Category Archives: Cuban cigars

H. Upmann Connoisseur No. 1

Smoked 20 April 2012. Age unknown; turned up in the post from C. Gars Ltd that morning. I tried this cigar as numerous people rave about them over on the UK Cigar Forums and I’d not gotten round to trying … Continue reading

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H. Upmann Magnum 48 Limited Edition 2009

Smoked 1 March 2012. In humidor since 5 March 2010; box code unknown but obviously 2009 vintage. Every single one of these I’ve smoked so far has been disappointing and irritatingly, this was no exception. Whilst there were some flavours … Continue reading

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Overdue update!

Unfortunately, I’ve not had much chance to smoke cigars recently due to simply not having the opportunity. I’ve also been massively lazy about updating this blog… Here’s what I’ve smoked since I last posted. 25 October 2011: Ramon Allones Specially … Continue reading

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Por Larranaga Petit Corona | Cuaba Divino

Por Larranaga Petit Corona smoked 17 September 2011. Box code EMA OCT 07; in humidor since 28 November 2009. I’d previously taken this out and punched it, given it a test draw and decided it was too tight to smoke … Continue reading

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Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 2

Smoked 26th August 2011. Box code GAS JUN 08; in humidor since 6 October 2009. Smoked this on a rather surreal last-minute late night trip to Wantage. Pretty enjoyable smoke but nothing outstanding, perhaps due to the KFC I ate … Continue reading

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Cuba Calling at Gwdihw, Cardiff

Gwdihw, one of the nicest live music venues I’ve been to, hosted what I believe to be Cardiff’s first Cuban cigar tasting event on the 23 August 2011. For those who don’t know, gwdihw (pronounced goody-hoo) is the somewhat onomatopoeic … Continue reading

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Weekend cigar round-up

Bit of a catch-up post here as I’ve had quite a mad weekend. Not much detail I’m afraid… Partagas Serie P No. 2 (box code TEB ABR 08; in humidor since 2 April 2009) on 20 August 2011. I’ve not … Continue reading

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HdM Petit Robusto | Bolivar Corona Junior

Smoked 12 August 2011. It was the work barbecue today so I thought I’d take the opportunity to smoke a couple of cigars. I started out with a Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto (box code GEA OCT 08; in humi … Continue reading

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UKCF annual herf at The Prince of Wales, Moseley

If you like cigars and aren’t a member of UKCigarForums, pop on over and join. Saturday 6 August 2011 was an attempt to get as many forum members possible meeting in one place. That place was The Prince of Wales … Continue reading

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Vegas Robaina Famoso

Smoked 31 July 2011. Box code LPM ABR 08; in humidor since 20 January 2010. This was far more like the Famosos that I’ve smoked and loved previously, but it was still quite tannic. Considering this was now over three … Continue reading

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