Monthly Archives: August 2013

Celebrating the first anniversary of The Dirty Ashes blog

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Wow!!!! A year has gone by quickly. It’s been a great year, in terms of meeting new BOTL/SOTLs, attending some great Herfs, and of course, smoking some fantastic cigars. It really has been a year of fun, laughter and friendship. … Continue reading

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1970s H. Upmann Sir Winston

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Been waiting patiently to try this since getting a few of these earlier this year. Lots of positive comments have been made of older H. Upmann Sir Winstons. They have been beautifully maintained and was excited to finally have the … Continue reading

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2011 Edicion Regional Israel Ramon Allones Petit Robusto

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Received this from a great BOTL at the Toronto Herf. I really enjoy the Ramon Allones marca and I find the Edicion Regionals to be very consistent and true to the flavour profile of regular production. This has been on … Continue reading

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The 3rd Annual Toronto MegaHerf

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This past weekend was the 3rd Annual Toronto Herf. This has been a fantastic opportunity to get together for some great food, great fun, reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. The cigars were an added bonus. Over 60 … Continue reading

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2003 Cohiba Reserva Media Corona Revisited

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Time for round 3 of the Annual review of the 2003 Cohiba Reserva Seleccion box. Today is the Media Corona. What makes this cigar special is that this is the first ‘official’ time that the Medio Tempo leaf was used … Continue reading

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2004 Por Larranaga Petit Corona

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I always have been told about the caramel flavour in the Por Larranaga marca and how the PLPC is a great example of the flavour profile. I have been looking forward to trying one with a bit of age on … Continue reading

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2003 Cohiba Reserva Coronas Especiales Revisited…

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This is the second cigar from the 2003 Cohiba Reserva Seleccion Box. The Cohiba Reserva Robusto set a high benchmark as it was a beautiful smoke. It will be interesting how the cigar has evolved with a decade of age … Continue reading

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