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FINAL Contest Day #9 – Smoke Inn (and Day #8 Winners)

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Well it’s here, the last day of our amazing Casas Fumando 3 Year Anniversary Contest! We had some amazing entries from yesterday’s contest, everything from touching and sensitive to hilariously funny. Now today we have some more wonderful prizes for our great readers from a great sponsor of ours, Smoke Inn.

Smoke Inn was started by Abe “Ming” Dababneh back in 1996 and has quickly grown to 9 locations in South Florida. They have an excellent selection of cigars and all of them at excellent prices. Along with that, they maintain some great staff that are very helpful and informative. They offer some great events and even a You Tube channel with some interesting info.

Not long ago, Smoke Inn decided to take a chapter from the “Craft Brewing” world and began producing a selection of Micro-Blend cigars. Now these aren’t just some regular house blend cigar, these are serious premium cigars made by some top cigar companies. Smoke Inn enlisted the help of Padron, My Father Cigars, and Tatuaje to create 3 unique blends for the sole distribution by Smoke Inn. We even have the reviews posted of the Padron 1964 SI-15 cigar and the My Father Cigars El Hijo.

Now Smoke Inn has been kind enough to offer up a wonderful prize pack to give away to one lucky winner. The prize includes:

  • A FULL BOX of My Father Cigars El Hijo Smoke Inn Exclusive Cigars

 

  • An SI Survival Pack including a Torch Lighter, a 10-count Cigar Vault Travel Humidor, a Cigar Cutter, and a Smoke Inn Baseball Cap

 

Now that’s a pretty sweet prize pack and if you read the review of this cigar he basically said “This is a damn good cigar” and that should sum it up well! haha. So how do you win this sweet prize?

Well, yesterday’s contest turned up some amazing and sentimental moments relating to cigars so we’re going the opposite today with a little more light-hearted theme. Again, all you have to do is submit a comment below. You need to tell us who you like better, Tony or me?! And tell us Why!! (*hint* *hint* I’m picking the winner so choose wisely 😛 ) Winner will be chosen on Monday

EDIT: (by Tony:) To keep this fair, keep in mind that I AM IN CHARGE of getting the winner’s info over to Abe at smoke inn.  ;p  (*hint* *hint*)

Now onto the honorable mentions from Contest Day #8 – Joya de Nicaragua

As I mentioned, we had some truly awesome and heartfelt entries from yesterdays comment and a big thank you goes out to everyone who participated. If you didn’t realize the comraderie and fellowship that comes with the cigar world, just read over yesterday’s comments and it easily shines through. This is what we love about this world! So let’s see some honorable mentions:

Honorable Mention 1 – Tom
I’ve had so many great cigar moments over the years, it’s hard to pick just one. Speaking with Benji Menendez during an event a few years ago when he was General Cigars ambassador was one, but I think my best moment us with my brother. You see we had lost our mom in 2000, and at Christmas of 2001 we were sitting at his house just talking and reflecting on all the things we’d won, and lost, the year before. I’d brought a couple of I think Monties with me for the night and I shared one with him. We talked like we’d never talked before. We took our time, We laughed, and yes, we cried a little too.
We talked for hours. Everyone else there knew it was a special moment for us and left us alone. When the cigars went out, we said something to each other we’d let slip for a long time…Me “I love you”…Him “I love you too, little brother” I don’t think we’ve ever been closer.
Nothing since has been a special as that night.
Fantastic story Paul, very heartfelt. Thanks for sharing!

