My friends and I hit the links yesterday once again and the first thing to hit us was the temperature in the Vancouver area. We had the longest spring, it seems, and each time we golfed we brought cigars and each time we lit those cigars it felt as if we were wasting our money as we watched the most uneven burns in the windiest coldest conditions on every course we hit.
Very frustrating to try to enjoy a cigar like that but yesterday was as different as we could have imagined.. Temperatures approaching the 80′s, low to no wind conditions so the beginning of the back nine saw us clipping cigars and anticipating a good time since we were all golfing pretty fairly, balls were finally traveling further because of the temperatures and we actually saw balls bounce on the fairways… That may strike you as being a bit of a funny statement but you have to understand that we live in an area where it rains daily in the winter and as soon as a golf ball gets hit into the air of any height, you know that its going to come down onto a very soft fairway and the ball will disappear into the ground.
All of that was NOT happening yesterday and it felt like we were golfing in a different country.. Wow, shorts and a short sleeved golf shirt!!! Very different from all of the heavy clothing we usually wear…… Never mind the wardrobe, lets get to the Siglo V…
I’ve picked up Siglo V’s lately from “The Vancouver Cigar Company” since my trip to the “Falls” and smoking one with my friend Derek during that trip. The Siglo series from Cohiba is considerably more mellow than Cohibas usually are. There isn’t any bitterness and burn to your sinuses when smoking these although the Siglo I can be a bit of a firecracker if smoked quickly.. The Siglo V started out being very herbal with a toasted tobacco finish well into the first third and burned very evenly as we sipped on coffee and hit golf balls.
My final third with the “V” finally gained strength and revealed strong coffee notes before I set it down and I noticed that it lasted almost 9 holes with me smoking it very slowly…. Great day, great cigar. great friends!