Tuesday, July 23, 2013

PDR Short Run

When it is too early to start cooking and the chores are done, when the grass needs watched and the afternoon sun melts away any stresses that the day piled on, it's time to grab a drink and a cigar!

Sometimes you just have to give in to the day, and Sunday was just that day for me.

With all of the new tiki torches assembled and the yard mowed, watered and made nice, I grabbed a PDR Short Run Cigar from the new humidor.

This Dominican beauty looks and smells far better than it actually is, but it's still damn fine!

Upon removing the plastic, I could immediately smell those big, rich, full flavors of the Habano wrapper. As it turns out, those big beautiful flavors are a bit timid and hard to find. It's like an extra light maduro wrapper!

The flavors are all there, leather, spice, cedar... they are just very subdued. Which actually worked out very well.

As the afternoon wore on, I realized how enjoyable this cigar was hitting my palate. I wasn't in the mood for an ass whipper of a cigar. Just as how I was content with a rum and Diet Coke, I wasn't ready for a double imperial ass whipper of a beer either.

The construction of the cigar was spot on.  I actually wish I had taken a photo of the head of the cigar because it was as beautifully wrapped as any I've ever seen. This means a lot to me given my tendency to nibble my way into a smoke rather than grabbing one of the more than 20 cutters laying around the house.

The only negative to this cigar that I found was the ash. It was a little flaky and not as solid as I would have liked. But since I was smoking outside, it didn't make much difference.  There was also a period where it wasn't burning as evenly as I'd have liked, but I am going to attribute that to the new humidor not being fully stocked or stable.

The PDR Cigars are available from Thompson Cigars for under $7... you just can't go wrong, and if you're looking for a good cigar to help "Work your way up" to bigger and bolder flavors, you might just love this little jewel.


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