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  1. 33 points
    When I bought a couple of Padron Millennium back in '99, they were - at the time - the rarest and most expensive cigars I had, and that I could imagine ever having. So I decided that I would save them for only the most special occasions. Just such an occasion arrived on Wednesday when my wife and I welcomed our first child, our daughter, Millicent Jewell. So I'm enjoying my last quite evening at home while Mom and baby rest at the hospital, and taking the opportunity to dig into my humidor for the cigar that I've been saving for this day. After 19 years of being shuffled through countless humidors, the Millennium doesn't have much of a cold aroma - just faint black tea and mild dried flowers. An open draw gives early flavors that, to my palate, are characteristic of high quality, well-aged tobacco. Truffle, aged steak. There's a hint of baking spice in the aroma. It's certainly extremely rounded and mellow, but not at all dead or over-aged. The second third picks up some spice and a bit of the sweetness from the aroma hits the palate. It creates a mild kind of candied ginger flavor. The final third passes through a phase in which white pepper dominates for just a bit. Then the truffle flavor re-emerges and combined with a wet black tea and sugar note. This was a fantastic cigar, with distinct flavors that evolved over the course of the smoke, and a long oily finish. Certainly a fitting celebration of a joyous and life-changing occasion!
  2. 29 points
    Every night after I put my 1 and 5 year old to bed, I kiss the wife, grab my gear, and head out back for a cc. Every night for about an hour and a half I get to enjoy some much needed quiet time and decompress from the day. I work with my wife so she is happy to have some time to herself while I am out back. I have a great vendor...I have excellent storage conditions...I have all the tools I need to rectify any problem should it arise...problems almost never arise. Someone once told me that the key to happiness was that you must always have something to look forward to, even if its small. Every day I look forward to my evening cc (among other things, family, etc.) I am usually in a good mood and feel generally happy and one of the reasons I am sure is that I have a wonderful cc to cap off every day, good or bad.
  3. 26 points
    Picked up these goodies in Havana on Monday & Tuesday:
  4. 26 points
    They really need to stop me going to the LCDH Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 26 points
    I received this morning a lovely letter (always special in these times of electronic mail) welcoming me to the Land Rover family and including a voucher for a “Land Rover Experience” session whereby I can experience the true capabilities of my brand spanking new Range Rover. It did bring a genuine smile to my face…and so I started: “Dear Mr Wiesner Managing Director land Rover Australia. Thank you so much for your invitation to take advantage of the Land Rover Experience session. It is with some regret that at this time I am unable to take you up on your offer. You see, The Land Rover Experience I most seek right now is getting it back from the dealers service department. Baby steps I know. While I have seen the videos of Land Rover climbing Tianmen Mountain,. With your permission, I thought that we may start with getting this modern engineering marvel to perhaps run on tarmac. If every car has its own personality, then mine appears to suffer from performance anxiety. It is a strong possibilty that far from climbing rocky boulders at camp cojones, my Rangy would struggle right now to climb the speed bump at the camps entry. Far from being fearless in the face of a steep mountain trail drop, my Rangy will turn off and put itself into park before crawling into a foetal position and self dialing Landrover Assist. Given the technicians have not found a solution and the Rangy has resided at Land Rover intensive care for three weeks, I think it best to decline your kind invitation. I congratulate you all for the not so easy task of making my ex Jeep look absolutely Germanic by comparison. Best regards Rob Ayala Range Rover HABANO Hardly Used “
  6. 25 points
    We brought our newest addition to the family, Hunter Rose, home yesterday. Mom is doing well and her sisters are excited! It's been a crazy week, but I have a lot to be thankful for and couldn't be happier. Smoking this Monte 5 from the late 80s this evening for a little celebration.
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  10. 22 points
    Recent acquisitions: LGC Caribbean Paraiso 2014 (found in Grand Cayman) RA Superiores Siglo IV Connie A RASS cab Magicos Upmann SW GR 2011 (splurge) Esplendidos Fundadores RyJ Churchills
  11. 22 points
    Back at the in-law's lake house and out on the boat. I wish I had more boxes of these QdO Imperiales OGA ABR 12. Great day out on the lake. Also, the wife and I celebrated our 11 year marriage anniversary today. Turned out to be a pretty good day. Gonna pour a little Macallan 18 for us both when we get home.
  12. 22 points
    Cigar and wine pairing. Started out with a 1999 Boli Lonsdale with a BV cab from the same year. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  13. 22 points
    Hand picked and I think I lucked out. BRE AGO 17
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  15. 21 points
    You asked for it... If anyone needs a babysitter :/
  16. 21 points
    Esplendidos, a PSP box from UBA JUN 15 bought in September of 2015. Perfect wrapper, gently firm draw, plenty of smoke, where honey and lemongrass took center stage. Two hours of gorgeous 94-95 level performance, down to the nub. After a series of under-performing cigars, my faith is renewed.
  17. 21 points
    Busy day today. Just time for a quickie.
  18. 21 points
    Connie 1 and ribs.
  19. 21 points
    El Principe whilst pondering whether to buy another box on today's 24:24. Of course they are currently Schrodinger's cigar in that although they are showing as still available, they might in fact be sold out and are therefore existing in a duel state until Di checks the emails in a few hours time... [emoji848] (it's been a long day)
  20. 21 points
    Had my first Fundadores yesterday, and what a great cigar it was! And barely 6 months old. Need to go deeper if I’m ever going to get some age on ‘em.
