What cigar (or pipe) did you smoke today?

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by indycop, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. ET

    ET One of the Regulars

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    Fuente Hemingway - finally almost warm enough to smoke outside on the deck. Tomorrow it will snow...again.
     
  2. What is this snow stuff? ;)
     
  3. wildturkey8

    wildturkey8 Familiar Face

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    Kid Mac: I tried an english blend from McClelland, I believe it was blend #6. It was not to my liking, I've stuck to aromatics ever since. I will try Pipework and Wilke's #10. Who knows, the second time might be the charm. Dry Ashes. Wildturkey8
     
  4. indycop

    indycop I'll Lock Up

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    Fuentes Crucet 87.:D
     
  5. spiridon

    spiridon A-List Customer

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    Camacho CoRo
     
  6. Kermez

    Kermez A-List Customer

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    La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero DL 700
     
  7. rkwilker

    rkwilker One Too Many

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    Gurka Gran Reserve Perfecto #1
     
  8. Por Larranaga Montecarlo
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    This thing was really amazing considering its diminuitive ring gauge. It was quite flavorful and brought on cedary tobacco flavors from the start with a light tea, flowery herbal finish. I only had a problem with the draw. it was not wispy but it was firm. If it had opened up a bit then I could guarantee that it would probably deliver even more. Quite impressive. It lasted almost an hour and burned dead even---hanging a 1-2" ash several times. I nearly burnt my finger a few times with this one. Fortunately, I opted to get a whole box to sample more. ;) :p
     
  9. That's a new one for you. How was it?
     
  10. Mr. Paladin

    Mr. Paladin My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Had a Gurka Grand Age last night. Very good cigar.
     
  11. For the price, they had better be. ;) :p
     
  12. indycop

    indycop I'll Lock Up

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    Pretty good, the ash gets a little flaky but a decent cigar.:D
     
  13. So its a flaky cigar?:p
     
  14. indycop

    indycop I'll Lock Up

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    I had one at a tasting last weekend and bought a box. I will be in the next issue of Cigar Snob maybe also. :p

    Por Larranaga Lancero?
     
  15. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    Heh. I only get to smoke outside. The old man is a recovering pipe smoker and can smell about 1 part per zillion in the house. Had my Coob in 25mph winds and blowing snow this eve.
     
  16. indycop

    indycop I'll Lock Up

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    RP Edge Corojo.:)
     
  17. Kid Mac

    Kid Mac Practically Family

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    Wildturkey8,

    If you didn't care for McClelland No. 6, you might not like P&W No. 10 as both are English/Oriental blends. No. 6 is heavier in Virginias with some Oriental tobacs while No. 10 is heavier in Orientals with a touch of Latakia. I'm a big latakia and oriental tobaccos fan, but I know they're not to everyone's liking. I started out as a aromatic smoker, and I still enjoy aromatic blends occasionally, but I have gravitated toward English blends.

    Are you familiar with http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/index.cfm? It's a peer-reviewed tobac site. Taste is relative, but if you find a reviewer who enjoys a blend you yourself enjoy, you can get an idea if you'd enjoy other blends he reviewed.


    Smoking Esoterica Pembroke, an English blend topped with French Cognac, in a Dunhill shell billiard.

    Mac
     
  18. wildturkey8

    wildturkey8 Familiar Face

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    Kid Mac: Thanks for the info. Carole at Pipework is always good to send samples, I will request that she send me a sample of #10 when I reorder #191. By the way Rumcake is also a favorite of mine from Pipework and Wilke. Supposedly blended specially for Basil Rathbone. Enjoy that Dunhill. Thanks, Wildturkey8
     
  19. Kermez

    Kermez A-List Customer

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    Gurkha Vintage Shaggy Toro
     
  20. Mr. Paladin

    Mr. Paladin My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yes sir, quite pricey but I splashed out to celebrate with one of my officers for receiving a prestigious Departmental Award.
     

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