This morning on the way to work, I was called by a customer of Two Guys Smoke Shop to ask me if the news was true. Not knowing what he was talking about I asked him to fill me in and I found out that Adam Weeks from Two Guys Smoke Shop Seabrook had passed away.
For those of you who listened to The Cigar Authority whenever we broadcasted from Seabrook, Adam was there working. His shenanigans made it hard for anyone to keep focussed on the task at hand from his Cigar Pimp costumes to his Samurai Skills in cutting a cigar (He wore a Samuri Costume one day and used a sword to cut a cigar) he was the life of the party. Also when I came on board here I would spend my Sunday’s in Seabrook with him and get the lay of the land and his advice was always welcomed. It is safe for me to say that Adam became my first friend made in New Hampshire, because even though we worked together I would go there to hang out on my day off.
Part of me is hoping he walks into work tomorrow and turns this into the most epic and asinine April Fool’s Day joke ever played, but I don’t think that was in him, and he was the funniest bastard I ever met. So today in his memory we smoke his favorite cigar, Davidoff Aniversario No. 3
Cigar: Davidoff Anniversario
Size: No. 3 (6 x 50)
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Source: Two Guys Smoke Shop
The Look: I am a sucker for a cigar in a tube, especially a Davidoff tube. The white metal tube has a shade of white which I like to call Davidoff White. It is so pristine and clean-looking that is screams luxury. Inside the cigar is a Davidoff that is darker than I remember, and it features the white label band with Aniverario No. 3 on the side. In the hand the cigar is firm with an average weight. The wrapper has some veins and tooth to it and is well rolled, while the foot is well packed.
The Notes: The cold draw of the cigar has the typical elements of Henke Kelner with earth and barnyard but there is also a considerable honey like sweetness present while the foot of the cigar mimics that of the cold draw.
Once the cigar is lit, the Davidoff Anniversario No. 3 has some hearty cedar notes and the slightest elements of spice on the retrohale. The cedar notes surely stem from cedar sleeve inside the tube of the cigar. As the first third comes to a close there is a wonderful sweetness on the aroma.
The second third of Adam Weeks favorite cigar the aroma is honey like and as a result some of the honey sweetness on the cold draw and foot begin to show up on the notes of the Anniversary No. 3. There are some subtle spices and an abundance of wood, but the sweetness of honey really brings the notes together.
In the last third of the cigar the earthy components move front and center with notes of hay and a slight building up of spices. The cedar notes remain, but are more of an after thought as well as the sweetness. The cigar remains exceptionally smooth and definitively Davidoff.
The Burn: The slow burn of the Davidoff Anniversary No. 3 features a razor-thin burn line and an ash that held on firm well into the second third of the cigar. The ash was light gray in color and the draw of the cigar was perfection defined.
The Finish: When I reached out to the manager over at Seabrook I was surprised to hear this was his favorite cigar above all else, Personally I had him pegged for Atabey. It was nice to light this cigar up which will forever have a memory attached like many cigars do. So for now, I will say rest in peace my friend and I regret I never had the chance to light up this amazing cigar with you.