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Last year at the IPCPR show a little corner booth caught our eye, primarily due to the model they had working there. Oddly, my wife was the one who talked to her while she was getting in costume. Call me a cigar geek, but I’m afraid I get distracted by all he cigars at the show. Anyway, this young lady was representing Mardi Gras Cigars, which is a house brand of The Huntington Humidor in Huntington Village, NY. They call the Mardi Gras their own special, extra aged Double Ligero Corojo creation, and I smoked a corona at the show which was a pretty nice smoke, and came home with a torpedo and a corona. I finally smoked the torpedo on Thursday evening. I’ve already told you all I know about the blend, and the flavor was very nice. The construction gave me some problems as it refused to burn right. I had various issues including requiring frequent re-lights, poor draw and uneven burn. It’s almost as if the cigar was over humidified, but it was in the humidor since July of last year and I’ve smoked countless other cigars from that humidor.  I’ll have to give the corona a try one of these days, maybe it’s just a torpedo thing.  There aren't many things more disappointing than struggling with a cigar. 

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Comment by Bill Williams on February 24, 2014 at 11:50pm

The model is my friend Janelle and we sat and had a couple of cigars. She was also serving Balvenie DoubleWood. I'll refrain from any jokes. The two I smoked at the show burned great, still have a couple I have not smoked as yet. Been trying to recreate the scene.. ha ha

Comment by Craig Vanderslice on February 25, 2014 at 7:07am

We ran into Janelle here and there and she is a very nice young lady.  Did you crop out Armand Assante? :-)

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