Each heat matches one cigar against another and then the best cigars are whittled down to the Semi Finals and Finals.
The Boisdale Cigar Olympics 2016 Heat 4 at Boisdale of Belgravia in partnership with Hunters and Frankau and Marblehead Brand development
This is the fourth heat of the Boisdale Cigar Olympics 2016. The final will be held on the terrace at Boisdale of Canary Wharf on the 13 July 2016.
Round four – a blind tasting of 2 cigars
H.Upmann Petit Corona – Created as a brand in 1844 by a German banker. Herman Upmann also opened a bank but was clearly much better at making cigars than he was with money as the bank closed down but his cigars remain in production today. Classified as light to medium in strength, this is a classic slightly pressed Petit Corona with a distinctive and pleasant taste.
Sancho Panza Non Plus – another Havana cigar brand whose name has been taken from a famous work of literature. Sancho Panza was the faithful servant to Don Quixote in Miguel de Cervantes novel and has been known as a cigar brand since 1848. A medium strength Havana cigar with an appealing name – the Non Plus…
Dan Pink from Hunters and Frankau will be hosting and adjudicating the proceedings
Dominic Tait will be hosting the drinks element. Guests will be tasting Don Papa 10 year old aged rum and 16 year old Glen Moray Speyside single malt Scotch whisky with each event.
The Glen Moray 16 years old single malt whisky has a rich and mature nose and a smooth and exceptionally well-rounded taste. Flavours of toffee, progress to mint humbugs and barley sugar, followed by a hint of smoke and peat flavours with a long finish.
Distilled on the island of Negros Occidental in the Philippines and aged for 10 years in American oak in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon, Don Papa 10 is dark amber in colour, deep, rich and powerful on the nose, with a delicate tingle in the mouth, exuding bold flavours of dried fruits and cacao, with just a hint of oak.
There are seven heats during which there will be a tasting of eight Mareva Vitola cigars blind. The final
|13/04 – Qualifier Canary Wharf||Montecristo #4 vs Rafael Gonzalez Petit Corona|
|25/04 – Qualifier||Belgravia Cohiba Siglo II vs Bolivar Petit Corona|
|11/05 – Qualifier Canary Wharf||Romeo y Julieta Petit Corona vsJuan Lopez Petit Corona|
|23/05 – Qualifier Belgravia||H.Upmann Petit Corona vs Sancho Panza Non Plus|
|08/06 – Semi-final Canary Wharf||Winner from 13/04 vs Winner from 11/05|
|20/06 – Semi-final Belgravia||Winner from 25/04 vsWinner from 23/05|
|13/07 – Final Canary Wharf||Winner from 08/06 vsWinner from 20/06|
|10/08 – Cigar dinner at Canary Wharf||Featuring the winning cigar|