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The cigar of the afternoon was a Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic in a Perla size. I didn’t realize it when I smoked and recorded this video, but I did a Short Ashes video back in January. While there already is a video floating around, with a follow up review, on this stick, this one is different.
Some time ago I made arrangements to send someone online a five-pack of cigars. I don’t recall what the terms were, I think I was just sending them because this individual hadn’t had a certain stick and wanted to try one. I boxed up five cigars of my liking and sent them on their merry way. About a week later I received my box back in the mail, stamped with something about a bad address.
I got in touch with the individual once again to verify the address, which was correct on the package. I re-boxed and shipped the package off once again. Just like before, about a week later it was returned to me once again. A bit frustrated that I already paid for shipping twice already, I unboxed the, now dry, cigars and placed them in my cooler. I contacted the individual one last time to tell them that I felt that my obligation was fulfilled and that I wouldn’t be shipping the cigars to the same address yet again.
As time passed I forgot about that five pack. One day while trying to do some organizing to my cooler, I came across them. Of the five, the only one that suffered visible damage from the rehydration process was a Tatuaje Serie P.
Interested to see if the cigars were able to rebound after spending roughly two weeks in a postal truck, I grabbed the Don Pepin Garcia Black Label Perla and touched it with flame. Check out the video below to see how it turned out.