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Everything posted by PurosyVino

  1. Medaille d’Or No.4 : Fantastic smokes. Very smooth and sweet. I'm smoking from 2001 and 2012 boxes so I can't speak to recent releases. Inmensos (2010) - Smoking from 2010 & 2011 boxes. Love these. I'm very surprised these didn't take off among the larger RG crowd. Very complex, very much LGC. Deliciosos Cuba (2009) - smoked several around the 2010. Excellent stick from a gorgeous jar. Had one last year. It is even better than I remember. Serie D No. 5 España (2018) - A lot of what I heard about these were 50/50. Finally tried one.
  2. Do a search on "Knollenberg's Cigar Factory Tables". It breaks out only the wrappers and binders though. Filler would require more leaf.
  3. A lovely Toronto afternoon for some down time Cuba style. 2017 Espy 1
  4. JLP Petit Caballero. Very sweet and bready from the start
  5. My 3 co-workers would disagree. :D. We did a refresh about two years ago. They went with the Surface Pro, I went Thinkpad. They constantly bitch about overheating, lockups, reboots and wiped boot sectors. My Thinkpad just keeps going. :D. As for the OP's request. Look into the new Ryzen series of laptops with integrated GPU( video card chip built into the CPU core package). Unbeatable performance on them and well priced.
  6. I second this. If it's your one and only BHK, just drink water.
  7. I'd recommend some kind of bubbly (Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, etc). Chardonnay or White Port works well too. Especially if you're aiming to smoke a BHK56. Since you're smoking a BHK52, that one can pair well with a good, aged rum or Cognac/Armagnac too.
  8. Easter turkey in the oven. LESF out in the sun
  9. ^^ That ladies and gentleman is the Habanos Fest experience for much dinero. The cigars they hand out are the only edible items presented throughout the whole event.
  10. Maybe flying them out and exposing them to freezing temps and higher UV exposure would make them less lethal and add some flavour?
  11. Congratulations Hans! Wishing you both a great day! 🥂
  12. Registered. I heard they're mailing out BHK58's...
  13. I probably should know better but I couldn't pass up this prototype BHK56 box from 2009. A year before the BHK lines official release. Very excited! Smoke or put up on BR??
  14. I'll stick to PL Picadores which go for 6CUC/stick. If these aren't priced in the single digit range, I'll pass.
  15. For the past few years whether it's due to the Pandemic or my general mood, I have drastically reduced my CC purchases. In particular, I've been blase' about the new offerings from Habanos. It could be the rising prices, the NC style boxes they're pushing, the reduction in stick count per box in some cases. I've found myself chasing a few samples here and there of packing. For instance, the new RyJ / Partagas / HU tins. Otherwise, I've grabbed some old favourites to stockpile on when I could. RyJ Cazadores, Monte Petite Edmundos, HUHC amongst others. I've done a calculation based on
  16. Yeah. That's the Million dollar question whenever an old cigar is resurrected. If I were to smoke a new one and compare it to my old ones, it wouldn't be a good comparison given the difference in age even if it was the same blend. When the German RE Ramon Allones 898 came out I smoked one of my 2002 RA898's and compared it to the new one a few days after. To my palate, it was 60% similar to the original release. IMO, that's not too bad. And maybe it will be closer with age?
  17. I snagged a tin of Souvenir de Luxe from 1960. Decent smokes.
  18. Had an excellent PL Picadores last week. 2017/18.
  19. An anecdotal example here. A few years back I had a health scare and went to the hospital. Answered all the questions the doctor would ask of you. When it came to "do you smoke?" I didn't want to lie about it and told him I smoked cigars on average 2-3 week in summer and 1-2/month in colder months(outside of the odd binge at a herf, this is true). His answer surprised me. He said as long as it wasn't cigarettes your cigar regimen shouldn't be an issue. He added they're good for relieving stress. I've had similar exchanges with doctors and dentists, some of whom admittedly enjoyed cigars
  20. A few times. In the past I bought whenever I could. The one that sticks out to me is passing up on two 2008 boxes of Esplendidos @500USD each back in 2013. By the time I decided to go for it, they were gone.
  21. Just a heads up. Picks and Pulls are ALWAYS a problem in these things. I suggest you have a quorum of people who judge each transaction before the box is packed away and sent off. Otherwise you'll get stuff like. "But I put in a 2017 Monte Edmundo for that 2001 Cohiba Piramides EL I pulled!!" When it comes to valuations of recent stock, yulcigars.blogspot.ca is a good tool. For Aged / Vintage, you'd need some "old eyes" here. They don't all have to be Canadian either. If needed, I will take on that duty. Another guy I'd recommend is Chris @ChanceSchmerr
  22. It's just a silly name that I used for various web sites, etc. I've since deleted those accounts and figured I'd continue collapsing all instances up to and including a yahoo email address associated with it.
  23. Either one is a scary Chimaera and would make for some interesting "surf n turf".

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