Duffer

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    New Jersey, US
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    Golf, Horse Racing, The Beach, Reading, Pints of Guinness, The Grateful Dead

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  1. Without seeing the cigars, the placement of the habanos and warranty seals screams fake. Sorry.
  2. Yes, it is a ceramic jar. I believe it was a German release, 25th Anniversary of 5th Ave products limited to 1500.
  3. That sir is a REALLY nice putter!
  4. Nice dark, aged Monte 2. No idea of box code, best guess is it's from late 2000s.
  5. Hard for me to answer specific years. Was away from cigars due to health for roughly 8 years. The loose Monte 2s I've been smoking are most likely from 2003-2006. I have never been a keeper of that data, I draw this conclusion from the fact that the 2 boxes of cigars I still have from those days are BBF 03 and RASS 04. Hard for me to say how many Monte 2s I've had; but recently aged over 10 years, roughly 15 and they were all really enjoyable. Smooth cocoa.
  6. The rich, dark, oily wrappers on the Monte 2 for me, while tasty, are quite strong when young. I have found these types to mellow quite a bit over time. Aged ones hit me like a relaxing smooth caffe mocha. Having recently had to give up cigars for a number of years, I was luckily forced into aging some cigars including quite a few Monte 2s. In the past year I've tried to purchase different quality from Rob of my favorite cigars (RyJ Churchill, Monte 2, BBF). I decide what to age by the cigars appearance. Works for me as I have supply to smoke while the others age. Far be it for me to tell anyone else what to do, certainly not my style, I just thought I'd give my $.02. And I love the Monte 2. Enjoy your CCs, JB
  7. Ah, Monte 2! One of my favorites. How long to age is obviously a subjective topic, so there is no right answer. For my preference, I judge by the actual examples. For a Dark, Oily wrapper I like to let them sleep for 5 years minimum. I currently have a few of these beginning their 2nd year of rest. The lighter wrappers I find are ready to go in a year (maybe less) from the box date. Again, just my opinion.
  8. My head has spun numerous times from reading through your thorough explanations/recommendations regarding humidification systems. While I am a highly educated man, I wish I could grasp all the intricacies you speak of so knowingly. I also wish I had the talent to take on a self-build humidor. Alas, I do not and can accept this. One thing I can understand: That is remarkably consistent performance. Congrats!
  9. I smoked cigar number one last week. All I can say is it's a cigar I've never had before; and, if I get one out of the five cigars correct it is pure luck.
  10. I'll go with the RyJ Capuletos. A buddy bought a box and I joined him for a smoke last weekend. It was really good.
  11. I love a good Monte 2 just about as much as any other CC. Seriously, how much better could these "new Montes" be? That said, I did purchase boxes of both the 80th Anniversario and the Dantes EL. Why? Because I'm a whore and can't help myself. I'm gonna try to avoid the Linea 1935 like my mother-in-law, but it might be futile.
  12. I have more than one I've been unable to crack. If I had to pick one, it would be a 2009 Sir Winston.
  13. I'd have to say HDM Des Dieux and SLR Churchills
  14. The great Bob Dylan once wrote: "you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows". I concur, just check the burn on your cigar. Wind sucks, plain and simple.
  15. I'd like a Trini Vigia that's 7.6 inches long

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