Dispatch from Bermuda: Notes on The Partagas Serie P No. 2
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My apologies for being absent of late. I penned a few notes from the road but was unable to get them posted. Such is the problem with being a one man blog show. Now that I’m back in the saddle, here goes…
The normal daytime high this time of year in Bermuda is 70-72. Well, today barely hit 60 with intermittent rain and gale force winds. (Yes, literally.) If I wanted to freeze my ass off, I could have gone to New Jersey for half the price.
Then again, you can’t get a Partagas Serie P No. 2 at your local Garden State tobacconist.
Since I smoked only one, I’m ill equipped to give you a full review of the PSP2. But I can say it performed well given the gusty conditions at The Veranda, one of Elbow Beach’s many outdoor bars. While my party sipped Havana Club Anejo mojitos and read from the bar’s impressive rum menu, I savored this torpedo.
It began leathery and nuttier than expected. Around the point at which I snapped this photo, the flavors turned deeper and darker with strong cocoa and earth notes. Despite this smoke’s reputation for being powerfully spicy, I found the spice to be more of an accent than the centerpiece. A rich, fulfilling Habano with surprising smoothness.