Ginseng's Reviews and Informational Threads

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Cigar Reviews
Edmundo Dantes, Mexican Regional Release
Esencia Belicoso 5-1/2" x 52 rg, Nicaraguan puro
Island Prince Luana Iki 4-1/2" x 46 rg, Light
Saint Luis Rey - Churchills A/T
Saint Luis Rey - Double Coronas, sleeping giant
Montecristo No.3 2000's v 1970's Blind Review
Fumare Illusione 88 Blind
The Acid Reviews with Wurm
Graycliff Espresso Elegante
Partagás Serie D. No.4 and Ashton Tres Mystique
Ashton Aged Maduro #20
Cusano P1 Maduro and La Gloria Cubana Reserva Figurado Felicias Natural
Rodolfo Taboada Doble Robusto 2006
Flor de Farach Momotumbito
Camacho Negro Robusto
CAO Criollo Conquistador
Quai D'Orsay Coronas and Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Robusto
Hoyo de Monterrey Dark Sumatra Espresso
A Six Pack of Short Reviews
Carlos Toraño Exodus 1959 Robusto
Padron 6000 Maduro
Oneoff Mareva and Mystery Mareva
Trinidad Reyes
Partagas Spanish Rosado San Agustin
H. Upmann Singulares and Montecristo Petit Tubos
El Rey del Mundo Flor de Llaneza
Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Robusto Grande
Ramon Allones 898 Varnished
Tatuaje Reserva J21
Opus X Fuente Fuente
Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story
Review of Jose L. Piedra Cremas 1998
Joint Review of Romeo y Julieta Cazadores with Mr Peat

General Information
Cigar Fact, Folklore, and Fantasy
History of Havana Cigars No. 1 - Quality Suffers
History of Havana Cigars No. 2 - Maduros and Small Cigars
The OFAC Letters Situation
CigarPass Sets a Higher Standard
When it's not alright to pass a "Cuban" cigar
Cigar Reviewing Part 1: Detecting Flavors
Small Ring Gauge Cigars and How to Smoke Them
How Wrapper can Affect Taste
Cigar Beetles, Their Damage and Poop
Ash Standing, just for fun!
2006 CP Cigar Draft: ALPHA Draft, BRAVO Draft
CP and BST Forum's Greatest Hits and Misses

Technical and Forensic Analyses
Yet another change in the Warranty Seal
UV Light Sources for Seal Inspection
Updated Microprint on the Warranty Seal
Missing Warranty Seal?
Why You Can't Smoke a Cigar Backwards
Remote Hygrometer Setup and Salt Testing
Counterfeit Analysis: Glass Tubed RyJ Churchills
The Perfect Counterfeit Cohiba Pirámides, Almost
Gauging Interest for Technical Threads on Tobacco and Cigars
Tech Notes #1: Characterization of Cuban Cigar Tobaccos
Tech Notes #2: Ratings, Characteristics, and Cigar Pricing
Tech Notes #3: Effective Cigar Photography
Forensic Analysis of Cohiba Panetelas
Forensic Analysis of Bolivar Coronas
Forensic Analysis of a Set of Counterfeit Habanos
Forensic Analysis of Cohiba Siglo VI
The Vitasea Project: Cigars 1-5
The Cuban Warranty Seal
The Habanos Instructional Insert
Aging in Cabs Versus Dressed Boxes
How Cigars Split
 

smokelaw1

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DAMN! Can you say "Sticky?"

Encyclopedia Wilkeytanica.
I've used up all my compliments for what you bring tot he table, here, Wilkey.

So, in response to this impressive collection of knowledge, insight, and valuable information that enlightens all of us about this hobby we oh so love, I will say, simply, purple monkey-squirting friar's club, man.
 

Mr Peat

Rich Perelman, "Loren you have a Godlike Presence.
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Disappointed.....I dont see the RyJ Cazadores. Ok Wilkey your ghetto pass has been revoked till further notice. :p
 
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Boy for a moment I thought you were going to leave out your review of the quality fake cubans I sent you!

I've gotten my hands on quite(sp?) a few Ramon y Ramon from a partagas 150 humidor would you like to do a review on them? Let me know and I'll send you a few.

Jim
 
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Disappointed.....I dont see the RyJ Cazadores. Ok Wilkey your ghetto pass has been revoked till further notice. :p
Hi Loren,
I tried only to link to threads I started. Didn't seem right for me to start linking into other folks stuff as well. :p However, if you're ok with it, I'd like to add the link to the reviews grouping.

Jim,
Your cigars provided the best mateials for analysis of counterfeits so far. Would you believe that my writeup using the cigars you sent has been forwarded to some interested parties at Habanos S.A? It seems that they do keep an eye on developments and commentary that develops in certain online forums and this was deemed sufficiently interesting. ??? BTW, I smoked one of the 150's you sent and it was very mild. Perhaps to mild to have been smoked outside that afternoon. I will let the other one rest a bit and then take a whack at it in my garage lounge. Thank you so much for sharing this exclusive cigar with me.

Best,
Wilkey
 

smokelaw1

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Would you believe that my writeup using the cigars you sent has been forwarded to some interested parties at Habanos S.A? It seems that they do keep an eye on developments and commentary that develops in certain online forums and this was deemed sufficiently interesting. ??
Hell yes, I would believe it!
Maybe a new job for Wilkey? Official Habanos S.A. investigator?
Plus side: Uh, you'd be working for Habanos S.A., and would ALWAYS need a fresh supply of the genuine article for comparison purposes.
Minuses: You'd probably have to give up your citizensip and you would have to deal with a TON of fakes.
 

Mrepp

To boldly troll where no Troll has trolled before
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very nice, perharps you could add your answere why cigars split to one of those catagorys.
 
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