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About dvickery

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  • Birthday 12/07/1955

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  1. True anecdote from me ( who lives in Alberta) in Columbus Ohio two years ago ... started to rain/thunder/lightning one afternoon ... went outside the hotel to have a smoke ( no smoking inside in hotels in Ohio) ... next was an air raid siren going off ... I asked one of the chamber maids what the siren was for ... her answer was "it's a tornado warning" ... no fear of something I know nothing about I headed around the corner of the building looking for the tornado ... she calmly told me "you should go inside and stay away from the windows" . if you don't know/understand what you are dealing with ... you are (sometimes) not smart enough to be afraid . derrek
  2. @NSXCIGAR I think got it right . for myself ... I have found that from about '89 to '93 are smoking best of all just now . derrek
  3. Chris for the few moments that we talked ... I realized ( a bit later ) that I was speaking to a future "CDS" . so don't get too down ... you have a great future ahead . derrek
  4. Edmonton grads ... woman's basketball derrek
  5. When I was working (retired Jan '12) I used to get a "funky" taste after going a few days without a cigar . Los statos deluxe brevas were the answer ... they were my "Friday night" go to cigar for a couple of years . Havent smoked one for a year or two now . Derrek
  6. Upmann half corona ... best new release from HSA ever . Better new cigar than sigloVI or any robainas or Trinidad fundadores or or or ... got original release half coronas ??? Treasure them . derrek
  7. as long as I understand what a person is saying ... I care not at all how it is spelled . derrek
  8. I have done this with dozens of boxes and successfully get them back in the box . only time I could not get the bundle back in was a box of " pandoras " . derrek
  9. Just finished an '02 siglo II ... magnificent cigar in perfect balance . i feel the raw materials could stand another twenty years of aging easily ( mine won't ) . derrek
  10. Wondering about this thread . i never stash partial boxes ... once I open a box it lasts me about a year ( twice as long for cabs of 50 ) . Then it is gone . i said that so I can say this ... I have never tried a box of cigars that I thought was over the hill yet ... I have tried boxes of the same pedigree over a 25 year period ( say a box every 5 years all identical box codes ) . maybe it's just me and what I like ... or ... maybe this whole thread is more a comment on how cigars should be stored for the long run ( or smoked after cracking the seals ) . then again maybe I don't know what I am talking about . derrek
  11. In China someplace by now I imagine ... or Russia or ??? derrek
  12. Yes the odd plugged cigar ( maybe one a year ) but never had a whole box that doesn't perform . maybe I have lower than normal expectations but I find almost all of my cigars (strength and flavours and balance wise ) are somewhere between magnificent and fabulous . but then (as has been said already) ... if you don't get a dud every year or so ... how can you tell that you smoke great cigars all other days ??? derrek
  13. @planetary Trouble with this is ... one persons trash is another mans treasure ... or ... your 99 point smoke only rates 89 to me . derrek
  14. @Canoli dont be worried about cigars fading away at only 20 years . i open up boxes of cigars I bought 20 or 25 years ago quite regularly ... I have yet to find an "expired" box of cigars . i believe it all has to do with storage ... buy em fresh and age ... I would not buy older cigars that somebody else aged ( but that's just me ) . derrek
  15. 1492/1992 cubatabaco grand corona . Second best cigar I have had ( after a humble but perfect bolivar corona ) . derrek

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