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Congrats to our winner @DJZIO. Thanks all for partaking, don't forget are other two contests.
1 day, 12 hours ago on Review: Davidoff Madison Avenue 25th Anniversary
@DJZIO Congrats. You are the winner. You have until December 12 to claim your prize. Instructions on how to do so are here.
Terence Reilly of SAG Imports says this program will not continue with the España Lanceros for 2014.
1 day, 13 hours ago on Review: Quesada Selección España Lancero (Prerelease)
December box goes to Tobacco Leaf (Maryland.)
@DavidHolmes1 Coming soon...
2 days, 3 hours ago on News: Herrera Esteli Lancero Takes Shape for 2014
@DonaldKozerow Be interested to hear what you found it to taste like.
2 days, 8 hours ago on Review: Pinar Del Río BOTL.org Small Batch 2013
@dancrago Already with all of you. Redux will happen, maybe not at six months or 12 months, probably nine-10?
3 days, 4 hours ago on Review: Pinar Del Río BOTL.org Small Batch 2013
@sam_friedrich No clue. Holding out for a sick period.
CI has them up for $60 a box. http://www.cigarsinternational.com/cigars/76676/don-pepin-garcia-my-father-limited-edition-corona/#p-142609
4 days, 2 hours ago on Redux: My Father Corona
@Guarantee Somewhat glad to hear I wasn't alone.
4 days, 13 hours ago on Review: Pinar Del Río BOTL.org Small Batch 2013
Winner winer, turkey dinner. @Mdsphoto
Those in North America, enjoy your holiday.
1 week, 1 day ago on Review: Miró Special Edition Lancero
@Mdsphoto And you did. Instructions on how to claim your prize and the rules can be found here.
@JackLinos Thanks Jack.
I think some of it is that is going to get worse and some of it is about not doing a good enough job covering it. For example, NYC park smoking ban got tons of press thanks largely to CA and the NYTA. Boston's park ban, not so much. Having a strong state organization is going to become crucial going forward.
The 21-year-old buying requirement is definitely going to become a very big thing, unless a court shuts it down entirely.
1 week, 2 days ago on Weekly News (November 25, 2013)
@Komodota The site itself won't take a stance as an organization.
Individual members of the site can take their stances.
With that said, we should lower the drinking age.
1 week, 2 days ago on News: Washington, DC Working on Raising Tobacco Purchase Age to 21
@JackLinos @Charlie Minato @JeffMouttet @Anonymous stoagie As for the whole "this is what I paid" argument, I get it, but it's not fair for us or anyone attempting to be objective when it comes to pricing. I would venture to guess that what you are talking about is our "Est. Price" which is generally what the cigar is going for in the secondary market in the U.S., not what you can get it for if you do a couple thousand dollars with an LCDH last month.
I've always said it, when Cuban wants to, they can make a better cigar than anyone else in the world. The problem is, they make a lot of cigars that simply put are subpar to cigars on the domestic market, particularly when the cigars ship. I smoke Cubans, I'll still smoke them because I enjoy them, but the two largest source of frustration over the hundreds of different cigars I've smoked over the last 18 months? Viaje and HSA. (In fact, I can only recall two companies who I've smoked plugged cigars from over the past year, want to guess whose cigars?)
As for the comparison. I was somewhat joking. On face the points I made work on basic level. but I was mainly just mocking the whole discussion. Probably not best to compare someone making 250k cigars with a company making 80+ million.
1 week, 4 days ago on Review: Viaje Full Moon 2013
@JackLinos @JeffMouttet @Anonymous stoagie I think Viaje and the current state of HSA are actually a great accidental comparison. Cigars are a mixed bag, lower quality on average than they probably should be. Best packaging in the business. Some people like to apply the "rest them and they will get better" mantra. Pricing carries a premium that is probably not justifiable.
Also, their reputations precede both of them; for better or worse.
@Gooey Have not had that or the Short Churchill yet.
1 week, 5 days ago on Review: Flor de las Antillas MAM-13
Congrats to our winner @joseph.
1 week, 6 days ago on Review: Casa Fernández Aniversario Bohème No. 35 (Prerelease)
@Joseph Congrats. You are the winner. Rules are here.
@cigarshopper It'a s taste. I had the candy as a young child a dozen or so times. It's a distinct taste, one that the Skull and Bones tasted incredibly similar to.
1 week, 6 days ago on Review: Viaje Skull and Bones M?stery (2013)