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smokinjoe
01-01-2013, 09:09
I figured that with the beginning of a new year, we'd start up a new cigar thread. Over the Holidays I delved into the coolidor a little more than normal. Last night I rang in the New Year with a smoke that has gained it's share of accolades, an Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill. Nicely constructed, solid burn, and enjoyable throughout. I'll say that I find AB's to be somewhat inconsistent, but when they're good--they can be really good. This one is worthy of the positive chatter, IMO. Earlier, it was one of my go-to favorites, Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur. Mild, flavorful, and easy to smoke. A nice sit-back-and-relax with a pour of HH 6yr BIB type of cigar. Nice.

So, what did you fire up lately?

:toast:

Tony
01-01-2013, 12:02
For New Year a Montecristo Especial

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squire
01-01-2013, 12:26
Greeted the New Year with a Cohiba, from my vintage humidor.

Happyhour24x7
01-03-2013, 05:30
Kicked off the new year with a Padron 64 Anniversario on the terrace of the Greenbrier resort, after making my girlfriend an offer she couldn't refuse the evening before. Gonna be a good year.

smokinjoe
01-03-2013, 06:04
Kicked off the new year with a Padron 64 Anniversario on the terrace of the Greenbrier resort, after making my girlfriend an offer she couldn't refuse the evening before. Gonna be a good year.

Uh-oh. You didn't just up and do, what I think you just up and did...did you? ;)

oke&coke
01-03-2013, 16:55
I think he did. This calls for a nice drink. I will open something new when I get home from work.

kingcohiba
01-03-2013, 22:52
smoking a 2002 or 2003 hoyo de monterrey art selection with some weller antique. these cigarsare good examples of non cuban cigars which have aged well. just a fantastic cigar. and the bourbon.....well its my first time trying this and i just love it! lots of bang for the buck. and it tastes pretty good too. like those cinnamon discs old ppl suck on!

Happyhour24x7
01-04-2013, 05:06
Uh-oh. You didn't just up and do, what I think you just up and did...did you? ;)
Joe, I did. After 5 years or so of telling her I would never repeat that particular mistake, she was surprised to say the least. I have been wondering who is the bigger dummy- me for asking, or her for saying "yes".....

smokinjoe
01-04-2013, 07:32
Joe, I did. After 5 years or so of telling her I would never repeat that particular mistake, she was surprised to say the least. I have been wondering who is the bigger dummy- me for asking, or her for saying "yes".....

Well, good on you! As Oke suggested, a celebratory pour is in order. I'll pour something good, and smoke something good, tonight in y'alls honor!
:toast:

BourbonJoe
01-05-2013, 14:01
Smoked a Gurkha Legend Vintage 2001 today. An excellent cigar.
Joe :usflag:

smokinjoe
01-05-2013, 17:49
Finally have a good fire going out in the outdoor fireplace on this damp evening, so going to fire up an Oliva Serie V Double Robusto. :bandit:

DeanSheen
01-05-2013, 21:04
I had a Liga Privada Papas Fritas tonight. I'll be buying more of these for sure. Like a #9 at half the price and about half the time to smoke. Tasty.

Tony
01-06-2013, 11:44
RASS today, a very nice cigar

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fricky
01-07-2013, 07:32
I had a Liga Privada Papas Fritas tonight. I'll be buying more of these for sure. Like a #9 at half the price and about half the time to smoke. Tasty.


The Papas Fritas is a great little cigar. I believe it is full bodied and not as strong as the Liga Privada #9. In fact, I prefer it over the Liga Privada #9.

BigPenguin
01-07-2013, 21:18
Had a J. Fuego Ecidion de Familia last night. for 12 bucks, I wasn't that impressed.

tsangster
01-13-2013, 15:08
70 something degrees in mid-January? On the front porch in shorts and t-shirt with San Lotano maduro and EC12 selected by local package store.

OutlawSW
01-13-2013, 17:19
I am not educated on cigars but really enjoy then from time to time. After picking up a couple bottles last night and asking the store owner for a recommendation under $7, I purchacsed "The Edge" by Rocky Patel, really enjoying it but don't know anything about it.

Happyhour24x7
01-14-2013, 04:03
La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amore yesterday afternoon

fricky
01-17-2013, 14:32
Today, I smoked a Tatuaje Black Label cigar. It is a petit lancero with medium strength and great flavor.

BigPenguin
01-18-2013, 15:09
I am not educated on cigars but really enjoy then from time to time. After picking up a couple bottles last night and asking the store owner for a recommendation under $7, I purchacsed "The Edge" by Rocky Patel, really enjoying it but don't know anything about it.
Never been a big fan of Rocky, but I have had the Edge and it was a nice smoke. You did good.

smokinjoe
01-19-2013, 20:34
Back out by the outdoor fireplace again, with a Cabaiguan. Nice and earthy smoke. Dang, it got cold ouch-ere. Good far, tho! :D

mopgcw
01-20-2013, 17:02
Today, I smoked a Tatuaje Black Label cigar. It is a petit lancero with medium strength and great flavor.

Tried a Tatuaje Gran Cojonu for the first time. Wow, what an absolutely great cigar. well made, even burn, great spice. Never had the brand before, but jeepers a very special cigar.

Tony
01-20-2013, 17:33
Going with a Cohiba Genios while having some of the fantastic 4RSmB 2012.

Best regards, Tony

BourbonJoe
01-20-2013, 21:13
Tonight a Fuente Anejo with a pour of Jack Daniel's Silver Select. Life is good.
Joe :usflag:

smokinjoe
01-25-2013, 18:27
Met up with some buddies at the corner bar, and spent an enjoyable Friday afternoon enjoying some beer, whiskey, and cigars. Alec Bradley Black Market was my smoke of choice. This was my second Black Market that I have had. The first one from a couple of months ago was marginal, but this one was a fantastic. Great, even, tight, burn. Nice deep nutty flavor. Very Padron like, right up to the prodigious amount of smoke it billowed out. I'll have to remember this one come skeeter season. :D A fine release from AB.

