Archive | October, 2015

1985 MRN Bolivar Especiales You-Tube Interview

28 Oct

I have always enjoyed Salih Dalay’s you tube channel and his relaxed, unorthodox and highly interesting videos, so when he contacted me asking for an interview, I immediately agreed. But for this interview, being for his newly started Connoisseurs Corner, he wanted a special, rare vintage cigar, so not having cigars in that range himself Read more…

Le Cigare Volant & Zorro In Cologne

21 Oct

It’s been a good cigar week, or rather month – naw, make that a good cigar year so far. Funny how every week brings some kind of cigar event or trip or just a day enjoyed with an especially good cigar. We had the usual 13-day routine of the pharmacy cigar event and Walter had Read more…

A Great Photographer Meets A Great Roller

12 Oct

I received a series of most professional and impressive photographs taken by fellow cigar lover Viktor Enns during Sr Fidel Segui’s visit to Dalay Cigars in Saarbrücken. He also kindly took a portrait of Fidel with me of which I am proud. I believe that these photographs do justice to the art of rolling cigars Read more…

Ramon Alones 898 ER Alemania Review

11 Oct

I had my first RA 898 ER Alemania a few days ago when I picked up a few boxes at Dalay Cigars LCDH Saarbrücken ( and helped some friends get their hands on them as well ). I loved it. From the get-go. Great flavours, construction, burn, progression, potential – all inside. And then, when Read more…

Picking Up The Ramon Allones 898 ER Alemania Today

7 Oct

OK, so these boxes were over a year late in arriving. With the corresponding big hype. And big expectations too. And when they finally hit Germany, the first batch of 500 boxes was distributed in small doses. They basically “evaporated” like rain in the desert … I was told by a merchant that his 50 Read more…

The Yearly VW Bus Madness – A Week-End Cigar Extravaganza

6 Oct

The yearly madness is a one week-end yearly holiday ritual for Jos driving the vintage VW bus and having a good time with Frank and me. The bus arrived in front of my village Café with 4 hrs of driving already on them from Belgium. We had a bite to eat, a coffee and a Read more…

Back To Hector Luis & The Farm

2 Oct

It was good to get out of Havana, the heat, the humidity, the masses and the putrid smell of a pony-tailed cigarette chain-smoking fuked-up Obra Completa faked-up “expert” box code YYZ HDP ( now that is for educated cigar smokers to decipher … 😉 The wind was rushing and I was chatting – so I Read more…