Dear family of the leaf,
this is not a PSA or any documentation that any of these thoughts are stone cold facts. The blogs I write are the thoughts in my head about cigars. This one in particular is about tasting notes, we all have our preferences when it comes down to curing that particular craving from a snickers bar, favorite lager, or cigar.
I could go all over wrappers and their origin, cigar pairings with fine alcohol, but I’m going straight to the point. I’ve watched several Youtube reviews by different tubbers and think? “How do they bloody taste that?” Even with my friends in exchange of conversation and debate and it’s always so different. I’ve smoked the famous collaboration cigar The T. By Caldwell, Fernandez, and Booth as well as other FOTL we all found the base note, but everything else was similar and different. I got a mint leaf, tea leaf, and smoke/bacon notes in that cigar.
Strange sure, I could argue I have a well rounded palette because I’ve dedicated my time in experimenting with Penzy spices to compare and contrast with cigars. Far from everyone else’s case. Others use a flavor wheel as a road map or other methods I believe all these methods are great, but I contradict myself yet again. Memory and smell are intertwined, memory is how we learn to remember certain smells and if you can’t smell you can’t taste.
Interesting. Happy smoking everybody! Always leave your thoughts and personal comments of the matter.
– Susana Murguia (AKA Shane Cheshire)