Short on time again this week, so here’s another first impressions video for you all to enjoy. And yes, I took my life into my hands again and recorded the video while fighting through traffic on my way to work. This time around, I lit up a 13th Floor Foundation series toro which I received through a cigar trade — with whom, I can’t remember!
13th Floor started making cigars only a few years ago. After some initial success, the owners decided to take a hiatus and regroup. I hadn’t had an opportunity to sample any of their offerings before, so I was glad to receive one of the dwindling supply.
13th Floor Foundation by the numbers:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Factory: El Titan de Bronze in Little Havana, Miami, USA
No. smoked for review: 1 (first impressions)
Duration: 75 minutes
So is the 13th Floor Foundation worth tracking down? Watch the video to find out…
(Video length: 10:21)
Soundtrack: “Diabolic Possession” by Embrace Damnation
Looks like my bad luck continued for a second week. Last Tuesday, it was a horribly cracked wrapper. This week, it was one hell of a tight draw. Despite that, the flavors kept me interested, and things definitely improved in the final third once the draw finally opened up. While I won’t be searching high & low to get my hands on the few remaining 13th Floor cigars, I’ll be sure to give them another try if and when they restart production.
Charlie has been enjoying cigars since 2000 and generally prefers a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. A USAF vet, he is currently pursuing a PhD in computer science, focusing on artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. Originally from Connecticut and now residing in Delaware, Charlie is also a fan of football, science fiction, political philosophy, and single malt scotch. You can contact Charlie on Twitter @greenbacker.