Saturday, January 20, 2007

Cohiba Siglo V

I just had one of those. The Cohiba Siglo V is a Dalia (a.k.a. londsale) cigar, which is a format I like very much. I've heard many great comments about this cigar, and I wanted to give it a try. I bought five of them, and I just smoke one of them... So no Definitive comments here. Yet, I have to say, that, so far, I'm not impressed. It is a good cigar of course (it's a Cohiba!), like a Mercedes will always be a good car. But hey! For the same price I can buy two (or at least 1.7) Partagas 8-9-8, and to the best of my knowledge, the 8-9-8 is simply better.

Will keep on trying them :)

Brand : Cohiba
Origin : Cuba
Format : Londsale (Dalia)
Rating : A+ (Pls. refer to my cigar rating chart)


Thursday, January 18, 2007

How to move with you cigars ? (travel humidor - Part. 2)

I have eventually moved to Hong Kong...

No real impact on this blog you may say, that is correct, but a big impact on my cigars ! So here comes the only valid question : how do you move with your cigars ?

Well of course the problem is kind of easy if you're moving from Harlem to Manhattan, or from Shibuya to Shinjyuku, etc. You just bring your humidor along with you. My problem was slightly more complex : I had to move my entire cigar estate (humidor, travel humidor & cigars) from Paris to Hong Kong...

This is where the travel humidor becomes handy, doesn't it ? Well, sadly, not really. The travel humidor I bought a couple of months proved itself to be stylish, well built... but not very functional. Cigars are moving within it when you transport them, and they can easily be damaged. On top of that, you have to carry the damn thing always on an horizontal position, otherwise you are rocking the cigars even more... Consider it as a transportable humidor, more than a travel humidor. My favourite humidor boutique in Paris (Elie Bleu look for their boutique next to La Concorde, between the Buddha Bar and the Crion Palace Hotel), recommended I buy a "cigar caddy", as the gentleman at Elie Bleu was putting it "the cigar caddy is the exact opposite of your travel humidor : it is hugly, quite cheap, but by far the most convenient way to transport your cigar safely."

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Monday, January 01, 2007

"A third of a Romeo y Julieta will be smoked during this performance. If you find that offensive, f*** off" !!

Check this out !

The war is not over, and the Resistance is getting organized !

Interesting and amusing story (though the end is rather sad...), God save Mel Smith, Churchill and Romeo y Julieta ! (Click on the link