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After a lot of digging on the web, I think I finally found something from an official source... This is from the Facebook page of Tiendas Caracol Especializada who puts the event together from what they say in their post. https://www.facebook.com/events/723321604731601/?event_time_id=723321608064934 https://www.facebook.com/Tiendas-Caracol-Especializada-468927293547115/ I've put the same info in another thread :
I hadn't touched most of the cigars I picked up last November in Havana. I have been travelling quite a bit for work the last 8 months, and winter doesn't typically lend to outdoor smoking here in Colorado. I finally had time tonight and decided to light up something special. My choice was a massive cigar I received at the Encuentro de Partagas opening dinner. I believe it was a Rodolpho, or something close. The foot got a little beat up on the trip back. (or maybe that night at Up&Down club, its impossible to say for sure) Despite losing the closed foot at some point this cigar was AMAZING. Absolutely delicious, nuts in the main, some salty BO funk (maybe driftwood to some), mushrooms, other flavors I couldn't identify. Perfect burn and draw from tip to tail, zero touchups required in almost 8 inches of cigar is an accomplishment to me. I did not want it to end. Truly a special cigar, fortunately I have one more stashed away along with a couple presidentes.(or something close) I paired it with a Blood Orange Soda, Perrier, and at the end a Single Hopped Saison from Funkwerks brewery in Fort Collins. With their vastly differing flavors/sweetness they all highlighted different flavors in the cigar. Now to my questions: Of the two dozen or so FOH members that were there, who has smoked one of these? I know that La Chine used to roll every single special cigar they handed out at the partagas events.(she handed these cigars to me herself) I have heard that she has been travelling quite a bit the last couple years and rolling less due to some arthritis or hand discomfort. I have never smoked any of here customs before, but for any of the members who have smoked both, do you notice similarities? If they are similar to these cigars at all, I will be loading up on my next trip.