Thursday, 27 February 2014

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar


Have a nice rest of the week!

SAM LECCIA READY TO PUT CIGAR INDUSTRY IN A HEADLOCK



(Miami, FL) February 26, 2014

Sam Leccia, President of Leccia Tobacco, is looking to put the cigar industry in a  headlock with the announcement of his latest blend, “Luchador”. Following up on the success of his much anticipated comeback with the highly acclaimed Leccia Black and White cigar blends, Leccia is looking to add a little spice and flair with his latest release.

Luchador, which translates to “wrestler” in Spanish, is an exotic five-country cigar blend hand crafted in Nicaragua, consisting of some unique tobaccos.A Mexican San Andreas Wrapper leaf surrounds a habano binder leaf grown in Ecuador. The filler consists of viso from Esteli, Nicaragua with ligero from Pennsylvania, USA and Jamastran, Honduras.   Centering the blend is a distinctive tobacco from Ometepe, Nicaragua.

Ometepe is an island formed by two volcanoes rising from Lake Nicaragua in the Republic of Nicaragua. It is the largest volcanic island inside a fresh water lake in the world. The Luchador blend uses three tobaccos grown in volcanic soil:  the Ometepe, Habano and San Andreas. The soil in these regions is so rich that little to no fertilization is necessary.

Sam Leccia said: “I wanted to create something fun, yet different and exciting. With Luchador being a combination of exotic blends and flavors with a Mexican wrapper, I thought it was time to tap into my childhood fascination of Mexican pro wrestling. Fun branding aside, the Luchador is a seriously unique blend that goes from sweet to spicy in 0 to 60.”

The Luchador brand will appropriately and officially launch on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th, 2014) with multiple cigar events being held throughout the U.S. Luchador will come in four sizes: El Hombre 5x54, El Guapo 6x50, El Castigo 6x60, and the Loco Perfecto 6x58. They will come in boxes of 21 cigars each donning the iconic luchador mask.

Sam Leccia, the rebel child of the cigar industry and President of newly formed Leccia Tobacco Company, released the highly rated Black and White cigar lines. Leccia Tobacco is distributed by Torano Family Cigar Company. For more information please visit www.Lecciatobacco.com








Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Review - Adorini Prato Deluxe cabinet humidor

I got myself a new cabinet humidor as a part of my "organize my cigars" effort. I am trying to simplify and downsize my stash in order to give more room to other furniture and interior design. Now i got my Cuban cigars in a brand new Adorini Prato cabinet humidor from Humidor Discount. Here are my experiences with the humidor...

Picture from humidordiscount.com

I set up the humidor with proper preparations and as the humidity had leveled at solid 70% i stacked all my Cubans in. I used 2 out of 3 shelves and all 3 trays for singles for my collection, leaving one spare shelf if i ever needed one. The internal dimensions of L: 39cm, W: 36,1cm and H:68,1cm were just enough to fit all my Cubans - Perfect!

The cabinet came with two acryl polymer based humidifiers, which are barely sufficient to keep up the humidity level at a steady 70%. This might be due to the somewhat loose seals on the door (probably because some wood distortion). So, at this time, i have extra acryl polymer humidifiers which keep the humidity at a desired range. Later, i plan to tweak the door or the seals myself.

Fixing the gaps in the door seals is really my own desire for perfection, rather than really a real flaw of the humidor - with proper humidifiers (i.e. electronic humidifier which is recommended by HD) there is no issue. I might even pop some led lighting in there for a unique touch.

What i really like about the Prato, on top of the simple and stylish design, are the trays for the singles. The full cedar trays have been designed to enable free air circulation and can be divided with the cedar dividers which came with the humidor. Also in the package there were some tags on which you can write information about the cigars in order to keep track on age and such.

Now all i really have to do is to admire my new cabinet for my Cuban cigars (and occasionally refill the humidifiers). And of course come up with a solution to store my non-cubans, which still remain in my monster of a cabinet.

The bottom line is, that the Adorini Prato cabinet humidor is a stylish and sensible way to store your boxes and singles up to 800-1200 cigars depending on their size. The cabinet comes with a price tag of 749 EUR VAT and shipping included which i think is reasonable for a decent cabinet humidor of good quality.

More pics to follow...

Cheers!