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    Was there even an almond taste in it? I must...

    Was there even an almond taste in it? I must admit I wouldn't have been happy either
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    Iíve only ever had one Opus X while I was in...

    Iíve only ever had one Opus X while I was in Dominican Republic and it was outstanding, right up there with one of the best Iíve smoked (and the only NC that falls into that category)

    Keep meaning...
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    A good smoke, but not great and certainly not...

    A good smoke, but not great and certainly not worth the price point (but what cigar over £30 is?)

    Iím not sure I would associate it with Cohiba, but then I find all LEs have certain...
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    I bought one of these when they were released and...

    I bought one of these when they were released and decided today was the day to smoke it :)

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190706/23ed1ac63437f0f0e9d9544807c00d61.jpg


    Sent from my iPhone...
  5. Thread: Cigar rollers

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    I seem to remember there been a shortage of...

    I seem to remember there been a shortage of Behike because of the leaf they use in it - is that still the case? Could explain the price tag

    As with all Cohiba; the price is excessive but they are...
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    A Party 2014 LE on a beautiful day, very happy...

    A Party 2014 LE on a beautiful day, very happy this is my first rest day :)

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    Here is an interview where Alejandro Robaina...

    Here is an interview where Alejandro Robaina discusses it a little (just search 2000 and you'll get to the relevant section :thumb:)

    https://www.cigaraficionado.com/article/cubas-cigar-legend-8777
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    My understanding is that Cuba has changed the...

    My understanding is that Cuba has changed the tobacco leaf type a couple of times since the 90s to try to combat diseases etc; and many believe this has had a negative impact on the flavour, and more...
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    Wednesday 26th June 2019

    Smoking what must be a VR Maestros today, not normally a fan of VR generally, but there are exceptions so let hope this is one :)

    Ps - Tapatalk wonít upload the image for some reason


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    Unfortunately Iíve lost PMs as I was away longer...

    Unfortunately Iíve lost PMs as I was away longer than I realised, otherwise we could have arranged something


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    ERDM Vikingos, the Baltic RE from 2007 IIRC ...

    ERDM Vikingos, the Baltic RE from 2007 IIRC

    The first of these I smoked was hands down the best cigar Iíve ever smoked, so I bought a (very expensive) box which unfortunately failed to live up to...
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    That is a shame, my condolences to his family and...

    That is a shame, my condolences to his family and loved ones

    I didn't particularly like cig.ar as a forum but Lee always seemed a decent man
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    Cohiba is an exception Its not quite as simple...

    Cohiba is an exception

    Its not quite as simple as that for most brands - the owners of the brands before the revolution took the names with them to new countries after Castro nationalised the CC...
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    Its difficult to say to be honest, its what they...

    Its difficult to say to be honest, its what they have sold quickly and what they haven't

    If you contact the shop they be able to give you an idea, and some will have an aged range
  15. Thread: La Reina

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    Its not too surprising a price tbh, if I get to a...

    Its not too surprising a price tbh, if I get to a UK cigar shop I may sample one but not overly fussed otherwise
  16. Thread: Perfectos

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    Party Presidentes are excellent perfectos :thumb:

    Party Presidentes are excellent perfectos :thumb:
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    Monte #3 today, coronas are one of my favourite...

    Monte #3 today, coronas are one of my favourite sizes :)

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  18. Thread: Min Ron Nee

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    Another good book, if you can find it, is this...

    Another good book, if you can find it, is this one

    It goes through the whole process from growing to smoking. My favourite cigar book :)
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    I always thought Min Ron Nee was a forum handle,...

    I always thought Min Ron Nee was a forum handle, much like sheppsea or puff o' wind, although I can't say where I got that from

    Everything I've read about him suggests it is one man. When we had...
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    One that you can use on the Filemaker databases,...

    One that you can use on the Filemaker databases, sorry, I don't know much about file types unfortunately

    This is the website of the programme if that helps

    https://www.filemaker.com
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    At one stage I designed an all singing, all...

    At one stage I designed an all singing, all dancing spreadsheet which basically recorded everything of interest, but I must admit this has completely fallen by the wayside now.

    It is a Filemaker...
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    Sticky: Poll: What timings are we currently looking at? I am...

    What timings are we currently looking at? I am working earlies so can't stay too late, but could potentially make the first couple of hours if it starts in the afternoon
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    My first Cuban was in Havanna, Cuba, my wife and...

    My first Cuban was in Havanna, Cuba, my wife and I were on our (long-delayed) honeymoon and I was given a cigar by one of the waiters in the restaurant. I smoked it on the balcony. A fairly terrible...
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    They are look at bring in higher taxes on...

    They are look at bring in higher taxes on unhealthy foods apparently

    Not sure I love the idea, but I do find it ridiculous that unhealthy food is cheaper so if it addresses that it could be a good...
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    I hope Liverpool win, not that I have much...

    I hope Liverpool win, not that I have much against Spurs (despite being a West Ham fan), but that Liverpool team has play well enough to win something this year. To get 97 points and not win the...
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