Monthly Archives: January 2014

1998 Diplomaticos No. 2

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Wanted to try something different tonight. Something out of the norm, out of the comfort zone. Something I am unfamiliar with. Went rummaging through the singles humidor and found this: 1998 Diplommaticos No. 2 from my Secret Santa. It suited … Continue reading

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1991 H Upmann Preciosas

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Received this in my Secret Santa gift this year. Never had one of these before. Always interested in little cigars as they are a look into the past, seeing all the discontinuations in the Habanos SA portfolios. I wish that … Continue reading

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1990 Montecristo No. 5

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Received this in my Secret Santa package this year. Thank you to the great BOTL who sent this for me to try. I have always enjoyed the Montecristo marca, particularly with some age on it. Seeing that this is from … Continue reading

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2006 Vegas Robaina ‘Art Edicion’ Famoso Ramirez

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Received a generous gift from a great European BOTL. He asked me to review 5 fantastic cigars over the course of 2014. This particular cigar I have rarely seen smoked and was excited to give it a try. Let’s see … Continue reading

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2007 Original Release Cohiba Maduro 5 Genios

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It has been a long time since I had one of these. I recall that I didn’t enjoy the previous experience and can’t remember why. I guess this represents a clean slate, with no expectations. I am very curious to … Continue reading

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2000 El Rey Del Mundo Elegantes

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Was rummaging through the humidor today, checking boxes and making sure the humidity was at an appropriate level. I saw this box, which was gifted to me over the holidays by a great BOTL. Decided that today was the day … Continue reading

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1997 H. Upmann Sir Winston

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Been dreaming about warm weather seeing that Toronto is getting plundered by snow and it has been abnormally cold. Combine that with a tough cold and it is as far from Nirvana as I possibly could be. Finally got over … Continue reading

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2013 La Casa Del Habanos Exclusivo Ramon Allones Superiores

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Ahhhh…..Havana. Love when I always arrive here. The vibe is just exhilarating. Nothing like it in the world. Just a wonderful feeling. I decided to try a bunch of 2013 production this time down to get a sense of the … Continue reading

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2013 in review

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It’s been an interesting year to say the least. Many ups and down however there is some truth to the old phrase: Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. What I can say about 2013 is that it was a … Continue reading

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1990 El Rey Del Mundo Panetela Largas

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Had the opportunity to procure these at an auction earlier this year. I’ve been really enjoying the El Rey Del Mundo marca and have been trying to stock up on them every chance I get. This is a particularly nice … Continue reading

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