Two days ago I was driving and before I left home I decided to go to the humidor and pick an un-banded cigar the size of a Robusto Extra for the trip, one that I bought a few months back from a fellow cigar smoker I met on Craigslist…That is a website that can actually prove to be very exciting if you meet up with the right person who is selling off a collection of cigars or just a handful, but this time I did very well and bought around 50 cigars for a few hundred bucks… The one cigar in question was one that the seller told me was a custom rolled cigar he picked up in Vancouver when a guest roller was in town… I’ve smoked some of the cigars that guest rollers produce in our city and to be honest I wasn’t all that impressed, not because of the construction but the tobacco they bring along with them from Cuba… Or… Maybe it was just the fact that I’ve smoked them right away and the cigars were a bit young… Whatever the case, Sunday’s cigar was a whole different experience for me, it was a fabulous cigar, so much so that I had to take my iphone out and take a few shots of the cigar whenever I was at a red light… As you can see in the picture, the wrapper was a great color, the cigar was a bit rough but had a nice oily sheen… The flavor, which is ALWAYS the most important factor was what had me thrilled… Immediately I tried to identify what kind of Cuban tobacco was used in it’s construction… It wasn’t the Romeo y Julieta profile I thought it might be and it didn’t taste like a Partagas but from time to time I thought that it could have a bit of Bolivar flavor profile but just when I thought that I might have it figured out, the flavor would change and evolve, which would have me starting all over again with my guessing…. Well there you go, I’m again reminded that I’m no aficionado when it comes to a Cuban cigar’s profile and my ability to pinpoint exactly what this was… Did I care?? Not in the least…. keeping my taste buds happy are a lot more important to me than making sure my ego is intact… Its all about the flavor and I’m pretty sure that it will always be that way!!!