Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May 9th 2012 - Diesel Crucible

Today brings us the Diesel Crucible in it's only size a 6.5x52 vitola. The Diesel line has been a huge hit among full bodied cigar enthusiast and the newest edition is a limited one. The Crucible comes to us from AJ Fernandez. Only 1,000 boxes of 12 were made which comes to 12,000 total Diesel Crucible cigars produced. It has an Ecuadorian Habano Medio Tempo wrapper, a Honduran binder and fillers from Nicaragua and the Honduras. I found this cigar to be a departure from the typical full bodied signature that AJ Fernandez has with his spice and pepper bombs. It is a smooth and elegant med-full to full bodied cigar. An earthy and leathery core is complemented by pepper and spice off of the foot that develops into wood, coffee and sweet chocolate. I wanted to feature this today, it's a few days late, but to honor the birthday of one of the greatest men to live. On May 7th 1976 Lt. Mike Murphy was born. He is a Navy SEAL Medal of Honor recipient who gave his life trying to save his men in Afghanistan on June 28th 2005. Under intense enemy fire Lt. Murphy made a last ditch effort to save his men exposed himself to enemy fire to make a satellite phone call to their base. As a result he was shot during the call, then finished it and then went back to fighting ultimately giving his life in service of his men and his country. Thank you for your exemplary leadership and sacrifice Sir. You will never be forgotten... DSC_4825

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