate humidor rest. This short video doesn’t include a full review of that stick, just a few bracketing comments. (See the full review of the Fuentes Crucet Habanera 78 here.) Enjoy!
Stogie Nutritional Facts:
Size: 5 x 50
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Smoking Time: 1 1/2 hours