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  1. Heavenly pairing...when Trinidad meets Cuba... Sent from my KB2003 using Tapatalk
  2. Wrapping up the weekend Sent from my KB2003 using Tapatalk
  3. Trinidad Coloniales one of my favorite cigar. Never disappoints. And this Blair Still Fauna and Flora is a little gem of sherry, malt, spices and oak. Underated whisky... Sent from my KB2003 using Tapatalk
  4. You will not be disappointed. A lovely dram Sent from my KB2003 using Tapatalk
  5. This one is superb. Stated age of 18but with distillery closed between 1996 and 2002 it is actually 23 or 24 years whisky Sent from my KB2003 using Tapatalk
  6. Sunday treat Vegas Robaina and Glendronach 18 bottled in 2019 Sent from my KB2003 using Tapatalk
  7. A box of Winston Churchill "The Late Hour", format Churchill and 2 whiskies I am eager to discover : Bimber, a first time for me and Clynelish by Duncan Taylor. I am familiar with Clynelish original bottling but couldn't go past a good deal...
  8. Enjoyable pairing of Opus X Double Robusto and Springbank 10....
  9. Aberlour A'Bunadh, Oban 14, Kilkerran 12, Lagavulin 16 are my most used for cigar pairings Also Clynelish, Glenfarclas 12 or 105...in non single malts I really like pairing cigars with a Nikka Coffey Grain
  10. Deanston... quality whiskies at a well contained price... no fuss no marketing etc but bang on in terms of meeting expecttaions (like Glenfarclas and Kilkerran...)
  11. Punch Punch and Aberlour A'Bunadh Sent from my RNE-L21 using Tapatalk
  12. Schools and child care center closed for at least 2 weeks here in Luxembourg, 3 weeks in Belgium and Undefined duration in France... On a personal note, we had to cancel my daughter's wedding in Philippines in 2 weeks time ... (Singapore travel ban from people flying from Germany + President Duterte Lock down of Manila) ... Most of our guests were willing to keep on going with the celebration but these last two decisions are like a final blow. We can not put our people and people we might enconter life at risk, neither can we put pressure on our guests to find alternative ways to enter Philippines.... The party is not cancelled, it is postponed.. we just don't know until when...
  13. Here in Luxembourg officially a few cases only but all countries surrounding us are quite affected.... Travelling to SE Asia in a few weeks and I guess it will be safer there than it will be here
  14. Small haul from a week end in Spain. Cigars are actually lighter colored than they look on the picture... + 2 Trinidad Coloniales that I couldn't help but smoke...
  15. RASS and RyJ Cedros de Luxe LCDH... Didn't even finish the RYJ...
  16. Short de Punch. Straight from Switzerland. Will put them at rest but might fire one up this week end Sent from my RNE-L21 using Tapatalk
  17. welcome!!! Switzerland is a bit of heaven when it comes to cigars....
  18. A few weeks ago... from one small but worth a visit tobacco shop in Luxembourg...
  19. It is indeed but these niche productions and their prices tend to drive up regular production prices too
  20. quite standard to see some businesses that were once considered as old fashioned turned into a very lucrative one. Put a "Traditional", "Artisan" or "Luxury" label on it and you can easily drive prices up. Wet Shaving, one of my other hobbies/passion is getting more and more expansive ... Same development as for cigars... Some well established artisans launch some limited editions of their products and can sell them for twice or thrice what it is actually worth because collectors will pay for it or some other ones will buy them to show the world they have it...Welcome to Instagram/facebook/reddit/Yolo.. driven business model...
  21. Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening all depending on where you are... My name is Fabrice, 48, belgian living in Luxembourg who discovered the world of Cigars very recently ( a few months ago). I have been a heavy cigarette smoker for too many years and finally stopped smoking a few years ago. Smoking cigars came naturally as taking some time for myself ( same as for traditional wet shaving, another hobby), enjoying a good quality product... It is my meditation/yoga time and I love it. So far, I have few experiences, tasted a couple of Trinidad, Hoyo, Romeo, Ramon and Diplomaticos + bought but haven't tried a few sticks from Nicaragua and Honduras... This is definitely a passion I want to pursue, having the chance to have a couple of nice cigar shops within minutes from home. So far, no Humidor but Tupperdors, Might invest in the future but first want to discover and experience as many different cigars as possible before settling to a couple of favorites ones... Wish all of you a good day and thank you in advance for the advices and tips I may get from you Fabrice

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