153rd TCAC Meeting 15 May 2015

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Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S.  Embassy Chapter
153rd Meeting

 Friday, 15th May 2015
1400 Hours

On behalf of the members of the US Embassy Chapter of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club (TCAC), we would like to invite you to join us for our 153rd meeting on Friday, 15th May 2015, at 1400 hrs.

Location

The meeting will be held at the west side fire pit at the U.S. Embassy Kabul.  The fire pit is located directly behind the KEEA Logo Store, and the Marine Security Guard Quarters on the west (Embassy) side of the Embassy compound.

Embassy Access Requirements

No Escort Required

  • If you have a yellow or blue embassy badge
  • If you have a plain white (no green stripe) common access card (CAC) and are uniformed military

No Escort Required – But must sign in and obtain a Visitor Badge

  • If you have a white CAC and are not uniformed military
  • If you have a green stripe on your CAC

Access ForAll Other Cases

  • In all other cases, you cannot be signed in as a guest, unless you are on the access roster for the day of the visit. Contact the following individuals by 1700 hours on the Wednesday prior to the day of the meeting to arrange for embassy access:

Embassy Escorts

If any Club members with a Blue Embassy Badge are willing to be escorts for our guests, please contact me prior to COB Wednesday preceding each meeting. We will give 5 free raffle tickets to each participating escort when called up to assist.

Club Membership

Membership dues are a one-time donation of $50 (cash).  This amount includes a lifetime membership and club polo shirt with club logo.  Your one time membership fee also entitles you to a free featured premium cigar at each meeting you attend.

Due to limited quantities of the featured cigars and an average attendance of 80-100 aficionados,you must attend and participate (e,g, purchase raffle tickets) in the meeting to receive a cigar.

Featured Cigar

The first 100 members who attend will be smoking

Plasencia Reserva 1898 Toro

Plasencia Reserva 1898 Toro

Nestor Plasencia. A name you’ve no doubt heard before, and with good reason. When it comes to tobacco, the guy does it all. From growing and harvesting, to rolling some of the world’s finest cigars, and everything in between – his resume is among the most elite. In the world of cigars, 2nd place is merely the first loser, which is why Nestor pulled out all the stops to create the Reserva 1898. Only the finest, smallest allotments of tobacco were used to create each cigar. Patiently aged, fermented, and carefully rolled into one tight package, the 1898 is a medium-bodied gem brimming with big-time character. On the outside you’ll find a feisty Corojo wrapper leaf from the uber-fertile region of Jalapa. Tucked just beneath this leaf awaits the complementary core, all 5-year aged long-fillers hailing from Honduras and Nicaragua. Super-smooth like a finely aged scotch, the senses are greeted with a barrage of polished flavor. A toasty core leads the charge as notes of deep cedar, leather, and roasted nuts transcend on the palate. Scrumptious indeed, the Reserva 1898 is everything a boutique cigar should be. And the proof awaits in each smoke-filled puff. Strength:Medium Full,Shape:Toro,Wrapper:Corojo,Orgin:Nicaragua, (6.2” X 52).

Nestor Plasencia. A name you’ve no doubt heard before, and with good reason. When it comes to tobacco, the guy does it all. From growing and harvesting, to rolling some of the world’s finest cigars, and everything in between – his resume is among the most elite. In the world of cigars, 2nd place is merely the first loser, which is why Nestor pulled out all the stops to create the Reserva 1898. Only the finest, smallest allotments of tobacco were used to create each cigar. Patiently aged, fermented, and carefully rolled into one tight package, the 1898 is a medium-bodied gem brimming with big-time character. On the outside you’ll find a feisty Corojo wrapper leaf from the uber-fertile region of Jalapa. Tucked just beneath this leaf awaits the complementary core, all 5-year aged long-fillers hailing from Honduras and Nicaragua. Super-smooth like a finely aged scotch, the senses are greeted with a barrage of polished flavor. A toasty core leads the charge as notes of deep cedar, leather, and roasted nuts transcend on the palate. Scrumptious indeed, the Reserva 1898 is everything a boutique cigar should be. And the proof awaits in each smoke-filled puff. Strength:Medium Full,Shape:Toro,Wrapper:Corojo,Orgin:Nicaragua, (6.2” X 52).

