Saturday, March 7, 2015

The owl made them do it Or: La la la...Flor Dominicana

Once upon a time, there lived a La Flor Dominicana beer stein at Ale House Cigar Lounge in Providence, RI.

A certain humidor manager at said establishment contacted via the mighty text messenger in the sky that aforementioned stein lived amongst the delicious cigars. Negotiations were made and it was decided the stein would reside in Casa Awesome.

Casa Awesome: Back when the snow was pretty and delightful.
Now it's a party guest that won't leave
Then the heroes of this story decided they should be fiscally responsible and negated the deal.

Then, two things happened:
  1. They found out Caballero #2 had one. (Add your own comment about best friends and men and competition.)
  2. They remembered who they were and they would have the sad if a limited edition piece of awesome passed them by.

They'd visited the Ale House humidor to partake--or really just take (after paying)-- this:

I know! Right? <--hate that saying, by the way
As they enjoyed the happy, thinking the story ended there--right after the American Express journeyed through the credit card machine.

They glanced around the humidor a final time, ready to evacuate, and then saw this:

Will stakes his claim.
Apparently, our heroes would be purchasing the beer stein after all. YOu must laugh here because the heroes--they really did believe they could leave it behind. If they've learned anything over the past six months as Idiot Handlers, it's this: You don't say "no" to Will.*

And as a result, they now own this:

note bene: I took this picture, obviously, since the clarity is nonexistant.
In my defense, I stood on tippy-toes and held the camera up in a shaky-arm photo op.
...which was filled with these:

Our heroes first picked up the LFD 1994 at Premium 70/70 in Westport, MA. It was love at first puff. The stein 1994 is the most special (6 x 54 with a maduro wrapper) of the new family of five (sizes**) celebrating Litto and Ines Gomez’s 20 years in the cigar business. The stein and its super awesome cigars are limited to 5,000 units carrying 20 cigars each.

You're surely most curious about this: the cigar's magical blend. Well, that comes from a Mexican San Andrés natural wrapper binder and filler from the La Canela farms in the Dominican Republic.

If you want non-stein 1994s, you can choose one of four regular production sizes:
Aldaba (6 x 58) ~ Conga (5 x 52)
Mambo (7 x 54)  ~ Rumba (6 1/2 x 52)

Actually, you shouldn't choose between them. You should get them all--and in boxes of 20 at that.

Anyway, according to the folks at Anthony's Cigars, the cigar begins with an earthy note and then adds citrus and chocolate notes. "Compared to the Ligero and Double Ligero lines, the 1994 is a medium bodied smoke with enough complexity to confound even the most complicated palates."

The La Flor Dominicana website states, "We have set aside tobacco for years in anticipation of this very special blend to commemorate our 20th anniversary. The complex and powerful flavors of the 1994 originate from the best fillers and binder grown on our farm in the Dominican Republic and are complemented with a sweet and savory Mexican San Andrés wrapper. This blend is as special as the occasion it serves to commemorate and is symbolic of the quality and pride with which La Flor Dominicana has built its name."

As you've been told you time and again, our heroes are super BFFs*** with anything and everything LFD. Luckily, they found room in our hearts for the new 1994. And even if there weren't room there, they could always use the stein for storage.

*Nobody puts Will in a corner.

**Vitola, if you will.

***Of course LFD doesn't know they're BFFs, but that's a minor sticking point.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Looking for something special? Search the blog