Honorable Mention 2 – MCCBarry
I have two… Sharing for the hell of it, once again I want to declare myself ineligible.
The first I was about 12 or 13 and my family went to a Bar Mitzvah for some cousin or something. While we we seated they served cigars to the gentlemen, and I asked my dad if I could try it. He was all for it, but my mom would have none of that. Well we went to the bathroom as a rouse to step outside. It was here my dad handed me the cigar and said, don’t tell your mother. Well, I lit the cigar up and proceeded to turn green. I still swear to this day whoever created the movie shrek was at the affair and got the idea from seeing me.
The second involved a Arturo Fuente. I had just picked up business partner up from the airport where he returned from a quick overseas trip. The best part of new job is I don’t have to pick him up at 5:00am anymore from the airport. After I dropped him off it was about 6:30am and it was a comfortable 65 degrees outside. So I headed to the beach and lit up my Work of Art Maduro. About an inch into it, the taste reminded me of cinnamon and apples, but to go a step further the aroma took me back to my dad and how he used to make these treats after dinner for himself. Now mind you my dad had been deceased for about 10 years and he hadn’t made a baked apple for about 10 years before that. I sat back, looked up at the sky and smiled as I knew my dad was smiling down on me.
Two great stories Paul. Showing us the lighter side and more serious side of the cigar world!

Honorable Mention 3 – Czerbe
Easy one for me. My wife was 7-1/2 months Pregnant and she was working one Saturday afternoon, I was at a buddies house Smoking an Onyx cigar nothing good just a yard gar but it was one that was given to me as a gift so I figured I would smoke it. My cell phone goes off and its my wifes Boss telling me I need to pick up my wife and take her to the Hospital her water had broke. So I dropped my cigar in the Ash Tray and ran to the car flying over to her job and took her straight to the Hospital where she was on bed rest and I.V.s for 5 days until she gave birth to our son. Now since he was 7 and a half weeks early he had to spend 11 days in the NICU (some of the worst days of our lives) well through his stay at the hospital my buddy came to the house and brought over the cigar which I was half way done with when I left to pick up my wife. He said “thought you might want to finish this later” now normally I would never pick up a cigar that was sitting in an ash tray for days and re-light it. But I thought to myself I will finish this when my son comes home. So I put it in a Zip Lock bag and put it in the Humi. 11 Days after my sons birth he came home from the Hospital, after my Wife and Son got settled I went to the Humi grabbed that half smoked stick and took the dog out for a long walk. It was possibly the worst tasting cigar I ever had after that long laps from smoking times. But I’ll tell you what it was the best cigar I ever smoked knowing my Son and wife were healthy and home safe. Its been a full 13 months now since his birth and I have had many great sticks in that time but none gave me that feeling like that Onyx did that day…czerbe
Another great heartfelt story. Very glad to hear the whole family is doing well. I’m sure that Onyx will be remembered for a long time, no matter how crappy it might have been!

Honorable Mention 4 – Neil
My best cigar moment was also my saddest. My father has been in failing health for a couple years. At the end of 2010 I bought a box of the My Father Limited Edition 2010 thinking I would put them away until the time came to share them with my brother in memory of my father.
Two months later I lost one of my closest friends, Tracy, to cancer. He was 12 years older than me and gave me a lot of great advice on how to raise my children and be a good husband. Right after he died I was with his brother, wife, and son. As I listen to Tracy’s son tell story after story of what his dad had taught him, I realized Tracy had taught me many of the same things. I had already kind of thought of him as a brother, but I realized during that time I spent with his son how much he had also fathered me.
In honor of Tracy I opened the box of My Father 2010s and had the first one out of the box in memory of him. I thought of what a great friend he was. I thought about all I had learned from him. I thought about how he shaped me as a father, how he fathered me, and how blessed I was that my Heavenly Father put him in my life.

 

Here’s the winner from Contest Day #8 – Joya de Nicaragua

So now onto the lucky winner of a tasty box of Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970’s. Drumroll please…

