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Not exactly bought recently .... but just found today in my lockers : Trinidad Fundadores EL NOSU ( El Laguito OCT 1998 ) bought in 2006 in Switzerland. Placed inside my lowest locker and to

My Lusi 50s finally arrived, absolutely gorgeous , look at the dark oily wrapper. I wish I could share the Cuban smell with you all.

This @FrancisK7 is a good day. In fact it’s a damn good day. Some cabs I’ve been on the hunt for a while for. The SLR smell...orgasmic        

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1 hour ago, Lrabold89 said:


I would be getting a customer credit for that cracked stick for science purposes


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I did reach out and they had no problem issuing a credit 👍

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1 minute ago, chuckpnoy said:

*Btw - anyone see BEL code before?

I've got a box of RyJ Churchills BEL ENE 20. Nothing out of the ordinary about them.

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1 hour ago, Bijan said:

I've got a box of RyJ Churchills BEL ENE 20. Nothing out of the ordinary about them.

I have the same BEL code and date as those Lusitania and a BEL, May 20 RyJ short Churchill box of 10. 

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8 minutes ago, Greenhorn2 said:

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That’s an awesome sampler right there! 

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On 1/12/2021 at 5:56 AM, Fezztone said:

From our host. The wrapper on the Diplo is perfect! 

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Nice collection of bourbon in the background. I am still searching for the Weller 12 at a decent price. 

 

On 1/12/2021 at 9:41 AM, Heels82 said:

Monte Supremos TUE June 2020 - I can rest easier knowing these are home.  I managed to pick up a sixer of these as well from FOH so this box will be going down for a while.  

 

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Beautiful box!

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21 minutes ago, prshah25 said:

Beautiful box!

Thanks!  I'm very impressed with the quality of this box!

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2 hours ago, prshah25 said:

Nice collection of bourbon in the background. I am still searching for the Weller 12 at a decent price. 

Thx! It's tough right now, everything is way over priced. I actually got some of the Blanton's in Japan at cost but had to lug them home, I have been seeing people post of Pappy at Costco in Atlanta,  Hope it comes out West!

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2 hours ago, Shrimpchips said:


You can see the thought process:  

“I’ll give this 24:24 thing a try....nice, HdM EE 6er on 24:24 in the carts. Hm, need to add a few sticks for free shipping”.... +19 cigars later... “yup, that should do the trick”

Real close. Just getting into cc's so I  ordered two of several different sticks to try. The 6 pack resulted from trying  an EE previously and liking it. Kind of hoping that I don't like any of the Cohibas because if I do, then I'm in trouble.

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6 minutes ago, cmbarton said:

 Box code on these is SOU MAR 20, and I believe that indicates it is from El Laguito but someone please correct me if I’m wrong.  Beautiful color and, again, aroma at cold.  No disappointment at all!  Very pleased in fact, and I wish I had bought more!

I thought MAR was El Laguito? Not sure which SOU is, but I have SOU 20 boxes of QdO 50s and Lusis which both look amazing.

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1 hour ago, Shrimpchips said:

I thought MAR was El Laguito? Not sure which SOU is, but I have SOU 20 boxes of QdO 50s and Lusis which both look amazing.

You are correct in November of 2019 was when the El Laguito code changed from UAO to MAR 

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2 hours ago, cmbarton said:

Box code on these is SOU MAR 20, and I believe that indicates it is from El Laguito but someone please correct me if I’m wrong.

As others have said SOU is not El Laguito, but the question did come up of what SOU is in the following thread:

My conclusion (or guess) after analysing a list of boxes with codes was that SOU most likely replaced the previous code of UEB. No one knows what UEB is or was, so that's not that helpful. But I believe UEB was considered a good code for what that's worth.

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10 hours ago, cmbarton said:
Received a few boxes that I bought “blind” so we’ll see together what kind of quality I’ve landed ... stay tuned!

Starting off VERY strong with the Le Hoyo de Rio Seco!  Box code RAT DIC 19 which I believe is the La Corona factory.  I love the wrapper color and consistency as well as cold aroma.  I can’t wait to see if they smoke as good as they look and smell!
Edit: I forgot to mention there’s a couple cracked feet but who cares when they look and smell like this.

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Well, this ones for you all that guessed at least one of these boxes was going to be dud.  I’m surprised it was the Monte 2, however.  If I were guessing, I would have said the Le Hoyo de Rio Seco would have disappointed only because I bought two disappointing boxes of Le Hoyo de San Juan a couple years ago and was burned by the experience.  Well, if I was shocked at how well the Rio Seco’s turned out, I am equally shocked at how dry and dull these Monte 2’s look and feel.  Veiny, rough, a little “splotchy,” and lacking in any kind of oil or sheen.  They do have a characteristic baking cocoa aroma at cold, but we all know what happens when you eat a spoonful of baking cocoa ...
Nevertheless, it’s a box of Monte 2 and who knows, it could end up being a fantastic box.  It smells just under medium so I might be able to crack into these sooner than I normally would for a box of Monte.  And in any event, they’re cigars and better than no cigars!
 
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The RAT code has been total S for me ...n surprised on the RAT montes looking like that unfortunately

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@cmbarton I just started smoking out of an LUB MAY 14 Upmann No 2 box that's down right ugly.  Cigars are smoking really good though.  I guess it's what's on the inside that really counts.  The wrapper is probably only 5% weight of a pyramid.  LUB 14s have been better than average, I'd bet these RAT 19/20s will go down as another above average run.  

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