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  1. I had one a couple months ago that surprised me on the upside. Only one so far tho
  2. Your Regular Production Cigar of the Year (2017 - 2020 production). Esplendido Your Specialty Production Cigar of the Year (2017 - 2020 production). Libertador Your Best New Release (2019/2020 production ) La Trova Your Most Improved (2017 - 2020 production) Your Mr. Dependable Award (2017-2020 production) Libertador
  3. I believe I remember reading Taleb recommending ignoring the news, and I think he is one of the greatest thinkers of our age. Anxiety significantly prohibits critical thinking, so if reading the news is giving you anxiety, you’re likely not as well informed as you think.
  4. CCs are like golf after hitting that perfect shot. You keep expecting to hit it again, but it doesn't come...until you're right on the cusp of taking a break. They are as inconsistent as my golf game too - good luck, but it will be difficult to find a P2 that matches it...until you do.
  5. Last night I was reading CA and actor David Harbour was discussing his favorite CCs. I started thinking - how do these celebs get them? Not that it's hard of course, but do they buy online? From travel? Each one know somebody? Is there a Hollywood "cigar guy" that sources for all of them? I remember seeing a large NY lounge got in trouble once...maybe the high end lounges are the source? Note: I'm talking about sources in general (not specific vendors) and this post was ok'd by @El Presidente
  6. First I bought a tower. It only worked okay. Now I primarily use bunny ears...I think it is this one: https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Heater-Outdoor-Cylinder-Included/dp/B00823W9B0/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=tank+top+heater&qid=1603740084&sr=8-7 You're not going to win a beauty pageant with it but you'll be warm.
  7. First, this review is just what I needed. A full weekend with 2 under 2 and by Sunday night I was exhausted. Friday night was an all-nighter to give mom a break, and Sunday was spent trying to do yard with with an almost 2yr old. I dug the wholes and she filled them! Took longer than it should have but was still rewarding in its own way. Exhausted and covered in dirt and sweat, Sunday night I was able to finally smoke a cigar. I was looking forward to this smoke the entire weekend and it did not disappoint. A SP Beli may not sound like a cigar that should be called precious, but t
  8. I’ve been experiencing with 69rh Boveda. So far I’ve wetboxed a P2 and Dip2 for months. Tried them both and they were splendid. Much better and richer than normal (64ish rh)
  9. These have been great smokes. This one had no harshness but flavors have been subdued. Woody would be the top flavor, but it still mild. Smooth retrohale. Paired it with Victory Golden Monkey. Also had some Mich Ultras as it was a long afternoon watching Jags and golf. I'd give this one a solid 90.
  10. I have a 2yr old girl. We learned the hard way after my wife stubbed her toe. My father-in-law always says "holy sugar" around all of his grandkids. He says ssssuugar very slowly. Except that time he was surprised to open his christmas present: a dirty harry .44 cal. He said it just as slowly and deliberately in front of all the kids. I think everyone felt it was appropriate.
  11. I have tried numerous tobacco scented candles. None of them great. Open to suggestions!
  12. I haven't paid attention to soccer/rugby - what are they doing when there is a new infection?
  13. I meant aged on BR...I think you mentioned more traffic. Has that resulted in more (potentially higher) bidding?
  14. Is it just me or have boxes become more expensive since that CA article?
  15. I agree with a lot of what’s said. Hard to focus on the cigar. Also, wind, etc seems to take away from it.
  16. https://www.cigaraficionado.com/article/a-talk-with-rob-fox-on-his-vintage-auction-venture
  17. Happy Birthday! Now - do you wear the shoes or put them on display? If it's the latter, where?
  18. Just hopped on and no one there. Perhaps it’s time to short zoom (sarcasm).
  19. I watched Citizen Kane for the first time a few months ago. And then did a little bit of research. Surprising how corrupt the media was even back then - truth be damned.
  20. Perhaps at this point it’s not a good investment. For the guy who sold them and likely bought them at a far cheaper price...I speculate he had a pretty good IRR
  21. The cigars were in a few different cities in Florida over the past three years but primarily Orlando. A lot of time inside an air conditioned house (with lack of humidity).
  22. I went to Cuba with some friends in July 2017. A buddy (not a big smoker) bought a box of Monte 4s (box code Jan 17). Although I told him he needed to put them in a humidor, he left them out...in his garage, in his house, etc. he came over last night and we each fired one up to see how bad it was. I have some Monte 4s from the same trip...literally can’t tell a difference.

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