Monthly Recap – January 2014 – Jeremy Hensley Edition
I’ve been fighting a mean cold this past week so I was unable to work on a review. However, I decided to do things a little different around here this week. Each month, if all goes as planned, I will post a recap of the cigars and other FUN FACTS of the prior month.
At the start of 2014, I began tracking each and every cigar, well I may have missed one or two, that I have smoked. Based on discussions I’ve seen on Twitter and questions on this site and others I have come across, I decided to compile some information that I thought you might find interesting.
Monthly Recap – January 2014
Number of Cigars Smoked: 43
Of those smoked:
- Purchased: 29 or 68%
- Gifted: 10 or 23%
- Samples Provided: 4 or 9%
Of those purchased:
- Brick & Mortar: 21 or 72%
- Online: 8 or 28%
Top Cigars Smoked by Quantity
#1. J. Fuego – Sangre De Toro (Original): 4
#2. Joya De Nicaragua – Rosalones (Consul): 3
Both the cigars above are value-priced sticks making them easy on the wallet. Even though they are inexpensive, I HIGHLY recommend both of them. Shoot, the Rosalones even made by Top Cigars of 2013, coming in at the number 10 spot.
Most Memorable Cigars Smoked
#1. Drew Estate – Liga Privada No. 9
#2. My Father Cigars – El Centurion
#3. Drew Estate – Nica Rustica: This cigar just continues to grow on me each time I smoke it. Check out Tony’s review here.
#4. Quesada – Oktoberfest 2013: This cigar has stepped up its game from the 2012 release.
The number 1 and 2 were smoked on my 27th birthday. So, my ranking may be a bit swayed since I was enjoying one heck of an evening with close friends and family when I smoked them. Even my dad came in from Michigan for the weekend. But at the end of the day, aren’t cigars all about the experience anyways?
Well, I hope you enjoyed my first “Monthly Recap” and I hope to expand on this in the coming months. I would appreciate any suggestions that you have to make this post more informative. I should be back at it next Friday with a full review.
ALSO, congrats to both Bill and Joe who have been notified about winning our latest contest for a sampler pack from Felix Assouline Cigars. Your samplers should be on the way soon and for those who did not win, we have more contests coming soon!