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Old 10-19-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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Today's smoke

Rainy miserable day, but I decided to smoke a Gurkha monogram after lunch. I had one a month or two ago and wasn't impressed. Today's was much better and I'm glad I have a few more. After dinner I thought about another, but decided on a pipe instead.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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Funky sweet taste in the mouth today so I tried not to smoke anything good. It worked out well. Started with a VSOP CT toro and ending with a Padilla fuma torpedo, they both seemed good-a first for the Padilla (3rd attempt). Had a nice home made beer my neighbor brought over to finish off the second cigar-very tasty.

Had a third after dinner- El Faro robusto- not much to talk about-got a friend that loves them tho.

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Old 10-23-2012, 12:32 AM   #3
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Still dying for a good cigar, but Monday was a busy day and lots of yard work to do. Decided to try a JR alternative to A.Fuente Canone while raking leaves in the afternoon. Long cigar and not bad at all. There was still some time before sunset, so I had another Padilla Fuma torpedo to end the day.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
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Started the day early, Raking leaves and smoking a habano toro VSOP. Not bad, but tough to smoke and rake. After lunch, I tried my first Baccarat, a rothschild. Mild and appeared to be sweetened, but not good enough to call be back for another try. Finally I decided to break out the heavy stuff, so I selected a Gurkha Legend Vintage 2001 Double Rothschild (6-1/2 x 58 ) a tasty medium to full bodied smoke. Only downside was an uneven burn- glad I have 4 more.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #6
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Northwest Hills, about 40 miles from Hartford.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:50 PM   #7
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Started the day with a Don Oswaldo churchill--a work cigar that has been sitting for a couple of years- not bad. Then I fired up a Gurkha Black Dragon presidente-a bit strong and not as flavorful as I had hoped. A good smoke anyway. Finished the yardwork with a couple more Don Oswaldos.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:24 PM   #8
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Started the day with an Obsidian robusto. Perhaps a little strong for a morning smoke but it mellowed and got a little tasty in the last half. I've a couple more which I may try if the weather permits before spring.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:51 AM   #9
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Managed to get in a quick smoke this rainy morning with a Fuente Breva followed by an afternoon work smoke with a Muniemaker long---not bad, but downhill from the Breva.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:52 AM   #10
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This weekend I smoked a La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero on Saturday night and a La Flor Dominicana Air Bender on Sunday night. Both were exceptional cigars. LFD is actually my favorite NC cigar.



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Old 11-15-2012, 03:29 PM   #11
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Had a Nub CT 460 yesterday and today moved into the cheap seats with a Vista De Cuba toro (by Oliveras). I smoke a five pack as work cigars a couple of years ago and thought they were OK, so when I spotted one I thought why not.
Started off very mild with subtle flavor and picked up some strength and flave around half way through. Not bad at all, and I think a bargain at the buck a stick price I paid.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:04 PM   #12
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Gurkha Evil toro today, not bad-better in the last half. Decent flavor. Got 4 more to judge.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:41 PM   #13
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Pinar Del Rio Habano sun grown liga cubana #5- big name, not a great smoke. Started a bit harsh with no flavor, but picked up a little flavor about 1/3 in. I think I smoked another PDR sun grown and also was unimpressed.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:44 PM   #14
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Last night I smoked a Perdomo Habano maduro. I love these cigars but this one was loosly filled. It was a robusto and I smoked it in roughly 45 minutes. Surpisingly it didn't burn hot.


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Old 11-21-2012, 01:33 PM   #15
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Opened the day with a Quorum toro, definitley crap. Next was a Hoyo de Monterey toro-not bad, but lacking in flavor and strong. Followed that with an Empress of the DR churchill-barely OK-smoked some torpedos of the brand which are worse. Final smoke was a Don Augusto toro-started out nice and quickly went south. Maybe I'll get to smoke something good tomorrow.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:44 PM   #16
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After an early Turkey dinner I fired up a Gurkha Centurian Perfecto. Very nice cigar, held the ash for 3", got flavorful after the first inch. Late afternoon I had a Wolf's Head churchill-serviceable.

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Old 11-23-2012, 12:56 PM   #17
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Todays smoke was a Gurkha Royal Brigade toro. Nice, but had some wrapper issues and needed to be drawpoked. Flavor took almost 2 inches to hit, but it was good. Even after poking the draw was a bit strained. Perhaps the next four will be better. Finished the day pulling and digging carrots in the garden with an Empress of the DR churchill work cigar.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:50 AM   #18
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Gurkha Empire Series III today. Maduro wrapper with large veins, drew well and burned even. Not any flavor to speak of until about 2' in, then only a mild flavor for the rest of the cigar. Not a bad smoke, but perhaps not as good as the #IV or V.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:45 PM   #19
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Yesterday:

Don Lino Gordito torpedo- so-so
Park Avenue churchill- Mild with a mild pleasant flavor
Gurkha Widow Maker churchill- mild with a pleasant flavor

Today:

Gurkha Empire I - decent cigar smoked unrested and inclement conditions (light snow). I'll need to try a couple more.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:58 AM   #20
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Had a couple Padilla Fumas before they changed the bands and came out with other wrappers.

ENjoyed the robusto, but I don't smoke often enough to smoke the fumas They would be a good mooch cigar for my friends though.
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