Coloniales

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  1. I had a beautiful 50 Cab of SS1's from 2000 many years ago. Half were sublime, really good, half were unsmokeable and tossed in the fireplace. At least with SS2's you have a chance. Keith.
  2. Cuban cigars should be aged on the dry side RH wise, and smoked nothing more than 65% RH. Take the cigar outside the humidor for 2-3 hours before smoking, if you can be that organised. I rarely, I mean rarely have plugged Cuban cigars. I have more problems QC with Non Cuban cigars. Been smoking Havanas for 25+ years. Keith.
  3. I bought a the 155th Partagas Hunidor back in 1999 at the Partagas Shop. $500 USD ? I sold it sadly, for a great profit 5 years later. These were phenomenal cigars back then, smoked all my singles. Nice to hear they are still great. Keith.
  4. Been flying professionally for 30 years... Currently 777s for the last 14 years... Keith.
  5. Smoked 2 boxes, long gone. They were great cigars. Keith.
  6. Corbyn was unelectable, complete discredited idiot. Labours worst election result in nearly 100 years. Give Boris a chance. Keith.
  7. Yes that was newsgroup Alt.smokers.cigars I was there back in the day, was the wild west of the internet. Occasional flame wars, which were hilarious. The term "Herf" was coined around 1996. See link below. Steve Saka had www.cigarnexus.com very early on, seems to be down now.The Cuban Cigar codes once cracked were first published on there. https://cigarcraig.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/the-origin-of-the-word-herf/ Keith.
  8. La Casa del Habanos in Brussels, nice place run by Michael Schayer. His business partner Ali runs one, and he the others. Good prices. I go to the Rue Faider shop, nice lounge and great selection of spirits etc..as well. https://lacasadelhabano.brussels Keith
  9. I wonder when the second edition, which sooo very nearly came out, in its Bamboo case will be launched. Some of us paid deposits, and 100%+ got the money back when the launch was postponed. Full credit to MRN. Luckily my copy of the original has the co author Adriano's signature, if you got really lucky you and a few were, MRN's signature. Keith.
  10. Yes the selection is good. The La Casa JBR is shutting for good late September, with the prices in Dubai subject to 100% tax, they aren't making any money, on the contrary. However, there maybe a solution in the pipeline keep you posted. Keith.
  11. Beirut Airport certainly, downtown no. Prices bad downtown. Keith.
  12. Dubai LcDH lounge is nice at JBR. Prices suck big ones. Buy when you leave Dubai at the airport LcDH, prices almost half, good quality. Keith.
  13. Estanco Duaso every time, forget Gimeno. Jordi will look after you. Keith.
  14. That Gurkha presentation. Good grief. I got a mate and dared him to smoke a Gurkha something or other, he said it was just plain bad, really bad. Great marketing though lol. Keith.
  15. Ramon Allones Las Palmeras a good buy if you like Sublimes size, $220USD/10 Lebanoin Regionals and you may find the Bolivar Emiratos on the shelves still. Maybe some ScDLH Prado on the shelves next week apparently. Prices if you depart Dubai are good, the Duty Free in arrivals isn't duty free, twice the price. mind the stock is ageing nicely ;-) Terminal A and B are best shops, concourse C hit n Miss with stock. I travel through once or twice a month. Keith.
  16. Folks, If you haven't been through any airport in India, you have seen nothing. Endless bureaucracy and stamps on bits of paper. Immigration queues can be long, but staff are quire friendly. Some nice,modern airports, like Hyderabad and Bangalore put US airports to shame. I fly into US airports regularly, JFK might as well be third world, rude air traffic controllers, with thick Noooo york accents. Then Customs, if your name is Mohammed or similar, its the gloves, even if you have a work visa.... US airports in general, poor facilities, poor restaurants and bars, lounges. ORD, good grief. Funnily enough, LAX have found OK, the Tom Bradley terminal, modern and well done. The Smurfs at US airports can be ok, or PITA. DXB, my home airport is vast, but nicely done, lots of things to do, cigars good price when departing. Immigration queues can be long at peak times, but is getting better.
  17. Tis true, some stupid FAA regulation. We even have ashtrays in the Flight deck still. I think they still smoke in a few wild west type countries, friends who fly on Middle East Airlines (MEA) tell me tis true, with the right crew ?? Keith.
  18. 1. Siglo 6 without question, although Behike is certainly up there. 2.RE's depend on the markets, as far as pricing goes. Spain still has very reasonably priced REs, UK/Canada/Asia Pacific pricing sucks, unless you know where to buy. EL pricing, the Monte C was the most bonkers of the lot. Though current Els in bigger han boxes of 10 formats are certainly pricy. Keith.
  19. Always good for some hilarity these lists. Even Cigarjournal has gone to the dark side. I smoked a Myfathgercigars 1922 Le Bijou the other day, second time and giving it a second chance, as the first was dire. I confirmed its a piece of junk, no complexity whatsoever, all strength and power, no elegance apart from the huge band and Orange ribbon on the foot. Love the SW, but they are a rarity these days. Keith.
  20. Nice to know, and Glasgow has a few nice Breweries/Tap rooms that when the weather is better, you can smoke outside ? Also go to the Hunters and Frankau website, for listings of COSA (smoking places all over the UK) www.cigars.co.uk Keith
  21. One Cuban cigar in the whole 25 cigars and a Rocky Patel number one LMAO. Rocky is a great bloke and ambassador for the industry, but his cigars are just not to my palate. Maybe this one is worth a try. These ratings are laughable, with lots of dog rocket US market cigars. i subscribe to CJ, but every year these ratings get more hilarious. I'll keep smoking my Habanos. Keith.

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