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post #6196 of 9909
Very new to this thread and have learned quite a bit, just coming back into the game after quite a few years off. Had a rather nostalgic evening, which brought back some good memories. It started out with putting Teenage Fanclub's "Bandwagonesque" on the stereo. I then poured myself a couple of fingers of the Macallan 12yo. This was the first booze, outside of tequilla, that I truly enjoyed back then and coincided w/ my discovery of Cuban and other cigars. Though I'm much more into bourbon and rye these days, at the time, this combo was truly mind blowing! Now days my humidor is small and only has a few sticks in it. It's been a long time and I havent even re-hydrated the element or replaced the battery in the hygrometer. To continue the story... I grabbed a Padron (2000, I think), which I used to smoke quite a few of, out of the box and went out back to start the barbeque. The music, booze and cigar were just fine. I was about hafway through each and well on my way down memory lane, when I was jolted back to reality by slicing my thumb open on an over-sharp spatula. I dropped and shattered the glass of booze and even got some blood on my cigar. Next, my 3yo (the younger of my two daughters) came running outside and asked if I was ok. I said I was, but that I'd cut my thumb. She ran back in and quickly returned w/ a barbie bandaid and a kiss for daddy's booboo. It all ended fine w/ a new glass of booze (this time Woodford), the continuation of my cigar and a switch to TF's "Songs from Northern Britain." To continue with my over-sharing: I might have mentioned before that I started smoking a pipe recently. First, a corncob, then onto a nice briar shell from Dr. Grabow. I even bought a couple pipes as Xmas gifts, with a fat pouch of tobacco, for for some of my close friends. Someone else said this earlier, and now I have to agree... In my limited experience, pipe tobacco is quite one-dimensional. Different blends are interesting and everything, but there doesn't appear to be any evolution of flavor throughout the bowl. I dunno, I think I'm over it. I am, however, real excited about rediscovering the pleasure of cigars and truly appreciate the knowledge this thread and it's contributors bring to the table. I guess that's it for tonight.
post #6197 of 9909
nice story coco, enjoyed it and welcome back to the club sorry about the finger
post #6198 of 9909
Hope your finger is okay, and sounds like you had a nice evening outside the cut obv. Enjoy the cigars and booze
post #6199 of 9909
Ended up with a DES followed by a JJ Maduro. The JJ maddy creeps up on you. I had to put it down with 2" left because my stomach wasn't feeling too hot... But that just might be due to something I picked up whilst abroad.
post #6200 of 9909
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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post
Ended up with a DES followed by a JJ Maduro. The JJ maddy creeps up on you. I had to put it down with 2" left because my stomach wasn't feeling too hot... But that just might be due to something I picked up whilst abroad.

It might have been the DES. Those are deceptively strong.

How did you like the DES?
post #6201 of 9909
where do you guys smoke in the winter?
post #6202 of 9909
Taking advantage of reasonably bearable temperatures (probably mid 30's) to smoke the Edge Battalion Maduro that I apparently purchased at some point and stashed in the lower tray of my humidor. I usually only keep weird stuff or items I plan to hold for a while down there, but when I went to refresh the humidifier I found the Edge, a 64 Padron (and maybe a 26), a Partagas Black Tubo, and a VSG that I had NO recollection of adding to my collection! Talk about a good surprise. I'm liking the Edge, but the draw is a little firm and I'm finding the smoke a little mild for my taste (though the flavors I can pick up are delicious).
post #6203 of 9909
Smoking room at the club or cigar bar near work.
post #6204 of 9909
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It might have been the DES. Those are deceptively strong. How did you like the DES?
Yeah I think it may have been. The DES was good, but not great. It still has a bit of immaturity to it, and I think maybe in 6-12 months it might be really good. Still a little harsh, but the flavor profile is amazing. The one I smoked had a bit of a hard draw, but if I took a double pull, it was fine. That may have also caused the harshness of the smoke though. I'll try another one in 2 months and report back.
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where do you guys smoke in the winter?
I smoke at my B&M almost exclusively during the winter, except when the weather is better (like it was on New Year's Eve), and then I do some patio/balcony action. A lounge is opening up in cbus soon, so I might be hitting that up soon. Apparently cigar bars can't exist in Ohio due to the regulations of the Smoking Ban (can't smoke inside a place that serves alcohol if employees are present). I was thinking about opening one up at some point, so when I found out, this was my face: Also, big game for us Big 10 folk tonight. We'll try to save face for the rest of the conference, but methinks it's going to be tough tonight.
post #6205 of 9909
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where do you guys smoke in the winter?
90% of the time I smoke at my b&m. I don't smoke anywhere else really.
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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post
Also, big game for us Big 10 folk tonight. We'll try to save face for the rest of the conference, but methinks it's going to be tough tonight.
I don't see Ark losing this game Enjoy the DES man, my stash didn't last too long. edit : well damn... I was wrong as ***k. Ohio is playing some good football.
post #6206 of 9909
what is a b&m

brick and mortar?

last time i smoked in my house and it stank up the joint even with fans on full blast. never again. and its damn too cold outside
post #6207 of 9909
^ Yes, brick and mortar. Smoking inside without ventilation designed for that purpose is a poor idea. Wise choice not doing that again.
post #6208 of 9909
Mainly patio and coffee shops, sometimes inside the house in the kitchen with the door open.
post #6209 of 9909
Ive actually never had a LB before Had a shark in the park
post #6210 of 9909
A belated post of my fist three cigars of the new year:
- An H. Upmann Tang Monarcha (2003) (special production for David Tang of Pacific Cigar)
- A '98 Cohiba Siglo IV (from La Corona)
- A '01 Cohiba CCE (from the La Corona factory)

Phenomenal -- each and every one. If you have anything close to the age statements above, give them a try.
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