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  1. Sorry I couldn't make it out Rob. Hope you had a good time in Singers! Didn't stay for the 7s?
  2. Option number 2 for me please. I believe that is 10am Singapore time Monday if I calculate correctly!
  3. Hey all. A wife of a friend of mine wants to get him a good desktop humidor of at least 100 count. This guy likes the finer things in life and so cost is not a huge issue. I don't mean unlimited but more than the 50-100$ desktops on Amazon is no issue. Having written that, if you know of a really good quality one that looks sharp and doesn't break the bank, that is also good! Cheers! B
  4. Those don't even look good. I like the comment of being dragged through a RP factory. They do look like a crappy non-Cuban to my eye. Skipping this LE
  5. Probably my favorite cigar. I have a box and a half and rarely smoke them. Love the mild flavors.
  6. If you listen to many of the people of NK that have escaped you would hear some really crazy and sad stories. People being executed for watching a Hollywood movie kind of crazy. I really think that the UN should get involved even if it meant doing something militarily. Of course this is a simple viewpoint and probably is not that simple. I am just not sure the whole "wait it out until they implode" is working especially for the people that live in terror daily. I do not think that unilateral US military action is the best thing for the US but may be great for the people of NK.
  7. Of the NC I have only tried the Olivia Melanio a couple times. It was okay. Maybe a 6/10. My favourite NC is the 2010 Olivia V Maduro. A fantastic cigar. That is partially why I wanted to try the new Melanio. Not even close to as good IMO. The epi2 is a great cigar. Tried one E2 and it was really good. Found it more mild than most other Partagas. I have no inclination to try any on the list. Every RP I have tried was just garbage. No idea how that company is still in business (and apparently doing well).
  8. Regular production - Connie 1 Pie-in-the-sky -money is no option - Cohiba Pyramid Aged - '95 ERDM Elegantes RE or LE - Monte GE Yeah I cheated
  9. Am I crazy or does 13$ for a premium cigar seem NOT expensive (let alone insanely expensive)?
  10. I am not a big fan of full bodied cigars. I can't stand most NC for that reason but I digress... My favourite mild-med cigars: HdM Epi 2 QdO Imperiales Trini Reyes Upmann PC Only had one Connie A but it was outstanding and in the mild-med body But my number one is the Connie 1
  11. Wife is watching this with the gals in Singapore today. Never heard of it before last week. Fancy hair and champagne. What could go wrong?
  12. 15 Connie 1. I dare say these are better than the '11 I have and those were my go to.
  13. Well I don't get a lot of opportunities generally to smoke so when I have a free Saturday night, the first thing I want to do is hang out at my favorite watering hole and pull out...a Padron. I will say that the ONLY reason I would be smoking this cigar today is this contest and to have a bit of fun. Not that I would never revisit the cigar but it wouldn't be today. Or this year. Or next year. I have about a dozen of these left from my early days of cigar smoking and knowing nothing about anything. I cut my teeth on NC cigars as it was the easiest to access information on and seemingly dummy proof as far as you didn't need to worry too much about fakes. My original info on these was that they are highly rated by many, full bodied, expensive and supposedly aged years before they make it out for sale. My personal early history with these is that they are harsh, one dimensional and really hard to get through. In my mind, an expensive, strong piece of crap. But let's give it another go! I searched high and low for a smaller version of this cigar in the humidor. I swore I had one left but alas, I am stuck with something that looks like a corona gordo (?). They are weirdly shaped for those who have never had one. I suppose it is a box press? After a "generous" cut from the cutter, away we go. The first bit is surprisingly tame. I am used to a slap to the face from this cigar. The flavor is still one dimensional but not unpleasant. Getting through the first one third was actually not a chore. By this stage of the previous samples of this cigar it feels like I am 2 days in to a strep throat infection. I wouldn't call it mild by any means but not an in-your-face strong as I was expecting. I might even go as far as to say that I was "enjoying" it. The draw was a little loose but still quite good. The second third is starting to turn more towards