This certainly looks like a classic cigar. Let’s see how it smokes.
I went down over the past week with a group of friends to celebrate a good buddy’s (Chris) 30th birthday. I felt the best place to relax and share some cigars together and also celebrate Chris’s birthday was at the Cigar Factory in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The Cigar Factory claims to be “largest humidor in the country”. I have been to many walk in humidors and technically they would be correct. With that said, I have also been to the Corona Cigar Co. in Orlando Florida that would make the Cigar Factory seem undersized by comparison. I believe what makes it technically the largest humidor in the country is that it is an enclosed walk-in humidor and not an online retail store that just happens to be humidity controlled.
Anyway, their website says that they have a whopping 2,750 different cigars in their massive 2,256 square foot humidor which is positively impressive and without question the largest humidor in Michigan!
That afternoon I smoked two sticks; a Tatujae Reserva Cojonu 2006 and a Torano 50th Anniversary Robusto. My friend Chris (Bday boy) smoked a Monte Cristo No. 2, my good friend, Nathan smoked an Illusion ’88′, a Sumatran Edge and lastly a friend of Chris smoked a Partagas Black Label. I also treated Chris to birthday pick-a-cigar from their massive selection. Chris chose a Liga Privada No. 9 Robusto; wise man!
Overall, it was a great night with lots of laughs. What better way to spend a late afternoon with five friends that love good cigars?
After some curiosity and doing some “surfing” on this new technology called the “Internet”, I was wondering; What is the most smoked brand of cigars in America?
Not to my surprise, it is a Macanudo.
Personally, I have never smoked a Macanudo (Christmas is coming ) but I have a few of friends who swear by them, they are always jittery and confident when buying…even before looking at them.
They always say to me: ‘oh, dude, it so smooth and mellow.’ or, ‘its like a practical everyday smoke.’ Maybe even, ‘its just a sit back and chill anytime smoke.’
What I really think they are saying is that Macanudo’s are very consistent cigars. You know exactly what to expect. Also, I have heard that they are great for beginners because they are so mild.
If I could compare it to a car, a Macanudo would be like a Ford Taurus. You can’t really hate it cause it is reliable, relatively efficient, and not bad looking at all (still a premium smoke). However, I know I wouldn’t want to drive a Ford Taurus my whole life, it would get boring after a while…especially if you have driven something like, let’s say a Lamborghini.
So really, a Macanudo isn’t to be considered exceptional by everyone…but it should certainly be considered acceptable by everyone (in my opinion).
Maybe you’ve had your first driving lesson with one? Any good stories you want to share?