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About omgpauljr

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    Los Angeles, California
  • Interests
    Montecristo or Partagas cigars paired with an Islay scotch
  1. From so cal

    Welcome! I’m also from SoCal
  2. I just got back from a vacation in Japan and visited the following cigar lounges in Tokyo: Le Connaisseur in Shibuya: roomy cigar lounge behind Shibuya station with a decent selection of standard marcas and vitolas. However, not too many regional or limited editions (only RA Club Allones, R&J Capuletos, Monte Dantes, La Gloria Cubana Revolution). I smoked a Monte Dantes (price was around 6000 yen) and thought it was okay but very spongy—I think the cigars there are over humidified. Torcedor near Maihama station: another roomy cigar lounge, but the selection is very limited. No regionals or limited editions. All cigars are wrapped in cellophane (weird). Half the cigars were NC. I smoked an Epi 2 and Siglo I and paired them with an Old Fashioned and glass of Longrow scotch. Total damage was around 8500 yen. Cigar Club in Azabudai, near Tokyo Tower: very small cigar lounge (mostly bar stools), but it had a wide selection of LEs and REs. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff that can speak good English and will show you aged stock if you ask (e.g., Bolivar Libertador with a 2013 box code). The only place I went to that carried Talisman (over 10000 yen a stick). I picked up a couple of sticks to sample back home. Prices are pretty uniform in Tokyo and cigars are expensive. I flew out of Haneda airport, which unfortunately didn’t carry any CC at the duty free shops, just Alfred Dunhill.
  3. In no particular order: HUHC Connie 1 Connie A CORO Lusitania RASS Reyes
  4. Wow, thanks for sharing. You crush it each time you post. I’d love to see your whole collection. Must be incredible.
  5. Newcomer (Newbie) Q&A

    Thanks for the advice Projectal, and Fuzz. My cigars are smoking great, especially considering that they’re mostly young. But what throws me off is that sometimes there’s a slight difference in taste within the same box, but I suppose that’s normal because it’s a handmade product and not because of storage conditions.
  6. Newcomer (Newbie) Q&A

    I store my cigars in their original boxes in a wineador at 68f and 64rh. I use Boveda 65rh packs to maintain humidity. Lately, I’ve noticed that some of the cigar bands are very loose, much looser than when the boxes were first delivered. Are the loose bands a sign that I am storing my cigars wrong?
  7. Tokyo Cigar Bar

    I used to go to Le Connaisseur in Shibuya when I lived and studied in Japan. I went back there in October 2017 and it was a great experience. My friend who lives in Tokyo told me that the Park Hyatt in Shinjuku is worth checking out, but I’ve never been there myself. Have fun on your vacation!

    Happy Birthday Lisa!
  9. Any recommendations for downtown Los Angeles?
  10. Trinidad La Trova, LCDH 2017

    Great review! You convinced me to try one.
  11. Awesome setup, thanks for sharing. I hope you enjoy it.
  12. Cohiba Robusto EPM SEP17 via 24:24.
  13. Partagas Serie E2 UEB SEP 17 from a recent 24:24.

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