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Interesting read, Charlie. Thanks. Stuff to thing about, now......
2 weeks, 5 days ago on The New JR Cigars
@GodFadr You're a class act, Fred. Hope everybody responds this way. (not that I think they won't....LOL)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Nate McIntyre Leaves House of Emilio, Joins Cubanacan (Update)
That's about what we had been estimating, right? HALF the industry. Gone. They know it, and they don't care. Chew on that for a while. They know. They don't care.
6 months, 1 week ago on FDA: Regulation Could Cut the Cigar Industry in Half
My first impression was that they do need a little time. Not much, maybe 6 months? I still thought the cigar was very, very good, just think it has the potential to be a great entry.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Viaje Exclusivo Leaded
Aquitaine Epoch? Good idea, Charlie. Get to work, Skip!
10 months, 1 week ago on Aquitaine Mode 5
@JackLinos @JeffMouttet Hah. People call plenty of names, Mr. Select is hardly the one they use the the most....LOL
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Press Release: Nat Sherman International to Release Trio of “Super Lanceros”
@JackLinos We'll see you on the 20th. They'll be here by then. Select retailers....LOL
@badmotorshayman Well, come and see late this week, Shay.
Greek economics FTW.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on La Musa Melete Lancero
@JackLinos @JeffMouttet @Charlie Minato Jack's the real adult. I'm just smoking a CroMagnon Knuckledragger and watching HBO. Oops, didn't mean to start another argument. Showtime is good, too.....
12 months ago on Viaje Full Moon 2013
We were never told not to sell the dress box? Not sure where that comes from......
1 year ago on Viaje Full Moon 2013
@Skip Martin You sound like a tool....LOL. We love you guys. Keep up the great work, laugh at the haters that won't ever even try to do something different, and most importantly? Viviendo el Sueno, baby.
1 year, 1 month ago on CroMagnon Femur (Prerelease)
@maxx None of those are "new", per se. VOR #5 and 50/50 are yearly releases. Chiquito is every other year. Good guys out there hustling to make good cigars and support B&M retailers make you laugh? Good to know, man, good to know.
1 year, 1 month ago on Viaje Announces Full Moon
@badmotorshayman Wear a costume, Shay....LOL Thanks, bro.
I was gonna say I have a car or so left, but never mind....LOL
1 year, 2 months ago on Nestor Miranda 70th Dominican
Nice review, Patrick.
1 year, 2 months ago on Viaje Exclusivo Chiquito (2013)
@AronL You can get a pork chop at a deli? Awesomeness.
1 year, 2 months ago on Press Release: G.A.R. Deli Custom Cigar Orders
@maxx So to clarify, it's cool if Pete does it, no worries. Farkas does it and he's a plagiarist? I'm interested in how one arrives at such a conclusion.
1 year, 2 months ago on Viaje Exclusivo Collector’s Edition 2013 Double Edged Sword II
Really interesting read 7 months later. Some answered, some not.
1 year, 3 months ago on Editorial: The Ten Questions for 2013
This is a freaking fantastic mild cigar. We're carrying the full line at Riverside Cigars.
1 year, 4 months ago on Nat Sherman Sterling Marevas (Prerelease)
I couldn't agree more with the first two sentences of the article. You'd think he was the devil reading about Viaje online, and then you meet Andre, and he is one of the nicest guys in the industry.
1 year, 4 months ago on IPCPR 2013: Viaje
Really impressed with what these guys are doing. Great work, great cigars, awesome people.
1 year, 4 months ago on IPCPR 2013: Nat Sherman
I know where you can find them...LOL
1 year, 4 months ago on IPCPR 2013: Reinado
And the COTY for the Goldie #2 at Cigar Journal was well deserved.
1 year, 4 months ago on IPCPR 2013: La Palina
Well said, Charlie. I used to think I knew what boutique meant, but I think the term has evolved to be practically meaningless at this point.
1 year, 4 months ago on Editorial: “Boutiques”
86. That's like a 93 in some other, not to be named, publications, right?
1 year, 4 months ago on CRAFT 2013 La Campaña de Panamá Soberana (Prerelease)
Easy front runner for halfwheel's packaging award for 2013. Head shot on a Zombie on a cigar box? Brilliant.
1 year, 6 months ago on Viaje Ships Exclusivo Super Lance, WLP & Zombie Super Shots
@Tatuaje This is what I love about our industry. Great information, especially the "romancing up" the blend components. Priceless.
1 year, 6 months ago on Tatuaje Exclusive Series Federal Cigar 90th Anniversary 109 Redux
$219 includes 24% Indiana OTP tax, and we discount our boxes for mail order sales, so I think the MSRP before taxes stayed about the same.
1 year, 7 months ago on Viaje Announces 2013 Exclusivo Chiquito Retailers
The mad scientist strikes again. Hmmmmm, Kentucky, huh? We may need a few of these.....LOL
1 year, 7 months ago on Press Release: Drew Estate Unveils “Kentucky Fire Cured” Line Extension to My Uzi Weighs a Ton
Hmmmm, I wonder what he wants for it? Sound like a Kentucky DerbyMobile.
