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post #76 of 9827
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
I have two relatively modest holders--one is an old French rose gold and mother-of-pearl and the other, a modern filtered plastic one by Denicotea.

Not quite Terry Thomas lengths:


Terry freaking Thomas! Brilliant!
post #77 of 9827
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Originally Posted by eg1 View Post
Terry freaking Thomas! Brilliant!

The MOP is a dress holder, I feel, but since most dress occasions doesn't permit one the license of smoking indoors, who's going to see the dressiness of MOP and gold?

This was not a holder made to smoke furtively outdoors.
post #78 of 9827
Smoked the Punch Punch last night and enjoyed it immensely in spite of a wildly uneven burn. I liked the taste of this one the best of the sticks I've tried so far. Of course, I'm on the steep end of the learning curve, so any really meaningful comparison is difficult, but I'd get another of these in a heartbeat.

Next, I've got a Ramon Allones Specially Selected for my Sunday afternoon smoke.
post #79 of 9827
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red View Post
Smoked the Punch Punch last night and enjoyed it immensely in spite of a wildly uneven burn. I liked the taste of this one the best of the sticks I've tried so far. Of course, I'm on the steep end of the learning curve, so any really meaningful comparison is difficult, but I'd get another of these in a heartbeat.

Next, I've got a Ramon Allones Specially Selected for my Sunday afternoon smoke.

enjoy the RASS...a must in any smoker's humidor.
post #80 of 9827
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Originally Posted by Fade to Black View Post
enjoy the RASS...a must in any smoker's humidor.

Yes, a staple smoke. Good vitola too; not too much, not too little. This is one I'll be coming back to. The burn of the particular stick I had raced along on one side, so I think it was wrapped a bit loosely and unevenly. The jet lighter is not my favorite way of igniting these, either.

Next on deck, H. Uppmann #2. I already know I love this vitola.
post #81 of 9827
So tonight, my gf's father and I bonded over some nice liquor and a cigar or two. First one I smoked (first "nice" cigar I've ever had) was a Dominican. The ring says "M1 Cusano" if anyone can identify that for me.

Then, before leaving, he showed me his humidor and gave me a Cuban. The ring says "Por Larranaga" and also "Habana Cuba" and "Marca Independiente" which i'm going to save for smoking tomorrow or Tuesday. I'm very excited. Also, he mentioned possibly going to a nice martini/cigar bar in indianapolis on Thursdays with him, which would be pretty damn sweet.
post #82 of 9827
Por Larranga is a solid, underrated brand. The petit corona, while not as good as Bolivar's PC, is still a decent smoke (comes in wooden boxes of 50).
post #83 of 9827
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
So tonight, my gf's father and I bonded over some nice liquor and a cigar or two. First one I smoked (first "nice" cigar I've ever had) was a Dominican. The ring says "M1 Cusano" if anyone can identify that for me.

Then, before leaving, he showed me his humidor and gave me a Cuban. The ring says "Por Larranaga" and also "Habana Cuba" and "Marca Independiente" which i'm going to save for smoking tomorrow or Tuesday. I'm very excited. Also, he mentioned possibly going to a nice martini/cigar bar in indianapolis on Thursdays with him, which would be pretty damn sweet.

I've found this site helpful: http://www.cigars-review.org/cigars/Por-Larranaga.htm

Some of the individual reviews you should take with a large grain of salt, but generally it's a pretty good guide to Cubans.

This video series is really good too. Interesting and informative: http://www.cigaraficionado.com/Cigar...,4696,,00.html

Enjoy the cigar bar with your gf's dad. My first visit to my local cigar bar last Friday was sheer delight, and if that's any indication, you're in for a real treat.
post #84 of 9827
at the cigar store now puffing on a 2004 Hoyo Des Dieux...nice smoke, too bad can't find çigars like this any more

just bought a box of 25 Partagas Corona Seniors...they're basically petit coronas but a little thicker and come tubed. Will report when i smoke my first one later in the day....
post #85 of 9827
review for the Coronas Senior: medium draw, medium to full bodied with some earthy tones on the palate. It wasn't a bad cigar by any means, especially for the price, but i felt like something about it just wasn't quite there to make it a GREAT smoke. Will have to see how the rest of the box smokes...this one was very tightly rolled, was surprised i could still draw it. 80/100.
post #86 of 9827
Smoked the H. Upmann #2 this evening in the comfort of my own home. The wrapper showed tiny traces of green, so this stick could have done with more months in the humidor, but was still a delicious, mellow smoke that was very accessible to this newbie. The draw was very easy, and I could have cut it much less generously than I did.

So, since Friday, I've sampled the Sancho Panza Belicosos, Montecristo #4, Punch Punch, Ramon Allones Specially Selected and the H. Upmann #2. Where once I really didn't get it, I'm now gaining a definite appreciation, thanks particularly to Matt, Globe and FtB.
post #87 of 9827
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red View Post
So, since Friday, I've sampled the Sancho Panza Belicosos, Montecristo #4, Punch Punch, Ramon Allones Specially Selected and the H. Upmann #2. .

hey, NR, enjoy, but let your lungs air out a little, too.
post #88 of 9827
Ha ha! No more till next weekend.
post #89 of 9827
letting your lungs take a break is overrated. I'm usually on about 1-2 cigars, 10-13 cigarettes a day
post #90 of 9827
I don't inhale the cigars and my lungs aren't taking much of a beating from the second-hand smoke anyway. I can't stand cigarettes, so cigars are my defense now at bars and clubs. They pretty well drown out the cigarette smoke.
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