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  1. 56 points
    Di and I met Captain Gav at 6:30 am this morning for a 4 hour charter. Di has never caught a fish and has never before been on a fishing expedition. I was looking forward to sharing one of my great loves. The swell was running at about 2 meters and it was a tad bumpy. We met out first Long Tail Tuna within 30 minutes. It took Di an hour to land it. Not a bad first ever fish Tuna was successfully released.
  2. 35 points
    The legendary Man O’ War! I smoke one every year on today’s date. This was my younger brother’s favorite smoke when we started this hobby together back in 2010, or so. Generally, hilarious times ensued. After I bought a bundle (likely on cbid), we’d smoke these things on camping trips, road trips, pretty much wherever or whenever we had 30+ minutes of downtime when I’d visit him while on break from grad school. He passed away at 20 years old, on April 16th, 2012, in a random Monday afternoon car accident during a lunch break from his classes. His friend that was driving walked away physically unscathed. He was a brilliant musician, impromptu comedian, and most importantly, a once in a lifetime friend. Smoking one of these every year brings out an array of emotions that is almost indescribable. The simple ritual is satisfying and somehow provides comfort, if not a bit of clarity. It reminds me of the days when we had no expectations - where the time we spent together was as much the destination as it was the journey. Regardless of the type of day or the stresses it brings, try to take some time away to spend a few minutes with a brother or sister, a friend, your mother or father, your spouse, mentor, or even an acquaintance. Whether it be with a satisfying smoke, or just sitting back in the sunshine on a park bench, coffee in hand. Or, a crappy workplace breakroom, or shop. In that moment, remember how incredible, yet fragile, life is and it will help slow time down enough to remember who you are, and where you came from. Even if just for a moment. Sitting alone on the porch smoking one of these certainly helped me do just that today. - Brian
  3. 33 points
    Beautiful night here in VA and I’m celebrating the birth of my daughter (3/9) with a TEU JUL 10 Cola!
  4. 31 points
    She wants the cigars? You want her shoes (just the left ones) and handbags.
  5. 31 points
    1987 Punch DC - still lots of legs. I can only imagine how strong these must have been 30 years ago!
  6. 30 points
    Mammoth pre-Easter mail call!!! All I had time for was cell phone pics. Can’t wait to bust into these. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 29 points
  8. 28 points
    Had a nice day with my teenage sons driving around to some local bookstores. Now home, and selected a LUB MAR 15 Connie A as afternoon clouds roll in.
  9. 27 points
    Nice Famosos this evening, after quite the chilly and rainy day here in Hawaii nei. There are blizzard conditions right now at the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island. And here’s what the sky looked like 1/2 hr later
  10. 26 points
    83-85 Especial Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. 26 points
    A gifted H.Upmann Monarcas Tubos thanks again to @ATGroom! I consider myself very fortunate to have sampled this cigar. This vitolas was deleted circa 2009. Exactly why is beyond me! What an outstanding cigar! And if you don't believe me, do a search on our forum and you'll see for yourself (here's a tip: use the term 'monarch' - although technically a different handmade cigar, in cigar circles the moniker monarch is used as the anglicised version of monarcas at times). This is very similar to what an H.Upmann Sir Winston tastes like...quality Upmann shortbread, mild espresso coffee and nut, super smooth and mild. If I were to rate it out of 100, it would be 95 to 96 points. Yes, it was that good!
  12. 25 points
    What's Hot, What's Not : Tales from the warehouse. Finished 12/4/2018 Summary: Quality appears to be on the upswing across the board as third and fourth quarter 2017 stock hits home. Certainly better than lat 16/early 17. I haven't got a definitive reason why. The only theory I have is that with the bumper wrapper coming through first quarter next year, they released the reins a little on reserves. In terms of supply, super premiums are thin on the ground. Trova, VI etal are nowhere to be seen. Esplendidos/lanceros/898 get dribbled out in pitiful quantities. The quality is solid (as it should be). Quai d' Orsay 50/54 are not around, Winstons have dried up again. Wha'ts Hot Genios : Holy mother of Mary they were great. In terms of quality they were number 1 Up on 24:24 next week. Partagas Lusitania 10's: Hop on the carts and buy as many as you can. Cohiba Piramide Extra :The best I have seen for a long while. Rass 50 Cabs: They are back at the top of their game this month. Trinidad Reyes: Excellent quality. They are either up or have been up. Bolivar Belicoso Finos: Current batch is the best in 4-6 months. Excellent. Talisman. Some cracking PSP/HQ turned up. Quai d'Orsay Corona. Just beautiful. Ramon Allones Superiores : They have been crappy for a while but they are back with a red hue wrapper vengeance. H. Upmann Magnum 46: I smoked through two of these while at the warehouse. It is my kryptonite. What's Not. R&J Wide Churchills : Where has the love gone? If it were a horse you would put it down. R&J Short Churchills: see above. Vegas Robaina Unicos: smoking OK but look ugly as sin. If on special only. San Cristobal La Fuerza: From superstar to crack whore in 2 years. Wait for the movie. Sancho Panza Belicoso: My eyes! Hoyo de Monterrey Especial: If you threw these....someone would die. Cohiba Secretos : It is diamonds or dog rockets with these. This shipment it is the latter. Cuaba Salomones : They forgot to put in tobacco. Bolivar Corona Junior: eek. If you are not going to even try....then don't make them. Monte 2 in 10's. Hard to believe the cigars were yellower than the box. At the end of the day the team here checks all stock so you will be sweet. Most times there are gems among even the worst mastercases. Enjoy! Rob
  13. 25 points
    Much to my dismay, the only cab I have left...