  21. 21 points
    Really enjoying this single I picked up. Great draw producing big plumes of mouth-coating, creamy smoke that is fairly true to QdO DNA, at least IMO. Enjoy your weekends all!
  22. 20 points
    Very nice HUSW for a Saturday afternoon
  23. 20 points
    Starting my morning with a La Escepcion Don Jose in Taichung. Fantastic cigar - dark chocolate, bitter espresso, and red chilli.
  24. 20 points
    It just felt like that kind of day...
  25. 20 points
    Enjoying an AMO Ago 15 BHK52 this evening, with a Mojito. My reward after taking the ferry to Lanai early this morning with some mates and mountain biking the Munro trail, a 20+ mile loop that involves a brutal climb from sea level to the summit of the Island of Lanai at 3400’. Last time I did this I was in my 40’s, and in peak shape for an endurance event such as this. I survived the ride today, barely....I’ll leave it at that.
  26. 20 points
    Bit of a bucketlist moment, me and my mate Bill had a bosh at the Nürburgring today. Five laps each in a pair of Renault Megane RS. I can honestly say that I have never been more terrified in my life. Or more exhilarated. Victory (or, more properly, “Ahh, we’re still alive!!! I can’t believe it!!!) cigars were Allones Extras from TAU SEP 11. 😁😁😁😁 An epic day.
  27. 20 points
    A lovely BMP OCT 16 CoRo this nice evening after a drive home from the cottage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Treating myself to a RA Gladiator on a lovely afternoon.
  30. 20 points
    I got to see my seniors graduate high school today. A great class of kids this year, it was a pleasure teaching them over the past 4 years (I teach elective technology classes and coach, so I have kids from all high school grade levels 9 - 12), happy to see them all so excited and emotional on graduation day. I'm sad to see them go, and yet excited for their next chapter in life. Now, it's CoRo and coffee time!
  31. 20 points
    Esplendido to celebrate the first pool worthy weekend of the season in North Texas!
  32. 20 points
    2009 sir Winston from a box pass. Euphoric. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  33. 19 points
    1. Por Larranaga Petit Corona EML Abr 2014 Gifted by my friend Steve, these EML 14 sticks have been great. Nice caramel, honey, coffee and baking spice flavours. 2. Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo du Depute LAS Mar 2015 Sometimes you can't win them all! I was battling constant re-lighting issues all the way with this one. In between the re-lights, there were some cedar, milk coffee, nutmeg and a little cream in there! 3. Sancho Panza Molinas ABR Oct 2011 I think this was my last one. Oh, how it'll be missed! Sancho Panza wood and salt, alongside toasted tobacco and some cream, these have been pleasantly different to the 2016 Sancho Panza Belicosos I've equally enjoyed this year! 4. Bolivar Coronas Junior ETP Jul 2016 Gifted by my friend Luca, I don't normally smoke Bolivar, but for a minuto, these was quite good, in my opinion. Bolivar earth and leather, together with some cocoa, cedar and coffee, I'm grateful for the chance to re-visit these. 5. Montecristo No.2 MEL May 2017 I think again, this is the last of these in my collection and I need to get some more. Montecristo cocoa, coffee, nut and leather, this was a little stronger than I would have liked (i.e it was more leather than Monte cocoa and nut).
  34. 19 points
    The boat is FINALLY in! Time for some Cigars and rum, and the weather looks to be good for the weekend. Have a great weekend folks!
  35. 19 points
    Well it is almost 2am and I am back relaxing with a TEB OCT 08 Bolivar Simones 2007 RE Canada after my daughters wedding. The day couldn’t have been any better and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. This is a cigar I love and it would take a special day to open up my last box. This was that special day. Just finishing it up now and I plan on enjoying the other 24 over the next number of years. Pairing it with a Courvoisier XO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  36. 19 points
    Mechanical delays, missed connections, 17 hrs in airports on way to Greek island of Corfu. 3am at Athens waiting on our rescheduled 730am final flight. So might as well make the best of it. PLPC with my love.
  37. 19 points
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  38. 19 points
    Just back from the rehearsal dinner for my daughters wedding. Time to relax and watch the basketball finals with a 2005 HU Mag 46 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  39. 19 points
    Best damn cigar I've had all year. '14 Trinidad Fundadores paired with a little Yamasaki 12yr. Complete jubilation. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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  41. 19 points
    My last 2008 CoRo - outstanding!
  42. 19 points
    la gloria cubana exclusivo reino unido (2008) - sure she’s not a looker, but she envelopes you with her sweetness, floral scent, and cream! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  43. 19 points
    TEB 08 Sig 6 from Matthew Bongiorno...delish! 13 Monte 2...little tight but tasty VR Anniv RE...always love these Subs Hector Prieto custom from 2015.....excellent, don’t always get that w his customs but this was a real treat
  44. 19 points
    San Cristobal De La Habana El Morro (2001) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  45. 19 points
    Another quarter pack of OBM May 2017 Romeo y Julieta Churchills from our host because, frankly, lately they've been great!
  46. 18 points
    Relaxing with a LESF and some Prosecco.
  47. 18 points
    Pre-birthday celebration. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  48. 18 points
    My morning coffee with a Siglo VI.
  49. 18 points
    REG DIC 17 Talisman with some Diplimatico rum on my birthday. Cheers FoH Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  50. 18 points
    HdM DD cab (RSE March 03):

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