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About edameff

  • Birthday 07/13/1966

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  • Location
    Punta Gorda, Florida
  • Interests
    SCUBA, Parrots (We have 3), Jimmy Buffett, Stephen King, The Caribbean, Cruising, and Limited and Collectible Habanos.

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  1. I understand Rob, but I had to try. This is the closest you have ever been to me. If I had read the post one day earlier I would have driven to Miami.
  2. Rob, I don’t know how long you are going to be in Florida, but if you feel like driving 2 1/2 hour to visit me in Punta Gorda, there is a Cohiba Gran Reserva waiting for you. I have a cigar lounge in my house and would LOVE to have a cigar with you. There is a guest house you can stay in.
  3. Hi, belated Happy Birthday by the way.  I need you help, I have read several of your articles and watched the you tube video, all EXCELLENT work!!!!!  Our home burned down last October (2020) and we are finally into the permitting stage of rebuilding.  I am going to put a cigar room with a walk in humidor and would love to pick your brain if you have some availability at some point.  I appreciate any help you can give.  My email is [email protected] and my phone number is 941-380-6022. I will work my schedule around yours.


    Thank you!!!



  4. OK Rob, I am doing everything I can to get you here to Florida for a visit. I can't take appropriate pictures due to the (intentionally) dim lighting, but I was able to do a short video of my room at home. I have been fortunate to have several FOH members down to visit, hopefully more will come down. Take a look and enjoy... https://youtu.be/DaUY8S3rPMQ
  5. By far the best I have had is a farm rolled Robaina. Exquisite, smooth as silk with velvet like texture. The epitome of smokes.
  6. Very intuitive questions and right on the nose. The last 2 years of harvests have been sub optimal, especially for wrapper. There has been too much rain which really affects the wrapper leaf. More sunspots, more chance for fungus and mold; and the plants get "water drunk", the leaves droop and become less elastic. The wrapper has to be perfect, especially on the high end cigars, so with less supply of clean wrapper, then Behike and other cigars known for perfect wrappers disappear from the market. These have been very scarce over the last 2 years so we see the results now. The good news is that the current harvest looks very good, climates have been more amenable and the potential for a excellent harvest exists. Only time will tell, but he is very optimistic.
  7. Hi, good questions. First of all the HR cigar brand from Nicaragua are in no way related to the blends used on his farm. Remember that as a Cuban citizen he is not allowed to profit from any of the cigar operations, Cuba or Nicaragua. The blends on his plantation have been handed down for 5 generations, those cigars are indescribable!! Think about it, not only do the vast majority of cigar aficionados agree that Cuba grows the best tobacco on the planet, but they also agree that within Cuba the Robaina finca is the finest. When smoking one of his plantation/farm rolled cigars the profile is unlike anything else I have ever had. Smooth like silk with a velvety texture. Not a blemish or vein in the flawless wrapper. There is no hint of harshness in the retro-hale, but the flavors are full with depth and complexity. Every puff is just heaven!! The Nicaraguan cigars are also excellent but to compare the 2 is not fair. If you take a French wine and compare it to a NAPA valley wine they are completely different. Remember that taste is completely subjective, so saying that one cigar is "better" than another is purely opinion (I hate onions, that doesn't make them "Bad", other people love onions). His Nicaraguan cigars are "stronger" ( I hate that word) and have more of a pepper/spice which is typical of that region. His HR line does run the full spectrum of flavor and strength, there is the the Blue, White and original brown lable (my personal favorite). He did something unique with the while label, one of the vitolas is a conde 109 which you will remember from the Edmudo Dantes and Partagas 150. This is a great vitola as the head tapers and perfectly fits in your mouth. As far as the family blend goes, you asked how much ligero he uses...I could tell you but then I would have to kill you... I am enclosing 2 photos of his family blend cigar, Hirochi created this specific size, he calls it THE BEAST
  8. Come visit me in Punta Gorda! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I will ask him Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Hello All, I am so excited I just had to share this with everyone. Today I am going to pick Hirochi Robaina up from the airport and bring him home for a few days of R&R. It has been over a year since I have seen my friend. If any of you are going to be in the area, let me know and I will tell you when he will be coming by Havana Tranquility. For anyone not able to make it, if you have any questions for the Godfather of tobacco growers, let me know and I will have a Q & A with him. Emil
  11. Hi all, I have a line on some boxes of this cigar but don't have any info on the stick. The only Cuban Maduro I am familiar with is the Cohiba, any thoughts on this stick and if it is worth picking up a few boxes.
  12. Awesome, my phone number is 941-380-6022, call or text me and we will share a nice smoke!
  13. I would be honored, please text me, 941-380-6022
  14. I am posting a link to the video I just made that gives a video tour of the club. Again, ALL FOH members are invited to the club anytime you are around!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwTHBc9_e-E Hope to see you soon!!! Emil

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