Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thunder by Nimish - kicked my palate's ass - cigar review

If there's one thing that I think is always a guarantee with any cigar that has the  Rocky Patel name on it is that it is going to provide you with a really nice draw and a great mouthful of smoke. That is surely the case with the Thunder by Nimish (Rocky's cousin I'm told).

I purchased a Thunder at Churchill's Cigar Bar in West Bloomfield, Michigan, which is a great place to fully enjoy a cigar without the dirty looks from unenlightened, pompous pricks. :) They have an amazing selection of cigars in their walk-in humidor and a full bar for your imbibing pleasure.

But, I digress. After finishing the cigar I was smoking when I arrived (an inexpensive, but very nice Quorum), I proceeded to the humidor and was immediately approached by our waitress. A delightful woman with a Lithuanian accent. Probably because she is from Lithuania. (Man, that college is paying off.) And the most refreshing thing was she seemed quite knowledgeable about cigars and had one going herself in the other room.

Of course, she's trying to push up your tab by getting you interested in cigars you may not have tried, but I told her what I liked and she recommended the Thunder by Nimish. Good call.

I loved it immediately upon lighting it. A very nice draw, lots of smoke, a great spicy kick and it stayed consistent until the end. I chose the Toro (6 x 52) with a Habano wrapper (with a nice smooth feel), Nicaraguan and Honduran binder, with Nicaraguan, Honduran and Costa Rican fillers.

I like the rich smoke and faint underlying sweetness to complement the spicyness. About 6 bucks when purchased in single stick manner or a little over $100 for a box of 20.

All in all, nice going cuz.

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