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#81 lerxt1990

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:35 AM

QUOTE (mortkort @ Oct 14 2006, 07:42 AM)
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QUOTE (mortkort @ Oct 8 2006, 10:48 AM)
quit smoking!!! it's bad for you!!  rage.gif

You've obviously never enjoyed a fine cigar.

no i haven't and i will never try one, think of all the shit you get in your lungs. i'm better whitout...  wink.gif

Oh and how did I miss this thread, form back in bloody October smile.gif

OK - so now I found the TRF Virtual Humidor.  *bump*

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:45 AM

A-HA!  I will be trying a La Aroma de Cuba today - it has gotten high marks; but I looked at an ad in Aficinado, and it said go to AshtonCigars.com for information - so its an Ashton product, which would explain its high marks... smile.gif

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:49 AM

QUOTE (barney_rebel @ Aug 1 2005, 10:54 AM)
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Hold your fire,
Keep it burning bright
Hold the flame 'til the dream ignites
A spirit with a vision is a dream
With a mission

My toy lighter.  I don't leave home without it.

sweet.  my zippo is out of fuel sad.gif   rumor has it a coworker has fuel --- of to investigate smile.gif

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:51 AM

QUOTE (Jack Aubrey @ Aug 7 2006, 08:56 PM)
QUOTE (Necromancer @ Aug 7 2006, 10:50 PM)
What do you know about pipes?  I have thought I might get into a pipe even more.  And CeeJ was saying they might be more my thing as well.  yes.gif

I've only smoked a pipe once, and that was twenty years ago. It was okay, but I never took it up. I remember that the tobacco I smoked was called Cavendish, and it was quite nice. Very mellow.

I like pipes, but I always think Im lookin' like Fred MacMurray ...   rofl3.gif  

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 05:39 PM

I'm fairly new to cigars, having tried only a few Dominican kinds.  I really enjoy a cigar with a good bourbon during the summer (I currently have a bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle 12yo Special Reserve), but I'm really not sure what to look for.  Does anyone have any bourbon pairing suggestions without being incredibly pricey?  Also, what does everyone like to smoke with a glass of Syrah/Shiraz?

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 05:57 PM

For me, a good cigar is a good cigar and will be so with anything (within reason).

Try:
Ashton
Padron
Romeo Y Julietta
Macanudo

of various sizes or flavors

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 06:03 PM

Thanks.  I've always thought darker cigars would be best with bourbon to compliment the smokey flavor and to contrast the sweetness of the bourbon.  

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 09:15 PM

QUOTE (Spirit_of_2112 @ Jun 26 2007, 07:03 PM)
Thanks.  I've always thought darker cigars would be best with bourbon to compliment the smokey flavor and to contrast the sweetness of the bourbon.

Actually the darker the wrapper the sweeter it tastes.


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Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:50 PM

QUOTE (Jack Aubrey @ Jun 26 2007, 09:15 PM)
QUOTE (Spirit_of_2112 @ Jun 26 2007, 07:03 PM)
Thanks.  I've always thought darker cigars would be best with bourbon to compliment the smokey flavor and to contrast the sweetness of the bourbon.

Actually the darker the wrapper the sweeter it tastes.

Yes looks can be deceiving.  If you even want a little help go to cigaraficinado.com and sign up for a free registration which gives you access to a lot of reviews.  Or ask the folks at your local smoke shop - if its a decent shop, they will help you...like wine, cost doesnt always equate to the best smoke for you...

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:51 PM

QUOTE (Jack Aubrey @ Jun 26 2007, 09:15 PM)
QUOTE (Spirit_of_2112 @ Jun 26 2007, 07:03 PM)
Thanks.  I've always thought darker cigars would be best with bourbon to compliment the smokey flavor and to contrast the sweetness of the bourbon.

Actually the darker the wrapper the sweeter it tastes.

Ive never been a fan of maduros or the like, you?

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:47 AM

QUOTE (lerxt1990 @ Jun 26 2007, 11:51 PM)
QUOTE (Jack Aubrey @ Jun 26 2007, 09:15 PM)
QUOTE (Spirit_of_2112 @ Jun 26 2007, 07:03 PM)
Thanks.  I've always thought darker cigars would be best with bourbon to compliment the smokey flavor and to contrast the sweetness of the bourbon.

Actually the darker the wrapper the sweeter it tastes.

Ive never been a fan of maduros or the like, you?

I like one every once in a while, maybe three a year, but that's about it.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 04:33 PM

OK - La Aroma de Cuba - WHOA - nice smoke; realy easy draw, a little spicy, REALLY nice cigar.  Too long though - only size was Churchill.. smile.gif

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 08:35 PM

YOU MUST TRY THIS CIGAR (see below)

A. Fuente, Hemmingway...

Afficianado gave it a 92, and today I found out why.  One of the best smokes Ive ever had.  Costs about $5.  Make sure its the Hemmingway...

AWESOME!!!


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Posted 18 July 2007 - 01:11 PM

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!!! Urgent Request from Thompson Cigar !!!

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The U.S. Senate will shortly vote on a proposal to expand
the state children?s health insurance program by $35 billion.
Funding is to be provided solely through higher tobacco taxes.
The tax increases on cigars are particularly punitive,
as all large cigars would be subject to a tax of 53.13% of the
manufacturer?s selling price. This is an increase of 156.4%
over the current rate! And, while the current tax on cigars is
capped so no cigar pays more than $.05 in federal taxes,
the proposed legislation would increase the cap by 20,413%
(not a typo) to $10 per cigar! The combination of these two
factors will result in a dramatic increase in cigar prices in
the U.S. and many cigar companies are likely to go out of business.

