Thursday, May 08, 2014

In Today's Mail

A box of Partagas 1845s in the Double Corona size, along with a freebie... two Partagas-branded "old fashioned" glasses of a rather unique design.  Like this:

I'll burn one of these during After Dinner Whiskey Hour this evening and I shall take said whiskey in one of these most-interesting vessels.  The glasses have round bottoms (as you can plainly see) and they're billed as being able to facilitate the swirling of your beverage of choice, all the better to bring out the "nose" in your libation.  We'll see how that plays out.

Added, somewhat later:  I didn't realize how unique the packaging was on these sticks until I unloaded them into the humidor.  The box is very well done, like this:

There's a bright white exterior box emblazoned with the Partagas logo which contains a glass and wood interior box.  The glass top is two-thirds frosted glass... with the logo worked into the frosted bits... and one-third plain glass; the top slides off to allow access to the cigars themselves.  Overall?  Big points for presentation value; I hope the cigars smoke as well as they look.

Added, 2000 hrs:  Salud!

We've only just begun with the cigar but the initial draw or three were quite lovely.  That's a couple o' fingers of 15 year old Glenlivet in the glass, which works as advertised.


  1. Woo hoo... Lovely when a plan comes together!!!

    1. Indeed it was... all that was missing was good company.


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