Raffle Prizes for the 153rd Meeting

To Be Announced At The Meeting

Club Merchandise

Members are eligible to purchase cigars and club logoed merchandise which is available at each meeting.  We currently have a great selection of cigars and clothing.

Ball Caps  –$15 EA 

  • Club logo and “US Embassy Chapter”lettering
  • Black, Dungaree (blue denim), Navy, Red and Olive.

Challenge Coins – $10 each

Polo Shirts w/Club Logo – $30 each

Mock-Turtlenecks w/Club Logo – $30 each

Zippered Hoodies w/Club Logo – $35 each

Sweatshirts w/Club Logo – $20 each

Cigars

The US Embassy chapter offers limited quantities of single premium cigars for sale at the meetings. The cigars cost $4.00 to $10 each.  Look for the large display humidor at the sales table.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

 

Perry Covey
President

Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S. Embassy Chapter, Kabul

Check out the continuously upgraded website developed by TCAC Member Webmaster rodelmv@yahoo.com: www.Tali-bannedCigarAficionadoClub.com.

152nd TCAC Meeting 1st MAY 2015

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Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S.  Embassy Chapter

152nd Meeting
Friday, 1st May 2015
1400 Hours

On behalf of the members of the US Embassy Chapter of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club (TCAC), we would like to invite you to join us for our 152nd meeting on Friday, 1st May 2015, at 1400 hrs.

Location

The meeting will be held at the west side fire pit at the U.S. Embassy Kabul.  The fire pit is located directly behind the KEEA Logo Store, and the Marine Security Guard Quarters on the west (Embassy) side of the Embassy compound.

Embassy Access Requirements

No Escort Required

  • If you have a yellow or blue embassy badge
  • If you have a plain white (no green stripe) common access card (CAC) and are uniformed military

No Escort Required – But must sign in and obtain a Visitor Badge

  • If you have a white CAC and are not uniformed military
  • If you have a green stripe on your CAC

Access ForAll Other Cases

  • In all other cases, you cannot be signed in as a guest, unless you are on the access roster for the day of the visit. Contact the following individuals by 1700 hours on the Wednesday prior to the day of the meeting to arrange for embassy access:
  •  Perry Covey   covey@pae.com
  • Glenn Davis   davis@pae.com
  • Sefati, Shafiullah sefati@pae.com

Embassy Escorts

If any Club members with a Blue Embassy Badge are willing to be escorts for our guests, please contact me prior to COB Wednesday preceding each meeting. We will give 5 free raffle tickets to each participating escort when called up to assist.

Club Membership

Membership dues are a one-time donation of $50 (cash).  This amount includes a lifetime membership and club polo shirt with club logo.  Your one time membership fee also entitles you to a free featured premium cigar at each meeting you attend.

Due to limited quantities of the featured cigars and an average attendance of 80-100 aficionados,you must attend and participate (e,g, purchase raffle tickets) in the meeting to receive a cigar.

Featured Cigar

The first 100 members who attend will be smoking

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Guerra Fuerza Y Honra Torpedo Series 1512 Havanna Bay


Cigars
          

The US Embassy chapter offers limited quantities of single premium cigars for sale at the meetings. The cigars cost $4.00 to $10 each.  Look for the large display humidor at the sales table.

DESCRIPTON

A delicious Dominican blend focused around Cuban heritage, Guerra cigars offer a solid, medium-bodied profile perfect for the everyday enthusiast.

Guerra stands out amongst the tired landscape of everyday cigars due to its incredibly attractive Cuban packaging. Although the blend hails from a excellent boutique factory in the Dominican Republic, the brand owners wanted to focus on the rich history of Cuba when creating the brand. Guerra means “war” in Spanish and the inside vista sports an image of Cuban native Hatuey, Cuba’s first national hero. Hatuey led the rebellion against the Conquistadors in 1512 when Cuba was invaded. After being betrayed by his own men, Hatuey was given the chance to repent and chose to die rather than giving up his beliefs. This incredible true story had a big impact on the brand owners, which is why they created Guerra; a brand that signifies liberty and independence. A statue of Hatuey still stands today in Havana Bay, Cuba.

