I’d be lying if I said was lying around the house in December’s Sock-of-the-Month selection, reading the Book-of-the-Month selection, while smoking the Occasion-Cigar-of-the-Month selection, but at least 1/3 of that is true. While wandering the Financial District of San Francisco perusing potential locations for our showroom next year (fingers crossed), I had the pleasure of smoking December’s Occasion Cigar-of-the-Month selection.
So what was I not enjoying? Well, winter weather + the holidays = cashmere socks for our Sock-of-the-Month subscribers. Having shipped last week, their toes are probably already lightly toasted in Pantherella Cashmere Socks in a limited edition color for Fall.
I was also not enjoying Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style by Richard Torregrossa which was our December "Not-Oprah’s-Book-of-the-Month" selection. It had been a while since we had sent out a suitable coffee-table book, and the photography of Grant as a quintessential gentleman should earn its rightful home on even the most curated of coffee tables.
So what did I enjoy? The Davidoff Limited Edition Puro Robusto for 2007. It’s hard to believe that 13+ years ago, the idea of a cigar made exclusively from Dominican tobacco was scoffed at. The immense popularity of the Fuente Fuente Opus X obliterated that conventional wisdom long ago. Now, Davidoff has released their first ever "puro" made of Dominican long-filler, binder, and wrapper. Before taking in the first puff, this cigar had a fantastic aroma. The draw was great, and it had a very distinct spiciness to it that often comes off as harsh with lesser cigars. Having smoked a fair amount of cigars in the past few weeks (including a brand new line called "Winston Churchill" which is being made by Davidoff and is about to hit a limited number of stores), this one was unquestionably the best smoke.
January’s selections will have an impossible act to follow…