Note: I'm phone blogging, so please forgive errors of all kinds, including logic.
So when our pal Brian Vrooman, New England personification of PDR Cigars said Mr. PDR himself, Abe Flores would be at this Mickey Blake's location, I talked Valentino into a road trip.
Me: We should go to the Abe thing at Mickey Blake's.
1. He was/is super impressed with this place, and we've put in a request to have it moved to our vicinity. Still awaiting final judgement on that.
2. We're big fans of Abe, Brian, and PDR. (Oh, and the cigars, of course).
So take two servings of awesome, throw in a side of awesome Valentino, and you get this:
|Pictured: Brian, Mickey Blake's owners Marco and Joe, Abe, Valentino. |
Another owner, Luis, was attending an event at the shop's other location.
If you're not familiar with PDR Cigars, check out this article about Abe in Cigar Aficionado. Or--no, AND--take a look at their website.
The reason for the celebration this evening? Mickey Blake's is one of only a few shops to carry these new gems:
Want. (Cigars for he, jar for me.)
For more information about these blends, visit Cigar Coop here: http://cigar-coop.com/2015/12/cigar-review-flores-y-rodriguez-connecticut-valley-reserve-gran-toro-by-pdr-cigars.html.
Valentino hasn't smoked his yet, so we're in a holding pattern on that front.
Actually, he has all these to smoke:
Don't be jealous. You can come to Mickey Blake's and get your own! If you're too wimpy to drive the three or three thousand miles to get here, I guess you could check with your local shop.