BACKGROUND: The Puro d’Oro features carefully chosen single-origin tobaccos and showcases Davidoff’s exclusive wrapper. The wrapper is grown in Yamasá, which is located in the Monte Plata region in the central part of the Dominican Republic. This area is known primarily as a rural agriculture community, where they grow sugar cane, plantains and mangoes, but has not been known for growing cigar tobacco. However, the unique climate and soil conditions give the wrapper on the Puro d’Oro a flavor and aroma not normally found in cigars made by Davidoff.
As with all Davidoff Puro d’Oro cigars, the Gorditos are made with 100% Dominican tobacco. The tobacco leaves are carefully selected before being aged for at least five years.
The Gorditos are short and thick, with a ring gauge of 58 and a length of just 3 3/4″. The golden bands on the head and foot of the cigar are the special trademark of this exceptional series.
FEATURED LIBATION: Booker’s Bourbon
Our featured bourbon is Booker’s Bourbon, which was first introduced in 1992, as the signature bourbon of Booker Noe. Booker is a legend in the industry. He joined the family business in 1950, learning from his uncle T Jeramiah Beam, who was James B Beam’s son. Ten years later he became master distiller. Booker introduced small batch bourbon to the public, revolutionizing the bourbon industry. The first landmark small batch bourbon was appropriately named Booker’s® Bourbon, as it was handpicked by Booker himself.
Booker’s is one of the only uncut, unfiltered, straight-from-the-barrel, bourbons available today. It’s bottled at its natural proof of between 121 and 127, and aged between six and eight years.
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
• Crush & Roll West 2013 tickets will officially go on sale on March 15.
• Doc talks about his Photoshop workshop at Brooke’s Institute.
• Doc talks about his next two cigar trips abroad.
DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: CAO OSA Sol Lot 54 Toro
This postscript review is on the CAO OSA Sol Lot 54 Toro. I first featured this stick back in Episode 299 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast back on January 1, 2012. These cigars now have aging for 1 year, 5 months and 17 days and I pulled out my last two samples for this review.