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    Sydney, Australia
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    The Hammond Organ and the Marimba, Dave Pike, Jimmy McGriff, Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, Laurence Davis and Rotary Engines

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  1. Luca

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    I have a similar (if not the same box code) and I get the same sourdough and spice notes. Great little cigar. The box i have has also been a bit inconsistent though.
  2. Luca

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Nightcap at Bar Pengu in Arachova. Paired with Ouzo.
  3. Luca

    Simon Chase...

    A huge loss to the cigar community. I heard when I was in London of his illness and had hoped he would get through it. Rest in peace Simon. Thank you for the great contribution you have made to the cigar community.
  4. If you are ever around Arachova Greece (10 min drive from Delphi) make sure you visit Bar Pengu. My partner and i were there last night and whilst it was not a busy night (it was mid week) we had a great time smoking cigars and chatting with Nick who runs the place. It's a good place mid week to sit, have a smoke and read a book/listen to music. During the weekends the place is packed and they play traditional Greek music. Mid week they are usually open from 1800 - 0100. Friday to Sunday: 1900 - 0500.
  5. Luca

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    TSU (I think) ABR 18 Ramon Allones Specially Selected. In Arachova Greece. Some other happy snaps from today
  6. Luca

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Some great smokes over the past couple of days in Athens and Santorini. Made a new friend too! 😄 Back to Athens tomorrow. Hoping to stop by LCDH Athens on our way to Arachova.
  7. Oops. Auto correct got the better of me 🤣
  8. Thank you @Akela3rd For meeting up with me on Saturday. Had a great time chatting with you. Felt like we were old friends! Too bad we couldn't buy smoking hats! After we went record shopping we grabbed some cigars at James J Fox. Ramon Allones Ramonitas with some coffee. Very nice smoke. Flavourful. Dried fruits, toasted Rob. A bit of spice on the retrohale. Really enjoyed it! Some more cigar pics from the store also...
  9. Amazing couple of days here. I am having such a great time! Went to Sautters Knightsbridge store. Smoked a custom roll Queen Robustos and had a good chat with Angela who works there. I then caught up with Martin (@Tino ) at the Admiral Codrington for some beers. Martin was very generous and gave me a Cohiba Siglo VI (BTO DIC 12). Fantastic cigar which still has more in it for aging. Thank you Martin! I then popped into St James and Visited Davidoff. I met Edward Sahakian. We had a great chat. He even gave me tips on the best method for polishing shoes 😁 PSA: I told Edward that my partner loves the Davidoff Long Panatela. Edward informed me that currently it is almost impossible for him to get any long panatelas. He believes that they are either discontinued or production numbers are Decreasing. My condolences to @baragh That same evening I attended a QdO 54 tasting at Bentleys Oyster Bar. Thank you @stephan for inviting me along! The food was great and the rum was amazing. The QdO 54....still needs to warm up to me. I enjoyed the 1st Third but then had combustion issues after the halfway point. I also met Dan from H&F. Shortly after that Stephan took me to his Gentleman's club - The Savile Club. It was an amazing experience and I really enjoyed sitting and chatting with a lot of great individuals from all walks of life. It is a very convivial club! Today I visited Fox and enjoyed a Dumas in their smoking lounge. Great cigar. Keen to grab a box if I can. Had a good chat with George Frakes - one of the staff at the store. We lamented the news about Dunhill not making pipe tobacco anymore. Very unfortunate. I also checked out the Fox store at Harrods. It is a nice little store with the cutting edge Airkel system (developed by Gerard in geneva). Smoked a RyJ Petit Julieta and had a coffee. The lounge is very nice. You don't feel the air moving through the space. But all smoke is quickly extracted via the ceiling, whilst new air is pushed through the floor. Very cool. Now I am enjoying a partagas SDn6 in my hotel room. It's been a busy but great day!
  10. I wish you did! Looks very nice Thanks for posting!
  11. Luca

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Sautter custom roll Queen Robustos at Sautters Knightsbridge store
  12. Luca

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Highly recommend you age that box (if you can) for a minimum of 2 year. Try to aim for 5 if possible. When they have age on them I find that the shortbread increases and there is also a pleasant orange citrus twang to it.
  13. I have smoked through one or two TOS coded PLMCs. Good code. I have another full box (2017) in my humidor and they look great also. The recent box I smoked through was excellent. I can only recall one cigar from that box having draw/combustion issues. Other than that they were fantastic. Interested to see your comparison review @AbasCigar
  14. Late post but this is basically me when I see that Di has written "ALL SOLD" Next to a box of cigars for sale on 24:24
  15. Luca

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Thanks @Raskol!!! What did you think of that EL? How did it smoke and taste? Keen to hear your thoughts on it

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