Clavius
02-06-2013, 14:12
Lately I've found that I don't have the time and/or patience for a "regular" size cigar. So today I bought a tin of Padron Corticos and I hope they are at least decent considering they're Padron's. I also bought a tin of CAO Moontrance flavored cigarillos. They smell wonderful but I'll let you know how they taste after trying one.

BourbonJoe
02-06-2013, 19:08
Smoked a Fuente Anejo today. :grin::grin::grin:
Joe :usflag:

qman22
02-06-2013, 21:31
Enjoying a Vegas Robaina Familiar tonight. My first try at one of these

Tony
02-10-2013, 17:20
Monte Edmundo today, very enjoyable.

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Ejmharris
02-10-2013, 19:44
Had a Perdomo La Tradicion tonight with a buddy. Gear great smoke for under $3. Had some 4-5 times as expensive that wasn't half as good.


Mike

Frodo
02-12-2013, 04:12
LP T52 for me...

Tony
02-17-2013, 11:04
RASS for me today.

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smokinjoe
02-18-2013, 10:18
Enjoyed a Padron 1926 no. 35 Maduro over the weekend. What a fabulous cigar. I've had cigars twice as large that burned through in the time it took this little booger to finish up. Top notch.

qman22
02-18-2013, 21:18
Enjoyed a Padron 1926 no. 35 Maduro over the weekend. What a fabulous cigar. I've had cigars twice as large that burned through in the time it took this little booger to finish up. Top notch.

Great cigar, I'd smoke those more often if I want so cheap. One of my favorite non-Cubans

anyway a Por Larranaga Petit Corona for me tonight

Happyhour24x7
02-20-2013, 04:28
Alec Bradley Prensado robusto last night. So good, didn't want it to end.

smokinjoe
02-24-2013, 17:43
Sittin' out back with the fellas last night, we had a fine haze of cigar smoke hovering over the patio. My contribution to the cloud was a My Father Flor de las Antillas Toro. Had a bit of trouble with keeping it lit, but I fault operator error. Too much yakkin', and too many trips to refill my whiskey glass...:D But, it was a mild and enjoyable smoke.

I finished the evening with one of the Blanton's cigars I received from my BIL for Christmas. He gets me a 4 pack box every year. Some are good, some are not, and some are OK. Very inconsistent cigar. Last nights was OK. They're not cheap, either. A nice thought on his part, but maybe I'll hint that a bottle of Blanton's might work better. :cool:

Tony
02-24-2013, 19:34
Had a Diplo2 today while watching Michigan win in Basketball along with some fine bourbon.

Best regards, Tony

BourbonJoe
02-26-2013, 10:29
A Punch Vintage. Great cigar.
Joe :usflag:

Happyhour24x7
02-26-2013, 11:53
Padron 26 anniversario at Del Frisco's out here in Denver last night. I hate buying cigars at places like that since they're always over priced, but didnt bring any on the trip with me. however, in a fluke, the Padrons were only a couple dollars more than retail, while some of the other cigars were 4x retail price. so why not smoke the best? it was great, as always.

Frodo
03-01-2013, 20:29
Viaje Summerfest. Too cold to finish the thing - what a waste...

Tony
03-02-2013, 00:16
Trinidad Robusta Extra this evening.

smokinjoe
03-03-2013, 21:22
AF Hemingway Best Seller in the back yard yesterday after the BB&BQ Festival. Always a great smoke, and I am always amazed at how this cigar keeps it's ash. Freakish, really...

Meruck
03-03-2013, 23:30
My mom used to ask me the same question.

you guys are far more advanced on the cigar scene than I. I'm almost embarrassed and have decided not to tell you I smoke acids when I do.

qman22
03-05-2013, 21:25
Viaje Summerfest. Too cold to finish the thing - what a waste...

Very ironic.....

tsangster
03-09-2013, 15:42
1.5 mile dog walk. 6.5 mile bike ride (new to cycling). Now enjoying a Nimish Thunder (Patel) paired with HH Larceny. Decent $6 smoke. Seems to improve after ditching the cheesy band.

Hoshneer
03-12-2013, 15:54
Oh, this will be one of my favorite spots. I am a huge fan of cigars but have a bad cold right now. You will see me soon though. ;)

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qman22
03-18-2013, 22:15
I'm enjoying a H. Upmann Petit Corona paired with Weller 12 tonight. They are complementing each other nicely.

scubadoo97
03-19-2013, 19:49
My mom used to ask me the same question.

you guys are far more advanced on the cigar scene than I. I'm almost embarrassed and have decided not to tell you I smoke acids when I do.

An old friend that got me interested in cigars smokes a lot of Acids. Personally never cares for them but we each like what we like

TheNovaMan
03-19-2013, 20:33
I think an Acid could go well with a bourbon with FR's perfumy yeast (is that Q?).

Hoshneer
03-19-2013, 23:20
I think a Drew Estate Liga Privada T-52 would go well with a bourbon. That's what I'd go with... Yum..

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Hoshneer
03-19-2013, 23:41
Scratch that, it's officially my birthday. I am gonna have a #9. Btw - Don't kill me for the liqueur. I am a broke ass and it was a Bday present. ;)

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p_elliott
03-22-2013, 08:33
Go into your profile and turn on your birthday posting and next year you'll get an email from SB.com. If your still active I'll do a birthday post for you.

