El Presidente

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  • Birthday 02/12/1965

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    Slow horses, irrational women, fly fishing, wine, friends and family.

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  1. Once upon a time. There were hundreds of thousands of Behikes being made each year. The ones rejected/stolen were sold as "seconds" out the back door to a select few. As of last November I was offered some of these mystery Behike seconds. What confused me was that there were almost no Behike produced that year. I quickly came to the conclusion that those at El laguito and Partagas needed to pay more attention to their quality control. There could be no other explanation
  2. Congrats on the promotion!!!!
  3. .....which will not be repeated...ever.
  4. Ken has his own little section. It can be found in the navigation menu Enjoy https://videopress.com/v/9Djao0ek
  5. You are still new. ......ken is the only moderator who managed to get suspended for a year.
  6. I will issue the suspensions now. Reason. Wasting my time. Seriously. Bugger off elsewhere.
  7. Some days are Gold I received a wish list from a new member yesterday It was 23 cigars deep. All to be PSP. All aged a minimum of three years. Best price possible. No more than two boxes at a time. Not over $400 combined for the two box lot. I couldn’t hit the DELETE button fast enough. He will no doubt be one of the first to touch base when some cracker aged stock come up and wondering why he wasn’t forewarned. Yes….DELETE will get a workout again. All villages have one. We have a big village so we have more than one (excluding Ken who is more of the mentally deranged village elder we seat at the entry gates). As a community you do a remarkable job in setting the culture of FOH. As they say the standard you accept is the one you are prepared to walk past. The vast majority of you get the balance right. A few of you are “quick draw McGraw” on the “REPORT” button but nothing some “skin thickening” lotion won’t fix. Just a quick thank you to all Have a cracker day Rob PLEASE NOTE *One e-mail please. * If you cancel an order, take a couple of months holiday from 24:24. 24:24 will be posted 10:30am local time Tuesday to Thursday. 8:30 pm New York 24:24 will posted 7:30 am local time on Monday and Friday (9:30 pm London/ 5:30 pm New York) * Due to Early starts on Friday and Mondays, Di may not be able to answer your e-mail until 10am. If you order late Friday or over the weekend, Di will come back to you Monday. Tranquilo. *Please provide your full name in all e-mails to Diana. * When confirmed, settle up. Don't leave it until "mañana" * Aged stock has been held by ourselves or sourced from PCC. Provenance is unquestioned. Some boxes may have Health Warning Labels. *** ORDERS UNDER $100 USD $100 AUD WILL HAVE A $15 Shipping Fee Added Montecristo Number 2 (25) ALL SOLD MEL FEB 17 HQ (All Boxes) Just a tad/just off the PSP yesterday. Not many of all. Jump on in. Some of the best Monte 2 in the world today. $277 USD $825 AUD Romeo y Julieta Churchill (25) ALL SOLD Churchill OBM DIC 16 Mostly PSP HQ (Mix) “Ooh la la” You just sigh when you open these boxes. Cherry Ripes in cigar form. I don’t think you get Cherry Ripe in the US or EU? Travesty! Smoking the house down and have done so for most of the year. Wrappers are Colorado Rosado in the main. Body is straight medium. Palate is spiced cherries, unsweetened cream with some sweet spices of nutmeg lilting in and out. Quality tobacco. The past two years has seen an excellent revival for this iconic cigar. $289 USD $ 825 AUD Cohiba Maduro Genios (10) ALL SOLD Genios ETP MAY 17 PSP HQ (Mix ) Perfect and precious few. If you are into Genios, don’t hesitate. There weren’t any other Genios 10 boxes that even came close. These will be all chocolate, milk coffee and raisins. Lovers of Genios know what they bring to the table…but they also know it has to be quality Genios or it is better to walk away. Never buy blind. Always buy quality here and you will be rewarded in spades. $ 215 USD $395 AUD Rafael Gonzalez 88 Asia Pacific Regional Release 2016 (10) Britanicas Extra (48x137) SOM DIC 16* Hand Picked You are going to love these selections. Ken and I video reviewed them Tuesday this week.. Early 90’s now but these are all about 2020/21. They are going to blossom into an RG great. Right now, nuts, light coffee, sponge cake, milk chocolate. Beautiful floral aroma. Still a little closed in its flavour expression but the flavours are all there. It will be a beautiful transformation. Enjoy a few now but keep plenty aside for the medium term. $195 USD $ 400 AUD Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro ALL SOLD BMP JUN 16* Mostly PSP HQ (Mix) Supply of these has slowed to a trickle. PSP/HQ quality? Very very few. From the cigars that