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…

Partagas Maduro No.1 Review – A Look To The Future

30 Aug

Here is a very well written review of the newly released Partagas Maduro No 1 with excellent pictures courtesy of my friend Michel van Wingerden – Thanks ! ——— My friend Carlito De asked me to review the Partagas Maduro No.1 and the RyJ Cedros de Luxe before their official launch in The Benelux. Of Read more…

Hunters & Frankau 225-th Anniv. Ramon Allones Review

9 Jun

Last post before leaving for Havana tomorrow. This review and pictures were sent to me by a good friend who wishes to remain un-named. While he received the H&F 225-th “sleeping head” banded, the ones I received a few years back in HAV were un-banded, but after having smoked a few, I fully share his Read more…

Cohiba Lancero Diplomatico 1984 – Dreams of the Fragrant Harbor

13 Apr

Review and pictures courtesy of my friend Michel v. W. Recently in Amsterdam a surprise cigar was handed to me with the request to smoke it and to provide my opinion : a 1984 Cohiba Lancero Diplomatico. Courtesy of Min Ron Nee via my very dear friend Nino Muñoz – a big thank you to Read more…

Havana 2015 – Tasting The New Punch Suiza ER 2015

21 Mar

My friend Yannick was kind enough to invite me to a high calibre tasting of the 2015 Punch Suiza Edicion Regional at LCDH Quinta y 16. High calibre it was with many renowned Swiss merchants and Intertabak representatives attending as well as a very well known Cuban contingent and selected Aficionados from Switzerland and Italy. Read more…

Min Ron Nee Vintage Cigar Tasting In The Village

15 Feb

  Last December, Min Ron Nee, the author and collector from Hong Kong, was so kind as to send me a selection of rare vintage cigars for a tasting with friends. These cigars are : 1950’s C.E. Beck Albas, 1950’s Maria Guerrero Favoritas en Cedro, 1960’s Partagas Seleccion de Luxe cabinet made for UK merchant Read more…