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  1. General Cigar Discussion
    It must have been 10 years ago when I read a story about Sun grown wrappers becoming the trend in the industry. A few years ago, I read Connecticut Shade leaf is the most sought after leaf in the world. Can this generality be made? Recently (I think it was yesterday) I read the wrapper is...
  2. Non-Habanos Reviews
    i just finished one of these, and i must say it is my new favorite smoke. It has a fantastically creamy smoke. The burn was absolutely perfect, with good quantities of creamy, slightly nutty smoke. It took almost a full two hours to finish, and i never had to correct the burn at all. This was my...
  3. Cigar News, Videos, Reviews, Interviews, etc
    Great cigar. This whole line is awesome and somewhat unknown. I've been smoking cigars for 15+ years and this is one of the top Connecticut's ava... Read the full review here: Xikar - HC Series Connecticut Shade Cigar Review - Great underrated cigar.
  4. General Cigar Discussion
    I have been smoking for all of three months, and already I am gravitating towards the heavy stuff, my current favorite being La Flor Dominicana's Ligero 500 Cabinet Oscuro (60x5 3/4). But I'm not always in the mood for a real powerhouse. The first cigar I ever enjoyed was a Connecticut shade, a...
  5. General Cigar Discussion
    I'm talking about the genuine article grown in Windsor and the Ct River Valley towns around that area. I grew up in Connecticut and I have fond memories of those gauze covered fields. And, is there a better wrapper on a day when you want to relax with your thoughts, and smoke a cigar that will...
  6. General Cigar Discussion
    This is my first winter using 65% beads in my mostly full 300 capacity humidor. Lately, as the furnace (forced hot air) is on more often, which lowers the humidity in the house, the r/h in my humidor is slowly dropping. This morning it was 63% down from 64% for the last two weeks. prior to that...
  7. General Cigar Discussion
    I recently purchased some more Decade Torpedo's and noticed they were a lot darker than the original release, and the bands were a bit different. Here is a comparison of an '08 (Left) with one I just bought (Right): Anyone else notice this recently? I have yet to smoke the newer ones so I...
  8. General Pipe Forum
    This time of year being an outdoor pipe smoker sucks. I smoked Irish Flake last night and was sweating like a 300lb man running a marathon.:violin: Maybe the tobacco had part in it but it was pretty humid last night. Any ideas outside of smoking while in a swimming pool?
  9. Want to Sell/Trade (WTS)
    For sale a a gorgeous box of Drew Estates Chateau Real Shade Nobles - Full Box of 25 - $55 - shipped. These are a mild-medium smoke but with a really nice flavor profile. You will not be disappointed.
  10. Non-Habanos Reviews
    This was a sample stick that Kyle of Warped Cigars sent me. The construction was nice, wrapped good and tight, no veins that I recall seeing... The smell was that of hay... I cut it with my palio and tested the draw, not perfect but close... This cigar produced plenty of nice smoke throughout...
  11. General Cigar Discussion
    I pick this up over the weekend and was waiting till I had the whole box. This is the Padron 80th Anniversary Natural. supposedly the rarer stick of the two brands. I took the pics of the Natural next to a Maduro version. Happy hunting! :cb
  12. Smoking Action
    Finally got to have my first Los Blancos today - a robusto sized Connecticut Shade. This was a great smoke, enjoyed on a nice late August afternoon. I've got the other three wrapper selections in the humidor plus several Primos; can't wait to try them.
  13. Non-Habanos Reviews
    The cigar is beautifully box pressed with finely veined wrapper that feels smooth and soft to the touch. It was consistent and didn't have any strange soft or hard spots. Unlit the cigar had a faint floral and cedar aroma. Once lit the cigar started off with a strong cedar and bit of leather in...
  14. General Cigar Discussion
    Never quite understood this wrapper, on the RJ Reserva's for instance. I was under the understanding that the shades and broadleaf's were supposed to come from Connecticut, but it's Ecuadorian? Is it Connecticut-seeded or something? Anybody know the story on this? Thanx, -Tony
  15. Cigar Questions
    I tend to buy maduro and other dark wrapper cigars. I like maduros a lot!!!:D It seems that quite a few of the natural/CT shade wrapped cigars I buy tend to split as I smoke them.:confused: Today I was smoking a CAO Gold torpedo. Half way through, the side split a little on me. Now I keep...
  16. Non-Habanos Reviews
    (Photo is of Grampa Sherwood, rip. Poker Player, Drinker, smoker and true Cowboy.) Manufacturer - Bobalu - Austin, Tx Year - 2006? Name - Connecticut Shade - Yellow Label Size Wrapper - Connecticut Binder Filler Storage/Age Construction - Average Beverage - Water Cut/Punch - Straight cut...
  17. Non-Habanos Reviews
    This was a very pleasant smoke. I think it will be my go-to stick from now on. The only really complaint I have about it is the burn was not all that even and I had to keep touching it up. The Ecuador Shade was a very mild tasting smoke, and seemed more medium bodied. I'll give a more thorough...
  18. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Ashton cigars blend six tobaccos using Dominican filler and Dominican-grown, Cuban-seed binder leaves. They are finished with the famous and beautiful Connecticut shade-grown wrapper. Ashton's are made at the Fuente factory in the Dominican Republic and they put all of the quality into these as...
  19. Entertainment
    If you like those con movies, the next installment is not much better than Confidence, although it features some nnnasty card tricks and Stallone chomping away on an Opus. Nice flick, not a bad way to lose a couple hours.
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