It gives me great pleasure to review for you today a Cigar Pals cigar.
Obviously this is something near and dear to my heart, since I am Cigar Pals and just five months ago, I would never have thought that I would be doing a Cigar Pals Cigar review
When we went to the Dominican Republic (the DR) I never thought of having my own line of cigars. While they were talking to me about creating a line of cigars, I kept telling them: I’m just a guy who rides around on a motorcycle looking for cigar adventures and writing about them!
Well Look At Me Now
Well look at me now, a big time cigar mogul…. Well not quite! What I am is a guy who rides around the country on a motorcycle, looking for Cigar Adventures and writing about them and yes I have a line of cigars with the Cigar Pals name on them.
Hopefully one day the cigars that I have made for Cigar Pals will generate enough income for me to afford to keep smoking cigars and that would be great!
The beauty of this is that I get a good deal on my cigars and if I break even, I can smoke Cigar Pals cigars, which are really awesome sticks
So Let’s Talk About The Cigars
These cigars are manufactured in Tamboril Santiago, Dominican Republic, by a little old lady with a passel of kids, who lives in a shoe (oops! wrong story) Actually they are made by a company called Profeta, who I have heard is an underground company.
I don’t really know what that means, but they would fit into the boutique classification. This is a small factory owned by a guy named Papito, who also happens to be the Master Blender.
You can read a lot more about him and Profeta in my post “You can now buy Cigar Pals Cigars” from back in December.
What I want to tell you about is the cigars themselves and that we are about two weeks from having 1000 of them in our hot little hands, and unlike some cigars I have reviewed, You really can have one, or twenty or as many as you want….just pay the lady and they are yours!
What’s In The Blend Chuck
I’m glad you asked! Let me break it down for you:
In the Profeta, which we will be calling the Short Pipe (Robusto) and the Kick Start (Toro) You get: a San Andreas/Habana wrapper, the binder is Corojo and the filler is Piloto Cubano, Arapiraca, Corojo Nicuragua
Next is the Ligero Cafe, which we will call the Chrome, you get a Habana wrapper, a Cubano binder and Criollo 98, Corojo Y Equatoriano (They “Y” is “and” for my non Spanish speaking friends)
Then we have the Champion which will henceforth be referred to as the Fat Bob, which contains a Connecticut wrapper, a Corojo binder and Piloto Cubano and Nicuragua Y Carbonel (there’s that “Y” again, y’all got it that time, right?)
We also will be featuring a Profeta AK60, which we will be calling the Hog. This is a 5.5″ x 60 ring gage Maduro, for you serious smokers, who like your cigar to pack a punch.
We don’t have a breakdown on the blend in this stick yet, but I can’t wait to get my hands on one!
There will also be a Maduro/Robusto in the mix, that I don’t have the lowdown on, but I brought some of them back from the DR with me and tried to hoard, unfortunately some of my friends found out about them and I had to share (friends are overrated sometimes).
That’s the line up folks, of what you can be expecting.
Now a little about the cigar in the video
I suppose I should talk a little about the cigar in the video. Like I didn’t say enough in the video!
I am almost out of the original run of Cigar Pals Cigars and really have been hording these. I gave a few out and sold some, to cover my cost, but I was afraid that I would run out before I could get some more and the thought terrified me (ok, I wasn’t really terrified in the truest sense of the word, but you know….).
I made another video that was never published and never will be, because it looked like at one time the government was going to shut me down, before I was even in business, but that’s a long story and I won’t go into it.
What I will say is that I am very pleased that we were able to find such a fine cigar to put our brand on. Profeta, for a small mom-and-pop shop (ok, I didn’t meet a mom and don’t know if there is one, but Papito is kind of like a pop, so shut up already) can hold their own against any cigars I have smoked in that price range, and I believe we could sell them for more than we are, but we will leave that discussion for another day.
You can probably tell from the video that I am finding immense pleasure in my Cigar Pals stick (really, you can’t tell, what’s wrong with you?) It’s really late as I am writing this post, so I’m sorry if my humor offends anyone (no your not, Yes I am).
OK, So Here’s The Deal
This is what’s going to happen in the very near future: I will be placing a preorder link on the blog that will show up in every post and when you click on it, you will be able to preorder your Cigar Pals cigars.
When we receive them, you will be the first ones we ship out.
We haven’t worked out the logistics of this yet, but I have a coach who will be helping me to navigate these virgin waters and the kinks should be worked out by the time the cigars get here.
I sincerely hope that y’all are as excited as I am that we will once again have Cigar Pals Cigars and hope that you have enjoyed this Cigar Pals Cigar Review.
Please feel free to ask questions, leave comments or suggestions for cigars you would like to see reviewed or places that you think I should stop by in my travels.
Light em up!