Monthly Archives: January 2010

Cuaba Divino

Smoked Sunday 31 January 2010. Box code unknown. Been in humidor since 28 November 2009. This was very disappointing. Perhaps my first was an anomaly; I may have perceived it’s youth as ‘meatiness’ because it made my mouth water. I’ll … Continue reading

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Por Larranaga Petit Corona

Smoked 28 January 2010. Box code EMA OCT 07. Been in humidor two months to the day. Accompanied with a cold can of Sprite. Just wanted to see how these were progressing. Smelt really good pre-light. Nothing in particular, just … Continue reading

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Punch Churchill

I believe this is from 1999. Box code unknown as this was a gift. Been in humidor since 10 January 2010. This was given to me with the proviso that the sender hadn’t had any from this box yet, but … Continue reading

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Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto

Smoked 23rd January 2010. Box code GEA OCT 08. Been in humidor since 23 September 2009. These have now settled enough since purchase to be smoked happily but they are still quite spicy due to their age. Towards the end … Continue reading

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Juan Lopez Petit Corona

Smoked 23rd January 2010. This was from 2003. Box code and time in humidor unknown. Given to me when out smoking with another cigar aficionado. Similar taste to the Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 2 but less taste progression. This was … Continue reading

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H. Upmann Magnum 46

Smoked 22 January 2010. Recently purchased¬† tubo so it’s unlikely to be very old. This stick was beautiful. Very high standard of construction. Started out like a RyJ Short Churchill [floral] for the first third then dying away; cocoa added … Continue reading

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Perdomo Lot 23 Toro

OK, so this intrigued me. I’d heard some good reports about this non-Cuban, so I thought I should get round to trying one. Time in humidor unknown as I have three the same from different deliveries, but it should be … Continue reading

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Recharging Boveda pouches

Boveda pouches are a two-way humidity control method that is often used for cigars. See where to buy them on my Useful cigar links page. I happen to think they are a genius product as they are

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Cigar mould/bloom determination using UV light

I had seen mention on Trevor’s excellent CubanCigarWebsite.com that UV light could be used to determine whether white growths on a cigar were mould or bloom. Considering the number of times this comes up on cigar forums I was completely … Continue reading

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New shaving gear

I’d been thinking about putting a bit more effort into my shaving as it always seemed such a nuisance. My reasoning was if I enjoyed it more I’d be more inclined to do it more often. At this point I … Continue reading

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