Dude. Last week, I posted a innocent question about the availability of Drew Estate Factory Smoke Maduros, since they were sold out in all of the places I'd looked. Silly, silly, me, forgetting the first rule of the forums: THERE IS NO INNOCENT QUESTION!
Fast forward to today--a small, unsuspecting yellow envelope shows up in my mailbox, postmarked Texas. Our resident bomber, Mr. @TexaSmoke
, had warned me it was coming, and that it was just a sample of the Factory Smokes, along with "a few friends." Not knowing which friends had hitched a ride, I put on my bomb disposal gear and carefully opened it.
Well, here's what I found inside:
So, obviously, this is a quality smackdown, but here's the thing. Two of these (the añejo and the Hemingway maduro) were at the very top
of my to-try list. Like, if I'd gone to the local B&M and gotten two cigars I haven't tried, these would've been the two.
I'm excited about the Cain, too, and the Undercrown is my current favorite maduro. And, of course, he set me up with a nice little bundle of the Factory Smokes that started the whole thing.
What's more, he scribbled a note on the interior packaging, which included a Gandalf quote!
I mean, how's that for attention to detail?
So thanks, man, from a developing maduro lover to a clearly established one. It's truly appreciated, and I can't wait to give these a try!