Hialeah Gardens by Espinosa Box Pressed Toro Single
Tasting Notes: Bourbon oak barrel, barnyard funk, ripe tobacco, maple syrup, and florals make for one of the more complex bodies yet. Milk chocolate and rich tobacco with maple syrup notes on the foot. Red pepper with fresh oak on the cold draw. The first third begins with deep oak, red pepper, toast, wheat, a citrus zing that we lovingly call Sprite, and creamy smoke with black pepper in the retro. Tart, creamy, peppery, phantom fruity flavors like Fruit Loops, sweet and cereal like. I truly cannot help but taste Fruit Loops! A sour zing with oak, toast, wheat, and black pepper along with red, rich tobacco, leather, and white pepper with cereal grains. On the second I get rich tobacco, leather, toast, fruity zing, creamy smoke, oak, white pepper, slight graham cracker, and a slight fennel note which changes things. In the final third I get honeysuckle, toast, and the oak turns dank or wetter. There’s a vanilla note, the pepper turns to salt, and there’s an overall wheat note. Creamy like nothing else, and clean on the finish. This is one of those cigars made with aged tobacco and balance in mind.
Pairing Notes: Hershey’s chocolate kisses. Butterscotch. Cinnamon crumb cake. Fruit Loops. Graham crackers. Red wine. Cognac. Bourbon. Scotch. This is going to go well with almost any brown spirit, as long as it is not smokey. Werther’s Original. Root beer. Espresso with sugar.