Tag Archives: vintage cigars

Wine, Burgers And Cigars – A Tour Of Central Germany With Cpt. Keith

14 Mar

It was a continuation of Havana on a small scale. A more intimate scale but with almost as many cigars to smoke and interesting places to see as in Havana. I had met Keith just a short while ago in Havana and shared cigars, places and friends with him, and then he pops up flying Read more…

Extraordinary Especiales Tasting In Cologne

4 Feb

It was time again to meet up with Frank at the LCDH in Cologne and he invited Jan who invited Michel and I took Andreas along to make it a round-table affair. Of course each of us took cigars to share with the others – I knew Michel was having a good surprise in store Read more…

1985 MRN Bolivar Especiales You-Tube Interview

28 Oct

I have always enjoyed Salih Dalay‚Äôs 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…

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…

The Story Behind The 1970’s Diplomatic Cohiba 50 And 100 Count Lancero Boxes

9 May

Now that these boxes are safely in the hands of MRN for the preservation of cigar history, here is the “back story” of their acquisition. Two ultra rare boxes of Cohiba Lanceros presented by the Cuban government to foreign personalities in the 1970’s surfaced earlier this year. Before leaving for Cuba in February, literally hours Read more…

Visiting Min Ron Nee With Frank – Hong Kong Cigar Experiences – Part Three

5 May

Part Three and Final The fifth day was a very relaxed one. It started with a leisure breakfast and was followed by a long and relaxing pool time. We were picked up in the afternoon by MRN’s driver and had a late lunch in his home accompanied by a Magnum of 1996 Dom Ruinart Blanc Read more…

Visiting Min Ron Nee With Frank – Hong Kong Cigar Experiences – Part Two

3 May

Part Two The third day in Hong Kong started with Frank giving me a wake up call when I could have slept on for another few hours. But we had arranged for mutual wake up calls so as to enjoy the most out of the day and we met by the pool for a light Read more…