1 year, 8 months ago on Mobile Cigar Lounges Banned in California
Did he forget to tell you about the Match Cigar Bar special for the Kentucky Derby this year?....LOL
1 year, 9 months ago on Two New CroMagnons Set for Release
@imcubanpete @JeffMouttet @Capttrips Respect. I blow off steam all the time, too, and sometimes I go too far myself.
As a matter of fact, I had to edit my original response to your post about 10 times to make sure I didn't go too far...LOL
Take care, long ashes.
1 year, 9 months ago on Review: E.P. Carrillo Edición Limitada 2012
@imcubanpete @Capttrips So, one cigar misses and a guy that has spent the last 40 freaking years making stellar cigars gets blasted? I mean, really, I'm all for "whatever works for you" and I understand the internet giving voice to all kinds of opinions, most of them anonymous, but this is a little harsh, don't you think?
Maybe if you met, knew, talked to, or otherwise had an occasion to deal with Ernesto, EIII, or anybody else in the Carillo family, you'd have a different opinion. These are good people. So, a cigar missed. Not every cigar is going to be great, and not every cigar is going to fit your profile. To disparage an entire company, and Ernesto's reputation is ridiculous.
Just my 2 cents.
@Jonathan Drew @AronL Joining the scrum on the side of "fairly priced"....LOL. This are the flat out BOMB, and the guys that have smoked them at our shop are begging, I say BEGGING for more. Actually, just come down for the Kentucky Derby, we'll be sure to be able to talk Skippy out of one. Or two.
1 year, 9 months ago on News: RoMa Craft Tobac to Sell CroMagnon Atlatl & Slobberknocker
@Cigar Guy @JeffMouttet You're on. I LOVE this idea. Maybe we should publish our results. On a cigar blog. #justsaying
1 year, 10 months ago on 2012 Awards: The Consensus
As a shop that carries all but 3 of these, I have to disagree with "Cigar Guy". Most of this stuff is here to stay, and I, for one, am very glad to see it this way. Good job, Charlie, Brooks, and everybody at halfwheel. Special shout out to Clint Aaron, Skip Martin, Michael Rosales, Jon Huber, Mike Conder, and JDrew. You guys are the reason our shop is what it is! Thanks!
Nice review, Patrick.
I've liked all of them so far, but nobody ever called me picky....LOL
1 year, 11 months ago on Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2012
@Jonathan Drew @JeffMouttet June 18th, brother.
1 year, 11 months ago on Herrera Esteli Toro Especial (Prerelease)
You the man.
1 year, 11 months ago on Press Release: Match Lounge To Host Exclusive Whiskey Tasting & Cigar Pairing Event
@RoMaCraft @Brutus2600 @Holman It's all in your palate. Or, as some prefer, "pallette", or "pallet".
There are very few objective things about a cigar. The quality of the leaf and the quality of the construction are the two that strike me off the top of my head.
If you're not talking about those two things, it's just your opinion.
1 year, 11 months ago on Four Kicks Mule Kick
Jon is a good dude. I would assume it is hard to put your heart and soul into a product that you believe in, and then have somebody trash it. Face it, all it takes to be a blogger is a website and an opinion. Some blogs are great and have in depth, knowledgeable, fair reviews. Some have illiterate Gurkha lovers writing hit pieces on anything that doesn't fit their particular palate. If Jon has an issue with that, I don't know that I blame him.
"Just wonderful people to be around, talk to and smoke with." <<This. A LOT of <<this. Great people, that happen to make great cigars. Keep up the great work, guys. See you soon.
2 years ago on CroMagnon Atlatl
Only 20 comments? Well, 21 now....LOL
I've got a 1 in 21 chance of of winning JD swag.
2 years ago on Liga Privada Único Serie Velvet Rat
@AronL I don't disagree with that. However, this case is egregious. Only a trademark attorney could argue that "Headley Grange" infringes on "The Grange". Headley Grange is a specific building in London, not a reference to "The Grange" which is a "nonpartisan fraternal organization that advocates for rural America and agriculture" whatever the hell that means. Now, if the owners of the mansion in London sued for trademark infringement, in my humble, not a lawyer by any means opinion, THEY would have a case. The farmer dudes? Not so much.
2 years ago on News: Crowned Heads Faces Legal Challenge Over Headley Grange
Egregious. F them.
Funny. I liket the Clase the best, but my customers can't get enough Epifania. Hint, hint, Sean....LOL
2 years ago on Review: El Primer Mundo Clase Reserva
@cigartruth This is like the 6th or 7th comment I've read of yours. Do you have any positive contributions to make to the discussion? Or maybe you could be funny while you're slamming the hardworking guys that bring you cigars? No? Oh well.
2 years, 1 month ago on News: Viaje Oro La Pequeña Returns Later This Month
109 comments? Pete is right. Monster series IS out of control. Good lord.
2 years, 1 month ago on Tatuaje The Mummy