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  1. Finally got everything together! Here are my Takes/Puts: Takes: Cohiba Siglo II OGR NOV 16 6 points Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure De Luxe LCDH EML SEP 14 10 points Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 ESL JUN 18 2 points Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 1 EOS JUL 18 2 points La Gloria Cubana Revolucion ER Asia Pacifico 2015 SGA JAN 16 12 points Montecristo Grand Edmundo EL 2010 APR NOV 10 10 points Montecristo Petit Edmundo ENM MAR 18 2 points Partagas Presidentes MGT MAY 07 8 points Trinidad Reyes MUP AGO 18 2 points TOTAL TAKES: 54 points Puts: Cohiba Robusto PUR AGO 16 4 points BAG BAG 11 SLOT 5 Cohiba Siglo V A/T REG FEB 18 4 points BAG 8 SLOT 2 Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial ROE NOV 16 4 points BAG 17 SLOT 34 H. Upmann Connoisseur A BRE AGO 17 2 points BAG 4 SLOT 4 H. Upmann Magnum 46 GEO MAY 14 6 points BAG 4 SLOT 3 H. Upmann No. 2 BRE OCT 17 2 points BAG 4 SLOT 1 Montecristo No. 1 ASU MAR 16 4 points BAG 17 SLOT 1 Partagas Lusitanias OBM NOV 16 4 points BAG 8 SLOT 3 Partagas Serie P No. 2 MOL MAR 18 2 points BAG 7 SLOT 1 Rafael Gonzalez Panatelas Extra OPG MAR 15 4 points BAG 18 SLOT 1 Quiai D’Orsay Coronas ETP MAR 16 4 points BAG 17 SLOT 3 Quiai D’Orsay No. 54 MSU AGO 18 2 points BAG 14 SLOT 2 Saint Luis Rey Regios LAT JUN 18 2 points BAG 7 SLOT 3 Trinidad Vigia A/T RAG MAR 19 2 points BAG 18 SLOT 2 Hard-To-Find (Discontinued) and Double Banded Gobblers: Edmundo Dantes Conde Belicoso ER Mexico 2016 TOR DIC 16 10 points (devalue to 8 points) BAG 9 SLOT 1 H. Upmann Petit Coronas MEG JUN 16 8 points (devalue to 6 points) BAG 17 SLOT 5 Punch Punch 48 LCDH 2017 LGR ENE 18 8 points (devalue to 6 points) BAG 9 SLOT 2 Ramon Allones Club Allones EL 2015 TOR NOV 15 10 points (devalue to 6 points) BAG 17 SLOT 2 Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro BMP SEP 16 12 points (devalue to 8 points) BAG 13 SLOT 5 TOTAL PUTS: 46 pts reg prod + 50 discontinued/EL/ER = 96 points (82 after point devaluation) FYI the Vigia tube did not fit inside the slot - therefore I am leaving it loose inside the bigger bag next to the Vigia. FREEBIES: Puts: AJ Fernandez New World Boutique Blends La Boheme Pittore CAO Flathead Steel Horse Apehanger Gordo CAO Flathead Steel Horse Roadkill Toro Cohiba Short x 3 Hoyo De Monterrey Palmas Extra (Unknown Code/Date) La Flor Dominicana Andalusian Bull Ramon Allones Specially Selected ETP APR 16 Takes: Davidoff Yamasa Petit Churchill H. Upmann Coronas Minor Hamlet Tabaquero Figurado Liga Privada 9 Doble Corona Montecristo No. 5
  2. Will upload takes/puts with pics tonight and ship out to @Astar20 tomorrow! @cfc1016 I very nearly took the Scdlh El Principe TOS MAY 16 but then remembered I have a box already ... Somebody grab this, it's phenomenal!
  3. Sweet! Have some big decisions ahead of me It's been awesome watching the box change so much from the beginning. Wonderful job everyone!
  4. Been a long weekend. My best friend got married, but no chance to smoke so really looked forward to this one! The cigar is has a beautiful color and sheen. Barnyard scent. Love the aroma of these young. Straight cut reveals a smooth draw, just a touch of resistance. First third gives the impression of underlying complexity that perhaps need age to come through, but I can certainly pick up notes of toasted tobacco and and light sweetness, something akin to a drier cornbread. I pair this with a single gran scotch from North British distillery (yes, single grain!) hoping it might coax these flavors out a bit. I was not disappointed! The scotch itself is said to give notes of dried fruit, background coffee grounds and brazil nuts per the label, and I concur on this assessment. Second third wow! The sweet and nutty flavors indeed bled through pushing the cigar along to what it was meant to be. It has an almost “baked” presentation something like a fresh crumble pie from the oven. There has been a minimal amount of touch up needed but I’m not complaining. This cigar has performed. Final third the body has slowly crept up from a solid medium body to full as some of the sweetness has been replaced with a doughy thickness and consistency. Not quite as complex and flavor bomb as the previous third but a strong finish nonetheless. I'm very impressed with this cigar at such a young age. Especially being an odd format. It’s not quite as solid a performer as the 54 but with time could see it easily surpassing its bigger brother. I would give it an 89 if the 54 were a 92 at the moment, although that could flip very soon the next couple of years. Either way, consistency is key and this marca clearly has it right now if my current experiences with it and the sales of the new releases have any indication. Sometimes HSA just gets it right. Bravo.
  5. https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-beverly-hills-tobacco-ban-except-cigars-schwarzenegger-20190521-story.html Thoughts? It's great that they made an exemption for three of the lounges in the city, but I fear what this means moving forward for other major cities and folks in the industry in general. Talk about stealing food off the table for many... Hope they don't also pass plain packaging laws for the cigars that are being sold in the lounges. How ridiculous would that be
  6. Realistically, we all have a maximum price we are willing to pay for an item regardless of when you place the bid. So It doesn’t really matter if you bid early or snipe. Unless of course the item is invaluable to you or you bidding for the purpose of competing for the item, and not the item itself
  7. I’d like to join! Count me in as a vet? I think I’ve accrued enough since the last pass.
  8. No there are others of us out there. These 10 sticks could have gotten me a PSP 50 cab of Party Shorts or 25 of Lusis
  9. Spent the weekend in Tulum checking out the venue and nearby hotels where I'm having my wedding ceremony later this year. Gorgeous weather. Picked up some singles from the LCDH Cancun. I believe the Boli EL 2009 is a fake (the band color, wording etc is all wrong, didn't notice until later) but the cigar itself at least seems like the real deal. Who knows. The rest look and smell great!
  10. Saw these in the LCDH Cancun yesterday. Honestly the wrappers and construction looked subpar to most of what they had in stock. I picked up a gorgeous RAG instead. I like the Conde Belicoso, but they had them at $400 and again the quality was not the same.
  11. Bumping this topic - need some advice What would you guys pick up? These are Singapore dollars so divide by 1.36 for USD
  12. I will update this thread if I can score a box and arrange splits

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