dt2

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  1. I had a very similar experience with the single Tanios that I’ve smoked - it was reminiscent of a great Cohiba. Regardless of any Cohiba comparison, the Tanios was a fantastic and exceptional cigar in its own right, and easily one of the best cigars I’ve smoked in 2021. It was Clearance LOS Feb 20, received in Feb 21. I smoked it in early May 2021. Had some issues with frequent relights being needed, and although that usually frustrates me it didn’t take away from this experience at all. In fact, as soon as I saw Tanios come up again in May I bought two more boxes. All boxes are now at the back of storage, and I’m looking forward to revisiting in ‘23!
  2. If you get back to NYC, do check out Club Mac. One of my favorite spots for a mid-day weekend cigar with a friend or two. Haven’t been since the pandemic, but I miss it.
  3. Love the store and products!! I picked up 3 stickers for my snowboards, can’t wait to rock the FOH monkey on the slopes.
  4. Happy birthday, Di!!! Wishing you a happy day, and many more!!
  5. Very sorry to hear this, my sincere condolences to your family.
  6. One fine day this past summer, I was smoking a RA Superiores (ETP Feb 16, from El Prez). It was a very good example of the cigar, but not particularly notable. As I was enjoying the typical RA profile, out of nowhere I was hit with grape bubblegum. First time I’d experienced something like that, but unmistakable. It arrived early in the second third and I thought it would be fleeting, but it actually stuck around almost until the cigar was finished. Very pleasant, and didn’t clash with the usual flavor profile at all - very memorable!
  7. For more serious issues, a lot of great advice here. Thanks to all who have contributed! For the occasional production of a drowsy response, try Bob Ross and the joy of painting. The combination of calm, positivity, and paint on canvas lulls me to sleep.
  8. A lot of good ideas here. I would definitely be interested in a program like this... paying 10% per year for a 3-4 year old box is probably the sweet spot. I’m sure that this product gap is a big reason why the locker sales, FoH auctions, and Bond Roberts have been so popular and successful! Of course they offer much more than just 3-4 year old boxes, but I do think there’s an appetite for “lightly” aged boxes where the provenance is transparent and high quality.
  9. I picked up a single when I was in Aruba in Jan '18. I held it about 6 months in my own storage and then smoked in the the summer of 2018. I remember that it had a hint of a floral edge (10%), but I mostly got cardboard (90%). I remember being disappointed, but I'm happy to hear that others have had better experiences! A shame that it's inconsistent.
  10. Those look beautiful. Would love to participate in this!
  11. What really put me off was the more seasoned and experienced people who I've seen asking "Where did these cigars come from? Where have they been sitting all this time?" From what I understand, distributors (PCC for example) have their own 'aged' programs, where provenance is clear, storage is standardized, and the boxes are at least average regular production quality on the way in. In comparison, all seems to be confusion with the Anejados program - no clear answers to any of those questions. When seasoned and experienced members point out issues of this magnitude, it definitely makes me want to stay away. Combined with all of the uncertainty, the pricing made it easy to say thanks, but no thanks.
  12. Wishing you a successful surgery and a speedy recovery!! Get plenty of rest, and create a line-up of the first few cigars you'll have to celebrate your full recovery! ?
  13. dt2

    The Wheezycab

    Incredible, so well done. Thank you for sharing with the community!!
  14. Really wonderful review!! Quite a pleasure to have an original LE. Thoughts on how this compares to the regular production Piramides you’ve had? Also, your choices for drink pairings are really speaking to me. Thanks for the info on these two, I see research in my future... ? ?
  15. Got it, thank you. Glad to have my expectations set at the right level early on.
  16. This seems to be the general consensus in the thread. Are people referring to all of Italy, or just Rome? I ask because I’ll be visiting Siena, Florence, and Milan in 2020 so if there’s truly nothing special to be had, it’d be great to know that up front so that I don’t spend time looking for something that isn’t there.
  17. I would love to, but I already have plans with friends this Saturday. Someday soon, the timing will work out.
  18. I can’t make it this time... but we’ll make it happen soon!
  19. @ElJavi76 - I am in Hudson County. I won’t be able to make it in May as I’m traveling, but would love to meet up in June or sometime this summer. Let me know! @dt2 - Dan
  20. Merry Christmas to all and a happy and healthy New Year!!
  21. Wow, thank you for this! Glad I picked up a few on 24:24s this year, looking forward to enjoying them
  22. Thank you for sharing, that was a wonderful read

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