1970's HdM Excalibur

lurch

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Alright, here's some background on this cigar. I got this during the holiday season of 2007 from one of the D/FW BOTL's before I went to Iraq. He told us that it was a 1970's HdM Excalibur. I was wondering if anyone knew anything else about this cigar besides what I already know...

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BobbyRitz

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Very nice! This is the oldest non-Cuban I've ever seen. Please share your experience with us when you smoke it.
 

jepe

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Is this really from 1970 ???
Or just called that way?

How can people age a cigar that long,very impressive!
 

mjolnir01

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I think it could be a regular Hoyo de Monterey... according to Cigarcyclopedia production began in Honduras in 1969. Linky

I could be mistaken, but I don't think the Hoyo de Monterey Excalibur line came along until much later- mid nineties if I recall correctly.

Do you think you could review it after you smoke it? Inquiring minds want to know...

Edited to fix poor spelling.
 

Kingantz

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That's definitely something you don't see a lot of, non-Cubans with that much age. I'd be very interested to know how it smokes, if you do decide to put fire to it.
 

Dios de Fuego

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Send it to me, I'll smoke it and let you know how old it is. :whistling:
 

gunsandcigars88

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Yes, that is how old he said for it to be. You cannot really tell in the pic how yellow that cello is. I have seen this stick in person and you would be shocked how yellow it is. I think that the story on this was a friend of the BOTL's dad owned a cigar shop, and he started digging around in his storage walk in and found quite a few boxes of VERY old cigars (NC's of course). Though I could be remembering this incorrectly I beleive this is right.
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lurch

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Where's the plume?

I think the cello might have affected the growth of plume. Make no mistake about the age of this thing though. I've taken it out of the cello just once and I can barely see clearly through the plastic so I know it's got some age on it...
 
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