Tony
03-24-2013, 12:31
Nothing wrong with the Cherry Marnier, some good stuff. Thinking it might be a tasty addition to some bourbon.

Me, I am going for a Cohiba Siglo VI today, such an incredible cigar.

Best regards, Tony

Frodo
03-30-2013, 21:30
Diesel UC with some JB Black.

Frodo
04-03-2013, 13:42
Pinar del Rio Connie with coffee...

qman22
04-03-2013, 19:29
Smoking a favorite that I don't get time for very often: Partagas 898 Varnished

JB64
04-08-2013, 00:14
Last weekend a cuban Hoyo and this weekend a Don Pepin Garcia.

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Happyhour24x7
04-13-2013, 08:51
Finally got my box of CA's #1 cigar of last year, Flor de las Antillas toro. Smoked one last night, and I was not disappointed. I don't think it's better than the prior year top choice though- that ranks as one of my all time favorites. Great smoke though, huge flavor but the strength didn't knock you over.

qman22
05-09-2013, 13:23
I smoked a Bolivar Coronas Juniors from a new box that's about 1 year old yesterday and they are pretty strong in their youth. I'll have to lay these down for a little while I think.

Tony
05-09-2013, 14:12
Last night a tasty Tatuaje while watching the Wings loose in overtime.

Best regards, Tony

Kilowhiskey
05-11-2013, 10:10
I'm smoking a Tatuaje Fausto with some Sazerac Rye at home after a nice afternoon downtown with my lady.

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Tony
05-11-2013, 17:07
Last night a Siglo VI while watching the Red Wings win in overtime.

Best regards, Tony

DeanSheen
05-11-2013, 20:16
Busted out a yard gar while working on the blackberries tonight. A 5 Vegas Series A robusto with 2 years on it.

dohidied
05-14-2013, 14:52
Gurkha Cuban Legacy Toro with some OGD 114.

I don't know if I'll ever develop a taste for cigars, but I keep trying. I would imagine that buying random samplers and cheap cigars is not the way to do it. But I must say, this does make a good lead-in to peaty blended scotch.

Vosgar
05-14-2013, 21:37
keeping it simple and mild tonight, a Graycliff G2 along with some FRYL

Kilowhiskey
05-15-2013, 11:03
A Padron 2000 and a Henry McKenna SR

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KJND
05-17-2013, 21:39
Enjoyed a Party Short with a glass of WT101 tonight...

smokinjoe
05-18-2013, 11:26
Spent the late afternoon yesterday sitting outside at the Tiki bar at the local wing joint, with some buddies and a My Father Le Bijou 1922 Grand Robusto. Nice tight smoke. The cigar, a belly full of lemon pepper wings, a selection of a couple of beers and a couple of MM's on ice provided a nice finish to an up and down week.

trader1974
05-18-2013, 12:26
Working in the garden/yard today but making plans for tonight. I am thinking a Bolivar Simones paired with some Old Fo' Signature may be in order! Since the wife is going out with girlfriends and all.

Tony
05-18-2013, 15:43
Party 898 this afternoon while watching the Red Wings beat Chicago.

Best regards, Tony

trader1974
05-18-2013, 19:24
After posting on here I had to go ahead and break out something to finish my yard work. I went with a PSD4 and it was stellar.

Kilowhiskey
05-23-2013, 06:47
Chilled out watching the baseball game...

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fricky
05-23-2013, 07:02
CAO La Traviata Divino is an excellent cigar and it costs less than $5.

scubadoo97
05-23-2013, 22:29
Fired up a RASS this evening. Really nice smoke

Happyhour24x7
05-27-2013, 19:34
5 Vegas gold earlier today while the smoker was going, Partagas #4 tonight after the feast.

trader1974
05-28-2013, 06:59
Packing up fishing gear for a vacation later this week, so I had a Hoyo. Epicure # 2 followed by a Bolivar #3 tubo. Paired both with some Old Fo' Signature and had a good night!

kaiserhog
05-28-2013, 20:28
Fired up a RASS this evening. Really nice smoke Ah, the good life. I envy you Scubadoo.

kaiserhog
05-28-2013, 20:30
5 Vegas gold earlier today while the smoker was going, Partagas #4 tonight after the feast. I envy you, Happy.

Kilowhiskey
05-30-2013, 16:00
Bourbon and baseball...

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petrel800
05-31-2013, 21:55
Punch Chateau L tonight with a WLW.

bontrager
06-01-2013, 10:43
La Aroma de Cuba, Mi Amor Reserva paired with a dram of Rendevous Rye this afternoon.

Kilowhiskey
06-01-2013, 14:29
Watching the Tigers-Orioles game...

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qman22
06-02-2013, 21:06
Smoking a Rafael Gonzalez Petit Corona, a unique tasting cigar. I'm actually drinking a Founders Dirty Bastard Ale that my brother who is into beer left at my place. They are going well together.

trader1974
06-04-2013, 09:18
On vacation with the family in Nags Head. Smoked a RASS with some yuengling porter on the front deck the first night. It was raining yesterday while the kids napped so I snuck in a PSD4 with some Fat Tire Ale. I brought my own Weller 12, so I think I'll pair that with a God of Fire tonight after the kiddos go to bed.

Kilowhiskey
06-12-2013, 13:35
Smokin' a Tatuaje Cojonú 2012 Broadleaf

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bllygthrd
06-12-2013, 16:08
15705 A bowl of Squadron Leader, on a hot humid evening .... waiting for the storm.

Happyhour24x7
06-12-2013, 19:53
Been smoking, but not posting....just going through my normal rotation of the boxes in the humidor and didn't want to bore everyone. 5 Vegas Limitadas '12 and '11; short stories, Torano fortress, etc. I did have a really nice lancero that I picked up in Paso Robles, but the script on the label was so gothic I couldn't read it.

