bundwallah

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    Cigars, wine and other fine spirits. Cycling. Volleyball. Art.

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  1. FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Relaxing with a 2005 Trinidad Robusto Extra and a 2013 Chilean Sauvignon Blanc.
  2. I like the idea of a Punch Half Corona. As for my creation. A Cohiba in a perfecto or diademas vitola. Not as big as a Cuaba Diademas or Partagas Salamon. More along the size of a Partagas Presidentes. It's a real shame the Cuban flagship marca doesn't have this classic vitola in it's lineup. Oh and one big quadruple band in the middle.
  3. FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Smoking an ARA NOV 01 Diplomaticos no 2 with some Prosecco this Father's day evening. This one is for Mario. Who is long gone but not forgotten.
  4. FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Relaxing with a LESF and some Prosecco.
  5. Your Cuban "Sampler from Hell"

    Cohiba Maduro 5 Secretions Cohiba Maduro 5 MagicNO's SLR A Montecristo Open Eagle Belindas and Troyas
  6. Great pics and writeup. An AmiCigar event is on my bucket list.
  7. FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    A 1985 Davidoff Chateau LaTour with some Prosecco. My last one. These have been a joy to smoke. The unmistakable cold aroma of vintage tobacco is something you don't forget
  8. Some photos from Havana

    Definitely the La Corona factory from the outside and I'd bet the roller was taken in there too.
  9. aged cigars - thoughts?

    I've been following this thread for a few days with interest. I'm a big fan of vintage cigars and I've had some pretty good experiences with them. Only a small few that were somewhat disappointing. A 1985 Cuban Davidoff Dom Perignon (reviewed here) An early 80's Cuban Davidoff Château Haut-Brion (no review, but I do recall it no being memorable) Otherwise, I've smoked some really great vintage Cubans and Clear Havanas over the past few years. Early 1960's RyJ Fabulosos No 1 (reviewed) Pre-Embargo RA Aristocrats (reviewed) 1982 Cuban Davidoff No 2 (reviewed) Mid 70's La Escepcion Coronas Largos (reviewed) Mid 70's H Upmann Sir Winston (reviewed) I've also been lucky to pick up some full boxes either for myself or part of a split with others. A box of 1926 Peter Schuyler Perfectos (Clear Havana) - Smoke fantastic, medium full, very different and interesting flavour profiles. 1974/75 Partagas Perfectos & Habaneros 1970's H Upmann No 4 1960's Partagas Petit Coronas Tubos (completely sealed when I bought it. Immaculate inside) 1940/43 WM Penn Panatelas (Clear Havanas) Another interesting smoke. On the milder side but full of flavours I really don't get from other cigars. Of note, lemon zest. 1988 Diplomaticos No 7 ( A lucky find, medium bodied a bit on the floral side but very smooth and well rounded smoke) 1997 ERDM Lonsdales. Gorgeous wrappers, medium bodied, nutty smoke. I don't aggressively chase down vintage cigars as much as I used to. Thanks to the sinking CAD$, increased interest and pricing on cigar auction sites and general decline in inventory near me. I still have plenty to smoke for years to come and in the meantime, my regular stock will continue to age. No regrets dipping into this part of the hobby. It can be expensive and in many cases for me, reasonable.
  10. 50th Birthday Cigar

    Contact some of the older UK / European cigar shops. Chances are it wont be cheap but there's a good chance you'll find something.
  11. 50th Birthday Cigar

    If you look around enough, you might find a vendor or B/SOTL that has a cigar from your birth year they might be willing to sell/part with. That is if you want to smoke a birth year cigar vs any, vintage, desirable cigar. From my limited experience on the marca, the Chateau LaTour has more legs than the Dom P. Mine are from the mid 80's and smoke great. As for potentially epic smokes for a 50th birthday? I'd look into the following, vintage CoLa or Espy, HU Sir Winston, Monte A, Lusitania. From more "recent" releases: 2010/11 BHK54/56, Cohiba 1966, La Escepcion Selectos Finos, RA Estupendos, RA Grandes...Punch DC, basically something somewhat substantial and engaging to smoke. As for me, I have an old Punch Nectares set aside for when 50 years rolls around. Good luck with your search.
  12. FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    My last 2000 ERDM Tainos. B
  13. FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    A La Escepcion Don Jose on a lovely afternoon.
  14. Horrible news out just now!

    Very shocking. And his good friend and fellow Cher Eric Ripert found him. I can totally sympathize as a good friend left me in that position last summer when he took his life. Saw Bourdain last year speaking in Toronto. He was a great orator and overall interesting dude. Hard to believe he'd go out this way. But this kind of thing is so unpredictable.
  15. FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    2009 Sir Winston really hitting the spot. Very rich and robust.

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