During the 2012 IPCPR Convention, in Orlando, Brian and I made our way over to the Miami Cigar booth to speak with friend and former blogger Barry Stein. After a complimentary cigar and an ice-cold Presidente, we waited patiently for Arielle, brand manager of La Sirena Cigars, to finish with a customer.
Before long we were conducting an interview for our IPCPR Coverage and were introduced to Arielle’s personal vitola in the Merlion line. A single cigar was placed on the bar and Brian and I were left to fight over it. Fortunately, we were able to come to a gentleman’s agreement and fisticuffs were narrowly avoided.
Last week, while running errands, I decided to fire up that Merlion Cigar and see what all the fuss was about. Prior to my smoking my first Merlion, Brian reviewed the Merlion Robusto and left me intrigued. Could the Merlion change my outlook on La Sirena Cigars?