Guerra features a Criollo ’98 wrapper grown in Ecuador, concealing a zesty Dominican binder with Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers. Incredibly well-balanced, you’re presented with a medium-bodied array of earthy flavors up front that remain consistent throughout the course of the burn. The blend doesn’t build in strength, but keeps your interest, making it a perfect premium blend you can enjoy any day. Furthermore, Guerra is a great option if you’re trying to transition from mild or medium to full-bodied cigars as it offers a lot of flavor with some decent strength, while still keeping a creamy, balanced finish any enthusiast can appreciate and enjoy. The aroma releases hints of cedar, perfectly complementing the blend’s creamy character.

A delicious Dominican blend focused around Cuban heritage, Guerra cigars offer a solid, medium-bodied profile perfect for the everyday enthusiast.
Guerra stands out amongst the tired landscape of everyday cigars due to its incredibly attractive Cuban packaging. Although the blend hails from a excellent boutique factory in the Dominican Republic, the brand owners wanted to focus on the rich history of Cuba when creating the brand. Guerra means “war” in Spanish and the inside vista sports an image of Cuban native Hatuey, Cuba’s first national hero. Hatuey led the rebellion against the Conquistadors in 1512 when Cuba was invaded. After being betrayed by his own men, Hatuey was given the chance to repent and chose to die rather than giving up his beliefs. This incredible true story had a big impact on the brand owners, which is why they created Guerra; a brand that signifies liberty and independence. A statue of Hatuey still stands today in Havana Bay, Cuba.

Raffle Prizes for the 152nd Meeting

  • To Be Announced At The Meeting

Club Merchandise

Members are eligible to purchase cigars and club logoed merchandise which is available at each meeting.  We currently have a great selection of cigars and clothing.

Ball Caps  –$15 EA 

  • Club logo and “US Embassy Chapter”lettering
  • Black, Dungaree (blue denim), Navy, Red and Olive.

Challenge Coins – $10 each

Polo Shirts w/Club Logo – $30 each

Mock-Turtlenecks w/Club Logo – $30 each

Zippered Hoodies w/Club Logo – $35 each

Sweatshirts w/Club Logo – $20 each

Cigars

The US Embassy chapter offers limited quantities of single premium cigars for sale at the meetings. The cigars cost $4.00 to $10 each.  Look for the large display humidor at the sales table.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

 

Perry Covey
President
Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S. Embassy Chapter, Kabul

Check out the continuously upgraded website developed by TCAC Member Webmaster rodelmv@yahoo.com: www.Tali-bannedCigarAficionadoClub.com.

150th TCAC Meeting 3rd April 2015

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Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S.  Embassy Chapter
150th Meeting

 Friday, 3rd April 2015
1400 Hours

On behalf of the members of the US Embassy Chapter of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club (TCAC), we would like to invite you to join us for our 150th meeting on Friday, 3rd April  2015, at 1400 hrs.

Location

The meeting will be held at the west side fire pit at the U.S. Embassy Kabul.  The fire pit is located directly behind the KEEA Logo Store, and the Marine Security Guard Quarters on the west (Embassy) side of the Embassy compound.

Embassy Access Requirements

No Escort Required

  • If you have a yellow or blue embassy badge
  • If you have a plain white (no green stripe) common access card (CAC) and are uniformed military

No Escort Required – But must sign in and obtain a Visitor Badge

  • If you have a white CAC and are not uniformed military
  • If you have a green stripe on your CAC

Access ForAll Other Cases

  • In all other cases, you cannot be signed in as a guest, unless you are on the access roster for the day of the visit. Contact the following individuals by 1700 hours on the Wednesday prior to the day of the meeting to arrange for embassy access:

Embassy Escorts

If any Club members with a Blue Embassy Badge are willing to be escorts for our guests, please contact me prior to COB Wednesday preceding each meeting. We will give 5 free raffle tickets to each participating escort when called up to assist.

 

Club Membership

Membership dues are a one-time donation of $50 (cash).  This amount includes a lifetime membership and club polo shirt with club logo.  Your one time membership fee also entitles you to a free featured premium cigar at each meeting you attend.

Due to limited quantities of the featured cigars and an average attendance of 80-100 aficionados,you must attend and participate (e,g, purchase raffle tickets) in the meeting to receive a cigar.

