Our Cigar Connoisseurs meet the first Sunday of each month. This invitation-only event is limited to 10 people each month.
Connoisseurs receive a mystery cigar and drink. The mystery cigar is revealed at the end of the night. $10.
May’s Cigar Connoisseur Event
|Connoisseur: Erik H.
Appearance: Even Color: minor veins
Feel: firm, silky
Taste: Vanilla, oak, cocoa, cherry wood aroma, no heat
Ash: Flaky, strong
Pairing: light scotch, cask aged Manhatten
|Connoisseur: Rob O.M
Scent: Nuts, pepper, cedar
Taste: Cedar, cherry/clove, vanilla, oak, nutty cocoa, toasted coconut
Feel: firm, pleasant, smooth
Other: Pleasant taste, good finish, uneven burn
Pairing: Whiskey, light scotch
|Connoisseur: Garret L.
Scent: Cedar, cinnamon
Taste: Strong start than smooth, vanilla, caramel to nutty
Finish: Nutty to creamy
Other: cool burn
Pairing: cask aged Manhatten
|Connoisseur: Jim M.
Scent: sweet tobacco, mild spice, hint of cedar
appearance; Med Brown, veined, good cap
Feel: Firm, slightly uneven
Taste: Light cedar, Pure tobacco taste, finished well
Other: relaxing, uneven burn, Pleasant
Pairing: Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Heavily peated scotch
|Connoisseur: Bill M.
Score: 7.5 (8.5 if it had burned evenly)
Scent: Hint of cinnamon, hay/straw, cedar, clove?, Sweet smell (honey?)
Appearance: Consistent, no blemishes, silky
Taste: oak, clove, vanilla, toasted coconut
Strength: smooth, mellow, rich, mild-medium
Draw: good free draw
Finish: Strong, dark chocolate
Other: good cap, very smooth, would smoke again, uneven burn
Pairing: Bruichladdich Port Charlotte heavily peated scotch
|Connoisseur: John S.
Scent: honey, cedar
Feel: Muted veins, smooth, tight roll
Taste: Cedar, Woody, slight mint
Strength: Strong "Oh my God" start, "F***ing mellow out" a way in. Stronger at finish but still doesn't bite
Other: good sturdy white ash, no heat
Pairing: Jack Daniels Rested Rye