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C'mon guys, I can't be the only cigar enthusiast here

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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 10:01 pm    Post subject: C'mon guys, I can't be the only cigar enthusiast here Reply with quote
 
Hey Guys, Let's start making with some cigar reviews - I can't be the only person here who likes a nice smoke with a whisk(e)y

Anyone else out there do some regular smoking of the stogies?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
 
Guess I am the only cigar smoker here.

Really? C'mon - no one else?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
 
The only times I have really smoked a cigar were:

First time the Red Sox won in 2005 (cheapo cigar).

WHen I went to Whisky-a-go-go last year and they were hand rolling cigars, so I rolled my own and smoked it.

Saw a new box of "coffee" cigars at the register that had just arrived, so I bought a bottle of cigar malt and tried them together, which I didn't think tasted much like coffee.

Overall I'm not too much into cigars, sorry. Not sure what else the consensus is...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:23 am    Post subject: You're not alone Reply with quote
 
I smoke cigars as well, but am far from a connoisseur. Not sure I would be able to provide much input on a page like this. I'm currently smoking a box of Da Vinci Mona Lisa cigars - decent, work best with a lightly peated scotch I think due to the maduro wrap.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
 
Jim,

Sorry, not many cigar smokers over in my part of the world either. We sometimes have folks show up to our whisky tastings with very rare cigars but we still send them outside when they make moves to light 'em up. When we're dramming outside in the screen tents we send them way down into the back yard.

Cigars just wreck the palate/nose and overwhelm the malt whisky IMO. I stopped attending the SMWS tastings a few years ago mostly because they were distributing cigars half way through the tastings and I smelled for days afterwards. I should check to see if they still do that with current smoking laws these days...

On the other hand I've always been a strict contrarian and when I was growing up everyone smoked so I naturally didn't. If I were a kid today I'd definitely smoke like a fiend since it's now evil and forbidden. Just too dusty and set in my ways to pursue new evils given the amount of them I'm already nuturing...

cheers! DrE


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
 
I definitely can agree with you on the fact that cigars do change how you appreciate the whisky - in many cases a cigar does cause you to miss the subtle nuances.

On the other hand, I've found some whiskies that were just not that interesting by themselves, but paired with a great cigar and wow!

My buddy Mike & I review a cigar and a libation for each of our podcast episodes on the mind of men. The libation is more often than not a single malt scotch or a bourbon. We also package just the cigar and libation as a second podcast called From the Havana Hut.

the method that we use it to examine a cigar pre-light - look at it, feel it, sniff it, etc. We then nose and taste the whisky both straight up and diluted. We actually now keep a glass of straight and a glass of diluted so we can go back and forth. After that, we light up the cigar and taste the two together.

We ALWAYS do this in a well ventilated area so that we are not trapped in a closed room with loads of smoke.

It can be fun to experience the two together as well as separately. As with Whiskies, your palate must be trained to pick up nuances in cigars, but once you learn to look for certain things, you really can appreciate both in ways you never imagined.


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I really do not mix too much of my cigar smoking with my whisky tasting. The two palates interfere, but....

my top five in each part of the day:

with my mornng coffee:
RP Vintage 99 Churchill
Oliva Conneticut Robusto
Java Latte Super Toro
Drew Estate Kahlua Churchill (discontinued)
RP Conneticut Robusto

While mowing the lawn:
Victor Sinclair Vintage Presidential
Nestor Reserve Torpedo
RP Double Maduro Robusto
Oliva Series G Maduro Torpedo

Afternoon:
Opus X Toro
Oliva Series V Robusto
Rocky Patel 1990 Robusto
Davidoff Special R
Padron 1926 Robusto

Evening:
Padron 1964 Robusto
Kristoff Churchill
Padilla 1932 Churchil
Rockey Patel 1992
Java Super Toro (only after dinner)


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