JLH3
06-14-2013, 01:09
Had some WTKS with an Oliva Serie V. What a great cigar. Very impressed.

Tony
06-14-2013, 17:35
RASS today

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mbroo5880i
06-14-2013, 19:51
Every time I read this my mind goes to an inappropriate place. And no, it has been a long time! 20 plus years but my mind still goes to that place.

cigarnv
06-18-2013, 17:44
2001 SLR Serie A tonight... A classic ....

Tony
06-19-2013, 18:40
Monte 2 tonight, probably my favorite until I can afford CoRos for an everyday smoke

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DeanSheen
06-19-2013, 20:11
Oliva Serie V Lancero

Clavius
06-19-2013, 22:37
My Father #2 tonight. This is an excellent quality cigar, imho.

cigarnv
06-20-2013, 15:48
Consuega #7.... Great value smoke......

smokinjoe
06-21-2013, 21:20
Sitting out in the garage listening to the Braves getting shut out with a Perdomo Champagne 10th Anniversary. A delightfully mild and easy smoking cigar.

Tony
06-22-2013, 15:16
RASS with some Yellow Label

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smokinjoe
06-23-2013, 08:14
An Oliva Serie V Double Robusto was more than adequate in keeping the skeeters at bay last night.

cigarnv
06-23-2013, 15:46
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2002 ERdM Tainos

Clavius
06-23-2013, 22:33
A Padron 6000 tonight. Damn, wish I could afford a whole box of these!

trader1974
06-24-2013, 09:26
Took the family on a camping trip this weekend. Friday night had a Bolivar gold medal that was fantastic. Saturday night had a Monte #1 followed by and H. Upmann #2 by the fire. Paired everything with some OWA.

Tony
06-24-2013, 18:19
Monte 2 tonight.

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Clavius
06-24-2013, 20:57
An Arturo Fuente Double Chateau tonight. A very mellow and enjoyable one.

Happyhour24x7
06-25-2013, 04:12
Celebrated some good news with a hoarded Partagas #4 and some of my best Scotch last night. And enjoyed a great hockey game in the process.

cigarnv
06-27-2013, 18:24
Just a little custom Havana cigar tonight rolled by Cueto...

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Clavius
06-27-2013, 20:06
Bought some sticks today. Got 2 each of the Padron 6000, Oliva Serie V Torpedo and NUB Habano 464T. Not sure what I'll smoke tonight...

Clavius
07-01-2013, 23:10
A Hemingway Short Story tonight! One of my favorites.

Happyhour24x7
07-02-2013, 04:42
I have a box of Kristoff Maduros in the humidor that just weren't very good- hoping they get better with age. I broke out the annual sample this weekend. It was significantly better than last year; maybe by next summer they'll be good.

Clavius
07-03-2013, 22:01
A Chateau Fuente Queen B tonight. Not digging this one, to be honest.

Vosgar
07-04-2013, 22:24
A San Lotano Habano Toro tonight along with a healthy pour of PVW15. Excellent on both counts

Tony
07-04-2013, 23:29
CoRo today with a Mint Julep.

Frodo
07-06-2013, 17:11
San Cristobal Sun Grown and a Romeo & Julietta (NC) last night with some Bruichladdich 10. Wish we had better bourbon prices around here...

RocknRoll
07-14-2013, 19:44
Yesterday was a CAO La Traviata Divino Maduro Robusto with my after dinner coffee.
Tonight I just finished a "Bardstown Whiskey Society suggested pairing" of EC12 ( my current favorite ) with an Ashton VSG ( Robusto ).
While the combo was enjoyable, I'm convinced the price I paid for the Ashton VSG was NOT worth it.

qman22
07-15-2013, 20:04
Busted out something really nice tonight, a Trinidad Fundadores from 2003. I paired it with a FR OESO, and it's going well so far :cool:

Happyhour24x7
07-16-2013, 04:06
Smoked a whole bunch of Monte Cristo Edmundos on vacation in Spain over the last week and a half.

Vosgar
07-20-2013, 23:05
CAO Brazilia tonight. Smoked the first inch and then the darn wrapper split lengthwise about 1-1/2". Still smoked fine, tasted great

RocknRoll
07-21-2013, 08:29
Last night was a Garo Double Habano Churchill and some EWSB'03 while listening to the Triple A Syracuse Chiefs/Rochester Redwings game.
Syracuse cruised to a 7-1 victory. :cool:

AnotherCigarGuy
07-21-2013, 09:47
This second? A 5 Vegas "High Primings", which CBid professed was the fullest flavoured one they make.
Not that full.
Have a 601 La Bomba in the sights, however.

Happyhour24x7
07-24-2013, 05:17
Got my box of the 5 Vegas 2013 Limitadas yesterday. As usual, a solid, tasty smoke for a bargain price.

bontrager
07-24-2013, 06:30
Montecristo #2. From a little island country approximately 93 miles south of Florida. ;)

harrbo
08-04-2013, 19:39
Tonight a Camacho Triple Maduro with some Weller 12............

mbroo5880i
08-04-2013, 19:39
The title of this thread always makes me laugh.

Frodo
08-09-2013, 18:40
AB Maxx with 15yr Ron Matusalem.

bllygthrd
08-09-2013, 18:42
Gurkha Red Witch - Box Pressed ... with Whistle Pig Straight Rye ... yum, yum

Tony
08-09-2013, 20:59
Monte 2 this afternoon, a perfect smoke.

