Monthly Archives: September 2010

Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo du Depute

Smoked 25 September 2010. Box code OPM OCT 09; in humidor since 3 February 2010. Smoked very nicely considering it’s not even a year old yet. Still had quite a bite in the nose, and didn’t last long enough that … Continue reading

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Buckfast Tonic Wine

I am under the impression Buckfast has a bit of a reputation in Scotland. I’d heard various rumours about its intimate entanglement with anti-social behaviour, so upon spotting a bottle in an off-licence in Dolgellau in May 2009, I had … Continue reading

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Partagas Chicos

Smoked 17 September 2010. Box code unknown; in humidor since 20 March 2010. Only a little update this time. I promised myself I’d update this blog with each cigar I smoked hence actually doing the update… I’d like to write … Continue reading

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Cuban cigar roller Hamlet Jaime Paredes at The Bear Shop, Cardiff

Having missed Anibal Delgado Gonzalez at The Bear Shop in  July, and finding out there would be another roller visiting in September, I was determined to make it this time. I was a little apprehensive as I’d not been to … Continue reading

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Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto

Smoked 11 September 2010. Box code was GEA OCT 08; in humidor since 23 September 2009. I smoked this at my brother’s wedding. I took a few other cigars with me but I didn’t really have the opportunity to enjoy … Continue reading

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Punch Petit Punch

Smoked 8 September 2010. Box code EMA NOV 07; in humi since 7 November 2009. These have settled nicely now. It still can’t be smoked too fast but taken nice and slowly I get rich fruit flavours with a touch … Continue reading

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Tesco Australian Red Wine

This was £3.49 from Tesco. Upon opening, the dominant aroma I got was strawberry with that subtly carrying through to the flavour. I also noticed some oak, and there was a very slight drying feel. After it had been open … Continue reading

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Pipe or cigar?

After a month of smoking pipes and cigars, which did I prefer? I reckon I’ve had my pipe long enough to get a feel for it now. There are distinct differences between the two; some I had anticipated, some I … Continue reading

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Rafael Gonzalez Petit Corona

Smoked 30th August 2010. Box code SEM NOV 08; in humi since 28 June 2010. I’m always bad for this. I tell myself to leave newly received cigars alone for at least three months and I never do. “I’ll just … Continue reading

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Partagas Chicos

Two smoked 29 August 2010. No box code available; in humi since 20 March 2010. No pics this time as I think it’s bad form to show pictures that weren’t what I smoked! I’m starting to find these little machine-made … Continue reading

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