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    Went to the dr last week as we suspected lady Dux was 7 weeks or so pregnant. Turns out we were wrong and she’s a little further along! 11 weeks, Still in shock. Can barely remember the Cohiba but am thoroughly enjoying my last Punch SS#1 right now. There goes the cigar budget!
  3. 33 points
    Enjoyed my first-ever Sir Winston last night, the first one from a SEA MAY 17 box. I’ve had two boxes of HUSW sitting in my tupperdor for a year and a half, untouched. I’d always make an excuse like “they’ll be better aged” or “save them for special occasions”. From now on, I’ll consider a good cigar to BE a special occasion. Rather than waiting around for the perfect day, I’m going to smoke the damn things, and the same goes for all of the other untouched boxes I’ve put away. All of these cigars won’t do me a bit of good if I get hit by a bus tomorrow. I think it’s time to start wearing my best suit, eating on the good china, and smoking my best cigars!
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    Keeping with the trend of smoking cigars that @awkwardPause gave me, yesterday was an ETP MAR 16 LGC MDO4. Can I have a master case???
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    My first out of this Cab. I had gifted 3 to a fellow BOTL who wanted to try these with age. EML ABR 14. PSP box They were excellent with the caramel coming through and perfect construction and burn.
  7. 29 points
    A Bolivar Soberano EL 2018 BRE AGO 18 this afternoon paired with some Waterloo sparkling water coconut flavor. Not a bad pairing.
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    Sancho Panza Non Plus ABR Sep 2011 I smoked this after I enjoyed a superlative 5-year old Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo des Dieux. I cleansed my palate with some soda water, gave myself 15 minutes and was fortunate to smoke this all the way with a great draw and no re-lights! I gifted one to @Luca from the same box and his opened up after he applied his PerfectDraw tool. How nifty are these modern conveniences? If you don't have a PerfectDraw tool to deal with tight or semi-plugged cigars, I highly recommend you get one! This was typical Sancho Panza for its age. A mellow cream and salted wood combination that was more light on salt on more heavy on the wood, but alas, not too much. It was very, very good. Not quite a 5-year old des Dieux, but then again, it would have been hard to top that cigar from earlier in the evening. Cohiba Shorts A nice 15-minute afternoon tea break short cigar with a black espresso coffee. Just perfect! Trinidad Shorts I had this for the first time after I had smoked a Cohiba Shorts for an afternoon tea break. It wasn't as flavoursome as the Cohiba Shorts, not as sweet, but still retained some nice mocha coffee-type flavour. Not bad for a purito!
  9. 29 points
    Last of my TEB Boli 1s And The Monte Dantès EL not a bad day
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    Cohiba Piramides EML JUN 14 What an amazing smoke, best Cohiba I've ever had!
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  12. 28 points
    Couldn’t wait... Perfect construction and nice sweet smoke until the last third where it got a bit spicy.
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    PLPC (TOS FEB 17) To christen my new ashtray - onyx and weighing in at 2.2kg. Sent from my ActionMan walkie-talkie
  14. 28 points
    Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo des Dieux BUM Feb 2014 I shared one with with our dear friend @Luca. This had just hit the 5 year mark and it is the best des Dieux I've had in a while. I think the only ones that could top this would be the 2003 bandless des Dieuxs @Fuzz has gifted me from a 50 cab. They were quite something else! What made this cigar so great, so easy to smoke and so dangerous to my fingers when I nubbed it, was the spiced clove, cedar and cream that was initially more spicy in the first sixth of the cigar but then settled into a light cedar and cream combination until the very end. Luca nubbed his too. I had to re-light mine a few times but this did not detract from the overall highly satisfying smoking experience overall.
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    I am kind of partial to LGC.
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    2016 Sir Winston. I'm just bathing myself in the aroma.
  17. 27 points
    Seriously the best batch of Upmann Number 2 since 2016. I put some PSP up a week (or so) ago and they are from the same batch. Upmann 2 perfection. Construction is as good as the wrapper quality. Cigar perfection.
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    Newly arrived H. Upmann Connoisseur 1, from our host. Donuts, just wanted to chew on the smoke. Fantastic construction, a new favorite!
