Its a fantastic little smoke. I was herfing with Phil Zanghi when he handed me a bag that included all the Debonaire vitolas to sample. He told me (and the other guys at the table) that he created the First Degree to be a smoke that the working guys could have - cops, guys on a 30-minute lunch break, etc. Its a petit salomon that probably took me over 30 minutes to smoke, but not much more, and that's mainly because I smoked it to the nub. It delivers a nice kick for a short smoke as you get some nice pepper with a bit of wood and the faintest of floral flavors.
Definitely worth tracking down some of the Debonaire blends.
I believe highly in the Debonaire brand.
Excellent description gonna have to hunt some down. I like to have a smoke when I am at lunch and do not like taking something I am going to have to throw out half way through.I bought some Nicaraguan 2nds from cbid but ugh! lol This sounds like a perfect alternative, thanks for heads up. Do you know the price point?
Not sure - haven't seen anything yet. I'd assume in the $7 range, but that is completely a guess.
Are they in New Jersey yet? How did you like it?
They are not - Phil just gave me one. Not sure when they'll arrive on sale. I thought it was a great little smoke. Not sure its my favorite size, but its great for a quick, short smoke.
They have no presence in Michigan either. Will they be expanding their reach in the near future?
I have no idea, but I'll try to get you an answer.
Interesting, I am intrigued now