Poker tonight. I expect a solid three-cigar line up. Will post later what I end up smoking but tentative include:
- 1 custom rolled cigar
- A Cohiba Lancero, '01
- A Monte Especial No. 1, '00
So many cigars ... so little time.
I have a couple half/full bottles from the same vintage. This thread has inspired me to open both side by side. I don't have much in this department, but I'll post my thoughts when I've done a comparison.
Oh yes, and earlier tonight I had two cocktails:
- An Aviation (with Broker's and CrÃ¨me Yvette Violette Liqueur)
- A version of a "kir royale" made with Creme Yvette and 1999 De Meric "Catherine de Medicis" Brut Champagne
*Before you decry making a cocktail with premium elements, note that the Yvette was a very light component of this drink, just enough to take the dry edge away. Elegant.
Started with St. Bernarudus "Wit," paired with comte, aged farmhouse English cheddar, and adagio, salami (Fra'Mani) and prosciutto, artisinal slab bread and olives.
Now I'm on to Rogue Russian Imperial Stout with a flourless chocolate torte. If you're a stout fan, buy this limited edition release -- it's phenomenal.
This thread omits the very fresh window -- but it's very difficult to get cigars from the roller's table ... unless you've visited Cueto, Jorge, Mons, Santos and others on La Isla ... In all seriousness, I've had plenty of young Habanos (within that "2 year" period) that were fantastic, and from periods in which I do not believe there was any tobacco cooking.
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If you ever have a chance to see rug production, you'll understand immediately where the costs comes from.
If you ever have a chance to live with a good rug for years, you'll understand over time where the value comes...
Originally Posted by Huntsman
The 1.8? I bought one recently as well -- pretty good lens!
Yes. I find the focus isn't as fast as I'd like but the lighting is good. If they made a 1.4 for the DX I would have opted for that.
Originally Posted by PartagasIV
Based on caramel alone, I would venture the guess of it's a PL PC, what I am smoking right now. The only mareva/minuto/perla with distinct caramel flavors with some age that I can think of. The PL Panatelas are also great for a daily cheap cigar, if you want a thinner RG 'quick' smoke.
PLPCs are the one cigar I've gotten caramel from, but moreso in the old days before they were discontinued then...