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Old 01-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #101
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Painful sight brother. That was me last night. Hope you have backup.

It is official.

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:35 PM   #102
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Painful sight brother. That was me last night. Hope you have backup.

It is official.

Nice choice!
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:40 PM   #103
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Back-up is a "Beast".
Gotta be in the right mood to tackle this monster...
Cigar's gonna get beat down applied by ol' peat, I think.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:42 PM   #104
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Going well so far, love my pick. The Tatuaje Fausto is awesome, very smooth drawing. The Pinch 15 is a little sweeter than I'm used to, but a good combo to the stick.

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:43 PM   #105
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Looking good Grumbler. Interested to hear a report.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:01 PM   #106
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Seemed like the Highland Park got sweeter the further into the bottle I went.
Illusione is a really good smoke, got some depth to it that's trying to fight through and balance out Laphroaig's brine, salt, and tar. Might turn out to be a fair fight after all.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:07 PM   #107
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Awesome report. May have to try both myself. I'm really liking the Tatuaje, but the burn isn't the best and it loses it's ash easily. Very nice flavor though, kinda spicey.

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:17 PM   #108
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Illusione doing alright in the ash retention department, but the peated malt in the scotch has got the flavor war now on lockdown.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:32 PM   #109
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Very cool. Approaching the end myself. You can see that the burn is a little inconsistent, and the flavor is all over the place. Very complex. Went from very smooth, to quite a spicey bite, and back. Will definitely smoke one again.



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Old 01-21-2012, 08:48 PM   #110
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Picked up a few to sample today. Some Cubana Reals, a 90 Miles and 2 Rodmans. Looking forward to the Dennis Rodman Threesome, starts out Connecticut and ends up Maduro. The Drew Estate Chateau Real Noble Habana is my favorite light smoke.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:02 PM   #111
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Fausto's been good to me so far.
Round 2?
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:05 PM   #112
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Or...?
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:08 PM   #113
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You guys go for it. Sadly, I have to get some work done for Monday. Need to spend a few hours behind a mouse and keyboard, but will be back at it tomorrow evening. Contemplating now what my next matchup may be. You guys are sure making me want more than I have. May have to make a stop on Monday to pick up some new, different stuff. Maybe a couple new sips of spirits as well.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:09 PM   #114
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The Cask I've had and really liked, A LOT. However, Glenrothes looks interesting. May push you in that direction.

Muzzlebreak, you've got a great selection there. Never heard of the Rodmans, but am interested to hear what they're like. Looks like you've got some work to do.

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Now who would have ever thought that a bunch of old bowhunters were as sophisticated as we are?
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:10 PM   #116
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Man O' War = awesome cigars!
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:12 PM   #117
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:22 PM   #118
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Now who would have ever thought that a bunch of old bowhunters were as sophisticated as we are?
No kidding, we're -------- in tall cotton as my mom always said. Haha!

Will definitely be tuning in Grumbler, you've got the good stuff.


May try my LFD Factory Press tomorrow.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:24 PM   #119
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Glenrothes really well-mannered.
Smooth as as my Strother.
May be the best intro to scotch yet for the non-initiated. Pretty impressive stuff!
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:51 PM   #120
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Oops, Bowmore pretty slick too. Little more pop under the hood. But the peat is not over the top. Best mix of peat and drinkability yet. 2 winners!
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:27 PM   #121
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You guys go for it. Sadly, I have to get some work done for Monday. Need to spend a few hours behind a mouse and keyboard, but will be back at it tomorrow evening. Contemplating now what my next matchup may be. You guys are sure making me want more than I have. May have to make a stop on Monday to pick up some new, different stuff. Maybe a couple new sips of spirits as well.
I'm right there with you. Going to make a Specs run tomorrow. Any sugestions on a little more of the spicy/woody end. Both spirits and sticks combo...

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Old 01-22-2012, 01:20 PM   #123
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Nice alternative to ice. Get the chill and no watering down of the drink!
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:53 PM   #124
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Well, I'm not going to be able to do a "live burn" tonight. We are about to go to our neighbors house for drinks and sticks on the patio. I think it would be rude of me to be Tapatalkin' instead of visiting but if he goes to the restroom I'll try and post an update. I have a couple bottles and my humidor at the door now.

