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  1. OK Rob, I am doing everything I can to get you here to Florida for a visit. I can't take appropriate pictures due to the (intentionally) dim lighting, but I was able to do a short video of my room at home. I have been fortunate to have several FOH members down to visit, hopefully more will come down. Take a look and enjoy... https://youtu.be/DaUY8S3rPMQ
  2. By far the best I have had is a farm rolled Robaina. Exquisite, smooth as silk with velvet like texture. The epitome of smokes.
  3. Very intuitive questions and right on the nose. The last 2 years of harvests have been sub optimal, especially for wrapper. There has been too much rain which really affects the wrapper leaf. More sunspots, more chance for fungus and mold; and the plants get "water drunk", the leaves droop and become less elastic. The wrapper has to be perfect, especially on the high end cigars, so with less supply of clean wrapper, then Behike and other cigars known for perfect wrappers disappear from the market. These have been very scarce over the last 2 years so we see the results now. The good news
  4. Hi, good questions. First of all the HR cigar brand from Nicaragua are in no way related to the blends used on his farm. Remember that as a Cuban citizen he is not allowed to profit from any of the cigar operations, Cuba or Nicaragua. The blends on his plantation have been handed down for 5 generations, those cigars are indescribable!! Think about it, not only do the vast majority of cigar aficionados agree that Cuba grows the best tobacco on the planet, but they also agree that within Cuba the Robaina finca is the finest. When smoking one of his plantation/farm rolled cigars the profile
  5. Come visit me in Punta Gorda! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I will ask him Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hello All, I am so excited I just had to share this with everyone. Today I am going to pick Hirochi Robaina up from the airport and bring him home for a few days of R&R. It has been over a year since I have seen my friend. If any of you are going to be in the area, let me know and I will tell you when he will be coming by Havana Tranquility. For anyone not able to make it, if you have any questions for the Godfather of tobacco growers, let me know and I will have a Q & A with him. Emil
  8. Hi all, I have a line on some boxes of this cigar but don't have any info on the stick. The only Cuban Maduro I am familiar with is the Cohiba, any thoughts on this stick and if it is worth picking up a few boxes.
  9. Awesome, my phone number is 941-380-6022, call or text me and we will share a nice smoke!
  10. I would be honored, please text me, 941-380-6022
  11. I am posting a link to the video I just made that gives a video tour of the club. Again, ALL FOH members are invited to the club anytime you are around!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwTHBc9_e-E Hope to see you soon!!! Emil
  12. Hello All, I have awakened from my hibernation with the announcement made yesterday. These are exciting times for those of us here in the US. We all knew this was inevitable, and is just the beginning of the embargo being lifted. At least something good has come out of all the crap this election has stirred. For my 2 cents worth I believe that those of us who have some aged stuff stored away will be very appreciative of our patience. I do fear that the quality drop from 1999-2002, which we saw from the cigar boom, is likely to repeat itself, the question is how long until the full em
  13. I am not set up for online purchases, but for my FOH members I am happy to ship anywhere. Just shoot me an email, [email protected] and let me know what you would like. Emil
  14. Let me know if you can and I will slip away from the hospital so we can have a smoke together!!
  15. See, now you have a reason to come back and visit!!
  16. Thank you very much Rob!! As most of you have noticed I have been quiet for the last few years, I have experienced massive changes in my life. This has been a challenging time for me and my biggest outlet and stress reliever has been to open the "Ultimate Destination", my little slice of heaven...Havana Tranquility. I have put everything I have into this project...heart, soul, blood, and every cent anyone was stupid enough to lend me (and thankfully there are a lot of stupid people out there). The concept is 90% club, 10% retail emporium. This is a way that I can ensure that true "Cigar"
  17. Just send me your index finger and I will take care of the rest!! Can't wait to have you check it out!!
  18. Thanks to all!! I did find the book through London a while ago and forgot to update everyone. It is great to see the fantastic support! Thank You!
  19. Once she is complete, all of my FOH family has a standing invitation to come and share some of my smokes, maybe we can have El Presidente come down and film a video review from the room. Push him guys!! The only problem is that I maintain an absolute "No non-Cuban's allowed in the humidor", but didn't think this through since I am Bulgarian, not Cuban. Now every time I want a cigar, my good buddy Pepe Gonzales has to come over and take one out...he was born in Havana.
  20. Colt, I have a Grand Reserva just for you, all you have to do is come down and smoke it with me...the alter lives!!!!!
  21. Believe it or not I was born in Bulgaria and speak it fluently! I can't read the stuff since I was only 3 when we escaped, I am going to call them this week and if anyone is interested I might be able to work something out with the LCDH there...keep your fingers crossed!
  22. Hello to all, yes I am back after a long sabbatical. Due to work, personal issues, but most importantly building my smoking parlor and humidor I now have some unveiling to do. I have spent close to a thousand hours researching this subject, both on line and traveling to different tobacconists around the globe. I have lost 20 years from my life, almost suffered a divorce and a mental breakdown but the construction is finally complete! Truly I have worked hard to suppress the agony of building since our house was completed in 1998, this allowed for 12 years to dull the memories and once agai

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