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  1. If you were just starting and looking to build/explore what you like this would be the sale to stock up on.
  2. That is a great idea. Might work with the chocolate dust in BRC for the same reason.
  3. HU with coffee and a splash of milk is fantastic. They bring out the best in each other.
  4. My smoke at the moment is an Ashton VSG Churchill. It has kind of a leathery fuzz on the palate. My Lagavulin 16 does the same thing so I poured two fingers. They are better together. I often do Bourbon with NC's but this one works better with scotch.
  5. I did, had one with a buddy. Very nice, creamy and nutty - kind of roasted mixed nuts. Construction was good too, densely packed but perfect draw. My first box of LFDC but won't be my last. Mine are OCT 19, so I bet yours are ready to roll if they've had some down time since you got them.
  6. Ah I'm fairly sure I tried to get those, unsuccessfully. Hope it was great!
  7. That sounds like a great combo. I got a box of Esplendidos that has a black tea element, and almost a hint of eucalyptus. I should try it with an earl grey.
  8. Wondering if people have tried pairing specific drinks (esp. alcoholic) with specific marcas, and how successful it was. Most threads on cigar-drink pairings focus on finding 1-2 drinks that work well in general (seriously, OJ?). But, just as different marcas have different characters, they might match best with different spirits. Example: I recently had a BBF with a Lagavulin 16. Worked really well -- both have an earthy character. But I don't think the spirit would work as well with, say, a Cohiba. For that marca I'd lean toward a Lowland or Speyside -- more delicate citrus and honey. Japanese might also work. Another good pairing for me: Lusitania with Fortaleza reposado tequila. The pepper in each was a nice complement. What drinks have you found bring out the best in each marca?
  9. To posters who genuinely dislike a marca -- Did you used to like it? Did the dislike grow on you? I'm about 10 years into cigars but < 1 into CC's, and every! single! one! is magical in its own way. Can only dream of the day when I say, no thanks, I've had enough of how you get rosewater and cherries out of burned tobacco.
  10. How'd the cigar work with that whiskey? Love both the cigar and the drink but never paired them.
  11. The last one I received: The last one I paid for: Nice cracked wrapper on the first one, but was no worse for the wear with some wrapper glue and a punch cut Not my latest per se, but received last week and fairly stoked about it.

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