Sneak peek into my fancy package engineering department ;) @hechovida @houseofemilio #hecho
They don’t call it a Robusto for nuthin’ ya know… #FormFollowsPassion @houseofemilio @venturahenderson
#FormFollowsPassion June 17 2014 @houseofemilio
#FormFollowsPassion The super limited Rodrigo “A-List” 9.25x47 cigar. John Walter for Rodrigo bespoke ashtray. #HechoEnPittsburgh @leafbeanvegas @cigarpackagedesign @htowncigars @venturahenderson y’all feel me?
Evening street walk smoke. Perfect burn and ash under the lamp post light this beautiful spring night. “Just as long as I got you, I got enough…” (at My ATL)
Just got done with 2 days of mastermind meetings with this guy. My Obi-Wan Kenobi AND my 498 yr old Yoda ;) I love this man. @emiliocigar @houseofemilio
by @cigarphotographer “#nowsmoking this little gem. @rodrigocigars makes a truly #wonderful boutique cigar. Haven’t had one? Change that. #awesome #cigar #cigars #cigarart #cigarporn #art #smoking #smoke #botl #sotl”
La Fortaleza Elegante. Cigar champ. Adirondack Cigar Shoppe @adirondackcigar #SaratogaSprings #RodrigoIsMyAmigo
Corona Project. It’s aged well now and it’s coming soon, I swear! @leafbeanvegas @houseofemilio (at The Leaf Cigar Lounge)
Smoking a birthday lancero with the original Don Rodrigo. Reminiscing about racing Monte Carlos and Chevelles on the Palisades.
by @plainlypaul “No 10. Señor William Ventura. El jefe. #cigar #cigars #tobacaleraventura”
Lancero break… (at Habana Premium Cigar Shopee)
#RodrigoCigars #Nomad #HoE @godfadr @houseofemilio @emiliocigar 2 ft of snow and I’m smokin’ :) (at Adirondack Cigar)
This is awesome…
If you know about cigars you know how challenging it is to keep things consistent. You know that taste is very subjective and varies widely and that marketing dollars drive a lot of what people think are great cigars.
Despite all of these challenges I’m happy to announce that Rodrigo Cigars La Fortaleza made Halfwheel.com Top 25 Consensus list for the second year in a row. http://halfwheel.com/2013-awards-consensus/
Now… the one thing that really stands out to me is this quote:
"Only seven out of the top 25 cigars were not new and the only one that did not receive some sort of extension was the Rodrigo La Fortaleza."
So even with nothing new to hype, the La Fortaleza was STILL recognized by the blogger community as one of the Top 25 cigars of 2013.
Bottom line is that cigars come and go, but La Fortaleza has great staying power.
Huge thanks to the blogger community, House of Emilio and to Tabacalera Ventura @venturahenderson for consistently making the Rodrigo Cigars great!