Best regards, Tony

AnotherCigarGuy
08-10-2013, 08:46
First cigar of the day is the Herrera Esteli, a limited distribution one, from Drew Estates.
Becoming one of my favourites.

fricky
08-10-2013, 15:34
First cigar of the day is the Herrera Esteli, a limited distribution one, from Drew Estates.
Becoming one of my favourites.
I believe they are good but over priced.

Tony
08-10-2013, 16:29
Boli RC with an Old Fashioned this afternoon.

Best regards, Tony

AnotherCigarGuy
08-11-2013, 08:33
I believe they are good but over priced.
$9 for the Lonsdale, $8 for the short corona.
Cheaper then the La Liga's, but not sure that is saying much?! ;)

Paddy
08-15-2013, 19:36
I've enjoyed the Rocky decade offerings this year, especially the maduro. However, my personal find of the season has to be the Perdomo travel humidor (a wonderful see through four pack of goodness all for just under $20 in my neck of the woods). They have literally been flying off the shelves all summer around hear... leaving me to wander what took them so long and why aren't more available.

Happyhour24x7
08-16-2013, 04:14
Mild August night last night called for a mild 5 Vegas gold label. Value priced and a nice easy smoke.
And Paddy, what Perdomos are in that pack you mention? I have long enjoyed several of his offerings, and $20 sounds like a steal.

smokinjoe
08-16-2013, 18:12
Listening to the Braves on the radio out in the garage on a dang cool evening with a RP Private Cellar Toro. And, loving it, so far. Touch of sweetness up front. Bold, but nothing harsh on the draw. One of the nicer smokes I've had of late. The Elmer T Lee is pairing great with it, too.

MJB
08-16-2013, 18:45
Listening to the Braves on the radio out in the garage on a dang cool evening with a RP Private Cellar Toro. And, loving it, so far. Touch of sweetness up front. Bold, but nothing harsh on the draw. One of the nicer smokes I've had of late. The Elmer T Lee is pairing great with it, too.

Sounds like a fine way to spend a evening. On that note.... Time to pour some Bourbon and light a cigar. Not sure which of either yet.

Tony
08-16-2013, 19:25
RASS this afternoon with a nice Old Fashioned while watching some of Justified Season 3.

Best regards, Tony

Paddy
08-16-2013, 20:14
Mild August night last night called for a mild 5 Vegas gold label. Value priced and a nice easy smoke.
And Paddy, what Perdomos are in that pack you mention? I have long enjoyed several of his offerings, and $20 sounds like a steal.

I've been grabbing all the sungrown and maduro wrapper samplers I can find, but they go to quick for my liking. These samplers includes 4 toro cigars from estate seleccion vintage, habno, lot 23 and exhibicion.

Vosgar
08-19-2013, 18:38
An Alec Bradley Family Blend GS57 Gordo. Nice, smooth, mild 2 hr.cigar

Paddy
08-23-2013, 17:52
Kristoff Corojo limited (maduro) with a wee bit of ETL. Life is good!

fricky
08-23-2013, 18:42
Cain F Lancero - excellent inexpensive cigar.

Paddy
08-23-2013, 19:02
Kristoff Corojo limited (maduro) with a wee bit of ETL. Life is good!

I'm still working on this smoke (with a second round) and am going to have to put this smoke on my all time top ten list.

RocknRoll
08-23-2013, 23:25
Earlier was a Gran Habano #3 Habano Robusto with my Baby Saz.

elbowguru
08-24-2013, 14:27
Rocky Patel VSG with a Crabbies dark and stormy. Made it with Ron Abuelo 12 anos. Rum is my favorite pairing for a stick.

smokinjoe
08-24-2013, 19:23
Jimmy and I went to the local microbrews (Red Hare Brewery) 2nd Anniversary bash today, where between barbecue and brews, enjoyed an Oliva Serie V Torpedo. A big, powerful, tank of a cigar that never disappoints.

RocknRoll
08-24-2013, 21:19
Enjoyed a CAO Mx2 Robusto with some EC12.

AnotherCigarGuy
08-27-2013, 16:07
I enjoy a fuller bodied cigar so I'm really enjoying pairing that with a higher proof bourbon or rye.. Am I the only one?
Currently enjoying a Diesel corona from CigarBid with a RittenhouseBIB.

bllygthrd
08-27-2013, 16:14
Finally got my box of CA's #1 cigar of last year, Flor de las Antillas toro. Smoked one last night, and I was not disappointed. I don't think it's better than the prior year top choice though- that ranks as one of my all time favorites. Great smoke though, huge flavor but the strength didn't knock you over.

Happy ...

Hooked on Flor de las Antillas Toros ... Two on Saturday, and one each on Sunday, Monday and today ... totally agree, huge flavor that lasts the whole stick without knocking you over near the end. Great cigar!

BourbonJoe
08-29-2013, 19:10
Since I have Gigars International in my back yard, I go up there every Tuesday for a great cigar and a 4 dollar Martini. Life is good.
Joe :usflag:

Three quarks
08-29-2013, 19:25
Happy ...

Hooked on Flor de las Antillas Toros ... Two on Saturday, and one each on Sunday, Monday and today ... totally agree, huge flavor that lasts the whole stick without knocking you over near the end. Great cigar!
I prefer Oliva Serie V. Now that Charlie has moved, we can do all our shopping in one location. Can't beat that! Actually, I really need to check out the new location.

Paddy
08-30-2013, 23:59
20th anniversary Perdomo maduro tonight with some Weller 12 and EC12. It was a good night.

Tony
08-31-2013, 12:47
Monte 2 last night, always a solid choice.

Best regards, Tony

AnotherCigarGuy
08-31-2013, 12:51
Just finished a Tat 10 Miami which was in a beautiful perfecto shape. Can't go wrong with anything Pepin?!

