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  1. Happy, birthday, Rob. Go wild tonight, brother.
  2. Might have to clear your cookies from your browser.
  3. There is no loss like the passing of a loved one. Deepest condolences. ??
  4. I do this, as well, as an emulation of the “professional” cigar reviewers, as this is they’re method, at least the ones that employ a more fantastical approach. Sensations on the tongue and flavors in the sinuses trigger nostalgia.
  5. Eddie Murphy. What a riot. I remember listening to an old cassette tape of Eddie Murphy Raw on my Walkman back in the day. Never laughed so hard.
  6. Field of Dreams Shawshank Redemption Rocky (1-4) ....and for a bonus belly roll, Dumb and Dumber.
  7. Yes to the perfect draw tool. Again, yes to the above recommended rH range. Dryboxing can help, but it has been relatively inconsistent for me. I ended up chucking a whole six pack of Partagas Lusitanias b/c they were all plugged, even after dryboxing for weeks. your biggest asset will be patience. I’ve learned to let new boxes sit in the humidor for 3 to 6 months before I touch them. It’s been a while since I’ve had a truly plugged cigar now, but that’s after many, many months of figuring out the right combination of relative humidity versus rest time. Good luck.
  8. I don’t see any shorts. Let’s not assume anything. ??
  9. I second this, along with Trinidad...Vigia or Fundadores.
  10. Are both boxes aged, or just the Upmann? Maybe it’s the oil?
  11. I have the Colibri v-cutter. The blades are sharp. As long as the cigar fits into the cutter, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be able to handle 60+ RG. However, the only real way to find out for yourself is to purchase a 60+ RG cigar and give it a go. And you can let us know after you find out.
  12. Great post, great pics, a great experience. Thanks for allowing us a teeny tiny taste through your opportunity, sir.
  13. It’s actually a small cutting I relegated to ashtray holding duties b/c it got slightly warped. ?
  14. TEB MAR 08. Just reviewed this stick. Over a decade old and plenty of life yet.
  15. BRC TEB MAR 08 I came about this stick courtesy of @Bucky McSwensen via the most recent Newbie/Vet Box Pass. Thanks, Bucky! I was in such a rush to get this smoke going, I neglected nosing the wrapper and foot, as well as drawing the stick cold. Oh, well... 1/3: At first light, wowsers! This thing is intense. Mostly a full-bodied espresso over the palate and a good bit of spice through the nose. I'm surprised, as this thing is eleven and half years old. It's the oldest cigar that has touched my lips so far, and I thought it would be much more mellow than this. However, it
  16. Enjoying a 2014 Epi. 1 tonight. Probably will save the rest for morning or afternoon smokes... I think the nub says it all...

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