Trick or Treat Pumpkin by Privada Cigar Club x Lost and Found Cigars Aged 12 years
Oh, have I got a treat for you. I love sharing these rare sticks with you. We have our own Halloween cigar, and it’s been aged 12 years!! Check out that band! Expect to see these bands every Halloween from now on. Our first release, the Pumpkin. We didn’t make this cigar for the club. As you can see by the age statement they come from 2006/2007. A very prestigious company made this cigar 12 years ago as a limited edition. I’ve been sworn to secrecy but you’d be very pleased if you knew which company it is. As part of the Lost and Found Cigars mantra, Robert Caldwell leaves no rock un-turned. They found these in the back of an aging room in the Dominican Republic. They are a Rothschild Vitola, another favorite of mine. Not quite a robusto. The wrapper is Ecuadorian. The fillers and binder are Dominican. This cigar is proof that age changes things. It’s also proof that age does not necessarily mean the cigar gets lighter or gentler. In my humble opinion, this is a perfect cigar for many reasons and on many fronts. It has true balance. Nothing is over the top. All flavors are favorable and all flavors play in perfect harmony together. The construction, the draw, the burn…perfect. I scored this cigar in the high 90’s. This gem should be coveted. We never know when we will have something this special again. And the band….we had to give this beauty a new suit and a pretty great one if I may so say so myself. Get ready. Trick or treat and Happy Halloween. Brian
Tasting Notes: On the body I get an earthy, musty Dominican tobacco and some sweetness with faint bakers spices. The foot is the same but less. The cold draw is nougat, almond and mustiness. The first third starts with leather, musty earthiness, smooth qualities that let its age shine through, dried cinnamon, ironically and probably suggested by the band pumpkin spice notes like a pumpkin latte etc. There are deep woods, spices and a tingly finish to the cigar. It’s perfect for the fall season. Some of the puffs leave what feel like sugar on the tongue, then cinnamon kicks up. I’m reminded of pumpkin pie filling out of the can. The second third starts out with mocha, sugar sweetness, woods that zing on the mouth and creamy smoke. I get animal fat/barnyard like from a working farm and other agricultural kind of flavors. There is also dry cedar and floral notes. In the final third things get intense with sweet fullness and creamy wood, bakers spices, pumpkin, soy sauce, vanilla bean, leather and rich tobaccos. I also get a salt and pepper notes with breads that remind me of Italian bread, floral notes and more of the cinnamon and wood notes but an added dark roast coffee. Masterfully balanced. Please thank @lostandfoundcigars for this one on social media and show this baby off. Members only!
Pairing Notes: Wheat bourbon, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin beers, candy corn, lagers and amber lagers. Anything fall flavored. Pumpkin pie. Whipped cream. Toffee or caramel, white chocolate, chocolate stout beers, after a meal of white meat or pork. Sweeter whiskeys, but nothing overly spiced with rye. Cream soda. Almond joy. And lastly a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.