Monthly Archives: February 2010

Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo du Maire

Only a little’un this. I’ve put a normal size Clipper lighter next to it in the photo to show the scale. I believe it was from 2001 and had been in my humi since 19 August 2009. I did put … Continue reading

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Fonseca Cosacos

Received and smoked today 27 February 2010. This was from 1998, and was my first ever Fonseca. I’d not bothered with them so far as I’d read they were mild, which to me meant flavourless.

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Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto

Age unknown. Received as a gift on 23 February 2010 and smoked on the 26 February 2010. Had been sitting in a humipouch, or whatever they are called, during that time. I’d not had one for a while and this … Continue reading

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MD80 camera instructions

Please visit MD80instructions.co.uk instead which provides more in-depth information on the camera and its uses. Seeing as I get so much traffic from people looking for the instructions for the MD80 camera (similar to this or this from Maplin in … Continue reading

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Weekend smokes

Saturday 20 February 2010: Bolivar Royal Corona TEB MAY 08 (in humi since 29 May 2009). This was pretty good, reminding me a lot of my first in Barcelona. Rich and complex. Flor de Cano Selectos EGD CCUT [March 1999] … Continue reading

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Sharpening a cheap cigar punch

I bought a couple of cheap Wolf brand cigar punches from Green’s of Leeds on eBay [they’ve changed the store name now] a few months back and while they do the job adequately, being me I wondered how they’d take … Continue reading

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Infestation!

I looked in my box of Hoyo Petit Robustos last night and noticed something not quite right. A closer look revealed these tiny little things crawling all over my beloved cigars. At this point I got the fear quite badly, … Continue reading

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H. Upmann Magnum 46

Smoked 14 February 2010. This was the second from my pack of three tubos. The first I had smoked straight from the tube and it was lovely, but this one I had taken from the tube and sat in a … Continue reading

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Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro

Smoked Friday 12 February 2010. Been in humidor since 29 May 2009. Box code unknown as it was purchased as a single. I must admit I was quite disappointed by this-strong flavours did not seem to develop until the last … Continue reading

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Weekend smokes

Just a little round-up of the weekend’s smokes. On Saturday 6 February 2010 I had a Saint Luis Rey Regio from November 2008. Been in the humidor since 10 January 2010. This was quite a punchy little smoke compared to … Continue reading

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