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    A Trinidad Vigia yesterday while putting together the new patio sectional. I think the pugs approve! Cushions are the same color, just different lighting angles.
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    Pre 2006 HDM coronation tubos gifted by a friend. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Checking in on my ETP ENE 16 RASS. Coming along nicely.
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    Quai d'Orsay No. 50 SMA Jul 2018 Ah yes, this...along with the Quai d'Orsay No.54, is the cigar that is the hottest and most-hyped cigar on our forum currently. How can this be? Was anyone smoking fresh Quai d'Orsay Coronas 2 years ago, let alone the last of the Churchill-sized Quai d'Orsay Imperiales, last seen in 2014? For a marca that's only seen 5 different Regional Editions from 2011 until 2017 worldwide, the turnaround is quite remarkable. In 2018 alone we saw the release of these two new regular production Quai d'Orsay Nos.' 50 and 54, two new Regional Edition and even a new upcoming 2019 Limited Edition announced (the Senadores - in a rare Hermosos No.2 size!) Is the rebranding enough to explain a marca's resurgence from the dead? In my opinion, the answer is flatly no. It's quite easy to tell from smoking this Quai d'Orsay No.50 'right-off-the-truck', so-to-speak, that quality leaf has gone into these new regular production Quai d'Orsay. It's also quite easy to tell that these will age well, like standard Quai d'Orsay does. The reason lies in the complexity of the smoking experience I enjoyed in sampling this Petit Robusto that will surely put a dent in the sales of all other Petit Robustos currently, except perhaps for the Montecristo Petit Edmundo. The Quai d'Orsay is a 50 ring gauge x 110 mm cigar, the same size as a Partagas Serie D No.5, so give yourself around 45 to 55 minutes to smoke it, maybe less, even maybe a little more. The first third had sweet gingerbread and toffee notes and was mild and creamy, the middle third was more herbal and licorice/honey and the final third was more cedar and toasted hazelnut. So yes, complex but only because of its youth, but give it a little rest and you'll find the edges of this cigar will wear off and will meld and round off quite nicely. Then again, no-one will blame you (or me) if you have another 'right-off-the-truck', so-to-speak, in the meantime!
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    C&C Time! VR Famosos (2017)-24:24 Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
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    Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro OMR Oct 2015 Vegas Robaina is a marca that admittedly doesn't enjoy a notable profile, is unlikely to be in your 'go-to' rotation and like many other Habanos Multi-Local classified brands, has had a few regular production vitolas deleted since its inception as a brand in 1997. It was named after the famous Cuban tobacco grower, Alejandro Robaina, whom the Cuban Government decided to honour as the preeminent tobacco grower in Cuba in the 90's by naming a marca after him. A little over 20 years later there is only the Piramides-shaped vitola, the Unicos (52 ring gauge x 156 mm or 6.1 inches) and the Hermosos No.4, the Famosos (48 ring gauge x 127 mm or 5 inches) left. Like many other Lonsdales, Coronas and Double Coronas in the last 15 to 20 years, the Clásicos, the Familiar and the Don Alejandro have since been discontinued. The Don Alejandro is the most recent deletion, although still available until 2017, it was a very slow seller (as is the Vegas Robaina marca overall). The late '15 Don Alejandro I smoked tonight has rested a little over 3 years and I wanted to re-visit it as Vegas Robaina is known for its prominent chocolate profile, and according to my palate, brands that share this dominant flavour profile tend to peak in the 3 to 5 year window, although I admit this is a personal generalisation and not a rule. This Double Corona was 2 hours and 15 minutes of pure bliss. What made it so was not the chocolate and slight raisin sweetness balanced by a hint or sour dark cherries, although those flavours certainly appealed to my 'sweet tooth'. No, what made this so good for me was the gorgeous baking spice from beginning until the very end when I nubbed this. The baking spice was the dominant flavour and is something I look for and appeals to me in certain marcas as a sign of aging. If you are seeking a cigar outside of your normal rotation and you've picked this vitola up in 2017/18, or earlier, from FoH 24:24 listings or elsewhere and have rested them for awhile, do yourself a favour and smoke one up, and soon!
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