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    Quote Originally Posted by twich54 View Post
    HSV, Good evening, Be aware just cause some one says "full bodied" dosen't mean it's a good cigar and that it will 'knock you silly'.!
    Certainly, but it's good enough definition for a new cigar
    smoker. Start using language like "chocolate", "pepper",
    and "nutty" and a new smoker thinks you're crazy.

    I'm a relative noob. Adopted single-malt scotch and cigars
    about 10 years ago after I caught my then-fiancee' cheating
    and dumped her. I figure if I'm gonna be a grouchy old
    bachelor I might as well play the part well.

    You will find that most long time cigar smokers (I started the summer of '76) have gravitated to 'fuller bodied' smokes. Usually with the fuller body comes more complexity that further satisfies ones sensory pallette.
    Agree 100%.

    You discovered a real winner in the Padron, well made and with a finish that lingers oh so well !!
    I honestly can't believe that I'm seriously thinking about
    going back to spend $100 for 5 cigars. That's how good it was.

    Weird thing though: the Padron 1926 isn't mentioned on
    their web site. I kept the band, but I can't find similar
    cigar on their site to determine the exact name.

    If you get a chance and your local shop carries Don Papien "601" (Toro size 6x50) you owe it to yourself to give it a try. A Conneticut shade wrapper cigar that is absolutely FULL of flavor. Next to Rocky Patel probably the hottest cigar out there right now. Rolled in 'Little Havana' Miami buy but a handfull of skilled rollers it's a beauty !
    Not heard of Don Papien, but I've been meaning to try
    a Patel next time some arrive. I want to take a nice selection
    to the beach in late April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twich54 View Post
    Ok guys, enough of you have read / seen the beginning post to this thread and I know there are some car nuts amongst us.......... do you recognize anyone in the picture ????
    Sorry. The only car-celebs I'd recognize offhand is Carroll
    Shelby and Jackie Stewart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HsvToolFool View Post
    I honestly can't believe that I'm seriously thinking about
    going back to spend $100 for 5 cigars. That's how good it was.

    Brian, Keep those for special times, there are plenty of great cigars under $10, my favorite every day smoke is the El Ray DelMundo Robosto Suprema a 7 1/4 x54 muduro, $5 stick here in Pa.

    Try the 'Edge' when you get a chance and let us know what you think.

    Oh, BTW the guy standing to the right in the black w/stripe polo shirt is Marty Reid, ESPN motorsports anouncer. Great guy, down to earth and enjoys a good cigar !!
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    Arrrgh! The owner said the Padron were sold out the next
    day. Shoulda known better. But he said he should have
    some more 1926 and 1964 specials in soon.

    So I bought his last Avo 80th Aniv. (heh). Also a couple of
    Partagas I'd never tried. They didn't have any Patels or
    other brands I've been meaning to try.

    It's a gorgeous night, so I think I'll eat a big dinner and
    follow it with a scotch and smoke on the back porch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HsvToolFool View Post
    It's a gorgeous night, so I think I'll eat a big dinner and
    follow it with a scotch and smoke on the back porch.

    Brian, You lucky dog !!!! it's goona get down to about 6 degrees here tonite !! Oh well, I got myself a new bottle of Talisker, 'The Distillers Edition' 1992 that I can't wait to try.....so tonight will do just fine !

    Bummer about not being able to get any Rocky Patel's, oh well do try a Don Papien 601 like said eralier if you get a chance, also Camacho 11/18 is a superb treat if you can find them.
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    Monte #2, Bolivar Churchill, Hoyo de Montery

    niiiceeee...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero View Post
    Monte #2, Bolivar Churchill, Hoyo de Montery

    niiiceeee...

    You betcha !!!! I love the Bolivar Churchill, a great cigar, underated, fairly priced and you don't have to worry about counterfits !! like half the Cohibas out there !!
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    Try Don Juan Urquijo churchills made in the Philippines. It was rated by Cigar Officianado sometime ago. One of my favorites!

