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  1. I have to share some of my favorite Hawaiian slack key guitar before the weekend is over. Not everyone’s cup of tea, for sure, but I grew up surrounded by this simple and elegant style of music - this is one of my favorite go-to albums when I really want to relax. If this song moves you at all, I highly recommend kicking back with a cigar and giving the whole album a listen. This is a song about the Elepaio, a small forest bird endemic to Hawaii.
  2. I looked up the records, received these back in early February, so several months rest. It was very impressive for such a young cigar.
  3. Click onto “Reply” and paste it in there...I do it from my MacBook, so it’s Control/ClickPad at the same time and a dropdown appears with paste as an option. Unfortunately I’m useless describing how to do this from other devices. What are you using, perhaps someone can guide you?
  4. I just copy the video link, and simply paste it onto a reply here...boom! the video pops up after a few seconds. FoH tech wizards did a great job with this feature. Or maybe that’s how it automatically works everywhere and I’m just easily impressed
  5. This was the 3rd from my box, the first 2 were good, but this one was on another level and really got better as it smoked down. I love when a cigar does’s usually the other way around.
  6. I know you’ve said regular production, but I can’t help myself, as I only recently had a cigar for the first time that perfectly fit your description, and it was a beautiful thing: Sancho Panza Gran Quixote
  7. freakin amazing. Jawdropping amazing. Edit: Some of the comments below the video are hilarious!
  8. I love the unique flavor profile, been stocking up on them recently. I’ve had some with more than 5 years on them, and I actually prefer the youthful mongrel taste at about 2-3 years.
  9. I’m nubbing it now, can say this particular stick has been spectacular, with a nice evolution. Final third is a warm apple strudel with a beautiful cinnamon twang. Delicious in every way.
  10. This is really good, takes me someplace exotic. Aloha Friday gang!
  11. Not an original, and not very Hawaiian, but a nice version by Country Comfort, a band from Waimanalo in the 70’s. Check out their “Best of” album for some really good kick-back, jazzy/mellow Hawaiian music. Billy Kaui was a founder of the band and lead vocalist, sounding a lot like Box Scaggs. He passed way too soon, leaving us with only a few albums from these guys.
  12. It’s my duty to post some Hawaiian favorites Sorry for the lousy video on this one, this is John Cruz playing his latin-influenced instrumental Kahala moon:
  13. Yup, we seem to suddenly be back to warp speed here. Well done!
  14. I’m gonna visualize the cigar in question is Dad, not Mum.
  15. I’m in category 1-C, get my second Pfizer shot next week. There’s recently a surplus in Hawaii, so they’re pretty much offering to everyone at this point.
  16. Wow, turning WiFi off on my phone works brilliantly, thanks for the tip. It’s almost impossible to get around the site on my laptop these days.
  17. Thanks. Funny, I often think the same thing about yours, except that it kinda makes my feet tingle.
  18. I have to agree, of the 3, this was the best. Surprising too since it’s the youngest.
  19. I’ve not experienced the lone regular production stick, nor any of the discontinued ones, but I have managed to secure a box each of the Platinum Paises Bajos, Orgullosos Suiza, Britanicas Extra, and most recently, Inmensos. Most of what I read about the LGC flavor profile sounds great to me, but it sure seems like it takes years for it to blossom. Honestly, I’ve not been real impressed by the 2 Platinums/2 Orgullosos/1 Britanicas I’ve sampled so far, which probably makes my recently sourcing of yet another LGC offering seem a bit absurd. I just have high hopes that the slightly off-putting “bubble gum” taste I consistently get will morph into something special with more time. I’m vowing to keep my hands off the rest of the 3 RE’s I have, my samples tell me I’m just wasting them by smoking them now. Now the 2014 Inmensos are a different story, hopefully, and I look forward to sampling one as soon as the 30-60 day rest period is up.
  20. I blame it on all the demand you guys are creating. Knock it off.
  21. I hate to say it, but it was way better than the Sir Winston. Best cigar I’ve had in March/April.
  22. The blurry thing in the pic is a MEL Dic 16 Sir Winston. Cheers! After an amazing dinner of Kobe Flat Iron steak, an amazing after-dinner good.
  23. I like the dual discussion that has evolved here, with both focused on levels of mediocrity and value. Who knew Ben Affleck and RE/EL’s have something in common? I’ve certainly been chasing some RE’s lately, but mainly to have interesting options with some age, while the rest of my humidor gathers some age of its own, so I agree with most of what’s been said so far. And I know I’m in the minority with this, but I’m not afraid to say that one of my favorite vitolas is sublimes, or anything in that range. I’m a rather large fellow, so they don’t seem “huge” to me, and they present a 2 hr smoke that seems to never have construction issues. A lot of RE’s fit the bill. Now, about Ben Affleck....

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