The Winner is Paul Tyler

Although I have been smoking cigars for a while, I have really only gotten into exploring and understanding the industry within the last year. In researching on the Internet, I came across a great cigar review website where one of the reviewers happened to live near me. I thought it would be great to reach out to him to learn more about the industry and what the local scene was like. He has been a great resource for me. One of his insights was to check out a cigar shop in the city that had a nice guy running the place and good prices. I went down to check him out on a cool Wednesday night in February and found this quaint little shop with a nice little selection of cigars. In the middle of the shop (taking up almost half the space was a grand piano). The owner was extremely friendly and together we picked out a La Aurora 107 to smoke. He was so proud to show off a new heater he bought so he invited me out onto his front patio for a smoke…the temps were close to the freezing mark but that heater was pumping off some good heat to keep us warm. As we lit up and started into our cigars, the conversation flowed and I came to find the shop owner to be a wonderfully kind and interesting man. As we were sitting there, people would sporadically approach the store, give a wave to the owner and go inside to grab a cigar…some stayed inside to smoke and others came back out to join us…all huddling around this new heater. I asked the owner what was going on…who were all these people? He mentioned that he had started a Wednesday night smoking group and these were his regular crowd. Soon a bottle of rye appeared and then another…again, we all grabbed small plastic cups and gave ourselves a healthy pour to help enhance the warmth we were getting from the heater. The group was excited to see a newcomer to the night and were unbelievably welcoming to me and ensured my glass was always topped up and that I was made to feel like one of them. After a while I looked over at the owner and he was sitting back with a huge smile on his face…I turned to him and said, “You are in your happy place, aren’t you?”…and he just laughed and said “Yup”. I said, “This is really what cigar smoking is all about…bringing people together with a common passion and just enjoying each other’s company and sharing in the beauty of the leaf.” And he just nodded his head and smiled, “This is what I have always imagined my store to be about and represent”. At the end of the night and after a few cigars and a bunch of rye, we headed back into the store where the owner entertained us with a few songs on the piano…he was a former jazz pianist who did the club scene in his youth. It was a magical night that I have repeated a few times since…each time just as special as the last but I will always remember that first one…and that it was a La Aurora 107. You hear it all the time from the industry people in the social media universe and from people like the guys running this site…that it is a great industry with great people…I am fortunate that I have gotten to experience it first hand.

Awesome story Paul, a true show of the camaraderie that comes along with this wonderful hobby! Congrats!

Congrats to Paul, please email your name, and address to “casasfumando@gmail.com”. Thanks again for every one who entered! Keep the entries coming!

Daniel T. (a.k.a. Dalamscius) is an IT Professional from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He enjoys cigars, scuba diving, hockey, fishing, nature and anything that challenges his mind. If he's not sitting on his big comfy couch or at work you can usually find him in a boat on top of the water or 100ft under the water enjoying a dive. He is engaged to a wonderful Fiance and looking forward to his wedding. Feel free to contact Daniel anytime via email (dalamscius[at]gmail[dot]com). And make sure to follow him on twitter http://twitter.com/Dalamscius

82 Comments

  1. Jeff

    March 23, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Thanks for the contest guys! Very much appreciated and had fun with it.

    My choice for today is Tony – as he is a fellow Texan.

    • Tony Casas

      March 23, 2012 at 8:54 am

      Hi-Five Jeff!

  2. TriMarkC

    March 23, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I’m not trying to weasel out of the answer, but I honestly like both of your reviews and posts! Its like a kid asking its parents, “So who do you like better, me or my brother?!”

    You both bring something unique to this site, and to the cigar community overall!!!!

    • Tony Casas

      March 23, 2012 at 9:41 am

      So…you are saying… you don’t want to hurt Daniel’s feelings? Cool, we get it 🙂

      Kidding, but thank you a ton for the honest, and kind response!

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 9:44 am

      Took the safe way out! haha , well played Mark!

  3. Stew

    March 23, 2012 at 9:43 am

    (lol) Tony because he followed me and my site first on Twitter.

    • Tony Casas

      March 23, 2012 at 9:52 am

      You’ve always been there for me man!

