Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I was struck with the desire to take a ride out to the new Cigars International Superstore in Hamburg, PA. Being in such close proximity to Cabela’s, I was a little afraid of what I might encounter with Black Friday Madness in full swing.
Cabin Fever won out over wanting to avoid crowds and traffic but, before I left the house, I reached out to our very own Jerry Cruz. I was curious if he had any suggestions for Cigars International product to review (Your certainly can’t argue the success of his Man O War Review). Jerry suggested that I continue with the Diesel Series to follow up my review of the Diesel Unholy Cocktail.
I was in a position of indifference with the Diesel brand after the Unholy Cocktail review. It wasn’t a bad cigar but it wasn’t very memorable either. I was skeptical of setting myself up to smoke a series of cigars when the start was a bit rocky. Despite my concerned, I took Jerry’s advice and began the drive to Cigars International.
The cigar which kicks off this series is the Diesel Grind. I wasn’t aware of it when I smoked this cigar but, apparently the Grind is an In-Store only item. The fact that it isn’t available online takes some of the wind out of my sails, so to speak.
What makes up for it being in-store online, sort of, is that if you have to drive an hour to purchase a box, it will be worth it. The Diesel Grind isn’t an overly complex cigar. It isn’t going to make you melt into your chair while puffing on the awe that is the Grind. What this cigar is, though, is just a great cigar. It is an excellent compliment to day to day life.
I don’t mean to get too excited over the Diesel Grind but it won me over completely. I went from being indifferent to the Diesel product line to being excited about trying others within the line. Check out the video below if you’d like to see me gush over this cigar some more.