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Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 11-22-2020, 09:23 PM
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Posted By borndead1
Famous Nicaraguan 7000 figurado

The latest addition to the Famous Thousand Series is another Oliva-made cigar, like the Nic 2000 and 3000. I was hoping that these were a project that got canceled, which is what the 3000 was.
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Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 11-16-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,760
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Tony Alvarez Habano lancero (7.5" x 38).

I've ordered a few of Tony's bundles from Cuban Crafters over the years and have never been disappointed. In my Neverending Quest For The Perfect Lancero,...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 11-14-2020, 09:38 PM
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Views: 16,760
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Cuban Crafters Medina 1959 lancero (7.5" x 38)

I've ordered some pretty good bundle cigars from CC over the years, so last time I was looking, I threw a few of these singles in with my order.
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Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 11-10-2020, 10:18 PM
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Views: 16,760
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Revisiting the Alec Bradley Coyol Petit Lancero, which is more of a lonsdale size. I got this one in a lancero trade I did a while back. Smoking this with a nice Mourvedre wine from northern CA.
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Forum: All Cigar Discussion 11-02-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,699
Posted By borndead1
Re: Cigars you enjoyed once upon a time

Man, this is a long list.

NCs:

La Vieja Habana Early Years
Flor de Oliva Grand Cameroon (became the Serie G)
Dominico by Torano (original version; the revived CI version sucks balls)...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 11-02-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,699
Posted By borndead1
Re: Cigars you enjoyed once upon a time

They went all the way down the hill and crash landed at the bottom.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 10-14-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,760
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Thanks for keeping this thread going, guys.

Murcielago lancero (7.5 x 38)

The Murcielago line has come and gone several times over the years. I believe the first generation were made by Pepin....
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 08-07-2020, 12:26 AM
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Views: 1,545
Posted By borndead1
Re: Aged NCs

Definitely NOT Padron 64s.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 07-09-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,760
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Muestra de Saka #NLMTHA lancero (7 x 38)

Got this one in a lancero/lonsdale trade on C-Bid.

Not much flavor at first, a woodsy finish. About 1" in, a nasty chemical aftertaste comes in. This...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 05-02-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,760
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Illusione Holy Lance Candela (7.5 X 40)

It's been...I'd say close to 10 years since I smoked a candela wrap cigar. Got this one in a lancero trade I did on C-Bid.

This is honestly one hell of...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 04-18-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,760
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

PE "Farm Rolled" lancero (7.5" x 38)

I've tried a few of the other sizes in this line and they have been good, but not great. But when I saw they had come out with lanceros, I had to snag a...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 02-11-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,877
Posted By borndead1
Re: NCs that don't age well?

I got a box of Padron 64s that became nearly flavorless after about 2 years.
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 12-31-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,581
Posted By borndead1
Re: New Year's Smoke

I'm gonna fire up a COH custom roll lancero.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 12-09-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,760
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Leaf by Oscar maduro lancero (7 x 38).

Always thought these were a gimmick cigar (wrapped in a tobacco leaf instead of cellophane). But a BOTL told me a while back that they were actually really...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 12-08-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,011
Posted By borndead1
Re: Cigars Fading?

I have also had this experience with Padron Anniversary cigars.
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 12-03-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,212
Posted By borndead1
Re: Your cigar journey

Thanks for the stories, gents. :ss
Forum: Accessory Discussion / Reviews 11-30-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,086
Posted By borndead1
Re: Chinese Made Humidor Or Not

Most of the humidors sold by the bigger retailers are made in China. It's hit or miss, honestly. I recently got a 100-count that I had to silicone in order to get the Rh to stay above 55%. The glass...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 11-30-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,212
Posted By borndead1
Your cigar journey

What was your 'journey' that led you to become the cigar aficionado that you are today? Did you start with premium smokes or ghetto stogies? Stealing from another thread, what was THE cigar that had...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 11-30-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,213
Posted By borndead1
Re: The Cigar That Changed It All

Arturo Fuente Exquisito. I had occasionally smoked cheapies before then, mainly AyC and Backwoods, but when I smoked that Exquisito, it was like a near death experience.

What's funny is that I no...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 11-15-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By borndead1
Re: Headley Grange Estupendos

Thanks for the review. I remember trying one and liking it quite a bit. I don't know why I never got any more. Maybe I shall snag a few.
Forum: Accessory Discussion / Reviews 11-07-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,409
Posted By borndead1
Re: Aristocrat Humidors - still in business?

I checked out Bob's website, and he still sells climate control installation kits. So I guess my plan as of now will be to buy a regular cabinet humidor and install the climate control stuff.
Forum: Accessory Discussion / Reviews 11-07-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,409
Posted By borndead1
Re: Aristocrat Humidors - still in business?

Knock a zero off that price and we can talk. :r
Forum: Accessory Discussion / Reviews 11-06-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,409
Posted By borndead1
Aristocrat Humidors - still in business?

I moved into a small space. REALLY small. So looking at the 2 fridgerdors, 3 desktops, and large coolerdor, I'm like...why have I been in denial for so long about needing a cabinet?

Not ready...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 10-02-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,760
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Oliva Serie V lancero (7" x 38)

Oliva as a company has fallen out of favor with me in the past few years. Too many bad experiences with poor construction/off flavors. But because they used to be...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 09-10-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,760
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Don Pepin Garcia Blue lancero (7.5" x 38).

I've had a quite a few bad experiences with DPG stuff in the past few years; so many in fact that he's about to go on my 'do not buy' list.
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