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La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especialé Club

12 Nov

Synopsis:
Maker: General Cigar
Filler: Nicaraguan/Dominican
Binder: Nicaraguan/Mexican (Double Binder)
Wrapper: Connecticut-Seed Honduran
Flavors: Wood, fresh tobacco, pecans → roasted red peppers, light spice, tangy sweetness
Draw/Volume/Strength: +1 / +2 / 3
Rating: 9.1

Retro. There’s something innately appealing about bygone eras. It’s well known that fashions resurface every 20 or 25 years, but what often appears the second time around are merely caricatures of iconic themes, from the fluorescent colors of the mid 1980s to the bell bottoms of the 1970s to the tie-dye of the late 1960s. And then there’s Steam Punk, aviator caps, and ironic handlebar moustaches which find their way into modern beer commercials.

There’s a reason these retro styles have an appeal beyond what’s in and what’s out of fashion. They call to mind a “simpler” time, the “good old days,” when things were different, when things were better.

This is, of course, a load of utter bull shit.

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