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What cubans are ya smoking?
hnixon12 Offline
#4751 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Punch Double Corona
2011

While herfing with my nephew at his Dad’s (…my oldest brother…) gravesite. First time since 2019.


That was nice papa!! i see who is hoarding the Cubans!!! :)
hnixon12 Offline
#4752 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Punch Double Corona
2011

While herfing with my nephew at his Dad’s (…my oldest brother…) gravesite. First time since 2019.

That was nice Papa!!.......I see who is hoarding the cubans Love
rfenst Offline
#4753 Posted:
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hnixon12 wrote:
Monte Media Corona.....very nice cigar....so is the issue with cuban cigars because of the issues in Cuba?
there is nothing available, and if it is, its tre expensive

It is purely due to shipping/supply chain/lack of petroleum issues, preceded by covid, in a setting of increased demand per Habanos, S.A. and the Australian vendor I have used.

On the plus side, the vendor says that 2018-19 were very good years for quality Havanas.

https://www.habanos.com/en
rfenst Offline
#4754 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Once upon a time Hong Kong had some pretty good pricing.

I seem to notice that poorly rolled CCs are the smaller RG ones. Then again, I don’t have or smoke as many Cubans as many here.

Apprentices roll the smaller cigar except for No. 1 and No. 2 premium sizes (often mis-referred to as lanceros).
Palama Offline
#4755 Posted:
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hnixon12 wrote:
That was nice Papa!!.......I see who is hoarding the cubans Love


Haha! That PDC was from one of those, now legendary, crgcpro / Bart CC splits. I got 5 of them and Daniel (…my nephew…) and I smoked two in 2014. I did kinda forget about them but “found” them on Friday. Figured a cigar of that size would be good for our herf. It was. Iirc, I jumped into Split #3 after sitting / missing out on the first two. The split definitely broadened my horizons.
hnixon12 Offline
#4756 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Haha! That PDC was from one of those, now legendary, crgcpro / Bart CC splits. I got 5 of them and Daniel (…my nephew…) and I smoked two in 2014. I did kinda forget about them but “found” them on Friday. Figured a cigar of that size would be good for our herf. It was. Iirc, I jumped into Split #3 after sitting / missing out on the first two. The split definitely broadened my horizons.

sweeet! what happened to CGCPRO? , i remember him
deadeyedick Offline
#4757 Posted:
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Boli RC 2017

Gone are the days these were a 2-3 per week smoke for me. With the prices and supply issues now days they are rare in my rotation.
deadeyedick Offline
#4758 Posted:
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Vegueros Centrofinos 2019
hnixon12 Offline
#4759 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
Boli RC 2017

Gone are the days these were a 2-3 per week smoke for me. With the prices and supply issues now days they are rare in my rotation.

they are sooo yummy!!!
deadeyedick Offline
#4760 Posted:
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Yolanda custom CG 2017
delta1 Offline
#4761 Posted:
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Trinidad Coloniales Jul 20
cigarscyntist805 Offline
#4762 Posted:
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I have 1 last Por Larranaga- Cubans are hard to get right now
deadeyedick Offline
#4763 Posted:
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Quintero Favoritos

Won a box in a contest . Anyone want some of these?
Palama Offline
#4764 Posted:
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Juan Lopez Selección No. 1

From a hellacious 2016 PIB / Wants hit from that Krazy Killah Korean Gae9 / John (MIA).
Palama Offline
#4765 Posted:
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RyJ CenC
From a 2013 RAOK by Numi.

Bolivar Petit Corona
ULA ABR 14
deadeyedick Offline
#4766 Posted:
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Quintero Favoritos

The taste is not bad but being a short filler these are hard to cut and smoke without little bits of floor sweepings in your mouth.
deadeyedick Offline
#4767 Posted:
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ERdM Choix Supreme 2011 AOP cab wonderful old cigars!
Palama Offline
#4768 Posted:
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The season finale of Better Call Saul ran long so only time for a quick smoke.

