Today's Smoke at the Smoking Lamp

According to the sales talk, “The Thunder is a medium to full-bodied blend created by Nimish Desai, cousin of Rocky Patel. This Nicaraguan-made premium is teeming with flavor, thanks to a dark and leathery Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, and robust blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers. Each Thunder opens with a peppery blast, preparing the palate for a rich and complex series of deep flavors. Notes of espresso and white pepper are present throughout the burn, while a touch of cocoa enters the fray midway through. Each puff ends with a long, semi-sweet finish lingering long on the palate, completing an eventful handmade under the Rocky Patel tent.”

I cannot personally vouch for all, or any, of that but I will tell you this is a good cigar. I got on from the very nice rep who was in town, and it lit easily, burned evenly, and had fantastic flavor. None of these are small cigar in ring gauge or length, so be prepared. But, if you are self-confident enough to smoke one, you will not be disappointed.