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Hello all,

I'm Colin - aka C-Squared. I started smoking in 1995. Popped my cherry with an ashton corona. Within a year I lucked into a friendship with a wonderful guy named Tommy who had effectively turned his house into a giant walk-in. He exposed me to my first habanos in 1996. It was a hoyo DC from 1991. Yup. Those were the good ol' NIVEL-ACUSO days. That cigar blew my mind and pretty much ruined me for ncs forever.

I got to share my passion for habanos with Tommy for years, thankfully. He was a great friend and incredibly generous, always sharing from his ridiculously abundant collection with me. Through him, I fell in love with the old partagas 8-9-8s above all others. We got to enjoy the advent of siglos together.

After a few years and the blossoming of the web and the predecessors to BBcode, I became active on the CA forums (wogga was my handle back in those days) and made a few good friends through there. I even flew to Texas for one of their weddings! One of my fonder memories from the early 2000's was a trip to the middle of nowhere pennsylvania for a herf. A fellow forum member - a jewelery designer - owned this crazy property that had apparently been used as a bordello and sold on foreclosure after being seized from the racketeers who ran the untoward establishment. You can't imagine much more opulent a destination for a herf. That was quite a memorable experience. Loren - if you've somehow miraculously found your way here - THANK YOU for that!

 

But I digress. Around 2004 or so, my recently regrettable addiction to cigarettes had pretty much ruined my palate. I ended up no longer being able to appreciate a good cigar and I fell out of the hobby. In 2014, I finally quit the evil cigarettes. Now, 3 plus years later, I can finally properly taste again. I reached out to that friend whose wedding I flew to, he put me in touch with a supplier, and I was back in like I had never been gone.

It's crazy coming back to the world of habanos after having smoked for 10 years, then been completely removed for another 10. A good few of the vitolas I once knew and loved seem to have been discontinued or changed drastically. A great many new ones have been introduced. It's like I'm an old hand yet simultaneously a complete newbie. It's a wonderful and delicious journey so far. I'm glad to be back and hope to make some more new friends.

 

Thanks,

CSquared

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Most people who started in around 1995 time frame do get introduced to good Cigars with Ashton. The next level Habanos is definitely a game changer. Don’t worry Colin, the legendary Hoyo De Monterrey- Double Coronas has not changed it’s still a classic!! I had one the other day and I don’t care what[mention=29491]@Hopduro[/mention] says it’s still my favorite Hoyo.

 

Welcome to the forum!!!

 

 

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Most people who started in around 1995 time frame do get introduced to good Cigars with Ashton. The next level Habanos is definitely a game changer. Don’t worry Colin, the legendary Hoyo De Monterrey- Double Coronas has not changed it’s still a classic!! I had one the other day and I don’t care what[mention=29491]@Hopduro[/mention] says it’s still my favorite Hoyo.
 
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He's still a little loopy from all the nicotine, don't listen to a word he says

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He's still a little loopy from all the nicotine, don't listen to a word he says

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Haha must be the Hoyo- Double Coronas, under the influence


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Haha must be the Hoyo- Double Coronas, under the influence


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Foruming under the influence?

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