RASCC
MUR JUL 12
Palama Offline
#4769 Posted:
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HUHC
SAB SEP 13
deadeyedick Offline
#4770 Posted:
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Party Shorts from 2019 are smoking excellent!
deadeyedick Offline
#4771 Posted:
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Good news: PSD#4 back in stock!

Bad news: $420
Sunoverbeach Offline
#4772 Posted:
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PSE #2 thanks to AKdave

Exact year unknown, but guaranteed less than $420 for the box
Palama Offline
#4773 Posted:
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Ramon Allones Allones Extra EL 2011

From a RAOK from Delta back in June 2017.
deadeyedick Offline
#4774 Posted:
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PSD#4 2016 (not the $16.80 each versions)
Palama Offline
#4775 Posted:
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Juan Lopez Selección No. 2

From a 2016 lint pocket trade with Euodias.
deadeyedick Offline
#4776 Posted:
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La Flor De Cano '19
rfenst Offline
#4777 Posted:
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H. Upmann Half-Coronas
July 2021

Lightly toasted tobacco with an unmistakable, yet mild sweetness that was present the entire time, increasing continuously until the end. Smoked it down to about 1/3 inch with a hemostat. One of the very best cigars I have smoked in a couple months. Thanks Bro.
Palama Offline
#4778 Posted:
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H. Upmann Connie #1
GSO MAY '07

From a 2015 box split with Burner.

Edit: a 1/2” in and there’s a lotta life left!
Palama Offline
#4779 Posted:
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PSD4
UBM MAR '18

From a trade with Corey a couple months ago.
cashmoneydave Offline
#4780 Posted:
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Quintero thanks to deadeyedick. Pretty good smoke.
deadeyedick Offline
#4781 Posted:
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Vegueros Centrofinos 2019
PLPC 2019
mjrburn Offline
#4782 Posted:
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HdM PR, dated 3/2014, a perfect compliment to my Corona Light this morning after breakfast. Much thanks to Conan for this treat!
Palama Offline
#4783 Posted:
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mjrburn wrote:
HdM PR, dated 3/2014, a perfect compliment to my Corona Light this morning after breakfast. Much thanks to Conan for this treat!


Glad you enjoyed it Marcus! ThumpUp
Palama Offline
#4784 Posted:
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RASCC

From my South Dakota Brother-from-another-mother, Youngra
deadeyedick Offline
#4785 Posted:
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PSD#4 2018

Used to smoke these and other Cubans on a regular basis but with the new pricing when my stock is gone, it's gone. Prolly have enough to last a year or two but I'm not buying more.
dkeage Offline
#4786 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
PSD#4 2018

Used to smoke these and other Cubans on a regular basis but with the new pricing when my stock is gone, it's gone. Prolly have enough to last a year or two but I'm not buying more.

This


PSD4. 2019
deadeyedick Offline
#4787 Posted:
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Vegueros Centrofinos 2018
dkeage Offline
#4788 Posted:
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H Upmann #2 for my 60th

Box code? Oct 14!

deadeyedick Offline
#4789 Posted:
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LGC Médaille D'Or #4 2015 for breakfast
rfenst Offline
#4790 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
LGC Médaille D'Or #4 2015 for breakfast

One of my top ten- when I can get them from the Caribean or Australia.

Bought all 4 boxes of 10 of Churchills for $80 each from Hong Kong one night about 10-15 years ago. He had mailed me what must have been that day's brand new box code list in the middle of the night while I couldn't sleep. Whole transaction from receipt of list to purchase was like 5 minutes!

Also got a SE box or three- varnished, hinged, clasp, engraved, numbered and bundled-25 count- skinny MdO boxes from Hong Kong, but don't remember which ones.

I truly enjoy skinny cigars 38rg and smaller.
euodias Offline
#4791 Posted:
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I've got one more box of MdO4s from 2015 that I haven't broken into yet. Some of the best cigars I have ever had, but I'm down to smoking once a month tops and the going rate at Bond Roberts gives me pause. I can't believe people think these are $25 cigars now.
deadeyedick Offline
#4792 Posted:
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euodias wrote:
I've got one more box of MdO4s from 2015 that I haven't broken into yet. Some of the best cigars I have ever had, but I'm down to smoking once a month tops and the going rate at Bond Roberts gives me pause. I can't believe people think these are $25 cigars now.


