2012/09 – Ducks And Whisky

19 Sep

Welcome – step in !

Last Saturday it was BBQ time again.

Reiner invited us over for 2 beautifully cooked ducks and we enjoyed an afternoon and evening of good food, fun and good cigars.

We started with the H.Upmann 1/2 Coronas, a staple cigar that, although too young and short always delivers.

I then smoked the vintage H.Upmann Singulares A/T and it was still a very powerful cigar, full of rich tobacco taste, strong and wonderfully kept by the vacuum sealed packaging.

After dinner it was a 2010 Diplomatic cigar, gifted by a good friend which was part of cigars presented to a ( non-smoking ) Russian potentate.

This cigar was impressive in that it was smooth, creamy and remained smooth, mild and creamy throughout its progression, never changing its profile, no perceptible changes.

Delicious and funny enough I could have smoked this monster right after breakfast to a cafe con leche, overall a very “round” cigar in the sense that the blend was really spot on for a mild but rather large cigar.

Reiner smoked a Reynaldo Cimarron that was all “leather and black chocolate”. Rich.

Monday then a good dinner of Leberknödel, Sauerkraut and mashed potatoes followed by a Cuaba Salomones –  this Marca does nothing for me….

But then we retired to the pharmacy office for another bottle of whiskey and it became Monday “A” time …

Montecristo A’s for Andreas & Hans and my last Sancho Panza Sancho from ’00, lovely, grassy, lots of hay, great !

 The whisky was a Glenrothes Malt.

 Now it’s planning and booking time again for another trip to Cuba…


Copyright Nino



8 Responses to “2012/09 – Ducks And Whisky”

  1. Erik 09/10/2012 at 14:38 #

    The new site looks great, Nino! Congrats with the new lay-out.

    Keep up the good work!


    • Nino Munoz 10/10/2012 at 14:26 #

      Thank you Erik !

  2. Steve Mazzuca 09/10/2012 at 20:04 #

    Love the new lay out!!

    • Nino Munoz 10/10/2012 at 14:26 #

      Thank you Steve !

  3. Hamlet 11/10/2012 at 18:37 #

    Nice revamp of the site, I think it will give you what you are looking for.

    Those Reynaldo cimmarron and petite cimarrons are beautiful cigars, Reiner must have enjoyed it.

    I really enjoy reading your blog, one of my favorite cigar web sites. The quality of your writing, story telling with lots of pictures makes this a special place for cigar smokers.

    • Nino Munoz 11/10/2012 at 19:55 #

      Hi Bill,

      long time no hear – thank you very much for the kind words !

      Will be back in HAV in 2 weeks and look forward to smoke some of these beauties again !

      Best regards to you !


      • Hamlet 15/10/2012 at 18:49 #

        Perfect time to go to Havana, see if the November jo-jazz festival is on, a very cool competition for young jazz musicians at Amadeo Roldan. Give my best to Santos if you see him. I look forward to your report.



        • Nino Munoz 16/10/2012 at 15:24 #

          Sure will, Bill.

          Of course I’ll see Santos and get some of his cigars, will be staying around the corner in a casa so I can have my cafe con leche at the Melia LCDH and stroll over to Santos as always.

          Thanks for the Jazz advice, will be there 4 weeks, so I look for alternatives to Son and Regaeton, not to mention the “Comandante song” …. :-))

          Best / Nino