Featured Cigar

The first 100 members who attend will be smoking

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Upmann Media Noche Robusto

Founded in 1844 by Herman Upmann, a German banker, the brand was originally rolled in Cuba and then distributed by Mr. Upmann to his best customers as a promotion. Later, it became one of the most popular Cuban brands smoked in the world. The cigar you have in your shipment today is the third installment of the Media Noche series by H. Upmann and it’s a real slam-dunk. This hand-crafted beauty starts with a dark, oily, and toothy Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, a Dominican binder, and a well-balanced blend of Dominican long-fillers. Chocked full of flavor, this medium-bodied sweet and chewy smoke offers flavors of oak, leather, and espresso, with a classic maduro sweet and smoky finish. Bold and sophisticated, this is the perfect after dinner smoke and pairs beautifully with a café Americano. Strength: 6.5 Panel Rating: 91 Size: 5″x50 Country: Dominican Republic Shape: Robusto

Raffle Prizes for the 150th Meeting

To Be Announced At The Meeting

Club Merchandise

Members are eligible to purchase cigars and club logoed merchandise which is available at each meeting.  We currently have a great selection of cigars and clothing.

Ball Caps  –$15 EA

  •  Club logo and “US Embassy Chapter”lettering
  • Black, Dungaree (blue denim), Navy, Red and Olive.

Challenge Coins – $10 each

Polo Shirts w/Club Logo – $30 each

Mock-Turtlenecks w/Club Logo – $30 each

Zippered Hoodies w/Club Logo – $35 each

Sweatshirts w/Club Logo – $20 each           

Cigars

The US Embassy chapter offers limited quantities of single premium cigars for sale at the meetings. The cigars cost $4.00 to $10 each.  Look for the large display humidor at the sales table.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

 

Perry Covey
President

Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S. Embassy Chapter, Kabul

Check out the continuously upgraded website developed by TCAC Member and Webmaster rodelmv@yahoo.com: www.Tali-bannedCigarAficionadoClub.com

145TH TCAC MEETING 30 JAN 2015

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Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S.  Embassy Chapter

145th Meeting
Friday, 30th January 2014
1400 Hours

On behalf of the members of the US Embassy Chapter of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club (TCAC), we would like to invite you to join us for our 145th meeting on Friday, 30th January 2014, at 1400 hrs.

Location

The meeting will be held at the west side fire pit at the U.S. Embassy Kabul.  The fire pit is located directly behind the KEEA Logo Store, Dry Cleaners and the Marine Security Guard Quarters on the west (Embassy) side of the Embassy compound.

Embassy Access Requirements

No Escort Required

  • If you have a yellow or blue embassy badge
  • If you have a plain white (no green stripe) common access card (CAC) and are uniformed military

 No Escort Required – But must sign in and obtain a Visitor Badge

  • If you have a white CAC and are not uniformed military
  • If you have a green stripe on your CAC

Access ForAll Other Cases

  • In all other cases, you cannot be signed in as a guest, unless you are on the access roster for the day of the visit. Contact the following individuals by 1700 hours on the Wednesday prior to the day of the meeting to arrange for embassy access:

Embassy Escorts

If any Club members with a Blue Embassy Badge are willing to be escorts for our guests, please contact me prior to COB Wednesday preceding each meeting. We will give 5 free raffle tickets to each participating escort when called up to assist.

Club Membership

Membership dues are a one-time donation of $50 (cash).  This amount includes a lifetime membership and club polo shirt with club logo.  Your one time membership fee also entitles you to a free featured premium cigar at each meeting you attend.

Due to limited quantities of the featured cigars and an average attendance of 80-100 aficionados,you must attend and participate (e,g, purchase raffle tickets) in the meeting to receive a cigar.

Featured Cigar

The first 100 members who attend will be smoking

flordelasantillas

 

Flor de Las Antillas by My Father

Introducing the Flor de las Antillas, the first entirely box-pressed line from My Father cigars. Meaning ‘Flower of the Antilles’, the Flor de las Antillas represents Cuba, the largest island in the Greater Antilles islands, and home to the Garcia family’s rich cigar making heritage. Traditionally focused on more full-bodied cigars, Flor de las Antillas ventures into the company’s untapped niche of a true medium-bodied experience.

