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  1. Thanks to all who jumped in on this one. I remember my first cigar, a JL Seleccion No.4 on the deck with Rob, Ben and Alastair. I don't recall much about the cigar but the the events that followed after were forever memories. Alastair was so light headed and woozy from the experience that he could barely walk down the stairs. He then proceeded to vomit out off Ben's passenger side window on the way home. Safe to say, Ben wasn't too impressed after just having his car detailed at Hoppy's (an expensive car detailer in OZ) and Alastair was cleaning his car at 9/10pm on a Friday night. Classic! Anyway, time for some winners! Most liked: @mkz Random 1: @99call Random 2: @Lant63 Congratulations! Send me a PM with your preferred shipping address and the crew will get a prize on the way to you.
  2. Hoyo de Monterrey ‘Le Hoyo du Roi’/Ardbeg Islay Ten-Year-Old Malt – Domaine de L’Arlot Vosne-Romanee ‘Les Suchots’ 1999 By KBG I went with the Hoyo de Monterrey ‘La Hoyo du Roi’ (GSN MAR 07). A thoroughly enjoyable smoke, it started with woody notes and the aroma of an old hay bale. Moved into toasty flavours. A lovely evening smoke and it soon settled into a really appealing creamy, velvety texture. Terrific stuff. I had the last third of a bottle of a fabulous Burgundy, the Domaine de L’Arlot Vosne-Romanee ‘Les Suchots’ 1999, on the kitchen bench, and so, despite my abhorrence (so often ignored) of reds and cigars, I gave it a go. The Burg was so silky on the finish that it did not have the same jarring tannic experience which so often mars the combo, but it was still all a bit blah. Matching them did little for either of our components. Continue reading here:
  3. Cohiba Piramide LE 2006 | Montecristo | 25-Year-Old Edmund Dantès Rum By KBG So I went with one from the Limited Edition range, the Cohiba Piramide LE 2006 (POS DIC 06). I have always found these very good and I think that they are getting better and better. 12 years of age and I really think they have not got near their peak. What a great cigar. This was rich, with some chocolate. Complex. Great length and balance. Some molten chocolate here. The power really kicked in towards the end. Smoking so well. I really do think that these still have a very good future. Be in no rush. I gave it 97. Other than near the end when the power kicked in, for most of it, this was a subtle and gentle smoke. Almost gossamer like. Continue reading here:
  4. Time to draw a winner! This weeks random winner is @IanMcLean68! Congratulations Send me a PM with your preferred shipping address and the crew will get a prize out to you.
  5. Congratulations @jay8354! Your post received the most likes Send me a PM with your shipping information and we will get a prize on the way to you.
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    Superbowl : Game Day Thread

    Although I don't have a great understanding of the game, it's always a fantastic spectacle. Everyone's comments and photos were much appreciated. Love seeing what you guys get up to for events like this. I threw all the names into a Random Picker draw and we have a winner! Congratulations to @Pharmacovigilant Flick me a PM with your shipping details.
  7. H. Upmann Magnum 50 | Flor de Cana 18-Year-Old By KBG I went with a regular in the rotation, the H. Upmann Magnum 50 EMA MAY 08. And with it, a stunning rum, the Flor de Cana 18-Year-Old. What a lovely cigar this is. Complex, with good richness and spicy notes. A really lovely caramel note came through and this was perfect for the rum. The 18-Year-Old is a glorious rum with great complexity and near perfect balance. It is dense but it dances. Molasses and honey notes (for some reason, the molasses from the sugarcane in the FdC fields gives a much higher level of sweetness in the molasses). But what really stands out is the wonderful caramel notes. It worked superbly here. A great combo. Read the full article here:
  8. Por Larranaga Petit Corona | Ron Caney ‘Anejo Centuria’ By KBG I had not had a cigar for a few weeks, three weeks to be precise – a lingering, irritating summer flu/cold or whatever. Coughing up great chunks of who knows what is not really conducive to a good cigar. Finally, felt well enough and went small. One of the very few small smokes I like. The Por Larranaga Petit Corona. EKA SEP 08. I have seen some discussion on these on the forum of late. My view is that if you smoke them under five years, it is a total waste. I never get anything worthwhile until they have at least five years on them and a decade is even better. This one still had a hint of that exciting russet in the wrapper. It was mature and supple, small but perfectly formed, and very quickly moved into that lovely trademark caramel note. Some earthy characters. Read the full article HERE.
  9. Keep us up to date with what you are smoking over the Christmas period by posting a review in 'The Waterhole'. Simply review the cigar you smoked, post some photos and title your topic like this - "CNY - Partagas Short - OBM ABR 16" All entries go in the draw to win a three pack of Trinidad La Trova. Four packs to be won. One pack for the review with the most likes and three packs in the random draw. Winners will be drawn on January 5th (local time). Have a great Christmas and NY all. Happy reviewing!
  10. Incredible number of reviews for this competition, I think it was 40 total. Great read over the holiday period, thanks for participating. We have FOUR winners. Each receiving a 3 pack of Trinidad La Trova. Most likes: @LordAnubis Random draw: 1. @dicko 2. @Philc2001 3. @Auspaul PM me your preferred shipping address and we will get the prizes on the way to you asap.
  11. Ferrero

    Havanathon 2017

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