Sep 24th, 2011 by Admin
I’m thinking that the most appropriate Greek goddess to include with a Cuban Vegueros Especiales No. 2 would be “Demeter”, the harvest goddess… The Cuban brand, started at the Francisco Donatien factory in 1962, where they produced cigars mostly for domestic consumption, diplomatic dinners and special occasions. The factory also made cigarettes but it was their cigars, spotted by tourists as they would visit the Cuban tobacco plantations and see workers smoking them in the fields, that made a big splash.. Next thing you know, 1997 rolls around and Habanos SA launches a new brand world wide called Vegueros… I’ve run into a few Vegueros in the past that have given me draw issues, the Especiales No. 1 at 7 1/2 inches long and a 38 ring gauge, was the culprit but it has to be very difficult to roll that cigar without any problems… I actually really liked the taste of the few No 1′s I smoked but had a very difficult time getting any draw at all… Not so with this No. 2, although a bit of resistance, the draw seems fine and the flavors, into the second half, are starting to build in intensity… A real cedar and herbs cigar with slight notes of ginger and citrus, but as I keep the flame cool and puff infrequently I’m tasting subtle ginger throughout… This is a cigar that all Cuban lovers should try.. It is interesting, different, tasty and, from what I’m seeing today, well constructed..