Tony
08-31-2013, 15:18
Today a flor de Las Antilles. Not bad

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AnotherCigarGuy
09-01-2013, 08:09
Another Pepin product.......
Haven't made my selections yet today.

Tony
09-01-2013, 16:40
CoRo today, and I know I have said it before but really wish I could afford to smoke these all the time.

Best regards, Tony

Paddy
09-01-2013, 20:32
Wicked Indie double fuerte (maduro). Excellent value smoke~!

Paddy
09-07-2013, 23:07
Enjoyed a Rocky Patel with a couple of pours on the veranday tonight, while enjoying a little college football.

JKLS
09-07-2013, 23:29
Today was peppers, barley, chicken wings, sugar and figs.

AnotherCigarGuy
09-08-2013, 09:16
Puffing on a Virtue, the Conn Shade made be AJ Fernandez and won on CBid. One of the fuller flavoured conn shades on
the market for my tastes and a great "first cigar of the day".

Paddy
09-11-2013, 19:55
Kristoff tonight! Awesome outside on the veranda after the little storm passed thru...

Paddy
09-13-2013, 21:23
Enjoyed the cool weather this evening with a Rocky Patel and a drink (or two)...

Tony
09-13-2013, 23:11
Monte 2 tonight, great cigar.

Best regards, Tony

cigarnv
09-14-2013, 15:21
RYJ Wide Churchill.... Nice smokehttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/15/daqa8u8a.jpg

Tony
09-14-2013, 17:45
Diplo 2 today while watching the Bama game.

Best regards, Tony

qman22
09-14-2013, 18:34
San cristobal de la habana la punta, while watching the buccos

Paddy
09-14-2013, 22:25
Another Wicked Indie bites the dust, while watching Auburn/Miss St tonight...

DeanSheen
09-14-2013, 22:30
A Best Seller while working outside.

Paddy
09-19-2013, 18:14
Another Wicked Indie while conducting a SB sampler on the veranda. A most delightful late summer evening it is!

qman22
09-19-2013, 23:01
A Por Larranaga Perit Corona. I have been really enjoying these lately.

Paddy
09-21-2013, 17:51
Trying out a Hoyo De Monterrey Excalibur tonight.

AnotherCigarGuy
09-22-2013, 10:07
Back porch with a La Casita Criolla from Tatuaje.

Paddy
09-23-2013, 17:20
Enjoying another Hoyo De Monterrey (hoyo de tradicion) this evening. A fine smoke -~

alr3111
09-24-2013, 19:17
4RosesBourbon Single Barrel and TatuajeCigars La Riqueza tonight on the back porch on a muggy TX evening. http://t.co/RCtlWbp1kW

AnotherCigarGuy
09-25-2013, 05:49
4RosesBourbon Single Barrel and TatuajeCigars La Riqueza tonight on the back porch on a muggy TX evening. http://t.co/RCtlWbp1kW

That La Riqueza is quite tasty.

alr3111
09-25-2013, 20:09
That La Riqueza is quite tasty.

Agree. Got that one at local b&m but found 5 pack on sale at famous smoke for $20 for robusto (ends 9/26) so I made my first internet cigar order. The sale price is about 1/2 what I paid locally.

qman22
09-25-2013, 22:33
Enjoying another Hoyo De Monterrey (hoyo de tradicion) this evening. A fine smoke -~

Those are great cigars for the $

qman22
09-25-2013, 22:34
Currently enjoying a Trinidad Reyes from a recent box. Excellent!

Paddy
09-26-2013, 14:06
Those are great cigars for the $

Yes, I am impressed with this line. I found a "six pack sampler" at a local Liquor Barn and couldn't pass up the opportunity to try six of their products. Can't recall what I paid, but do recall that it was a very fair price!

AnotherCigarGuy
09-26-2013, 14:15
Smokin a Man O' War Puro Authentico Corona, available on Cigars Intl and won on CigarBid.
Think Corona is the only vitola and I love this size.
I love all of AJ Fernandez' stuff in this line and the Diesel line.

Frodo
09-27-2013, 01:56
Padron 45th and some wheat beer. Wanted something that woudn't get in the way of the beer.

cigarnv
09-27-2013, 17:42
Por Larranaga Robusto.... Quite nice

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Paddy
09-28-2013, 22:58
Enjoyed Alabama/Ole Miss and LSU/Georgia with drinks and Rocky Patel.

fricky
09-29-2013, 16:34
I was fortunate enough to find and smoke a Liga Privada Dirty Rat. It was an excellent cigar with complex flavors. I consider it a strong cigar and best smoked after eating.

Paddy
09-30-2013, 16:15
Puffing away on a Hoyo De Monterrey Excalibur Dark Knight. Very enjoyable after dinner smoke on this pleasant evening outdoors.

Happyhour24x7
10-01-2013, 04:44
Total Wine had a close out price on my favorite of all time, 64 Anniversario Padrons. So yeah, I enjoyed one of those Sunday night. Always an exquisite smoke.

DeanSheen
10-02-2013, 06:11
PA Broadleaf.

Diesel UHC. I prefer the coronas but like these as well.

AnotherCigarGuy
10-02-2013, 06:15
PA Broadleaf.

Diesel UHC. I prefer the coronas but like these as well.

I got that 30 count tin of Corona's for $67. Could smoke those all the time. Flavour and strength stand
up to the most flavourful/higher ABV whiskey.

alr3111
10-02-2013, 20:17
Illusione Rothchildes with Blanton single barrel. Very enjoyable sub $5 smoke

bllygthrd
10-04-2013, 21:43
Gurkha Red Witch and Flor de Las Antillas by My Father ... yum ...

Tony
10-05-2013, 13:47
Trini Robusto Extra today while watching Michigan State finally have some offense.