  14. 25 points
    Opened a new 50 cab of JL2 (ORA ABR 14)
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  16. 24 points
    Montecristo No 1 in the sunshine - lovely Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 24 points
    Getting poor here in Hong Kong... I’m finding singles of a lot of stuff I’ve been wanting to try. This Connie B is very good - tastes exactly like a Connie A, though, so I’ll be sticking with that smaller and much cheaper format.
  18. 24 points
    I thought Connie would never show up... They kept her in a cold / dark hangar over at JFK for 5 nights for no good reason. She's faithful tho... She always makes her way home! My current fav reg prod CC: H Upmann Connoisseur A MEG SEP 16 She's photogenic the lass. 😂👍
  19. 24 points
    Edmundo Dantes Conde Bélicosos Exclusivo México x 2 (2016) I didn't bother to take off the copious amounts of stickers on the boxes to search out the box code. I'll likely kick the tires on this tomorrow or over the weekend. Happy smoking gents!
  20. 24 points
    Back from Cuba photo heavy a nice range from 2014-2018 No LE or RE in Varadero Customs are from Alphonz
  21. 24 points
    Picked these up today. Trinidad Ingenios, Bolivar Tesoros, and Cohiba Lanceros.
  22. 24 points
    Thank you @Fuzz!!!
  23. 24 points
    Yankees game, Final Four, tight leaderboard at Houston Open...plenty of good excuses to sit around and smoke some great cigars today. And drink cold beer and eat well. Cigar is really coming along well, I know they aren’t the most popular reserva but I am a sucker for Upmann and this has it in spades.
  24. 24 points
    Enjoying this Fundadore after spring skiing on this beautiful 10*C day.
  25. 24 points
    First Lusi from the cab pictured
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  27. 23 points
    MOB SEP 14 Hoyo DC. These things certainly took their time coming around, but now they're pretty great.
  28. 23 points
    A MUO Ago 2014 Cohiba Esplendidos. Milk Coffee, Honey, Grass and Citrus flavours, I was surprised by the amount of spice evident, which was more intense in the first third or half. It became more like baking spice in the second half.
  29. 23 points
    Variety is the spice of life
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  31. 23 points
    Mature, thin, little veiny, extremely classy. I’m attracted.
  32. 23 points
    First go at the Connie B! More than a touch of youth for sure and tastes more like a big Connie 1 than the A to me. Will be interesting to see how these develop and how a bit richer wrapper will affect the profile (this batch was a on the lighter/colorado claro side). Cheers!
  33. 23 points
    became my wife 52 years ago on April 1st 1966.Nobody on both sides of our families gave us a chance.They gave us 2 yrs max.Yet here we are 52 years later and still going strong.Yes we have had our ups and downs but we worked it all out.So,here we are 52 years later,who would have thought?If anybody asks if I would marry my wife again, in a flash I would say yes.So, cheers to my wife which put up with me all those years.
  34. 23 points
    June 2012 Siglo V. Just cracked this box, looking forward to it!
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  36. 23 points
    Por Larranaga Montecarlos TOS Mar 17. I simply had to get me some more 'long and skinnies'!
  37. 23 points
    MEG SEP 16 Fantastic smoke. These were the rough looking ones I posted a month ago or so. After a while to rest the wrappers/oils evened out. Interesting to watch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  38. 23 points
    A fascinating day if you ask me! Mr beaver and I went to the next town from us in northern Ontario to see this strange blue ice on the shore of Georgian Bay. Last night we smoked beautiful RE Benelux 2009. We got them from Didi in Amsterdam, who so many here have visited. Then, tried the bourbon seen below and honestly, meh. Loved the Single Malt instead.
  39. 22 points
    A refreshing combo after a day of making the yard clean and green - QdO Corona and a Mojito.
  40. 22 points
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  41. 22 points
    AMO 16 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  43. 22 points
    GEO MAY 15 RAG. About half way through this box and each one has been excellent. Currently my favorite large regular production cigar. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  44. 22 points
    Best girlfriend ever. She got me a box of hoyo dcs for my birthday Also my QDOCs and BRCs came today. I love it when all the cigars come at once!!
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  46. 22 points
    LUB ABR 14 Connie A after getting back from a very enjoyable Blue Jays game. Enjoying with Courvoisier XO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  47. 22 points
    Starting a very nice Saturday afternoon out with a RyJ Short Churchill and some coffee in the backyard with the pugs.
  48. 22 points
    1970’s H. Upmann Coronas Minor for the drive home. Another very surprising and smooth cigar to help leave work at work.
  49. 22 points
    From a recent quick trip. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  50. 22 points
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