ken and I video reviewed this year to date, the Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro was up there with the best. I don’t smoke a lot of double coronas but the DA made we wish I smoked more. Ken does smoke a ton of double coronas and he couldn’t fault it. The below flavour description nails it. Chocolate, coffee cream, dried fruit edge, touch of leather (slight). Just a an element of class and a very enjoyable two hours for me. Rich, classy, smooth. Excellent. $ 339 USD $968 AUD Por Larranaga Petit Corona (50 cabs) ALL SOLD Petit Corona TOS FEB 17* Mostly Hand Picked Very nice Cabs that are way above the average PLPC right now. Unfortunately it isn’t a cigar I would be buying blind right now. It use to be a safe “blind purchase” but much of what is around in 2017 to date borders is a fail or bordering upon it. I would rest these for 3-6 months and then put them to the sword and see how they are. Smoke half a cab, age the rest and buy another. Repeat. Most will find them full bodied when young, all toasted tobacco with elements of bitter cooking chocolate and a touch of burnt sugar. As they age the last two elements turn into caramel. The cigar a medium bodied gem when aged. $259 USD $870 AUD Fonseca Number 1 (25) ALL SOLD Lonsdale GOA JUN 16 PSP HQ (Mix) Aesthetically beautiful. More importantly a smooth and complex Lonsdale that has muscled itself into one of the stars of 2017. From discontinued to a shining light. Who would have thought. I started in this game in 1996 and have sold millions of cigars since then. Pre 2016 if you had told me anytime that Fonseca Number One would be one of the “hot” cigars coming out of Cuba I would thought you nuts. Such has been the turnaround. Not long ago whenever a distributor called in for replacement Fonseca Number 1 stock they would have a few years of age on them. 3-5. That was a measure of their popularity. None. That is changing rapidly as new stocks are mid 16’s. Brilliant quality. Excellent smoking experience. The fact that a Lonsdale is finding a market is great news indeed. Has quickly become a forum favourite delivering cream, vanilla, marshmallow and toasted tobacco in a light medium to medium body. You can’t fault the construction. I am loving them since they have returned as the blend appears to have been tweaked. Smooth as silk, butter, cream, flowers (on the palate and the nose), lilting vanilla bean edge. I would put them down 12 months so that the flavours delineate a little more. $197 USD $623 AUD · E-mail Diana (sales@clubczar.com) to place your order. Do not send a PM as you may miss out *** Please provide your full name when e-mailing Diana. No name e-mails with handle only (or nothing) will be deleted. Normally (outside of the week before Christmas), the process for hand- picked stock is that each weeks orders for the prior week are brought up each Monday from the warehouse and shipped that week. If you order on a Saturday/Sunday there can be a few days extra delay (as it falls into the following weeks cycle). Similarly if you order on a Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri then they go out the following week 99% of the time. Public holidays can occasionally throw a spanner in the works. If you have multiple orders then they will be scheduled but the team will correspond with you. Do not contact Diana unless there has been a significant delay outside of the above. · This selection will be up for 24hours. First in first served as quantities are limited. Hand Picked denotes they have been selected by myself and represent a mix of high end PE, HQ and sometimes PSP. We will not cherry pick boxes on request.
  8. ....the bottles were open. "Hi Honey....here are some 3/4 bottles of wine from Kens. He said he was going to pour them down the sink but then he thought of you" That would have gone well. Hard to believe your single
  9. It was to be completely hypothetical. Then she beat it out of me
  10. So an old high school sweetheart out of the blue sends you a friend request and shoots you a message that it would be great to catch up. She has some old harmless school photos she would like to give you. You are married Do you: 1. Ignore 2. Ban 3. Respond but not catch up. 4. Respond and catch up.
  11. I was asked to rate mine but I am far more interested in your thoughts. Rate your regular production cigars of 2017 to date (from what you have smoked) . I accept LCDH releases as regular production cigars. Your top 5. Nothing older than 2014. Give it some thought and have a crack
  12. Got a great email this morning. I thought about it and I am pretty sure it is the first time I have ever been asked that question. "Rob, when is the next Anejado due for release?". Congrats Sam....I think you are the first
  13. God Bless Them .....my taste for wine has returned!

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