We urge you to phone the offices of your own U.S. Senators
(see list below), give them your name and address and ask
that they vote to oppose the punitively high cigar tax increases
in the state children?s health insurance legislation.
Please call only your own U.S. Senators because Senators
respond to the concerns their constituents, not to those who
live in other states.

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List of United States Senators Office Phone Numbers:
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Sen. Richard C. Shelby Sen. Jeff Sessions
202-224-5744 202-224-4124

Alaska

Sen. Ted Stevens Sen. Lisa Murkowski
202-224-3004 202-224-6665

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202-224-3841 202-224-3553

Colorado

Sen. Wayne Allard Sen. Ken Salazar
202-224-5941 202-224-5852

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Sen. Bill Nelson Sen. Mel Martinez
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Wisconsin

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 04:05 PM

QUOTE (lerxt1990 @ Jul 2 2007, 09:35 PM)
YOU MUST TRY THIS CIGAR (see below)

A. Fuente, Hemmingway...

Afficianado gave it a 92, and today I found out why.  One of the best smokes Ive ever had.  Costs about $5.  Make sure its the Hemmingway...

AWESOME!!!


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I had three of those last year. A most excellent smoke!

I also want to commend a site to my fellow cigar smokers. It's Cigarbid.

It is an auction site, but you can find some real good deals if you click around. I've found it's best to bid on 5 or 10 packs rather than whole boxes. They always have some Gurkhas and Sherpas which I recommend highly and would even go so far as to say that your humidor is incomplete without some in it, but if you ever see that DH from Summerville, SC is bidding on a lot I'd appreciate it if you didn't outbid me.  laugh.gif  

They also frequently have cigar-related items, so if you're looking for a Cohiba sign for your den or a good Colibri lighter, they probably have one or two.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 07:19 PM

I received a similar e-mail from Finick Cigar Co. to the one Cygnus posted above... Utter ridiculousness!!

Though it's been tried many many times, I've still yet to see a society TAX themselves into prosperity.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE (Jack Aubrey @ Jul 18 2007, 04:05 PM)
QUOTE (lerxt1990 @ Jul 2 2007, 09:35 PM)
YOU MUST TRY THIS CIGAR (see below)

A. Fuente, Hemmingway...

Afficianado gave it a 92, and today I found out why.  One of the best smokes Ive ever had.  Costs about $5.  Make sure its the Hemmingway...

AWESOME!!!


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I had three of those last year. A most excellent smoke!

I also want to commend a site to my fellow cigar smokers. It's Cigarbid.

It is an auction site, but you can find some real good deals if you click around. I've found it's best to bid on 5 or 10 packs rather than whole boxes. They always have some Gurkhas and Sherpas which I recommend highly and would even go so far as to say that your humidor is incomplete without some in it, but if you ever see that DH from Summerville, SC is bidding on a lot I'd appreciate it if you didn't outbid me.  laugh.gif  

They also frequently have cigar-related items, so if you're looking for a Cohiba sign for your den or a good Colibri lighter, they probably have one or two.

Thanks again for that tip!  Havent tried yet...

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 12:22 AM

I can't tell you what I smoked on the 4th of July. Only that Senator McCarthy would not have approved....


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Posted 21 July 2007 - 10:57 PM

QUOTE (mortkort @ Oct 14 2006, 06:42 AM)
QUOTE (Jack Aubrey @ Oct 11 2006, 06:11 AM)
QUOTE (mortkort @ Oct 8 2006, 10:48 AM)
quit smoking!!! it's bad for you!!  rage.gif

You've obviously never enjoyed a fine cigar.

no i haven't and i will never try one, think of all the shit you get in your lungs. i'm better whitout...  wink.gif

Does anyone here actually inhale cigar smoke? If so you're a better man than I!  ohmy.gif

I only smoke 'em on special occasions (like  2.gif tours), but I do really enjoy them then, and only the good stuff thank you.  I'll be looking for some of the makes suggested by those in the know.  THX!

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 06:04 AM

QUOTE (Weakly Criminal @ Jul 21 2007, 10:57 PM)
QUOTE (mortkort @ Oct 14 2006, 06:42 AM)
QUOTE (Jack Aubrey @ Oct 11 2006, 06:11 AM)
QUOTE (mortkort @ Oct 8 2006, 10:48 AM)
quit smoking!!! it's bad for you!!  rage.gif

You've obviously never enjoyed a fine cigar.

no i haven't and i will never try one, think of all the shit you get in your lungs. i'm better whitout...  wink.gif

Does anyone here actually inhale cigar smoke? If so you're a better man than I!  ohmy.gif

I only smoke 'em on special occasions (like  2.gif tours), but I do really enjoy them then, and only the good stuff thank you.  I'll be looking for some of the makes suggested by those in the know.  THX!

No, you dont inhale cigar smoke. (At least most people dont).  I enjoy a cigar about once every couple of weeks.  Its really (IMO) the only way to enjoy tobacco at its best.  Its also a wholly relaxing activity, especially if enjoyed in one of your favorite passtimes (golfing, sitting/relaxing with your fav drink) ... smile.gif




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