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About Tesoro12

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  • Birthday 12/29/1988

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    Denver, CO
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    Skiing, Craft Beer, Video Games, Volunteer work, Hiking.

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  1. Welp I whiffed on this one badly. Really disappointing as I had a ton of current production ones when I was on the island and thought I was familiar with the profile. Oh well, I'd agree with others that this didn't strike me as a phenomenal stick but based on my other experience with the 4, I'd mark it as an outlier. Either way, congrats to those who did! Kudos.
  2. Sure! You can look in my post history for my write up from April but both times I've gone (April and June of this year), the tour guide will bring you back to your bags (you have to lock them in a closet at the start), lock the door behind you and then pull fakes out of their purse or bag. The non cohiba fakes aren't terrible but anybody with a modicum of experience can tell. The cohiba on the other hand are atrocious. Mislabeled, glass top, etc.
  3. I think the lcdh is but the lounge there, churchills I believe?, definitely attempted to sell my group fakes when we were there last month. I was actually relatively upset, they were awful fakes. After I told him they were fakes and pulled out 3 cohiba from my bag (we had gone on a cigar journey that day to every shop in the city), he backed down. Afterwards, a friend who was in attendance but not a cigar smoker said he saw him pull a bag from a hidden compartment in the bar to stock the humidor before we went over (wanted to purchase to justify the lounge space we were taking up). I was disap
  4. Agreed. Living in Colorado we definitely see the variety of cultures and attitudes surrounding marijuana but I think those attitudes will likely evolve over time. Lest we forget that many people still view swisher sweets and black and mild as true cigars. There are varieties of sophistication in any hobby. I do happen to have a few friends working in the enterprise side of marijuana and I'm constantly fascinated by their stories and understanding of the growing process and the impact that even the slightest mineral can have on the finished product. I think I am fairly versed on cigars but
  5. The first one I've actually gotten! I was between the Upmann and the diplo, I just thought it lacked a pepper character I associate with dip. The wood flavor on this was somewhat similar to some other upmann I've had and so that's why I ultimately leaned that way
  6. They were out of the XL ones when I was there but definitely hoping they'll have it when I return next month. Also hoping for that pink marble.
  7. I thought Cayo Jutias was great but the drive is a real drag and it's definitely starting to get more "discovered". If you're in the area, I think it's worth a visit but even the 2hr drive from Vinales is pushing it in my opinion. I just smoked my first one of the mons bundle last week and was very intrigued. It's certainly a unique blend and I enjoyed it. The environment there was also really pleasing. Very quiet but refined and the coffee was great. Definitely looking forward to returning for a longer visit this time. We really are lucky to have such a short travel t
  8. Day 8 we arrived at our casa to be delightfully surprised that it is on the 20th floor! We had a phenomenal view of the entire city. Our host, Alberto, and his partner, were super gracious and quickly checked us in and sent us in the direction of a music festival happening nearby. We headed out to the music festival and caught the last 20 minutes or so of a phenomenal festival until it ended. We walked down the malecon until we got close to the hotel nacional and we ducked in. Grabbed a few singles, 2 ashtrays and then headed out to the back patio for a quick smoke. Walked the cave
  9. Day 5 we took a long bus ride on the viazul to Vinales. The viazul bus was very nice, aside from each seat didn't stay upright and slowly reclined, and the stories about the air conditioning were real. We arrived in Vinales and walked to our casa, Casa Edel. The walk was great as we got accustomed to the city and the beautiful architecture and eclecticness of the colors and styles. All accommodations were booked via airbnb. Edel was phenomenal and had us set up with some mountain bikes as we arrived around 2pm. We grabbed the bikes and went for a ride into the hills and into some of the tobacc
  10. Hey all! I've been putting off making this post but you all have given me so much in my time on the forum that I knew I needed to give back in my small, but hopefully special for somebody, way. Background: I've been smoking cigars for about 10 years now and been getting much more into cubans in the last 4years or so. I watched a few docs and saw a few different pictures of Cuba and knew that I needed to go. When I took a new job with an unlimited and flexible vacation policy, I knew how I was going to take advantage of it. So I convinced my wonderful wife to do a 10 day trip, 5 days in V
  11. I'm traveling through tomorrow night so am unable to take a picture, can provide if needed although I'm fairly sure I won't be near the top so it won't matter. Ended up at 215.7lb which was a drop of slightly less than 10kg. It was great to have some added motivation, wish I could have done better but looking forward to shedding a bit more over the next few months. Additionally, it was the perfect incentive to get me back to the gym and I added some decent muscle mass, skewed my weight totals but I am feeling better at where I'm at with my body which is great. @El Presidente, thank you so much
  12. Was in Cuba last week. Actually saw quite a plethora of winnies. A mastercase at the varadero lcdh as well as at both the parque central and melia cohiba. Picked up 2 boxes and the wrappers on all of them looked pretty good. Did pick through a bit in Varadero as a few of the boxes looked very rough. That being said, based on the quantity I saw, it wouldn't surprise me to see a bit of a resurgence this year in production.
  13. @Corylax18 Southwest was the easiest for us in terms of flights. The only flights from Denver that don't include Red-eyes or significant layovers. Cheap too! Where are you located around Denver? It looks like we'll rent bikes from the casa that we are staying at (villa los reyes) and bike through some coffee and tobacco farms the day before. Catching the Viazul bus from Havana at 11:15 and ideally getting into Vinales around 3pm. Then we'll be doing the sunrise hike with Fidel from at cuban style (highly recommended according to Tripadvisor). Apparently the valley keeps a barrier o
  14. Ken, that was phenomenal. Imagining the visual of you stammering apologies with your demented grin got me laughing ear to ear. Looking forward to hopefully a somewhat less eventful hiking trip vs what you lot had.
  15. Down to 216.6 this morning. Making progress, not quite as fast as I'd like but my eating habits will do that....

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