So, no ideas from my previous post? I want to try something new. What's your favorite stick and scotch? I'm going to make a Spec's run tomorrow for something new.

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Old 01-22-2012, 06:56 PM   #125
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Rocky Patel Edge tonight.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:18 PM   #126
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Tatuaje Cabinet Tainos, an American made stick I would put against any Cuban in a blind taste test

I don't do Scotch, but I really recommend makers 46 to go with the tainos.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:37 PM   #127
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To start a Hecho A Mano Vintage Reserve with a little Weller. Going cheep tonight...
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:45 PM   #128
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I can't play tonight, I'm still working. I hate projects. Oh well, keeps me in cigars and whiskey, HA! If I can get things finished up soon I'll hit see if I can't sneak one in.

ENJOY!
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:19 PM   #129
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Could be interesting.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:39 PM   #130
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I fired up the 'el cheepo first then wrapped up with my last Cuban Monte Cristo in honor of our brother Ryan. OMG, it was soOoo good! I hope you all have the opportunity to burn such a fine cigar!

Still, on to Speck's tomorrow. I need some input...
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:46 PM   #131
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Glenrothes select reserve IS good.
Thinking my next try might be Glenlivet nadurra. Would also like to try some of the Bruchladdich or Bunnahabhain. If you pull the trigger on any of those, please share your thoughts.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:49 PM   #132
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Don't know if Irish whiskey has any appeal for ya, but Redbreast 12 is THE best I've ever had. Kind of opposite of Scotch. The Redbreast comes on at the finish; warm and toasty. Everyone I've turned on to it has been pleased...
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:36 PM   #133
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Taking it easy tonight. RP 1990 and a glass or two of Jack. Simple.


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Old 01-23-2012, 10:23 PM   #134
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For what it is, these little guys are great smokes. Just what I needed tonight.

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This stuff is GREAT!
Would make any cigar better!!!
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This stuff is GREAT!
Would make any cigar better!!!

YUP! I agree.
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This stuff is GREAT!
Would make any cigar better!!!

YUP! I agree.


We need to set up a CIGAR & SPIRITS Happy Hour. Anyone up for it?
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The box pressed RP 1990 is a good smoke.

I'd be all for a cigar get together somewhere along the line.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:52 PM   #139
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Where & when?
I'm probably in.
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An old favorite.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #141
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The long goodnight.
Anybody remember the old Diesel's in the orange box? Good stuff from a few years back.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:57 PM   #142
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Don't remember.

Curious, what are some of the ages of sticks in your humidor? I only have one humidor, a 100 count box. I usually keep it between 60 and 80% full. a few of what I have goes back only 8 or 10 years. Just curious to know what others have. I was thinking of buying a second humidor. I'd have one for the usual suspects, and one for the "special" smokes.
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Sadly, I can't save good cigars, scotch or handmade knives for later. I enjoy sharing with friends too much. Moving closer to a Club Humidor didn't help my problem any either.
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The Legends cigars were something that CI did, and still do. THey hit up several makers to build them a "house" cigar and this is what they came up with: http://www.cigarsinternational.com/p...&stext=legends

For the most part they're pretty good. I don't like the Puros Indios, and I wish that Jonathan Drew would get hit by a bus (he's horrible for the industry, and obnoxious)

Right now I'm smoking a lot of junk cigars, I haven't had time to sit down and really enjoy something decent. When I do have time, I am completely enamored with the entire Illusione lineup. They're fantastic. http://www.illusionecigars.com/
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Drew ain't my cup of tea either, but back in '03-'04 I smoked more than a few Kuba Kubas. They were, at that time anyway, pretty darn tasty.
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The old green label Puros had good flavor for me, but the construction was very hit or miss.
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Headed to the lease tonight. Probably gonna sit on the back porch with the .204, a cigar and a cold drink. Still gotta thin out some coons at the yard feeder.

Loaded up some Fuente's, Flor and a Tat.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #149
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Guys, I've ha a rough week at work, so tonight's treat is much needed. To start things of, here's my lineup.



Who knows what will be next, but tonight it's time to unwind.

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Old 01-27-2012, 07:42 PM   #150
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I'm partially celebrating my Craigslist find. Nice Xikar Cutter and torch I found for cheap. So far, really nice burn and great flavor.







Time for a refill.
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