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  1. The ones mentioned already, RASCC, Upmann PC, Gonzalez PC (love them) and San Cristobal de la Habana Principe, gorgeous one and all - enjoy, cheers, Alex
  2. Good 1 But seriously, it depends - I've had cigars which held an ash about 2 thirds of the length, some wouldn't hold a bare 5 mm - and I had everything in between. Sometimes it's nice to try for a long ash, sometimes I can't be bothered. I guess it's called life? Cheers, Alex
  3. Off the top of my head - burnt/sugared almonds, milk coffee, toast, not as creamy as Corona Extra but still plenty, floral overtones, touch of forest soil when young. LOVE THEM!!! Cheers, Alex
  4. It depends on what intensity of sherry cask you would like, Pulteney uses a mix of Bourbon and Sherry casks while recent Glendronachs can be real Sherry-monsters. I like both for the sake of variety. Cheers, Alex
  5. I'm not Rob - but with Sanchos I like the lighter wrappers - maybe that's just me though... cheers, Alex
  6. agreed, but it can be a bit strong - one box I had nearly blew my socks off, way stronger than any Bolivar. A good alternative might be the Romeo Tubos #2. Medium strength, med-full aroma and , like the PC a true R&J And not to forget the Exhibition 4 ! Cheers, Alex
  7. It used to be almost every day for most of the time- when I started to educate myself and go from my preferred 2-3 marcas into a more eclectic selection, it could be even up to 3-4 on certain days as I was keen to learn - and learn to understand the cigars that didn't come easy to me. Nowadays, barely 1 a month... As professional life is not going so well I seem to have lost my appetite for cigars. Even with the humi still pretty full with a good selection of vitolas and brands alike, I just can't indulge myself in luxury whilst times are tough. Didn't have an "excuse" to e-mail lovely Di in a long time - sincere apologies, my dear. Alex
  8. RA Small Club Corona, didn't have one in a while (although a favourite of mine) - more stewed fruit than most, 93. Cheers, Alex
  9. It's Tuesday, this must be Belgium! A little before it would have been Charro starring Elvis, a little later Midnight Cowboy with Dustin Hoffman. Sad....
  10. Only a few Boli 3'2 and Punch C., all very good - one Magnum 46 was horrible. The only one I've had more experience with (different boxes from different production / years) was Romeo #2. My impressions were that the tube puts the breaks on the ageing process and not only "mellowing" is slowed down but also any sick or dead period is extended quite a bit. As an example, 2 excellent boxes of early 08 productionn started out very good, fell asleep after about 6 months and did not see their comeback untill more than 1 1/2 years later. By comparison, other '08 (dress boxes) needed but only a few months to get over that dead/sick period. IMHO, this might be the key to the very mixed reviews of tubos in general - but anyways, if you have some patience with them, they can be a treat. Cheers, Alex
  11. Now now, my dear - in most slavonic languages Zena means "wife". Did I just miss something?
  12. Could it have anything to do with the drinks they served at that wedding?
  13. Schneegattern, used to be one of their factories, now sadly degraded to an outlet.
  14. As far as I understood it's this: All tastes, sweet, acidic, bitter, salty, umami, happen to take place in different parts of our tounge. Therefore, Riedel have developed a substantial variety of glasses providing as many different "angles" at which the wine "hits the spot" as there are different wines if that makes sense. As a simple example, if you were to taste any given wine from both their Bordeaux and their Burgundy type of glasses you will find that almost always one will work better than the other. Riedel have committed to seriously scientific research on this... And, I am not an endorser for them, I just happen to live only a couple of miles away from one of their facilities Viva Austria! Cheers, Alex
  15. Seth, I have had 2 boxes of 25 of the SXF code and loved them, they had "the legs" and I found them to be complex and rich despite a certain "lightness" if compared to more recent examples. However, it depends on the given box (some very tightly rolled exapmles) and, if you refer to carton packs, they might be past their prime. Anyways, in the main 2005's have been nothing but good to me but I am aware to be in the minority on this. Don't know if that helps... Cheers, Alex
  16. Found this review by Serge Valentine, hope that helps: http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivemay15-2-Aultmore-Speyburn-Glenlivet-Laphroaig-Talisker.html#180515

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