Friday, August 08, 2014

Cigar Art XVII

In today's mail and in the "beautiful packaging" division, this:

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That would be a box of Xikar HC Habano² sticks in the Grande size (6x60).  As you can see, the box is a well-crafted wooden affair that seals VERY tightly, as in I almost needed a pry bar to get the damned box open.  There's a nice little brass clasp on the box that's a run-o'-the-mill affair but the inside labeling is quite nice.  I found the marketing blurb on the interior label to be quite interesting, especially the tongue-in-cheek bits about "work, work, work."  I suppose every profession or line o' work has its drawbacks, but these guys seem to bearing up under the pressure quite well.

OTOH, a LOT of the tobaccos used in the cigars I smoke originates in Nicaragua.  I'm not so sure I'd want to be visiting that part o' the world on a regular basis right now.

And now, if you'll excuse me, it's time to fire one o' these puppies up, pour a Left Hand Milk Stout and head out to the verandah.


Just be polite... that's all I ask.