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    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    SLR Marquez SGA OCT 16 Had some pretty bad wrapper damage on this one. With some great advice from FOH members I fixed it up pretty good with some perfecrepair glue and a piece of wrapper from a D4. Cigar is smoking great, however I think they def need more time. After an initial pepper blast it’s mellowed out, but flavor wise a bit muted as of now.
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    Colombia

    Can’t speak for Medellin, but I do go to Cartagena every once in a while for my work. First off, a beautiful town with so much beautiful architecture and history. I really enjoy spending time there taking in the sights. However, you are approached in the streets at night at least every 2 minutes with men carrying boxes of Cohiba’s and Montecristos’s that are the most hilarious fakes you have ever seen. I’m talking Esplendido’s with the wrapper quality of a dead leaf in my yard late November. I’m not even joking, you will be approached constantly in town and the beach, fake cigars being the most PG of all the offerings. There are a few shops that I saw, but the likelihood of authentic product is a risk I would not take. Bring your own!
  3. An age old question that you will get many different answers to. In the tube, out of the tube, or in the tube opened? Some will acclimate a while then put them back in. Science says the cigar will age slower in the tube. Some may want that and some will not. I leave mine sealed in the tube and check on them periodically. If your storage isn’t ideal, mold issues could arise. The only mold I’ve ever had was on newly acquired Tubos. Wiped them down, stored them properly (65/65) and never had an issue.
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    Your Last Cracker Cigar?

    Bolivar Libertador a few weeks ago. An amazing 2 hours. Unknown date as I had a few singles I picked up around 2 years ago that I never dipped into. Declared it to be the best cigar I’ve ever had. Decided there and then I needed more, checked the international store but no dice. Ordered 2 boxes that night elsewhere and then a few days later they are on 2424, doh. The ones I got look spectacular though!
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    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Time to see if the hype is real. Off to a nice start with earth and floral notes, draw is spot on. LMB AGO 18
  6. I picked up 4 of them a few months ago at the LCDH in Aruba at $28/stick, only a few bucks more than the pricing of a standard Robusto there. Haven’t had one yet but I’m kicking myself that I didn’t splurge for the box. They had at least 10 boxes sitting there. They would of been virtually free for me as I had a real nice night at the blackjack tables the night before. Oh well, they are a beautiful sight for sure.
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    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Coro
  8. Twins, same code and date. MSU JUL 18
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    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Edmundo OBM MAR 17 with some Russian River Pliny the Elder
  10. Bolivar Libertador MSU JUL 18 and a 3 pack of Cohiba Espi’s UAO DIC 18 from a box split
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    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    First ever Bolivar Libertador and 15 minutes in is so damn good. Looking like it’s going to be a great 2 hours.
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    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Saw these come up on 2424 tonight and decided to dip into my box I’ve been holding since last fall when I picked these up in Cuba. UTL DIC 17
  13. Connie A for $300 on clearance would be my pick.
  14. Looking for a little advice to salvage a few cigars that I would consider to be one of my more special boxes. Picked up these SLR Marquez Cuba regionals last year on the island. Not exactly easy to come by in the global market. 8 of the box of 10 are flawless. Unfortunately, 2 of them have pretty significant split wrapper damage, one worse than the other but both extending to the cap. To the experts out there. How would you go about trying to salvage these? I’ve read about pectin and perfecdraw also makes a repair product too. Reversible, or just smoke them and hope the band holds it together? I’m not too stressed about it as I paid island price ($117) for the box. If I lose 1 or 2 it’s not the end of the world! However, I’d love to save them. Thanks!
  15. They must of found an old stash of bands for these. To me, a 15 box with old style bands seems unique. So cool, congrats!
  16. Went a little nuts the last few weeks! Siglo IV EOS OCT 18 Couple packs of Siglo V Tubos LMB JUN 18 Lusitania’s BUP MAR 18 Connie 1 BRE MAR 18 Monte PE EBM MAR 18 Coro UTL NOV 18 Monte 4 REG MAY 18 RASCC ESL AGO 17
  17. Not much of a sparkling wine/champagne drinker myself but I think I’ve seen Rob recommend the SC La Punta as a good pairing.
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    Split wrapper HELP

    Haven’t fired one up yet.
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    Split wrapper HELP

    At the shop in the Camaguey airport of all places.
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    Split wrapper HELP

    You guys are awesome, thank you! As luck would have it (although I was plenty pissed an hour ago), I chucked a D4 in the dirt, the last of a nightmare plugged tent peg box of 10 that are thankfully history now. A box I had bought before I found El Prez! I just fished the entire cigar out of the trash and managed to get a large portion of wrapper from it and have it bagged in my humidor. If it works it will be the equivalent of a sadistic rapist that gave an organ to save the life of an innocent, haha!
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    Split wrapper HELP

    Thank you! Right now the bands are so tight that they aren’t going anywhere, haha. A little skin graft from another stick is a great idea though! This will also give me an excuse to try one out.
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    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    La Punta TOS MAR 17 Vigia MUP MAR 18
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    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    SP Non Plus BOR AGO 16. In search of this mystical salted driftwood! I’ve never had the urge to lick driftwood so who knows.
  24. Picked up this 3 pack of Epicure Especial Tubos about a year ago at an airport duty free. The outer box was not available but since I’ve had this for about a year it’s at least a 17. Very nice looking milk chocolate wrapper with a beautiful sheen to it. I removed it from the tube yesterday and have had it in my ready to smoke desktop. The predominant aroma at the foot was of strong cinnamon spice. Cigar lit easily with my torch and we are off and running. Smooth right from the start with the flavors of vanilla cream biscuit dominating. Burn throughout the first third was exquisite, in fact, it remained that way all of the way to the nub. Never had to pull out the torch for a touch up at all. Nicely layered ash showed solid construction as the burn never wavered. Straight as an arrow all the way down. God, I absolutely love when that happens! Into the second third and the creamy vanilla cookie biscuit flavor kept on producing thick and voluminous smoke. I started tasting some light milk chocolate entering the mix. Medium in body which continued pretty much to the end. I paired this cigar up with some Barbancourt Haitian Rum. The sweetness of the cigar and the rum complemented each other nicely In the hit or miss world of CC’s, this was an absolute hit. Absolutely loved every minute of it. Kind of embarrassed that I chugged this down in just about an hour. I just couldn’t help myself as it was just hitting on all cylinders. Sometimes when I’m just not totally into what I’m smoking im thinking more about what I would like to smoke next. Those thoughts never occurred during this one. In fact, I never wanted this one to end! Seems that every time I do one of these reviews I pull out an absolute cracker so keep it going Prez! I feel like I have a pretty good variety in my Cuban arsenal but Hoyo is a brand that I don’t have great stock of at all. Chalk it up to a few hohum Epi 2’s that just didn’t do it for me in the past. The EE is now fully on my radar as a future box purchase.

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