Best regards, Tony

DeanSheen
10-08-2013, 20:37
I was fortunate enough to find and smoke a Liga Privada Dirty Rat. It was an excellent cigar with complex flavors. I consider it a strong cigar and best smoked after eating.

Got ahold of one of those from the local a few months ago. I really enjoyed it. I just stumbled on it, not into chasing it but yeah, I'd love to have a few boxed lying around the humi.

DeanSheen
10-08-2013, 20:37
I got that 30 count tin of Corona's for $67. Could smoke those all the time. Flavour and strength stand
up to the most flavourful/higher ABV whiskey.

Damn good price. I gotta buy a tin of those as well.

DeanSheen
10-08-2013, 20:38
Smoking a Illusione 88 candela right now.

I love the regular 88 but these feel just a bit more mellow in the nic department for some reason.

Frodo
10-09-2013, 09:49
RASS with morning coffee.

Paddy
10-14-2013, 21:06
Hoyo De Monterrey tonight on the veranda tonight.

bllygthrd
10-23-2013, 19:47
La Gloria Cubana Serie R Number 7 Natural and EP Carrillo Golosos Natural. Both have an oily leather like wrapper and an old style "true tobacco" flavor that I love ... a taste of days gone by ... Ernesto Perez-Carrillo founded the company that produces La Gloria Cubana. Sold it a few years ago and started another that produces the EP Carrillo line. I love his interpretation of what a cigar should be.

bllygthrd
10-23-2013, 19:48
Hoyo De Monterrey tonight on the veranda tonight.

Paddy ... good choice!

hn4bourbon
10-26-2013, 08:15
Not all in one day but recent weeks...
La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial
Joya De Nicaragua Cabinetta
Headley Grange
Rocky Patel Vintage 1990

Tony
10-26-2013, 12:36
RASS this afternoon

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jwacky
10-26-2013, 21:36
Cain Daytona #4 tonight.


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AnotherCigarGuy
10-27-2013, 10:43
San Cristobal Elegancia made for Ashton by Pepin. Most flavourful Conn Shade on the market
and the Nic binder and filler makes it medium bodied.

Hoshneer
10-27-2013, 12:12
I actually had a San Cristobal yesterday. It was the originals in the Clasico size. It was a very good smoke.

AnotherCigarGuy
10-27-2013, 12:17
I actually had a San Cristobal yesterday. It was the originals in the Clasico size. It was a very good smoke.
Think they have 3 in the line now? Medium, medium-full, and full?!

fricky
10-27-2013, 14:42
Today, I smoked an Illusione MKUltra. I believe it is another great addition to the Illusione line. In fact, I give it a slight edge over my previous Illusione favorite - Illusione 88.

jwacky
10-28-2013, 20:53
Fernando Leon robusto with some Evan Williams white label. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/29/tu6yvazu.jpg


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Happyhour24x7
10-29-2013, 06:27
Enjoyed the great fall weather Sunday with a Flor de las Antilless, and later a small Romeo y Juliet from Havana.

hn4bourbon
10-29-2013, 13:20
I also had a Flor De Las Antilles earlier this morning. Good mild stick.

AnotherCigarGuy
10-29-2013, 17:49
Alec Bradley American with the Sun Grown wrapper. Gives it a lot of flavour.

jwacky
10-30-2013, 21:58
Padron 2000 maduro with some Rittenhouse Rye. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/31/ena6urez.jpg


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ThirstyinOhio
10-31-2013, 16:07
A Liga Privada T52

Paddy
10-31-2013, 18:07
Rocky Patel edge maduro last evening. Took advantage of the first opportunity in the past few weeks to enjoy a good smoke...

qman22
11-01-2013, 21:36
Rafael Gonzales Petit Corona is hitting the spot right now with a nice pour of ORVW 10/107

Frodo
11-03-2013, 16:43
Padron 2000 maduro with some Rittenhouse Rye. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/31/ena6urez.jpg


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That sounds like a great pair!!!

Tony
11-03-2013, 18:16
Monte 2 and an Old Fashioned this afternoon.

Best regards, Tony

jwacky
11-03-2013, 20:55
That sounds like a great pair!!!

It was! The sweetness of the cigar went really well with the spiciness of the rye.


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11-03-2013, 20:55
Perdomo Champagne Sungrown with some OFBB 2013. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/04/uqurusun.jpg


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hn4bourbon
11-04-2013, 18:38
Smoked a Tatuaje Miami earlier today. good stick.

alr3111
11-05-2013, 18:34
Alec Bradley Black Market Toro with 4RSB in downtown Nashvile.

If anyone in Houston reads this tonight the daily deal at Voice daily deals Houston is a half price (50/25 or 100/50) deal at Stogies Houston on Westheimer

jwacky
11-12-2013, 21:19
CLE Cuarenta corona gorda with some Mellow Corn.

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Happyhour24x7
11-13-2013, 03:59
Just came back from the Big Smoke in Vegas, so have a lot of new things to try. Of course, the cold weather has hit with a vengeance this week, so that complicates things. I did try one of the new La Palinas at the event, and was favorably impressed. Got to meet a few of the manufacturers as well, which is always cool.

Alphanumeric
11-14-2013, 17:30
Having a La Fontana while letting the dog out.

I rarely smoke cigars and dislike just pointing at whatever catches my eye whenever I do pick one up so I went to Binny's and asked the cigar expert to pick out four good cigars for a novice, to be smoked over a few weeks and compared.

While I don't intend on smoking any more often than I do now, I'd at least like to be modestly literate on basic distinctions between them. This is my intro OWA, OGD, EWB, FRSmB, if you will.

