Hiram and Solomon have chosen to honor Operation: Cigars for Warriors with a special release that benefits the charity 100%. All proceeds from the sale of the LIVE2SERVE cigar go to this organization. Released in 20-count boxes, the LIVE2SERVE has an interesting tobacco blend that makes for a delicious smoking experience.
The initial light of LIVE2SERVE gives off notes of pepper and a bouquet of dry spices. Puffing through the first third, there is a great yellow curry note that is the prominent spice of the bunch. Pepper remains throughout the smoke, and the size of this toro makes for a lengthy, relaxing smoking session. The ash remains very tight and clings for inches before it needs to be rolled off. The flavor profile is medium/full to my palate.
Rabbit Hole Boxergrail–served neat–pairs well with the LIVE2SERVE. The Boxergrail is a 95%-5% blend of rye and malted barley. This superb spirit has notes of brown sugar with light and fresh citrus notes. The backpalate and finish feature some sour blackberry notes as well. When coupled with the peppery herbaceous-ness of the LIVE2SERVE cigar, the two make for a tasty and exciting palate exercise.
6 x 52 Toro
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
Filler: Dominican, Panamanian
MSRP (cigar): $10
MSRP (whiskey): $52