kyee

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  1. Technically it's not in Disneyworld park, it's located in the Disney Springs area. Similar to the Downtown Disney section at the Disneyland site in Anaheim. Buck14 - I also brought my own stash and smoked outside my hotel on one of the benches outside.
  2. I was just at Disneyworld for a week about a month and a half ago. Imagine my shock when I passed by this store: Sosa Family Cigar Shop You need to purchase from there in order smoke in their lounge, but that's a small price to pay to escape the heat and insanity from the parks.
  3. Makes me wish I had purchased even more bottles when Costco was carrying both Hibiki 12 & 17.
  4. I've been lusting after the Breville Oracle (and now the updated "Touch" model) for awhile now. I like a good capucchino, I'm lazy and don't want to have to steam the milk separately. I just can't get myself past the price of the unit though.
  5. kyee

    Vacuum sealing

    I think the answer here is..... no one really knows for sure. On the now-defunct cigar forum ICC, there was a lot of discussion about the positive effects of restricting airflow to boxes destined for long term storage. What I should've done at the time, was also include a "control box" of the exact same cigar/box code, and then compare those two side by side as the years passed. Of course, you still need to start with a good box in the first place - can't turn a box of dog rockets into gold by sealing them up long term.
  6. I'm in Beijing now, and with the no anti-smoking rules in place, I couldn't find any indoor lounges that allow smoking anymore. After doing some online research, I decided to stay at the Nuo Hotel in the Chaoyang district. I am so glad I made that decision. they have a rooftop bar called O'Bar, that allows smoking, and is VERY cigar friendly. I've been at the bar 4 nights straight, and am there right now having an afternoon smoke in the indoor terrace as it's raining today. This is probably one of the best places for cigar smoking in the city.
  7. kyee

    Cigar Lounges in Taiwan

    Too late for your trip, but for others looking for areas in Taiwan, I was just there two weeks ago, and the places I smoked at were: Cigar Emporium, and Churchills. There's a LCDH in the Grand Hyatt hotel, but I didn't smoke in there. Cigar prices are crazy high in Taiwan!
  8. kyee

    Vacuum sealing

    I decided it was finally time to see how one of my vacuum sealed boxes was coming along. I started sealing boxes for long term storage back in 2006, which I believe was a great year for Cuban cigars. The box I selected to test out was a Cohiba Robusto 2006. This box had been sealed for ~11 years. Upon cutting open the bag, that pungent barnyard odor hit me full in the face - it was such a delicious smell. the cigars felt supple - just a perfect feel when squeezing them. After cutting the cap, the cold draw was also perfect. It was one of the best Cohiba Robusto cigars I've had, and for me, shows that vacuum sealing the box has helped it in it's aging process. I'll re-seal the box, and try it again sometime down the road.
  9. kyee

    Shanghai - cigar bars.

    Unfortunately, China has instigated a no-smoking policy since the start of the year, and most of the indoor smoking places are no more. I haven't been back since the ban started, but my local friends there tell me that the ban is indeed enforced, and places to smoke are hard to find now. Evidently outdoor smoking areas are allowed, although Shanghai in the middle of summer can be hot and humid.
  10. Another vote for the Thermapen here.
  11. I'm in the same position as PigFish above. Lots of boxes stored at OLH, and wondering how we can address the shipping issue with minimal risk of loss.
  12. The Olde Cuban is a great place to have a cigar. I haven't had any problems bringing/smoking my own cigars, as long as you're spending money on drinks/food.
  13. I remember that day well too. I saw this article today, I was not aware of this part of the story.
  14. kyee

    Humidor pictures

    I'm just wondering why there is a new thread for this same topic that comes up year after year. Just post to the master thread, that Rye linked to on the 3rd post on this thread.
  15. I had my doubts about this one, but went ahead and picked up a box earlier this year. Finally got around to smoking one last week, and while the ring gauge is definitely larger than I'd like, I thought it was a pretty damn good smoke.

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