the strong guy I used to know. Still not harsh. I wouldn't say that I am enjoying the second third. Not feeling the need to chuck it though. Still one dimensional but more bland and dull flavor wise. Construction is awesome as you can see. It got to a point where this was becoming the longest ash I ever had so I thought I would see how long I could go. It dropped shortly after the picture as I finally lost patience waiting for a server. Getting down to the last third, the flavor actually came back a bit more like the first third. First of all, me actually getting this far on a cigar this size that I knew I disliked is a win and something I did not think would happen. Even this cigar's little brother that I have smoked a few times, I will chuck after reaching the start of the second third. Once I lost the long ash the rest of the ash became flaky and would drop quickly. I am only now starting to realize how strong this cigar is. Feeling a bit of nicotine nausea. Not overwhelming but just something I notice. Overall - This has to be the best burning cigar I have had in the last 1-2 years. I literally did not have to touch this up once and it was a razor sharp. Perfect construction and easy draw. This cigar kicked my a$$. I normally will want to light up soon after I put one out if I have the time as I do now. I couldn't do it with this one right away and had to wait a good 40+minutes and a few glasses of water to get going again. I don't know if I will ever want to light one of these up again but I can see the allure if a person is looking for a low maintenance nicotine bomb which seems to be popular in some circles. For me, I will stick to the more mild QdOs of the world Cheers.
  14. Great question as I was curious of the same thing. I smoked a couple when first released and they were great. I too wish I stocked up more on the GE as they are pretty much my favourite cigar period. Only had one Sublime and it was real good. Still like the GE more though based off just the small sample size.
  15. I find the 5 lighter and more complex but I am not like Derek as far as how many I have gone through. Still like the 4s. They were my first box purchase years ago.
  16. I have had 2 gifted to me. One was good 2-3 years ago but not spectacular and the second was one of the top 10 smokes of the year last year for me. Both had flawless construction. I would grab them.
  17. Of the ones you listed- No2 and SW. Upmann is just a great line in general. Can't think of any that I didn't like except the '12 LE Robustos (which are turning around) and I am not crazy about most royal robustos I have tried though some are quite good. The one Connie A I had was incredible. Connie 1 is my go to. Reliable, great size and the mild-med profile I love.
  18. Great idea for a thread. Man there are some good golfers on here. I am like most and had to take a long break from golf after 3 kids. They are getting a little older now and so I am able to get out a bit more. Before kids I shot in the high 80s - low 90s. Now I am happy with mid-90s. I am planning some lessons soon. I will get down to high 70s-low 80s at some point as a goal Cigars are a necessity on the course! On of the few places I can chain smoke with impunity! Singapore is not a great place to take up golf unless you are pretty well off or you got into the golf clubs early on so I tend to head off to Indonesia for a round when possible. I still have my TaylorMade racs, Nike CPR hybrids, R5 driver and Odyssey putter. Each over 15 years old now. Just bought some Cleveland 52,56, 58 wedges which made a huge difference. I am buying some Titlest AP2s or Bridgestone J33s this year. I played a round in Japan with the AP2s as a rental set and they were awesome. Still don't know what new driver, hybrids or putter to get but when in the US later this year I will test a few out.
  19. The ones I have had are amazing. Not sure what my box codes are but if I want a real treat, this is one of the cigars I reach for.
  20. Let me guess, this dairy farmer was not an organic dairy farmer? Sounds a little like a NC cigar manufacturer saying that Cuban seed and rolling methods are all sub par and the whole "Cuban cigars are the best" is rubbish.
  21. I am guessing the 1300 range. I want to increase it to 3-3500 range within 2 years for just my personal consumption. That should be good for 10-15 years depending on how much I am able to smoke. I am gearing up for a major market shift in the next 5 years. If things are moving that way soon, I may even invest in larger amounts for re-sale...should be interesting.

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