  4. Val

    March 23, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Gentleman. Appreciate the contest love this week. Its been great reading everyones storys of smoking and enjoying life and all the memories created by this wonderful hobby, scratch that, lifestyle we have chosen. Todays round is tough, like asking a father to pick which of his children is his favorite.
    Tonys got seniority but Daniel has breathed fresh life into the site. Im sure Tony will attest that constantly coming up with fresh new content is a full time job for one man. Appreceiate the time you have put in for the benefit of your readers! You both have a great sense of humor and I have been compelled to start pairing my smokes with some really good beers and wines in large part because of you guys and being jealous about the flavors youre getting from your smokes that you havent picked up before and vice versa. You both have a gift for photography. Love the shots Tony comes away with and Daniel has stepped up the creativity with the “cigar in the tree” or the “cigar in the wrought iron fence” shot…. lol. More than anything I want to say thanks for your efforts. I cant imagine how much time you guys put into this site but I appreciate it very much and look forward to getting an email everyday saying there is a new post up on the site.
    Gotta say thanks to Abe as well. Abe is great guy and a great advocate for all of us and this passion we share. He has built great relationships with cigar manufacturers and created some great blends with them. The Tat Anarchy was amazing and the Pardon SI was fantastic as well. Highly reccomend your readers catch his radio show on the weekend. Great interviews with all the stars of this industry.
    In closing of this ass kissing bonanza…. In all seriousness. Thanks to you guys. Appreciate all you do. Look forward to the reviews and the love on twitter. The cigar community is bar none the greatest in all the world. The fact that a Canuck and a Cow Poke from TX like Tony can connect and appreciate one another and have a common ground out the gate is awesome. Happy anniversary! Looking forward to many more reviews. As some other bald headed reviewer says so passionately in closing, LONG F*CKING ASHES!!!

    • Tony Casas

      March 23, 2012 at 9:56 am

      wow. Just wow. This comment was.. well awesome. Thanks so much for all the kind words and in essence, this comment is EXACTLY why Daniel and I do what we do. I think I can speak for both of us when I say that this site has brought together two people, who have became great friends. Thanks for you support. Without this, we wouldn’t keep this site going.

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 10:08 am

      Wow Val, I teared up a little! hehe 🙂
      Super humbled by this awesome comment, thanks so much Val! tony hit it on the head when he said this is why we do. the friendships and good times we’ve had because of this site are well worth the time we put into it every week. Thanks a ton!

  5. Josh

    March 23, 2012 at 9:49 am

    To be honest with you after this awesome contest I would spoon with either of you (or both) and I am an extremely heterosexual man. I put my vote in for Tony because he liked my photo from last week. Great site and contest, I have it bookmarked and will look often.

    • Tony Casas

      March 23, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Let the spooning commence!

      haha thanks Josh 🙂

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      I’m blushing! hahaha

      too funny Josh, thanks bud!

  6. DavefromPhilly

    March 23, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I gotta go with Tony, we have extremely similar tastes, and also because fuck Canada. hahahaha

    I’d like to conclude with the best reasons to hate Canada. (or should i just say “Americas Ugly Hat”)

    Kilometers

    It’s Way to cold up there.

    Sidney Crosby

    They have silly accents.

    Celine Dion

    They aren’t even a real country in my opinion, since they still have to report to England.

    They call ham bacon. And then try to sell us ham as “Canadian bacon”. Like we’re going to think its fancy because it’s foreign. It’s ham, stupid. Stop tyring to charge me 1.25 a pound more because you tried to make it sound fancy.

    Martin Short

    The whole country smells like Pine Sol.

    Lumberjacks

    Fake French people = even worse than real French people.

    And last but not least. Justin Beiber.

    • Tony Casas

      March 23, 2012 at 10:06 am

      Holy crap that made me literally laugh out loud. I LOVE that you have Cindy Crosby in there!!!!

      • DavefromPhilly

        March 23, 2012 at 10:10 am

        Hahaha. Thanks i had fun writing that. All in good fun. Seriously though thanks for the contests guys. It’s a great way to give back to your loyal readers and its been alot of fun. And thanks alot for doing what you guys do. This is one of my favorite websites on the internet.

        • cigarcraig

          March 26, 2012 at 10:43 am

          Love “America’s ugly hat”…THAT’s funny. Gotta give Crosby some credit, it can’t be easy being a woman playing in a man’s league….and if the concussion thing becomes a problem, he always has a job being the 5th Jonas Brother….DavefromPhilly, we need to meet up for a cigar one of these days!

