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  1. I was wondering if anyone has yet seen the 2017 BTAC or Pappy in the stores yet? I know it is due this time of year. I have been scouting a few stores but have yet to see it.
  2. With the rise in gold prices, atleast it would have made a good investment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Looking forward to being out there again in June of next year. I have heard good stuff about Star Noodle too. Also, looking to hit Maui Brewing too.
  4. I believe the Straight from the Barrel is the only one available in the USA. The others are available outside of USA. I believe this may be due to the ownership of brands between Takara Shuzo and Sazerac. I haven't figured out who owns what for the Blanton's brand. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. There is a store between Chicago and Milwaukee called The Mars Cheese Castle and they used to have a walk-in humidor just for cheese. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks for the recommendation on A Man Named Ove. Like stated previously, it is a good read and the end is really touching. It was the antithesis of 13 Reasons Why (had to watch it with my wife). Back to trying to finish 1Q84;)
  7. I wonder if someone from ISIS is following along with the Best books you have read in the past 12 months floating around in "The Watering Hole". At the recommendation of that thread, I picked up the book Mr. Mercedes. That book now has two similarities to two ISIS attacks. The book starts out with a guy running a Mercedes into a crowd of people waiting a job fair. That threw me back to the Nice attacks last years and the method used there (truck instead of car). Then, the book ends with a spoiled bomb attack at tiny bopper concert (sorry if this spoils the plot of the book for those who h
  8. How does one become friends with the Prince where he would share his cigars with them? For as much as they are on Instagram, it must not be that uncommon or are they copy cats? This seems lit it would be something only enjoyed by the 0.0001%? Those who attend Davos or something like it.
  9. Happy world whiskey day! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. In planning a trip down to the island I was looking at attending a baseball game. Afterall, I am starting to see more and more Cuban stars in the MLB. I was wondering if anyone has attended a game down there and has any advice of seeing a game from either Havana or Varadero? I understand one of the best teams is in Matanzas that is accessible from Varadero? Are there any good teams near Havana? How to the logistics of getting to and from a game work? What is the game experience like? What is the best way to get tickets? Do the games sell out?
  11. I got free passes for Disneyland through work. I took the family for a quick Spring Break trip. We have taken the family to both Disneyland and Disney World at Spring Break (wife is a teacher) and I can say it was utter madness. I have never seen so many people in my life! There was probably not a square foot in that park that day without a person in it. You almost couldn't move because there were so many people. We grabbed some fast passes and headed back to the hotel and swam during the day. Went back at night and during the Electric Light parade that my kids did not have interest in
  12. You just took the words right of my mouth. We have vilified tobacco...let's keep milking it and find something else to pump for about sugar? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. After last year I am surprised that there is no talk of a company running a line from Miami to Havana. I would think that the businesses doing business in Cuba would subsidize the effort to have reliable internet to support their logistics on the island. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I was also wondering what of the 12 choices most people choose when visiting down there? I was hoping for another FOH trip so I could use the selection for club event. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. 1. LGC Md'O #4 2. LGC Robusto or Churchill Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Also, I wonder how tobacco from different regions would taste. Would the soils of the Napa valley be good for cigars. Would the volcanic soil of Hawaii would produce a different flavor. I believe that Canary Islands were used for Dunhill cigars for a while.
  17. I wonder if there are any tax consequencies to rolling your own cigars? I remember a while ago all these roll your own cigarette shops popped up around here. When I inquired about them, I was told that people could roll their own cigars and avoid some of the government taxes associated with buying cigarettes from a merchant. Also, I have been to a few places where they have a cigar roller making cigars. There used to be a place in Oakbrook Mall that always had a couple guys rolling cigars in the back. That always seemed more as novelty than something boutique.
  18. Glad to know it gets better. I am about 1/4 through it and am ready to call it quits. Picked up after all the recommendations on this site. Did much better with the Stephen King Bill Hodges trilogy than this!
  19. Please tell me that 1Q84 gets better. I am about 25% and it is dragging for me. I started it at the recommendation of some people on this site.
  20. Can you create a Wiki page on the forum? Something with living content that can be update by members?
  21. I am in the Chicago burbs but it is going to be 60 here this weekend. I doubt this will last till you get here, but it has been rather warm this winter. For the sheer fact that Chicago is still trying to attract jobs and businesses to the loop, crime there doesn't seem to be as bad as other cities. However, you go south of McCormick Place, west of United Center or North of Wrigley Field you may see a rise in crime. I have noticed more stories on the new at night about crimes happening within this area. Uber and Lyft are great in the city. I would recommend the L if you are co
  22. Isn't there a good cigar bar off of Windward parkway down there? I believe one of my co-workers recommended that one to me. Unfortunately all that Pine worked up my sinuses last time I was down there. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  23. I would agree that the only thing worth bringing back from the LCDH in Cabo is the Edmond Dantes if they are in stock. I think I got Dippy 2 and and HDM1 and it was around $40 USD when I was there two summers ago. I think I read that the tax on cigars in Mexico is around 150%. Even Duty Free at the airport had crazy high prices compared to this site. That said the LCDH is a great shop. They have a great bar and it would be a great stop even for the Girl on the Bachelor Party. They have an excellent Tequila selection and their staff knows how to make great drinks. When I was there

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