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  1. Will be doing my wind dance this weekend and adding a little Cuban smoke to the mess.
  2. For me it’s impossible to make rules about something so incredibly inconsistent as today’s CC’s. For 30 years I smoked as fast as I bought, for 20+ I’ve been smoking well aged cigars almost exclusively, enjoyed them both tremendously! If your not smoking a cigar tonight and you have cigars in a humidor that your “aging”, you’ve broken my one rule.
  3. Have a house guest so I’ll take my Sunday mid morning smoke outside. I was smart enough to grab a few boxes of these before they became a secondary market only cigar. When I want a 1hr smoke, which I do a lot, I think of a corona or robusto. I like to smoke when I’m driving and I live 1 hr from the city of Napa, so when I head there to visit friends a corona is the perfect smoke. April thru October you have to expect people taking there once in a lifetime drive thru the Napa Valley, when I’m enjoying a nice cigar I could care less. These cigars have been smoking beautifully, they just beg
  4. Oily wrappers you’ve probably hit a gold mine...pale oil less wrappers you’ve probably hit peppers and sourdough
  5. A box of SLR Regios MOE JUL15 I recently opened has taken earthiness to another level. Not the normal earthy flavor I find in Bolivar and Montecristo, these cigars have terroir. I get a beautiful rich earthy flavor that tastes like the soil this tobacco was grown in. I’m used to getting this flavor from a great wine, but I can’t ever remember getting such a flavor from a cigar. And there’s a red sticker on the box, so thank you Rob!
  6. Five great cigars I can go grab and count on to hit nothing but net... SCdH El Morro MLO box ever from FOH Bolivar Inmensos TEB SEP07 Cohiba Esplendido LBT OCT09 Sir Winston ARG MAY14 PL Legendarios MLO NOV11
  7. I wasn’t planning on reviewing this cigar, just having my mid morning smoke with a iced coffee, I chose this because I’m playing golf later and have 2 Lusitania’s coming on the course. Always been one of my favorite cigars because I love PL and coffee with cream plus when I was younger I could afford boxes of these. I do most of my smoking and listening to music in the car, a great cigar and some classical music is the perfect way for me to relax and ignore all the nonsense on the road in CA. Then a light came on, why not go to Havana. The best App a friend told me to download is Radio Garden
  8. Here’s the cigar store in the galleria....the best in Milan. The LCDH didn’t have much of a selection when I was there but were very nice. The airport was well stocked.
  9. For me a Lancero anything would be a winner......I think there’s only 3 left😰
  10. Food and wine paring is part of what I did for a living, I enjoy cigar and drink paring almost as much. You always want the pyramid effect 1+1=3. I reviewed a cigar out of this box a while back and remembered saying it would be nice to have a Sauternes with it because it had a lemon cake profile. Normally I like Port with RA because I’m expecting a dark fruitcake or as some would say Christmas cake...aka pudding. Of all the boxes of this cigar I’ve been thru this one has the lightest wrappers, but how much flavor does the wrapper add😜 Nicely filled with a firm draw at 10.2g. A chip off th
  11. A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎂🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾 Take the rest of the week off!!!
  12. No brainer for me, a dalias and a PL, but anything not in the donkey dick zone I’d love.
  13. I wish 20% underweight was the extreme.....that’s child’s play....I just vacuumed a 3.5g Partagas Short to see if it’s worth smoking.....that’s over 50% short....pun intended👻
  14. A plugged cigar is a plugged cigar, no matter what it weighs, usually from a knot or twist when rolled. A problem I almost never encounter, it took 25 years before I had my first plugged cigar. I think the published weights are for tax purposes....think. I like my cigars well filled, at or heavier than the published weight, as long as they draw I’ll happy. I find a big drop off in flavor from cigars missing 20% or more of their tobacco, the more missing the worst the smoke.
  15. I haven’t hit my inventory limit....any ones I’ve made I’ve broken so I stopped kidding myself. How much I’ll pay for a cigar, that’s a different story.
  16. This morning I smoked the RG PC, entering the ring at a whopping 4.5g. The kind of cigar I avoid, if I did accidentally light it would probably last 10 minutes before I pitched it due to lack of flavor and probably a bad burn. I’m interested to see how long it lasts, 45 minutes is my usual PC smoking time. When I sealed these I sucked the hell out of them, waiting for the machine to do the sealing. I don’t think that’s really necessary, I’ll try a few that I hit the seal button when they have a good vacuum instead of letting them get to outer space mode, they might look better. Draw is again C
  17. I’ll brush up on my video are my sealed victims and what they look like after...just finished the Dip 2...1hr 15 min smoking time..what impressed me was it had a sweet dark chocolate flavor from beginning to end....your not going to get that from a cigar that burns hot
  18. Firing up a Backwoods Dip 2....11.8g....after the vacuum, draw is perfect. I know it’s not pretty...but it’s how it preforms! Earthy, nice dark don’t get that from a wind tunnel..aka lightweight.
  19. I’ve certainly been in the front of the line complaining about all the under filled cigars we usually get in a box. For many years I’ve weighed all my cigars so I avoid smoking a disappointing hot bland stick. A member thank you bombed me a beautiful travel case and some lovely cigars. He vacuum sealed the cigars. I seal cigars when I send them but I never vacuum them to avoid crushing. As I was writing him a thank you email I started thinking what would the vacuum compressing do for the draw on a under filled cigar. It should tighten the draw making for a slower smoke and intensify the flavor

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