Lane: Welcome to Cigar Cafe Radio today we have a special guest in the studio at Cigars & More 280. Jay Gaydon thanks for joining us on the show today. Tell us a little about yourself and cigars you like.
Jay Gaydon: I am a big fan of new cigar releases and am very active in online cigar forums. The Sobremesa from Steve Saka’s Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust is my new number one favorite. It is a very nice medium body. Today I am smoking the Mi Querida also from Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust.
Info from DunbartonCigars.com (Manufacturer site)
Sobremesa, “over the table”, has no precise English translation, perhaps because there is no cultural equivalent in the US. It is an idiom used among the Latin culture to describe the leisurely time spent tableside after you have finished dining, but before you rise. It is the experience of lingering casually with family and friends in conversation, relaxing, drinking, smoking, and enjoying each other’s company. Sobremesa is one of life’s simplest, yet greatest pleasures.
Sobremesa will be continuously crafted, however the pace of its production is being dictated by the tobaccos themselves and therefore will be limited in its availability via Select Purveyors for the foreseeable future. Handcrafted to the most exacting standards by Joya de Nicaragua S.A. in Esteli, Nicaragua, per the commision and direction of Sr. Saka.
Mi Querida by Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust
Mi Querida (pronounced “me kay-ree-dah”) literally translates as “my dearest”, however it is a rather provocative word within Nicaragua used to expressly describe your secret mistress. While this may sound like an oxymoron, it is not. It is not uncommon in the culture for a man to have a mistress that is both known by and basically approved of by his wife, whereas the “Mi Querida” is the woman who neither his wife or mistress know about or would ever approve of. Cigar wise, it represents my personal maduro desires: a robust, extremely flavorful liga comprised of rich Nicaraguan leaf hand rolled in a 100% naturally fermented, heavy Broadleaf capa. Earthy and dense with a long teasing, slightly dirty finish, Mi Querida is delightfully lush and full bodied on the palate offering an extremely satisfying experience for the most passionate of cigar smokers.
Mi Querida is handcrafted at the recently renovated NACSA cigar factory under the stewardship of their new Master Cigarmaker Raul Disla at my direction. Packaged simply in understated boxes, this brand is an expression of the greatest value possible for the hardcore cigar enthusiast. As always, the pace of its production is being dictated by the tobaccos themselves and therefore it will be limited in its availability via Select Purveyors for the foreseeable future.
Lane: I am smoking the Davidoff Special Series Short Perfecto today.
From the Davidoff website
The Davidoff Special Series marks the renaissance of emblematic classic shapes for the all Aficionados to enjoy. The Davidoff Short Perfecto is a beautifully crafted and wholly unconventional cigar, the Special Short Perfecto addresses the senses with an exquisite harmony of leather, nuts, black pepper and spices.
Vacation in the Dominican Republic coming up
Jay: I really want to visit the Dominican Republic
Lane: We are going to a new resort this time.
Internet Cigar Forums
Harris: Jay give us an update on what the big talk on the internet cigar forums is right now. I know you are very plugged in and active on these.
Jay: There are quite a few new boutique brands that are very high quality. People are talking alot about. Some of the big ones are HR (Hirochi Robaina), Dunbarton, El Leminse, Crowned Heads to name a few.
I am a member of several forums. I am most active on Facebook in Crimson Leaf.
Powerball – What is it and the history
Favorite Forum: Crimson Leaf. Its a friends and family group. We are all friends.
BOTL Culinary team group on Facebook
Jay: Probably the largest cigar group online is Cigar Cartel. They support Brick and Mortar cigar shops.
Lane: My hopes are getting out of control
AL vs A&M
LSU – surprised LSU fired Les Miles
Auburn vs. Arkansas
New Cigars from Caldwell Cigar Co.
Anastasia – Sweet medium body
Savages – Full but not as full as the All out Kings samples
All out Kings
Drew Estate – Milder releases this year
Lane: Graham Cracker tasting note from the Liga 9
Jay – Weekend smokes – Opus X, Sobremesa Cervantez Fino and short churchill (favorite size), Bolivar Royal Corona