Cigar Reviews Mark D. on 15 Sep 2008 10:12 am
This being my first official review for Cuban Lou’s, I would like to summarize the approach that I will take. However, let me first briefly introduce myself. Having spent my formative years in the Southern United States I was raised with reverence toward tobacco. Being immersed in tobacco cultivation and witnessing the skill required for an artisan to create a hand made cigar gave me this appreciation from a very young age. I have had the privilege of smoking hand made cigars for more than half my lifetime. My only regret is that I did not start earlier. I now reside on the west coast and my desire for collecting and smoking the world’s finest cigars can only be matched in the pursuit of all things spirits and coffee. A student of history I enjoy gardening, preparing southern cuisine and sharing my passions with friends and family.
With introductions taken care of I would like to elaborate on my review process. Much is subjective and your experience may differ. The intent of the review is to provide perspective from a seasoned palate, thus encouraging you to smoke the same cigar and form your own opinion. I believe when reviewing a cigar that it should be smoked to completion, noting the evolving nuances as the smoke progresses. When reviewing, I attempt to smoke in the same location and time of day in order to reduce variables. A glass of filtered water and carbonated water are always nearby for refreshment of the palate. Regularly there will be a libation handy that compliments the cigar being reviewed. Disagreeing with a numerical value by which to rate cigars, a quantitative value will not be associated with these reviews. Instead, the cigar will be evaluated and notes taken on the merits of presentation, construction, draw, and overall smoking experience. Ever mindful of the knowledge and care that are taken to produce the world’s finest cigars, I humbly bring my perspective. I welcome and encourage all comments in comparing your experience to the review.
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