New haul from Famous and Reddit

Wahoo! A couple of parcels this morning and they got through safely from the filthy hands of the Man. No green stickers! First, let’s look at the small box. I use a freight forwarding service, USgobuy, to forward my cigars from a Portland address to Australia. This box was supposed to contain 3 things: random…

Ramon Allones Specially Selected

Time for some sweet Communist leaf tonight. I first heard about the RASS a few months ago after coming across a forum discussion about which Cuban cigars are best for ageing. One of the participants said the RASS was his all-time favourite and recommended no less than 5 years of ageing before he would open…

New haul from Holts

Delivery man kindly dropped this by this morning on my way out to work. As can be seen, I got green stickered again – about $380 in duty. What a punch in the nuts, assholes. The goodies: Room 101 Uncle Lee Perfecto or Ranfla x20 Oliva Master Blends 3 The MB3 comes with 5ers in…

New haul from Famous & Reddit

Been a bit under the weather over the past week, and what better way to cheer up with a incoming haul! Unfortunately as can be seen by the green sticker, the Customs man got to it first. This lot cost me $355 in duty, fkn bastards. I put a stack of assessories in there to…

Drew Estate Undercrown Robusto

Alright let’s get straight into this one. I had this yesterday and I’m not sure the flavours I’m picked up were much in common with other reviewers. [Edit: I think this is because when I smoked this, I was coming down with a cold/sinus infection. Will have to retry this one again] Prelight Appearance :…

Crowned Heads Four Kicks Robusto

Been a couple of days since my last cigar and tonight’s the night! Was looking for a quality experience after recent let downs, so I looked to the recent hauls from r/cigarmarket. Why not start with my first Crowned Heads cigar. Background From Jon Huber of Crowned Heads: Four Kicks is a brand that was…

New haul – Oliva Connecticut Reserve Robusto

Picked this up from the GPO Friday night. I’d ordered this from CigarPlace.biz, who were great to deal with — jumped on one of their email offers over a weekend after they clued me in on Reddit.   Settled on a box as I thought: Had a really nice Churchill a month earlier Great stick…

Cigar Review – H Upmann Sun Grown #2 Torpedo

Its a cold and wintery afternoon here in Melbourne and the missus is gone for a few hours so what better way than to spend some quality time alone… with a cigar. The Sun Grown is my first H Upmann so I was keen to see what they’re like. Background The Sun Grown line was…

New haul from Reddit

Wahoo! Another small order arrived in the mail today thanks to u/adambalisteri. Unfortunately this one caught the eye of the Duty Man who duly exercised his bastardry upon my wallet. I totally forgot what I ordered, and only this week I was thinking wouldn’t it be nice to have sample one of those Flying Pigs…

Cigar Review – Oliva Master Blends 3 Liga Maestra Double Robusto

I had an interesting discussion about retrohaling last week. When asked how often and how much, people responded in a wide variety of ways. Some retrohaled only a couple of times every third, and a small minority not at all. Others retrohaled the entire length of a cigar on every puff. The majority seemed to…

New haul from Reddit and Famous

Alright, a bunch of goodies just arrived this past Friday night. Nice way to start the weekend! New stash of sticks just in from u/perdomohabano from r/cigarmarket. Unfortunately Customs caught this and committed highway robbery charged a hefty duty, those bastards. I requested a US$90 Mystery Blind sampler of 10 cigars, and got 12 so…

New haul from Reddit

Courtesy of u/ThatGuyOnTheReddits via r/cigarmarket. The transaction was very swift, but clearing Australian Customs and getting the parcel delivered took eons. I was very excited to finally see the delivery slip in the mailbox tonight and raced down to the Post Office. Nice! Those children’s toys will come in handy at the next kids’ gathering……