Dave Blanco is alive and well...
Well, about three weeks ago I finally did hear from him, and he explained why he was incommunicado. Between four return trips to Nicaragua since December, he's been visiting cigar stores all over the country promoting his line. This guy really works the circuit. Moreover, Los Blancos cigars are sold only through cigar stores, not catalogs.
We finally got the chance to meet again last week after one of his tasting events in Allentown, PA. It was a beautiful night and we sat out on my deck and talked well past midnight while enjoying his cigars. I had a Los Blancos Sumatra. David said it was great with coffee, and he was right.
This morning I tried the Los Blancos Connecticut, which was equally stunning. I'm slowly working my way through the four-cigar sampler he gave me, and if the last two cigars are an example of what he can do, then I'm really looking forward to the Los Blancos Criollo and the Maduro. (David also turned me on to another cigar he makes called Primos. I was totally wowed by this dark, earthy cigar, but more on that another time.)
Suffice it to say, it was great seeing David again, and I look forward to spending more time with him at RTDA-Houston in August.
To find out when and where David Blanco will be showcasing his cigars near you, visit the Los Blancos Cigars Events page for a complete listing of cities and towns.