Alec Bradley SCR (Select Cabinet Reserve)

Alec Bradley SCR
Select Cabinet Reserve
Churchill 7 x 48

Friday night my lovely wife and I were down at the Tobacco Patch with the gang, nice little turn out, bitterly cold though. KCC No.1 was there as well. (Good seeing you again Chris!)

Anyway, I brought along an Alec Bradley SCR from home and my bride picked out a La Flor Dominicana El Jocko Perfecto Natural at the shop – it was highly recommended by Erik.

So what did I think of the SCR? I liked it. Turned out to be a pretty good medium-bodied smoke. No issues with the draw or burn, flavor was OK, smooth taste all the way through. The final third of the cigar was probably the best part, the taste really developed into something special.

Would I buy one again? Maybe… I kind of like the other Alec Bradley blends better. I’d never turn this one down though.

Side note: I took a few puffs off my wife’s LFD El Jocko – outstanding cigar! Perfecto size, super smooth, just a hint of sweetness, and billows of smoke. I think I’m going to buy a box of these little guys!

Saturday night we were up at the Snoqualmie Casino. We zipped through our allotment of gambling money quicker than expected, so we strolled over to the Lit Lounge for a cigar. We may have been unlucky gambling, but we had no problem finding a seat in the lounge – believe me, on a Saturday night that would be considered very lucky!

Whenever I come up to the Lit Lounge, I like check out what’s new in the humidor. The Thunder by Nimish cigar caught my eye this time. I asked one of the guys that works there if it was any good. He said “Oh yeah” with a big grin on his face. Seemed like a good choice. My bride picked out one of the flavor infused sticks, “delicioso”?

Well I’ve got to tell you that I liked the Thunder better than the SCR. It’s more full-bodied, probably more my style. The only issue I had was the draw – it was too loose, or airy. The taste and the amount of smoke on each puff were perfect, but there wasn’t enough resistance in the draw. The cigar felt pretty firm too. Did that make sense?

Anyway, yes, I would definitely buy one of these again. Very good smoke indeed!

Side note: So we left the Casino around 11:30 PM. If you’ve never been here, it’s basically located at the foot of the Cascade Mountain range, and generally it’s a tad cooler up here than down below where most humans live. Anyway, 11:30 at night, middle of the winter, I look at the outside temperature gauge – it reads: “50º”!! Holy Crap! What month is this again? Man, I couldn’t believe it!


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