This is a discussion on The celebration begins within the Smoking Action forums, part of the The Gallery category; A 2005 Opus X Scorpio and a generous pour of Macallan 18. The cigar had a free pre light draw ...
As time goes on, the stick is going strong. I find it to be full flavoered with full body but medium strength and very retrohale friendly. Cedar is prodominent and it exhibits the character of a 5 year old puro from Fuente. It's delicious
FYI, The Mac 18 is too complex for this cigar and is overpowering it's mellowness, I am switching to Balvenie Doublewood. Also, I took the bands off and two chunks of wrapper came off too.Not happy, but it's still delicious
My phone died so no more pics but I had the pleasure of speaking with Don (HerfNturf) throughout the majority of the second half of the stick and it was great. Paired with the doublewood i feel the nuancces are more easily pronounced as they are not overpowered. Cedar, espresso and leather at this point are dominant. The cigar kicked up a notch in the strength category and is smoking great. I think the doublewood pairing was spot on and am happy about the decision. Ill be heading to bed after this to celebrate with the wife so good night my friends..........and thank you again.
I've been watching this play out. Although, I'm new to the forum (relatively speaking), congratulations. I've had a couple X's with the Balvenie doublewood. It's a great thing with which to pair up! Again, congrats. -Jamie