Le Bijou , French for “The Jewel”, Petit Robusto is a unique blend from the prestigious My Father line of cigars. In Cuban tradition Le Bijou is a full bodied blend of Nicaraguan filler and binder with a Habano O.O. (Oscuro) wrapper. For those unfamiliar with an Oscuro wrapper, it pertains to cigars made with very dark tobaccos. The Garcias utilize this wrapper to create an intense aromatic experience.
The cigar is laden with rich, complex flavors. Hints of chocolate, pepper and spice blend effortlessly to create a memorable smoking experience. The finish is buttery and smooth and is exceptionally pleasing to the palate. Also very pleasing is the price at which you will find these cigars online thanks to elcigarshop.com.
In honor of Oktoberfest, raise a glass of wein, a stein of beer, or bit of schnapps to toast Germany’s long standing tradition of celebrating autumn and her seasonal cuisine and libations. My recent pilgrimage to Munich’s festival was one hell of a party, despite a few Euro rail mishaps and a bout of claustrophobia. The crowded city is decked out with oompah bands, lederhosen, dirndls and tables of roast pork and steins of Germany’s infamous beers. I was in pig-hops-heaven! The tradition of Oktoberfest started over two centuries ago to celebrate the wedding of King Ludwig. I started the celebration in the biergarten with Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, spaetzle and a huge stein of German Dunkelweizen, which is a dark wheat beer. After I devoured my German feast, I stepped away to savor my Le Bijou 1922 with my Dunkelweizen. Dunkels have a rich, bold malt texture with notes of chocolate and clove. I didn’t think the combination would work, but oh was I wrong. The intense dark tobacco along with the Dunkels dark wheat flavor paired perfectly. After a slight buzz from the two, I headed to the oompah band stage and delighted in the band’s blasting brass horns and energetic dancers. Prost!