Tuesday evening, while out on the golf course with one of the vendors from work, I was able to enjoy a cigar from one of my favorite cigar companies Foundry. Smoked the Americium element from there Compounds, Elements, and Musings line, which I absolutely love, this is one of the reasons I like Foundry so much. All the way down to there unique boxes, you can tell they really take pride in what they do. Currently i am on a quest to smoke all of the elements. The only thing i wish they would have done with that line is create a fake periodic table that you can stick the bands to and collect them all, yea I know a bit corny. Okay enough of that, lets get into the cigar.
The Foundry Americium Toro starts off quite strong with flavors cherry and nut, with an acidic aftertaste. This was the first time I have every tasted the cherry flavor so strongly. About half way through the cigar the flavors began to mellow out and it was an all round smooth smoking experience at that point. However while not being terrible i found the last third of this cigar to lack flavor, I really only took in a smokey taste. The cigar had a very smooth draw all the way through and held its heat very well. It had about an 80 minute smoke time for me and even though it was quite windy the ash seemed to hand on very well. Even though the flavors died out towards the end I would very much smoke this cigar again, especially for the flavorful beginning.
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin: Honduras
Filler: Honduras ,Dominican Republic & Nicaraguan
Price: $6.00 – $7.00
Now who do I equate this cigar to:
For me, its Mike Richards…
Mike Richards burst on the scene in Philadelphia using his talent and relentless efforts to earn himself the “C” at a young age. He would lead the Flyers to an improbable Stanley Cup run, that they would eventually lose to Chicago, in 2010. Unfortunately just two seasons later his attitude and poor off ice decisions would land him in an unexpected trade to the LA Kings.
Richards would have mild success in LA, while no longer the face of an organization he was able to help win a pair of Stanley Cups. As the seasons went on Richards would begin to see drastic drops in his point production and ice time, resulting in another move, this time to the Washington Capitals.
In Washington Richards would become but a footnote on one of the best team seasons the NHL has scene in a long time.
Ring Gauge: 199lbs
Country of Origin: Canada
Filler: Flyers, Kings, Capitals
Price: $510,000.00 (current)