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  1. Decided to crack this box open and smoked it over lunar new year, very pleasant smoke, very enjoyable.
  2. Smoking one of the last “bundle paper wrapped” cigars I bought on my last trip to Havana. Mostly gave it out as a novelty to my cigar buddies then really smoking them. Very rough and have a very strong metallic taste to it. Have a very distinct floral cuban aroma to them, which I must say is not unpleasant.
  3. My guest doing the FOH no. 3 blind tasting while I blind test 3 whiskeys😅
  4. My favourite day time go-to smoke this year, sadly it's the last one of the box😭 I am gonna smoke this one very slowly.. Partagas shorts ELG ABR - 14
  5. Another beautiful day at the “office” with a Magnum 54 (LMB July 18)
  6. Once found a JLP in the bottom of my humidor which I have forgotten, at least been sitting there for 7 years. Was pleasantly surprised how smooth and mellow it had became.
  7. Great weather to smoke my QD50 outdoors with fellow HK Foh‘ers @Ghabanos and @Meklown, and thanks for the invite to the jockey club @Ghabanos.
  8. nothing beats root beer for me, and also the good ole' coke classic
  9. 2008 Alfa spider. Had it for two years, every couple months the check engine light will appear and off to the mechanic it goes. Always something else breaks after one thing is fixed. The convertible top will work only intermittently and the mechanic who is an Alfa specialist had no idea what's wrong with it.
  10. Thanks @Meklown for sharing these. Cant believe how incredibly full bodied these are for an Upmann!
  11. College room mate was a cigar smoker and he got me into it, i remember having chat deep into the night and enjoying out cigars. i still remember the first brand i smoked, a PG (Paul Garamian).. Then i had my first cuban on a holiday in Hong Kong, bought at the Davidoff shop in the Landmark. was hooked and never turned back.
  12. Great smoke, profound hints of dried prunes and rasins. Powerhouse of a smoke..
  13. Smoked this pretty much ROTT, what a beautiful smoke
  14. Got gifted this Partagas Anejado from @mt1 last night at our weekly game. Wow what a spectacular smoke..Lots of floralness with cedar and pepper , quite creamy, no hard edges. So pleasant. Thanks again and looking forward to our next game! Whether I am winning or losing, it's always a pleasure to spend Friday evenings with other cigar guys!
  15. the look on BUDDY's face when the shop owner showed us the bands...priceless!
  16. Great write up! The ultimate plot twist..Would be funny if actually got them all wrong!
  17. I remember when you can still smoke indoor in Shanghai, this was probably 2016/2017. My favorite place was the Long Bar in Waldorf Astoria Hotel on the Bund. What a classy place, live jazz band. Cant believe that was the location of the first KFC in China! What a shame they dont allow smoking there anymore.
  18. Just updating this thread. I go to Beijing twice a year for work and Beijing is one of the most cigar unfriendly places i have been to. Particularly in the winter when i usually go. Cigar shops dont allow smoking inside, which i think is a ridiculous rule. But they are totally overpriced anyways and not worth checking out. The only place where i find refuge are these bars in san li tun.. right on the main strip. There is one with very friendly staff, but i am afraid i forgot the name of the place. Last time i smoked there was Dec 2019, before Covid, so things might have changed.
  19. Yes and worst of all, I was told off my cigarette smokers
  20. A 2015 RASS, definitely one of the better smokes I have had this year. Rich, leathery, peppery, everything you want after a big meal and smoking outdoors
  21. i also like smoking infront of the bars (tables outside) in Happy Valley, infront of the little park next to the tram tracks. the waitress told me I am free to smoke my cigar, but last time i got told off by some customers near my table..
  22. Not impressed with the Ashton, though I understand it s a highly rated cigar. Lots of earth, pepperbut one dimensional and lacks the floralness I found to enjoy in CC's. Although I have to say construction was a 10 out of 10.
  23. The Pawn is one of my favorite places to smoke, just watching the trams go by reminiscing the good ol days of Hong Kong. Another good place i recommend is RUAM thai resturant in Wanchai, very cigar friendly and nice terrace with a lot of greens. As a fellow cigar aficionado in Hong Kong, i will continue to add to this list as they come to my mind. thanks for making this list!

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