This is not a review as I only have this one farmhouse I did not “break” this yet. On a side note I confess to having difficulties breaking even a regular plain vanilla box so this is even more difficult for me when it comes to things I treasure out of different reasons.
As I mentioned the pictures you can see here are from a special release around the turn of the century (2001/2002?). The moment I learned about its existence I new I wanted this and when I finally was able to get my hands on it I was blown away by the reach sent that came out of this little toy-like humidor. A mixture between cedar wood and rich tobacco refined by this raw almond smell I like so much. For me by the way the almond smell shows that high quality leaf was used. As an example the Conde 109 ER for Mexico has lots of that smell.
I learned only later that there are two releases of this farmhouse. The first one was limited to a 100 pieces and had a hand drawn number on the bottom. And since they must have sold very quickly the Cubans produced an unknown amount more without numbers. If I recall correct there are even differences in the farmhouse itself like a wooden inlay or something like that. I am sure there is more and more accurate info on other websites as well if you want to google it up.
The model you see here is, unfortunately for my collectors heart, coming from the unnumbered, second release as I did not know this before I bought it. But to be honest I am not sure if I even would have considered not buying it. 🙂
As for the cigars in it (yes – I know many of you consider this as THE most important part…) it carries 10 regular Fundadores and 10 Double Robustos. The later is a size that is not part of the regular production and hence, apart from the packaging the reasons why I wanted this farmhouse. I really like the Trinidads flavor profile and a good Fundadores or Reyes is hard to beat if you look for a mild-to-medium, well-balanced and tasty cigar. So I’m really hoping for the Double Robusto to have the same smoothness, lots of taste and a little more punch. But for that of course I would have to break the humidor and I am not intending to do that any time soon.
How about you guys? Ever smoked a cigar out of this humidor? Do you own a numbered version?