Today's Cigar 2019

BootCampBob

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A good cigar is a good cigar!

I'm smoking a La Aurora Palma Extra cut short. A Palma Shorter?

I wanted to smoke a La Aurora and the very narrow ring gauge is great by me but I was more in the mood for a shorter cigar than the Palma Extra. Of course I could just not smoke the whole thing, but a panatela/lancero smokes differently than a petite corona, and the biggest difference lies in the beginning of the smoke. Cutting it shorter gives me the kind of cigar I'm in the mood for, and if I enjoy it more on this occasion then I don't think I was wasting anything. Besides, I'll keep that chunk I cut off the end and see how it does mixed with an English blend or something just for kicks.

Anyway, after cutting a good bit off the end I measured what was left, and it came in just about exactly at 5 1/4", so this is now a nice little 5 1/4 x 36 cigar, just about the perfect size for me for most occasions, though I like the longer smokes, too. This is the first time I did this with one of these, but it's working out even better than I'd hoped. Good smoke. I wish all the blends I liked came in a shape around this size. I'd settle for just a few, even. Oh, well. 5 x 38 is pretty close and there are a good few of those out there!
Sadly it seems Panatellas have been dumped like an ashtray by most manufacturers. Too bad too ..... they were the perfect size when a Petit Corona isn’t enough and a Lancero is too much.
 

Monkel

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Conintuing the spooky theme tonight with a bones crusher. 20191005_204709.jpg

Tasty stick. I wasnt too impressed with the skullbreaker past night. Seemed like a dud. Didnt have much flavor besides pepper without the spice. This one though has some nice creaminess with toasted nuts almost like a hint of baileys irish creme.
 

Tianlin

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Well it's the perfect autumn morning. Grey and wet, pleasantly cool but not such that I need to bundle up. I filled the Stanwell Golden Danish with Junkyard Dawg for a little burley/lat action with my morning coffee, but then at the last minute I chose a Griffin's 500 instead. Cigar season is (for me) almost over, and it's about time to finish off the "humidor" for the time being. I probably have fewer than 20 cigars left, and I don't age them or anything. I've found a $4 plastic food storage bin works better than most of the much more expensive humidors I've had but the one I'm currently using isn't huge and it's being humidified with a Boveda pack currently which is just about dead anyhow. I'll want a cigar or two over the winter, sure, but I can just get a single or a pack of good dry cured or something.

Drinking "Good Morning Gainesville" from a Sweetwater Coffee sample given to me by my boss. It's probably my third cup, and it's great in the pourover. Not so great as a shot, though.
 

Islayphile

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Conintuing the spooky theme tonight with a bones crusher. View attachment 43415

Tasty stick. I wasnt too impressed with the skullbreaker past night. Seemed like a dud. Didnt have much flavor besides pepper without the spice. This one though has some nice creaminess with toasted nuts almost like a hint of baileys irish creme.
One of my all time favorite cigars.

Agreed on it being much better than the Skull Breaker.