Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 07/28/19 – 08/03/19

This week’s pairing brings together the sweet Jim Beam Vanilla with the bold and rich blend of tobacco from the La Herencia Cubana CORE.

I’ve got a great cigar collection – it’s actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn’t going to smoke every last one of ’em.”

Ron White

Overall Impressions:

The harmony of the sweet vanilla Jim Beam combined with the strong profile from the La Herencia Cubana CORE make this a duo that would clash on the surface. However, after venturing deeper into this blend, you will find that it actually creates a sense of balance. Not to harsh, not to sweet, just balanced.

Girlfriend found my whiskey stash…she helped herself 🙄 As you can see, she enjoyed it haha.

The Cigar: (La Herencia Cubana CORE)

The La Herencia Cubana CORE features a sun-grown ligero wrapper from Habano Ecuador, Esteli Habano viso binder, and fillers consisting of Esteli ligero, Jamastran ligero, Pennsylvania Broadleaf, Nicaraguan Ometepe ligero.

With this wonderful blend of tobacco, A.J. Fernandez has really outdone himself yet again. The profile of this stick features notes of earth, leather, cream, and black pepper with an enjoyable toasty finish.

The Intoxicant: (Jim Beam Vanilla)

Jim Beam Vanilla, a sweet whiskey with lasting notes of vanilla on the palate. Although, not an expensive bottle, it still provides a lasting vanilla flavor with a mild warmth in the finish. If you are looking for more of a budget flavored whiskey, and you like vanilla, then consider giving Jim Beam Vanilla a try.

Vibe: (“Hard Work”)

As I sit here and savor each draw of this La Herencia Cubana CORE, I am taking time to reflect on my life and my experiences. Several studies and many of life’s greatest entrepreneurs indicate goal setting and accomplishment as a large tribute to their success. I believe this to be true.

I believe the key to making these goals a reality is through hard work. Hard work is what separates the great from the mediocre. Every sip of this Jim Beam vanilla gives me time to look back at my life and the accomplishments that I have been blessed enough to achieve.

Realizing most of these were brought about by hard work, it fuels the fire in me to continue to work hard and be the best that I can be.

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

Stephen King

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