Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Apr 18th 2012 - Man O War Armada

Today brings us the Man O War Armada in a 6.5x56 Toro Grande vitola. The Armada is the premium blend in the Man O War line. Like the others this cigar does not disappoint. It is more elegant than it looks though. I was pleasently surprised that it wasn't a full bodied beast. It has an Ecuadorian Sumatra Maduro wrapper and long fillers from Nicaragua. The Armada has an earthy core with spice, leather, coffee and a nice sweetness to balance it all out. I wanted to feature this today to pay homage to Operation Praying Mantis which happened on this day in 1988. This operation was carried out by the US Navy and Marine Corps on Iranian Naval forces after the USS Samuel B. Roberts struck a mine on Apr 14th 1988 as a result of Iran placing mines in the Persian Gulf during their war with Iraq. 2 Marines lost their lives in the Operation in a helicopter crash. You're sacrifice will never be forgotten...


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