          Great contests guys! Keep up the good work! Next time go for 12 days in a row! 🙂

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

      LOL Dave! Too funny. For this comment I will send you an extra special package. When you receive the box, gently remove the paper bag, set it on your porch and light it on fire. Thanks!

      I will take the time to respond to each of these points just for fun.

      Kilometers <~ Everyone else is doing it!
      It’s Way to cold up there. <~ Man up wuss!
      Sidney Crosby Have you been to the dirty south lately?
      Celine Dion <~ No argument, she sucks
      They aren’t even a real country in my opinion, since they still have to report to England. <~ Have you seen our future Queen (Kate Middleton)? I'll report to her anyday… LOL
      They call ham bacon. And then try to sell us ham as “Canadian bacon”. Like we’re going to think its fancy because it’s foreign. It’s ham, stupid. Stop tyring to charge me 1.25 a pound more because you tried to make it sound fancy. <~ It's funny cause we fool like 95% of you silly American's with this well known Scam!
      Martin Short <~ not worth defending
      The whole country smells like Pine Sol. <~ Love this smell, it's a compliment!
      Lumberjacks <~ I wouldn't mess with these dudes if I were you…
      Fake French people = even worse than real French people <~ No one in Canada likes them either!
      And last but not least. Justin Beiber <~ Guilty as charged!

      Thanks for taking the time to trash talk Canada you silly Philly fan! 😀

      • DavefromPhilly

        March 23, 2012 at 10:22 am

        hahahhaha i love this response. too funny man. At least you owned up to the Canadian Bacon scam. It’s about time! And I’ll give ya Kate Middleton, she’s phenominal. But by the time she becomes queen she’ll be old as shit and you guys will still be trying to figure out how to make a full body sized hand warmer for your ice fishing shed. lol

  7. Neil

    March 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

    You. Because, as you already pointed out, you are picking the winner.

    • Tony Casas

      March 23, 2012 at 10:22 am

      I’ll be sure Abe gets “Tony Casas” as the winner ;p

      Kidding 🙂

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      Don’t worry Neil, I got your back. Don’t let that silly Texan bully you around!

  8. czerbe

    March 23, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Men…. Canucks… Devils Fans…. How the hell did I ever stumble upon a site like this… I’ll Tell you how… Dan. We have been on the same Forum for some time now and talked alot on there and also on Twitter, so if I were to vote it would be for that Frozen ass, Maple leaf, Canadian Mountie, who thinks Maple Syrup and Hockey are Gods gifts to men. But thats not to take away from Tony.. oh no Tony is the OG of Cigars and this site (which I obsessively checked daily to see if I won one of these contests… Really I shit my self story didn’t do it?? haha I kid) Actually I have followed you guys for some time now and really like the way this site has come into its own. You guys alway put up reviews, run contests, always leave comments on my remarks you have truely built a website you can be proud of. There are hundreds of sites out there but something about yours sticks with me and I really enjoy it. I think its the Customer friendly attitude you guys put out none stop. This has become a staple in my daily web surfing routine and I’m sure it will continue to be so. I can’t thank you guys enough for this Massive contest you have run it truely shows that you care about your readers. I wish you the best of luck and look forward to your next Anniversary.

    P.S. Oh by the way… my humi is getting low and I have never tried one of the El Hijos haha God Speed Gents.

    • Tony Casas

      March 23, 2012 at 10:25 am

      HAHA Thanks for being one of our biggest supporters man. Seriously, you catch our posts before I do sometimes. This whole contest thing has been a blur. Daniel and I were even getting confused as to who won what. Who knows where some of those packages went!

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Just to re-itterate, Corey clearly labelled my as the superior being. Just wanted to make sure everyone caught that between the mushy-ness that filled in the rest of his post 😛

      haha, thanks Corey, glad to have you around and always look forward to your comments and tweets!