So far, I'm pretty happy with this one. It was the lightest of the four and it's very approachable. Any thoughts on things I should be considering and looking for when I smoke and compare these?

qman22
11-14-2013, 20:41
Smoking my last Petit Coronas del Punch, and since these are discontinued it will be my last for a long time...

jwacky
11-17-2013, 14:00
Got a San Lotano Oval Connecticut going this afternoon.

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Tony
11-17-2013, 14:09
Trinidad Funadore

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hn4bourbon
11-17-2013, 14:18
Had an Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story yesterday.

RocknRoll
11-17-2013, 15:42
Yesterday afternoon was a La Herencia Cubana CORE while watching my Syracuse Orange get abused by Florida State. The evening was more enjoyable with an Aging Room M356 and some Jeffers Creek.
Todays brunch time coffee was a My Father, then a Perdomo Lot23 and a Michelob Ultra while watching the Bills game. In a little while I think I'll end the evening with some Eagle Rare 10yr and a Cusano 18 Double Connecticut.

jwacky
11-17-2013, 20:14
Had an Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story yesterday.

These are one of my favorite shorter cigars... I go through them like they're candy.


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squire
11-17-2013, 20:32
Gotta admit, when I smoked cigars I liked this one.

hn4bourbon
11-17-2013, 23:09
These are one of my favorite shorter cigars... I go through them like they're candy.


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I also enjoy these as short smokes very much:) I'll be picking up more soon.

hn4bourbon
11-17-2013, 23:10
Gotta admit, when I smoked cigars I liked this one.

These are enjoyable. I don't smoke as much as I used to either.

Happyhour24x7
11-18-2013, 06:50
Smoked a Partagas from the Big Smoke last night, I think it was a new release. Strong and pretty tasty. Got pretty tar- y towards the end.

AnotherCigarGuy
11-18-2013, 06:56
HH247-
You know about "purging" the cigar? If not, or for others, when/if it starts to taste less then desirable,
clear the space in front of your face and blow OUT the cigar. It'll throw ashes and sparks, so, as stated,
make sure it is clear in front of you. I've actually put a lit lighter in front of it when purging, and it's like a
blow torch. All the nasty buildup blows out and it tastes amazingly better, once done.
Oh, you should ALWAYS do this if you are going to relight a cigar after letting it go out. Blowing out the
smoke that is in the cigar before letting it go out cleans it up considerably.

alr3111
11-18-2013, 18:55
Tatuaje black label petite lancero, PVW 15 ad MNF

smknjoe
11-18-2013, 19:02
.............mnf?

alr3111
11-18-2013, 19:30
And Monday night football

jwacky
11-18-2013, 21:13
Tatuaje black label petite lancero, PVW 15 ad MNF

Hell of a pairing! If that's not something to look forward to on a Monday I don't know what is.


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jwacky
11-18-2013, 21:14
Cuenca y Blanco corona and some Evan Williams BiB

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AnotherCigarGuy
11-19-2013, 05:08
Tatuaje black label petite lancero, PVW 15 ad MNF

LOVE almost all the Tat's. That's def on of the good ones.

AnotherCigarGuy
11-19-2013, 05:09
I've got a number of the CyB's, Lonsdales, in the humi. Didn't think
anyone else enjoyed them! Good pairing!

hn4bourbon
11-19-2013, 06:57
Cuenca y Blanco corona and some Evan Williams BiB

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I have one of those waiting for me in my humidor.

hn4bourbon
11-19-2013, 07:00
Over the last few days, I've had a Tatuaje petite cazadores, Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial, Macanudo Vintage Maduro 1997, and a Rocky Patel Edge Maduro.

AnotherCigarGuy
11-19-2013, 07:01
I don't find them particularly strong, so I wouldn't go too heavy on the bourbon side.
However, I find few particularly strong, so YMMV!

jwacky
11-19-2013, 21:23
I've got a number of the CyB's, Lonsdales, in the humi. Didn't think
anyone else enjoyed them! Good pairing!

One of my favorite releases from last year! Love them!

Tonight I'm having a Fuente Short Story with some KCSB.

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hn4bourbon
11-19-2013, 23:55
One of my favorite releases from last year! Love them!

Tonight I'm having a Fuente Short Story with some KCSB.

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Mmmm...that looks and sounds good. Unfortunately, no cigars for me tonight.

alr3111
11-20-2013, 18:09
Liga Undercrown Corona Viva and Old Forrester 100

jwacky
11-20-2013, 20:55
Griffin's corona and some Parker's Heritage Collection "Promise of Hope".

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alr3111
11-21-2013, 17:38
Tatuaje Cazadores with 4R 10yr 9 mo OBSO from the gift shop. While I am sitting on the back porch in Houston my wife is out in Cigar City (Ybor, FL)

jwacky
11-21-2013, 21:07
Wynwood and some Rock Hill Farms.

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alr3111
11-22-2013, 18:10
Sweet tooth tonight. Hemingway Signature with Angels Envy Rye

AnotherCigarGuy
11-23-2013, 06:36
Tatuaje Cazadores with 4R 10yr 9 mo OBSO from the gift shop. While I am sitting on the back porch in Houston my wife is out in Cigar City (Ybor, FL)
Spent yesterday in Ybor, smoking and taking some of the out of town fellas on a tour.
back over today for Cigar Dave's event downtown Tampa.

fricky
11-23-2013, 06:52
Tatuaje 10th Anniversary cigar is exceptional.

alr3111
11-23-2013, 18:33
Tatuaje 10th Anniversary cigar is exceptional.

Agree on Tat 10. Enjoying the Noellas and Cazadores. Also liking the Noellas Reserva 2013 and 10th anniversary Bella Encre.

Tonight its padron natural Churchill and Bakers after a tough Aggie loss to LSU.