Out of the Humidor: Weekly Cigar Corner: Current Discussion: General Smoking 01/26/07

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by Bogie1943, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. TaxMan1

    TaxMan1 One of the Regulars

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    Baxtard!;) Nice to "see" you again, Jon!
    Blue Labels, Black Labels, JJ's.......all amongst my favs from Pepin. For you to use the word "Pepin" in the same sentence as "La Luna" , well........
     
  2. RedPop4

    RedPop4 One Too Many

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    .....THAT'S sayin' something. lol lol lol
     
  3. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    This is such a fine thread...

    And so educational too!! It deserves to be re-lit.;)

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  4. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    Like the "port and cigars" shot on a warm summer evening.

    And there's something oddly Kray-like about the other snap :D
     
  5. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Call Me a Cab

    My most recent cigar was one from Padron's Aniversario series. Very, very fine cigar.
     
  6. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Show me your ceeegar pics!!

    Have any pics of you in ceegar heaven? go on, let's have a look!:eusa_clap

    (I know there's one of B-K around somewhere, and the cigar is as BIG as he is!!).
     
  7. luvthatlulu

    luvthatlulu Suspended

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    www.cubanlous.com Cubans...guaranteed real Cubans...delivered right to your front door for not that much more than some over-priced Dominicans. Opus...who?;)
     
  8. Tony in Tarzana

    Tony in Tarzana My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thanks for the tip! :)
     
  9. Sancho Panza Sancho . . . aged 10 years or so.

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    How dare you!

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  10. panamag8or

    panamag8or Practically Family

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    Longest. Week. Ever.
     
  11. Spitfire

    Spitfire I'll Lock Up

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    Cigar heaven? - Must be Cuba!:D

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    I admit - not the sharpest outfit. Not golden age in any way - but what the heck. The cigar was great. +29C in december and the rum was 18 years old. What more can you ask for?:D :D
     
  12. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    Great pic Spitfire, we've been thinking of planning a trip to Cuba. Cigars, good rum, sounds good to me!
     
  13. panamag8or

    panamag8or Practically Family

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    I concur wholeheartedly. I have had both the 1964 and the 1926, and they are probably the best smokes I've ever had, and @ $18 for the 1964 and $25 for the 1926, they had better be.lol

    My everyday smoke is a Dannemann Espada Sumatra.
     
  14. RedPop4

    RedPop4 One Too Many

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    Hope to go to La Habana one day.

    Went to Ybor City a couple weeks ago with TaxMan. Stayed at his place, actually, whilst commuting to Disney. Met up with his friends, the "Lazy Smokin' Bastards" in Clearwater Florida.

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    That's TaxMan with Dr. Gordon and Frank (a Gator fan)

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    TaxMan and I after a fine meal at Grillsmith in Clearwater.

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    TaxMan in a side door of the Columbia Restaurant on Avenida Setima in Ybor City. The Columbia, opened in 1905 is one of the oldest if not the oldest restaurant in Ybor City. It's a Spanish restaurant, which is typified by the beautiful azulejo decorations (the ceramic tiles) which cover the exterior of the building. The Columbia was also a favorite of Santo Trafficante, longtime, notorious organized crime boss of Tampa.

    Check out THIS Place. Havana Dreams a lovely cigar establishment on Avenida Setima. TaxMan works retail there on Sundays, but what a great place. We visited a couple Fridays ago just to smoke and have cafe Cubano. If you're interested, you can click on the photos to enlarge them. The guy that runs/owns the place came over from Cuba ten years ago, clinging to a door.

    He sells national brands, but really wants to specialize in his own cigars, which are rolled in store, and on Calle 22 a few blocks away. They're pretty good smokes, too!!
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    Had a lovely Cuban sandwich at King Corona Cigar Company just down the street on Avenida Setima.
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  15. panamag8or

    panamag8or Practically Family

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    Tax Man needs to take the band off his cigar.lol

    Looks like fun, though. 40 years in Florida, and I have yet to visit Ybor.:mad:
     
  16. Spitfire

    Spitfire I'll Lock Up

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    You should go! Fantastic country and great people. Call me when you gets closer, I might be able to point you in the right directions.:)
     
  17. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    Will do Spitty!

    RedPop, that restaurant looks and sounds good, and the cigars don't look half bad either.
     
  18. Last night was a Fuente VSG. Not a bad cigar at all. Easily makes my top ten in the humidor. :cool2:
    Anyone know who makes Spirit of Cuba? Not exactly the best cigar I have ever smoked. :eusa_doh:

    Regards,

    J
     
  19. RedPop4

    RedPop4 One Too Many

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    James, I'll do some checking on Spirit of Cuba when I get back from lunch.
    I'm a band "on" smoker, too. Quite often a bit of the glue seeps through the band and onto the wrapper leaf of the cigar. Early removal, then, damages the wrapper sometimes. I don't want to run that risk. There are many who claim that leaving it on is ostentation, but I normally grasp the cigar with my fingers over the band, in any case.

    Sometimes, the band is tight and you can't even move it without tearing until the cigar has heated sufficiently.
     
  20. Thanks.
    I leave the band on as well. It reminds me not to smoke it until it reaches my mouth---in cases of good cigars. ;) I nubbed the VSG anyway though. :D

    Regards,

    J
     

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