My journey into the world all started with one cigar, the H Upmann No 2. Granted, before I ran into this specific cigar, I had several experiences with Habanos, but my Diesel Unholy Cocktail for breakfast, Dark Corojo for lunch, palate had yet to truly appreciate everything Cuba had to offer. I remember the first time I smoked an aged Upmann No 2, it was an old band, from 2004, that was gifted to me from a good friend. What ensued, was an NC apocalypse of sorts, and I proceeded to switch over to collecting Habanos, specifically the Upmann No 2. I found boxes or multiples from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 and proceeded to age them all and note the specific changes that took place. The result was a personal education on the importance of aging Habanos, and seeing how much different they can change over long periods of time. While some brands do not need much aging to shine, I feel that Upmann really awakens after 6 years and turns into a true gem. So for this review, I chose one of the few singles I have left from my box of 2008. It has been quite some time since I have had one, probably two or more years really.