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  1. Not sure, to be honest. I mean...smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, right!?! But this is pretty special. I haven’t decided yet. They’re pretty happy just waiting for me to decide; I’m in no rush.
  2. This “gentleman of distinction” happens to be my wife’s boss. ...one of the most wealthy individuals in my part of the world. The box came from one of Castro’s senior officials in 2011. Apparently these aren’t standard HSA release but are made especially for gifts. I don’t know much else about it and really couldn’t put a value on something like this.
  3. Days like today don’t happen offen, but they’re brilliant when they do. A gentleman of distinction gifted me a 30 ct BHK humidor today and I don’t know anything about it. Thoughts and/or comments appreciated as well as guesses on value. Thanks in advance.
  4. Smoking a Punch Super Robusto from 2006. It’s smoking slowly as it’s slightly overfilled. I don’t get a lot of smoke but the flavours are there. I’m uncertain if this is classic Punch or not. It’s a cigar. Is it a good cigar? Yes. Is it a great cigar? I don’t think I could argue that. ...have many more so will probably leave these another 14 years or so.
  5. How long would cigars last outside of proper storage without affecting the cigar? Let’s say there are no humidity or temperature controls, how long would a cigar hypothetically last?
  6. I feel like I'm definitely in the minority here, but I love the series. ...haven't had a bad one. I particularly liked the Hoyo and HU, but can't fault the others. The price on the RyJ seemed prohibitive. The others were unique sizes that couldn't be found in regular production. If I want aged RyJ Churchills, I'll just buy a box and age them. I have the patience.
  7. This was one of my favourite cigars. I'm sad it was discontinued. I've only got a half dozen left or so.
  8. I’m obviously in the minority here but I love ‘em all. I wish I could help you but I’m keeping what I’ve got.
  9. What a great thread bump. I must admit that one of my own personal embarrassments, or regrets, is when I make a bad cut. Is there anything worse than starting a cigar with a bad cut!?! Insightful info here. Thanks for sharing, however long ago it was.
  10. Marzipan and cherry bombs. I haven’t had a cigar quite like this before. It’s probably the best Saint Luis Rey I’ve ever smoked. And yes, possibly better than the SLR DC. I had oodles of smoke and the draw was perfect. I didn’t want this cigar to end. I’m sorry I only picked up a few singles; I wish I had a box. ...still gun shy on SLR after the Pacificos. This will go down as one of the most memorable cigars I’ve had this year if only for the unique flavours. 93/100
  11. Yeah. Remarkably fast given the size. Your observation is keen. I dry boxed it for two weeks and the under filled roll was likely a contributing factor. I smoked it like a banshee too. The flavours were outstanding.
  12. Yes. Very different profile. This is more classic HU profile. And no, it is not the Mag 56 reincarnated.

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