One of the Emeralds is in a baggie with the word "Host" written on the outside.
I found myself in a pinch with the Preferidos. In my possession I had a Cameroon and a Sun Grown. I'd never smoked a Sun Grown before and really wanted to try that sucker, but alas, there was already a Cammie in the pass. My back-up plan was trading out for the Preferido Maduro, which I've yet to try either, but that went as well.
Wasn't meant to be. I do have that AVO though...can't wait.
Jay, do let us know how that Sun Grown smokes...
Thanks Geoff, and rest assured, Mick, I will let you know. May even try and do a review of it, although, I'm not one for picking out all of the nuances that others seem to taste. I just know if I like a cigar or not.
Speaking of AVO's, if you haven't tried one, make sure you try the new 787. It only comes in 3 sizes, a robusto, a toro, and a perfecto, and they're a bit pricey - $11.30 - $12.85 per stick here locally, but are well worth it!! This cigar proves that you don't have to pack a stick full of double and triple ligero, quadruply ferment a maduro wrapper to create a smoke with a great deal of flavor and balance. A definite nubber.
Rumor has it, that they are the same blend as the AVO 22, but as the 22 was a "limited edition" smoke, they couldn't re-release it. But 7+8+7=22, and they come 22 to a box, so I guess you don't have to be a genius to figure it out!! I can only imagine how good these things will get with some age, if I don't smoke them all first.
A certain BOTL here on CP got me hooked on these ..... thanks Christian!!