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    Default Just got my new JR Catalog

    Did anybody take notice of the new El Rey Del Mundo cigars ???
    They are labled 'Real', a blend of Honduran, Dominican and Nicaragua filler, US conn broadleaf binder with a Honduran wrapper. I they are like other El Rey's suspect they will be a winner, only three sizes available. I'm gonna order a box tomorrow !!
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    Default Things you can't do in big cities

    12th annual St. Patricks Day eve' bonfire party!

    This photo was taken about 10 pm. The temp was about
    35F but nobody was chilly. I'm guess-timating here, but the
    flames over my left shoulder are about 35 feet tall, and
    were 150+ feet for the first few minutes of the fire. The
    bonfire is about 50 feet behind me and it's so hot you
    can't get much closer. Those are the remains of about
    20+ TREES burning, not sticks. The pile was about 30-feet
    in diameter and over 20 feet tall before being lit.

    That Ashton VSG Wizard was lit just before the bonfire,
    about an hour prior to this photo. At 56-guage, it was the
    largest ring guage I'd smoked and I had expected a cooler,
    less flavorful smoke, but it was awesome. I rate cigars by
    how close to the nub I go, and this one was a finger-burner.
    Expensive, but very worth the extra. Highly recommended.

    The jovial, photogenic smile is the product of a full, fat
    belly, a sore lower back from playing lumberjack all day,
    and pouring 3/4 of a tall Balvenie 15 single malt down the
    hatch. Which also helped drive off the cold.
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    Hey Brian, wearing the 'Green" I see !! I too can relate to how far down I smoke , if I need a 'roach' clip then it must have been a good cigar !!
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    I myself do not partake, But I do enjoy knowing about the finer things in life.
    Dave is my mentor on cigars.

    http://www.cigardave.com/cd/

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    Default My Visit to the Cigar Capital of the World !!

    During my recent vacation to Fla for some Spring Training Baseball, relaxing in the sun with beverage of choice and fine cigar and a trip over to visit George aka "Rampage60" (which unfortunately didn't happen since I spent two days of my vacation in bed with the stomach flu !!) I did manage to spend time in Ybor City. Now for you Cigar Aficiandos this was in "the day", the capital of the cigar industry and the rich history and heritage of it's past is still here for all to enjoy.

    Ybor (pronounced e-bor) on the southeast side of Tampa, was at it's height of cigar production during the first quarter of the twentith century.

    I know the Fla folks are aware of Bern's Steak House but for those that aren't , not far from Ybor City is Bern's, and if your into wine this place supposedly has the largest wine cellar selection in all of North America !

    Anyways, Pics below are of Ybor City and of the Cuban gentlemen rolling MY box of Churchill Cigars !!
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    Default Whoa!

    That must really bring a whole new level to the enjoyment of the stogie, knowing who actually rolled your delicious delicacies! The skill that goes into a good cigar is truly admirable. I have never tried or had the opportunity to do so, but it sure is something I wouldn't mind learning.... Imagine rolling your own sticks! Now that would be sweet!!!!

    Please make sure to give a review of the stogies you had rolled for you! I would love to hear your a/b comparisons of those to some other name brand mainstream sticks.

    Congrats on the trip!
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    I've wanted to visit Ybor ever since I learned its history.
    I'll get a Round Tuit someday.

    A shipment of Fuente Sungrowns and Don Carlos arrived
    at the local shop this week. I went nuts and re-stocked my
    humidor with various sizes. Both are favorites, especially
    the Sungrowns because they're so affordable.

    I've never noticed this before, but the Sungrown I smoked
    today was quite harsh/bitter for the first 1/2-inch. But then
    it quickly smoothed out and rest of the cigar was awesome
    until I got near the band and I had to stop. The Ashton VSG,
    other Fuentes, and the few Partagas I've tried recently
    were much more consistent though the entire cigar.

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