Drew Estate Dirty Rat
I was looking through a section of my humidor that I haven’t really dug much around in lately and stumbled upon this Dirty Rat. This one was quite “ratty” looking. As you can see in the picture, the wrapper was many shades of brown. Not sure how that happened, but the looks didn’t affect the smoke. The cigar was still the awesomeness that is the Dirty Rat. This must have been an early sample because the flavors were smoother and more tame, but still quite a treat.
Nat Sherman Sterling
This is the corona gorda size of the Sterling. I had the corona for the first time about a week before and found it to be a very pleasant smoke with notes of nuts, creme and cedar. The corona gorda, to me, was more spicy than the corona, which, personally, is not for me. I don’t care for a lot of spice in my cigar so in the Sterling, I’ll take the corona.
Oliva Melanio Maduro Robusto
This is one is one I wish I would have smoked before I put out my Top 10 of 2014 list. Wow. This cigar smoked great and had amazing flavor of coffee, dark chocolate, toffee and cedar. I nubbed this cigar to the point to where I thought it was getting creepy. I would love to have a box of these and age them. What an amazing cigar.
Crowned Heads Jericho Hill Shots
Crowned Heads just released this petit corona as an edition to the Jericho Hill line for 2015. These were a complete surprise to me. I thought they would be a little power spice bomb. I was completely wrong. These were great. They had a much sweeter profile the the rest of the line with more of a cocoa note as well. Be expecting a full review very soon on this one.