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Ah Padron, what can I say that hasn't already been said. You are my favorite brand and hands down my favorite cigar. Fuente's Opus X is good. Don't get me wrong. They are good... But if I could have a humidor filled with Padron cigars... Ok, let me rephrase that: If I could afford a humidor filled with Padron cigars, I would do so and never look back. Today's selection is one of their longest cigars: The Diplomatico. At a length of 7" and a gauge of 50, this cigar is an all-nighter. Smooth and even smoke with no hint of profile or flavor change all the way down to the nub. This is a cigar you wish you didn't…

Not much of a post, just grabbed one of my last Cubans procured from the islands. Haven't been travelling outside the country in a long while. Can't wait to get back out there. Soon. Post about my trip to Napa soon. Just relaxing in the Cigar room with a Cuban and some vodka seltzer. Best place to be after a hard day at work.

Lately I’ve been getting into pipe smoking. I have acquired a few tins of tobacco, already more than one pipe, and a tongue bite to let me know I really don’t know what I’m doing yet. Taking a break from this new hobby I grabbed an old faithful punch cigar. Sat in my cigar room, lit the cigar and enjoyed. There’s something about a good cigar. It burns evenly, with a bright white ash. Smooth smoke with a slight (dare I say) leathery finish. The length is shorter than what I have been smoking, but it allows for a quicker (again, relative for me) smoke for when I may be more pressed on time. Definitely get this cigar!

The construction of the 18 x 12 room started off quickly and continued onto Sunday. I added the shiplap onto the front of the wall and installed the door. Then I substantially cleaned up the place! Entrance to the Cigar Room Unfinished Interior of the Cigar Room You can also see in the above photo that I ran the electrical through the outlets, but do not have them hooked up yet. There will be two circuits in total. This way I can have the heater on one and the lights and filtration on the other. I originally was going to just keep the room raw, but now have talked myself into the more work of staining and polyurethane the walls…

With winter cold coming quick and my cigar out building not being big enough for the friends and neighbors that drop by for cigars once a week, it was time to build something bigger. I originally wanted a larger out building but that was going to take time and was going to be more than I really needed. I opted for using the upper part of my garage that was just storage. 12 x 36 feet in all. By partitioning it I could still keep some storage, and have a nice space I could enclose and heat to use as a cigar room. The cigar room itself would be 12 x 18‘ While it’s not huge, it should be plenty…

Poured myself two fingers of Chicken Cock (words I never thought I would say) grabbed an Excalibur and hit the deck. Suffered through a short sprinkle but was not deterred.  Been enjoying the longer smokes lately. Good pairing. The bourbon has a honey flavor to it and goes down smooth. The coffee notes of the cigar really come out with the bourbon. Chicken Cock Bourbon

Flat out this has become one of my favorite cigars! Hoyo De Monterrey Excaliburs have a special place in my heart already due to it being the first cigar I ever smoked (beyond those swisher sweets) and the first cigar when I realized how HORRIBLE those Swisher Sweets actually were... I never turned back to have a bad cigar ever again. These "Forge" cigars are at another level. Dark, velvety, and a hint of chocolate round out this cigar. Excalibur Forge Filler The filler is a mix of tobacco from both Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The binder is Connecticut Habano The wrapper from Honduras. You truly are travelling the world while smoking this cigar. wrapper and cap Large band…

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