In this edition of A Few Good Links we will cover a couple of things about cigars and a couple of new shows.
- Smoke Inn has unveiled its most recent 15th Anniversary cigar: the Padron 1964 Anniversary SI-15. I’ve reviewed both the natural and maduro wrapped versions of this cigar. Both are great cigars and they are also very exclusive.
- The Punch Rare Corojo 10th Anniversary has been released and there are some reviews in from A Cigar Smoker’s Journal, Tom’s Cigar Reviews and from Cigar Rants. My review of this cigar will be out shortly.
- The Borgias is shaping up to be a great show. It chronicles the life of the Borgia family during the renaissance. If you know nothing of them this should help: the dad is the Pope, one son is a Cardinal, another son is a military leader (a bad one), the daughter is going to be married off for political reasons and the family has a personal assassin named Micheletto. There will be twists and very twisted turns during the course of this series. My first encounter with the Borgia family came a couple of years ago when I read Mario Puzo’s The Family, which is a novel about the Borgia family. Mario Puzo, who wrote The Godfather, along with his co-writer were able to make interesting and informative fiction about one of history’s most unique families.
- Game of Thrones promises to be another great series. The first episode is going to air tonight and I will definitely be watching what I think should be a dark and dreary bloodbath of conniving individuals all vying for power. Many of the actors in this HBO series hail from roles in fantasy movies including the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Hopefully it turns out to be as good a show as I am hoping.