Prolly only get more expensive since they are discontinued.
Palama Offline
#4793 Posted:
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Monte #2

Nov. 2009

Last one from a lint pocket trade with Rfenster a few moons ago. Thank you Robert for allowing me to experience such great smokes!
euodias Offline
#4794 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
Prolly only get more expensive since they are discontinued.


buy sell hold smoke. Harder call than it used to be with those price hikes.
deadeyedick Offline
#4795 Posted:
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RyJ En Cedros 2019 on the golf course
rfenst Offline
#4796 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Monte #2

Nov. 2009

Last one from a lint pocket trade with Rfenster a few moons ago. Thank you Robert for allowing me to experience such great smokes!


I remember them and another box from 2008, both from Australia. Those were real good years! How did it hold up? What did it taste like? Any early mocha/chocolate whiffs like some of the other Montes (#1, Joyitas, Edmundo, etc.)?
rfenst Offline
#4797 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
Prolly only get more expensive since they are discontinued.

I thought I made great money when I sold off my collection- with both appreciation and year over year hefty price increases from 5-10%- but today's prices are just crazy! I can't imagine what all I had (85+ boxes) would be worth today had i hung on to most of them.

The single 2008 Monte E.L. I still have left is just worth too much for me to smoke guilt-free because I last saw them going for like over $3,500 at auction in London quite a while back- just for a ten-count box. I think I am afraid to smoke it out of fear of disappointment. LOL.... No, not really. I know it will be a great smoke b/c of the way E.L. are blended differently with extra ligero and such. Three were smoked over the last 5 years and they were each divine. And, I have the same down-to the-last scenario with a Cohiba Pyramid E.L. 2006 and two 2008 Cohiba Siglo VI. The single E.L might be worth $400+ in a full 10-box.

BUT, as soon as the doctor says I can smoke a single celebratory cigar (which might be at my appointment this afternoon or not!) with Corey Sellers who is in town this afternoon. Just Can't decide which one to go with.

Or, I might just enjoy a more typical Havanah instead- and package all my rare/special ones up for trade for a few fivers or something per cigar. That way someone can get rid of what they don't like that I do or they just have a load of.

Just thinking out load though...
rfenst Offline
#4798 Posted:
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euodias wrote:
I've got one more box of MdO4s from 2015 that I haven't broken into yet. Some of the best cigars I have ever had, but I'm down to smoking once a month tops and the going rate at Bond Roberts gives me pause. I can't believe people think these are $25 cigars now.

Rob A has always been more expensive, but has always both curated and recommended very well for his customers. Can't imagine his prices right now, though.
Palama Offline
#4799 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
I remember them and another box from 2008, both from Australia. Those were real good years! How did it hold up? What did it taste like? Any early mocha/chocolate whiffs like some of the other Montes (#1, Joyitas, Edmundo, etc.)?


I thoroughly enjoyed it. Still “twangy” but didn’t notice any mocha / chocolate…then again, I have a terrible palate so hints of it mighta been there but I missed it. Our son came over for his usual Sunday dinner and brought a big bag of One-Ton Chips so it was a very good night. Herfing
rfenst Offline
#4800 Posted:
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Planning on enjoying my first cigar since I stopped for surgery like 8 weeks ago. Probably going to be a HdM Petit Robustos or a Quintero Robustos (just to see if it is even worth smoking). On the other hand, this would not be the time to try a potentially unpleasant cigar and I should go with the HdM or something else special!

I bought some then machine made Quintero about ten years ago in cellophane and they were already 10 years old. Best floating-on a-raft-in-the-pool-cigars- ever, although the taste definitely differs from other Cubans from more established, traditional tobacco growing regions and farmsHerfing
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