      • czerbe

        March 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm

        you love the Mushy Stuff. at least that what Tony tells me

    • Michael Constantine

      March 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      They are in my opinion the best My Father to date (that I have tried)

  9. @nwbonick

    March 23, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I choose “Ming”…..well, because he is giving away the free stuff.

    You guys are alright, too.

    In all seriousness, you guys have a great thing going here. The site is well done, there is some fantastic content, and this last week’s contests have been killer. I, for one, will be checking back often. Keep up the great work!

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      hahaha, well played Nathan. Too bad Abe isn’t choosing the winner! lol 😛

      Appreciate the comment and thanks for the readership. I think you’ll have to give me some Golf lessons if I ever make it to Atlanta! hehe

      • @nwbonick

        March 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm

        Hell, it it means I win this contest, I’ll give you golf lessons when you come down….

        Those lessons will include how to hit the ball in the woods, avoiding snakes in tall grass, diving for golf balls (good thing you are a diver), and drinking beer. Sound good?

        • Dalamscius

          March 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm

          LOL, I’m not sure whether to be scared or flattered… hahaha But if there’s beer involved I guess I can’t really say no 😛

  10. JasonP

    March 23, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I’m gonna have to go with Daniel, as he’s a fellow outdoorsman and fisherman!!!

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      Hell yes, that’s what I like to see! Walleye opening weekend is coming up fast! woohoo! lol

      I mean, what is there not to like about fishing? Water, boats, food, beer, food, beer ,poker, beer. oh and fish sometimes too! 😛

      • JasonP

        March 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

        LMAO!!! I’ve got the food and beer nailed down, just waiting for the Walleye opener here myself!!! If I’m chosen, it’ll make that opener even better!!! hahaha!

  11. Clvn H

    March 23, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Thanks for great contest, going to have to choose Daniel just because he posted the final contest post and is a fellow Canadian 🙂

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      Anyone keeping score here? Go Canada Go! hahaha
      Thanks for visiting Clvn!

  12. jjo

    March 23, 2012 at 11:33 am

    So we’re supposed to choose between Frick and Frack, Click and Clack?

    Well, if I had to pick one, I would go with Tony, because he was pretty funny in “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss?”.

    Huh? Wrong Tony? OK, I’ll take Daniel, since he blazed the Cumberland Gap and wore those cool coonskin caps (on the TV series, anyway).

    Congrats to you guys and thanks for keeping up such a great site. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the info, humor, and friendship.

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      lol, a Daniel Boone reference? Could have at least gone with Daniel-san from Karate kid! hahaha

      Thanks for your friendship and constant feedback Jeff, it’s the type of thing that makes all this worthwhile!

      • jjo

        March 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm

        I’ll start calling you Dan’l. No to “Daniel-san”, he’s a dork! Besides, I don’t want you to start calling me Mr. Miyagi, even if I am an old fart.

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      oh and by the way, Mona totally owns Tony’s ass!

      • jjo

        March 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

        Yeah, she says that Tony’s a “moan-ah”.

  13. Dan Wells

    March 23, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I don’t think I could choose between the two, you both do a kicka** job and I really appreciate everything you guys do for us fellow cigar smokers. You both are true BOTL… Keep up the great work guys!!!!

  14. Jake

    March 23, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Yeah, I’m gonna have to go with Daniel, for one simple fact:

    When I say “cold”, he understands totally, and the number 50 doesn’t pop into his head.

    (Love you, too, Tony!)

    Thanks for 3 great years of providing solid information without ever taking yourselves too seriously. Your site quickly became my daily and favorite site to visit. Really glad I stumbled in here.

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      50 is a hot summer day to me! Bust out the shorts and bring out the pool noodles! It’s time to go swimmin’ 😀

      thanks for the kind words Jake, glad to have you as a regular visitor in our little corner of the interweb!

  15. TADD

    March 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

    This is one of two sites I check review wise…. I have got to say I really enjoy Tony’s reviews and pairings. I did win my first humidor courtesy of CasasFumando a few years ago which really brought me back into smoking full blaze.

