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    This Medaille d’Or No 2 from La Gloria Cubana, standing very proud and regal, is a pre-1960 release which to this day is this brand’s most consistent and popular size at 6.7 inches long and a ring gauge of 43.  The La Gloria Cubana brand was created in 1885 in Havana Cuba, it […]

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          Anyone who loves a good Cuban cigar will know that Size DOESN’T Matter and in the case of the H Upmann Half Corona, we see a prime example of small being very Mighty.  This cigar that measures in at 3 1/2 inches long and a 44 ring gauge will initially leave you wondering […]

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        Take everything you like about the Hoyo Epicure No 2, try to remember what that is and then light Hoyo De Monterey’s Corona Gorda, the Epicure No 1.  If the cigar has spent a few years in the humidor before you’ve clipped the foot, then you’ll be in for the time […]

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          Before Christmas (2011) my friend Tom and I picked up a few of these cigars from a box from ’07.  A few days went by and then we lit them up in his back yard in rainy cold weather.  It wasn’t an environment where you’d get a fair assessment of […]

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One of my all time favorite cigars is the Romeo y Julieta Churchill…I’ve smoked many and other than the rare occasion where there may be a slightly tough draw, these stately cigars never fail to please in the taste department…Last night I lit a Wide Churchill that I had been holding on to for about […]

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Something that I’ve been reading about that has me a bit concerned is the decision by our governing parties to remove the opulent bands and traditionally artistic packaging from Cuban cigars… This isn’t going to be happening overnight but even the thought that the removal of the picture of Romeo and Juliet or the gold […]

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I know that I always try to get a good cigar in any of the pictures that I upload on this site but yesterday’s day fishing in the Fraser Valley in British Columbia was a wonderful day out with many fish on the line and I couldn’t resist showing this off… This is a Coho […]

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Two days ago I was driving and before I left home I decided to go to the humidor and pick an un-banded cigar the size of a Robusto Extra for the trip, one that I bought a few months back from a fellow cigar smoker I met on Craigslist…That is a website that can actually […]

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Chestnuts have nothing to do with a cigar as majestic as a Partagas Lusitanias unless you have an overdeveloped palate and can detect the faintest of notes of roasting chestnuts in the first, second or final third of this cigar… Hey if you can, then your palate is in great shape and you should be […]

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Golf has been consuming me…. So much so that I haven’t been fishing as much as I would like but hey,  we make our choices and have to live with them…. A few years back I found myself at Dragon Lake in the Caribou region of British Columbia with the lovely Ramona… We would rent […]

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