Attention to our dwindling stock of fine cigars was in order today. I received a call from Martha’s Vineyard (our local supplier and lodge supporter) that our fall order of cigars had arrived. Like a kid in a candy store, I eagerly awaited a day off from guiding so I could pick up the new arrivals. New for this fall to our humidor are: Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente Torpedo, CAO La Traviata Intrepido, and Macanudo 1968′s. Of course you will find a full stock of our old standbys from Punch, Olivia, Partagas, Romeo & Julieta and more!
I am often asked by our guests to recommend a cigar that they might enjoy while on the river, relaxing on our stream side deck, or while comfortably seated in the “mancave”. This recommendation, while seemingly daunting, is simple ….. a Punch Rare Corojo Champion. The Champion is a fun cigar from the minute you pick it up . Its bowling pin shape, otherwise known as Perfecto, grabs your interest right away. Its reddish brown wrapper makes you wonder just what flavor characteristics this cigar will feature. Beautifully constructed from seasonally available leaves, this cigar feels firm in the hand, cuts effortlessly, and burns evenly every-time. Its flavor often catches patrons off guard as its sweet cocoa qualities surface quickly and then transition to a sophisticated dark earthy chocolate. All this from a cigar that is a 3rd of the price of some of its rivals. So for me, the Punch Rare Corojo is a clear choice not only for myself , but for our guests alike.