    But then there is Daniel…He and I have known each other for a quite a bit of time and effectively kept a forum running. With a few other people. His double postings… random canadia bashing, maples syrup infused tacos etc…. We have shared bombs and comraderies so my vote mus go for…..

    In an effort so be more like Bradgelina

    I vote for.. Temocasas…

    • TADD

      March 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Hetero life mates…..

  16. TADD

    March 23, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Alright so I got to pick right?

    Temos FTW

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      woohoo, go Team Temos! 😀 haha

      Thanks Tadd, a true BOTL right here folks ^ Great guy, thanks for being one of our regulars!

  17. Martin Ibarra

    March 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I honestly have to say that I don’t like either one of you guys. I’m waiting for there to be a HOT female cigar reviewer on that panel.

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      I’m sending Tony a wig and a speedo in his next package. I don’t mind if he takes your vote for that 😛

      • Martin Ibarra

        March 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

        i gave him a speedo for Christmas so just the wig is fine.

  18. Mcangeli

    March 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I like you both as you’re both BOTL.

  19. Jesus C

    March 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    First let me start off by saying your both great, lol but I think Tony edges this one out only because just commenting on Facebook and he’s done a few reviews on my request, thanks for the contest guys have a great weekend

  20. Nick Juzdowski

    March 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Tony!!! Well becasue i’ve known him about half of my life!!! Go Sabres!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      The infamous Buffalonian emerges! I thought you were just a lie tony was making up to pretend he knew someone else from the colder part of North America! haha

      I’ve had many funny pseudo conversations with you through Tony, glad to see you commenting here! haha

      • Martin Ibarra

        March 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm

        I hang out with Tony frequently and Ive never seen this guy before, i think Tony made him up.

        • Nick Juzdowski

          March 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm

          I enjoy your reviews as well Daniel.

  21. Chris

    March 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Mirror mirror on the wall who is the most awesome of them all. “Toniel” works for me.

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      How about Danielony?

      • Chris

        March 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm

        Okay now you’re getting ridiculous

  22. Michael Constantine

    March 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    In a society of predicated on the basis “What have you done for me lately?” I am going to say I may dislike you both equally. “Why?” you may ask. Well I’ll tell you why. All your contests state that making a simple comment is all that is neccesary to win. However, all winning entries were elaborate and well thought out. Now, being that I am retarded in conveying my stories and thoughts onto paper, I thought to myself, “Wow!, a simple contest even a half witted (good looking and successful) dude like myself can win.” Every passing day my hopes and dreams for all dim wits alike were dashed as the apparent “young author” winners of my youth had struck once again. My stories are the funniest (Ortega D named after the recently deceased Heavy D) or the most polished. But damnit, how many of us BOL are? Imagination is not my strong suit but right now I will pretend to like Tony better because after all, he is supplying the winners info to Abe. Also I have read some of his reviews and his writing skills are on par with mine!

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      bwahaha, that’s awesome Michael, well played!
      but 2 minutes on the box for choosing Tony! LOL

    • Tony Casas

      March 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      bwahahahahah! NIce….

  23. AndyG.

    March 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I’m gonna have to go with both also. This is my favorite cigar review/info website ! Keep up the outstanding work.

  24. Troy Taormina

    March 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I can’t decide who I like best because I believe you are both one and the same person (kinda like that fight club movie). You tipped your hand in one of the comments above with your Toniel/Danielony comments. That was the missing piece of the puzzle I needed to solve this once and for all. I’ve never seen you both in the same room, so I must be correct about ths. And you are so duplicitous, you have created one personality in Texas and one all the way in Canada- just to throw us off the trail. It’s pure genius, but I have discovered your secret, Toniel/Danielony.

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      Damnit Tony, we’ve been had! Shut down the website and cancel the domain! time to fail over to our backup plan and start reviewing quilts!

  25. Blast

    March 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I have to vote for the folks who posted their comments here. I came here from someone’s RT on Twitter and not having been here before, the comments from the readers has already made a fan out of me. Thanks to Abe for giving up one of my favorite cigars.

    • Tony Casas

      March 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      Glad to have you on board! Our readers are amazing, and I am sure you are too!

    • Dalamscius

      March 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks for dropping in Blast! We definitely have a good time here and have a great group of readers! hope to see you around more!

  26. cjrio

    March 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Love the site and both of your review styles. It’s my new go to whenever I want to look up a cigar (even surpasses cigar aficionado). The detailed pictures are like cigar porn and the beer pairings make the reviews so unique.

    Still if you’re making me choose one of you, I Gotta go with Daniel. There’s no beating that legendary goatee.

    Regardless, thanks for holding the contest. It’s been a ton of fun reading all the comments!

    • Tony Casas

      March 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      I’ve been trying to get him to go full fu-manchu!

      Thanks for the kind words and support man!

  27. GICIGR

    March 23, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I would have to say that I like both of you guys each of you have a unique style of reviewing cigars, though I haven’t met Daniel directly I’ve heard a lot about him through Tony, some of it good, most I can’t say. I would love to Skype Daniel and maybe enjoy a cigar while we delve deep in to cigar topics. Even if some people say that’s a little weird. Tony’s all right even though he’s a Devil’s fan. I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying a few cigars with Tony and each experience is always different. I just want to say thanks to both of you for making a great cigar website that is honest and unbiased, you let us decide what we want to smoke, you don’t try to shove certain brands or ideas down our throats. Great Job!

    • Dalamscius

      March 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Totally up for a little virtual e-herf GICIGAR! Maybe we need to schedule something and get a few people involved??
      If you have Google Talk add me or just email me, dalamscius at gmail dot com

  28. Dan

    March 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Hmm..who do I like better…This sure is a tough one…

    Tony “T-bags” Casas
    Pros:
    – His last name means “houses”
    – Pairs his cigars with water because, “who cares!”
    – Has a photo bombing pussy cat

    Cons: See above

    Daniel ‘DALAMLDADASMMOSUSESUISUSOsus.32120(sx)” T(nobody knows his last name”
    Pros:
    – CANADIAN
    – Endless supply of beer glasses
    – Grows a mean mustache
    – Has a penchon for buggery

    Cons:
    – See pro #4

    After careful deliberation for many hours…Drum roll please……………..*drum roll*

    DT with a side order of TC, a tall glass of I&G and some rainbow ice cream on a waffle cone.

    • Dalamscius

      March 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      bwahaha, well played Dan! The first person to ever spell my name right! LOL

      Sadly, Tony has the endless collection of beer glasses… sorry if that sways your final decision! hehee

      • Dan

        March 25, 2012 at 10:59 pm

        More that 4 beer glasses is a lot to me..points to both of you I guess!

        As for choosing one, I can’t. You both have grown on me like athletes foot in a gym change room.

        • Dalamscius

          March 25, 2012 at 11:10 pm

          oh Dan, that’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me! *blush* LOL

  29. Swede214

    March 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Wow , this contest has a lot of comments,well here’s my entry, Daniel, you have my vote. This is a very informant cite, is that a word? Thanks guy’s for doing a great job.

  30. Tom

    March 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Hey guys, Thanks for the great contest, and the honorable mentions. It was fun putting things in writing that I hadn’t thought about for awhile. I still miss my mom, and I need to call my brother…Maybe we should have another smoke together, It’s been awhile.

    As for who I like better?…I hate you both…so piss off!! ;~)

    j/k: I have to go with Tony. Why? because he hops…he knows what I mean.

  31. Dbell

    March 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Tony, we seem to like the same beers, and he doesn’t have easy access to cubans

  32. NotFromTX

    March 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Daniel because he is so much more funny than Tony and he would never let that silly Texan mishandle the results for this contest and provide Abe with a fraudulent winner.

  33. foozer69

    March 25, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    TONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

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