Featuring an all-Nicaraguan blend of tobaccos, Flor de las Antillas maintains My Father’s reputation for crafting full-flavored, well constructed handmades. Greeting you from the outside is a dark brown Nicaraguan Sun Grown wrapper beautifully box-pressed and smooth to the touch. This leaf houses a bouquet of Nicaraguan long-fillers and binder, to create an exceptionally balanced and smooth experience. Each Flor de las Antillas delivers a distinct array of flavors, including notes of cocoa, pepper, sweet cedar, and earth. From start to finish, Flor de las Antillas maintains its smooth character and never goes a tick over medium to full-bodied. An anytime of day My Father experience.

It didn’t take long for Flor de Las Antillas to catch the eye of critics earning eight 90+ ratings, including #1 Cigar of the Year honors and a 96-point score in the process, which noted: “Delicious from the first puff, with notes of nutmeg, white pepper and just enough strength without being overpowering. They are hard to put down.”

Raffle Prizes for the 145th Meeting

To Be Announced At The Meeting

Club Merchandise

Members are eligible to purchase cigars and club logoed merchandise which is available at each meeting.  We currently have a great selection of cigars and clothing.

Ball Caps  -$15 EA

  •  Club logo and “US Embassy Chapter”lettering
  • Black, Dungaree (blue denim), Navy, Red and Olive.

Challenge Coins – $10 each

Polo Shirts w/Club Logo – $30 each

Mock-Turtlenecks w/Club Logo – $30 each

Zippered Hoodies w/Club Logo – $35 each

Sweatshirts w/Club Logo – $20 each

Cigars

The US Embassy chapter offers limited quantities of single premium cigars for sale at the meetings. The cigars cost $4.00 to $10 each.  Look for the large display humidor at the sales table.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

 

Perry Covey
President
Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S. Embassy Chapter, Kabul

Check out the continuously upgraded website developed by TCAC Member and Webmaster rodelmv@yahoo.com: www.Tali-bannedCigarAficionadoClub.com

144th TCAC Meeting

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 Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S.  Embassy Chapter
144th Meeting
Friday, 16th January 2015 at 1400 Hours

On behalf of the members of the US Embassy Chapter of the Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club (TCAC), we would like to invite you to join us for our 144th meeting on Friday, 16th, January 16th, at 1400 hrs.

Location 

The meeting will be held at the west side fire pit at the U.S. Embassy Kabul.  The fire pit is located directly behind the KEEA Logo Store, Dry Cleaners and the Marine Security Guard Quarters on the west (Embassy) side of the Embassy compound.

Embassy Access Requirements

No Escort Required

  • If you have a yellow or blue embassy badge
  • If you have a plain white (no green stripe) common access card (CAC) and are uniformed military

No Escort Required – But must sign in and obtain a Visitor Badge

  • If you have a white CAC and are not uniformed military
  • If you have a green stripe on your CAC

Access for All Other Cases

  • In all other cases, you cannot be signed in as a guest, unless you are on the access roster for the day of the visit. Contact the following individuals by 1700 hours on the Wednesday prior to the day of the meeting to arrange for Embassy access. Last minute access requests will not be fulfilled.

Embassy Escorts

If any Club members with a Blue Embassy Badge are willing to be escorts for our guests, please contact me prior to COB Wednesday preceding each meeting. We will give 5 free raffle tickets to each participating escort when called up to assist.

Club Membership

Membership dues are a one-time donation of $50 (cash).  This amount includes a lifetime membership and club polo shirt with club logo.  Your one time membership fee also entitles you to a free featured premium cigar at each meeting you attend.

Due to limited quantities of the featured cigars and an average attendance of 80-100 aficionados, you must attend and participate (e.g., purchase raffle tickets) in the meeting to receive a cigar.

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Featured Cigar: Gurkha East India Trading Company

Classic Cigar Havana Blend No 359

The first 100 members who attend will be smoking.

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The cigar uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper and a blend of proprietary Nicaraguan fillers, with some 20 blends considered before a final version was settled on. In a press release at the time of the cigar’s announcement, Juan Lopez, national sales director for Gurkha, said that “after a few years of searching for the right wrapper and combination of tobaccos, we created this beautiful San Andrés wrapped Nicaraguan masterpiece; we are very proud to unveil it as our best creation from the East India Trading Company yet. A cigar worthy of its name: A true Classic.”

This cigar has been perfected using a proprietary binder and filler with twenty different tweakings of the blend to get it just right. With a San Andrés wrapper, The Classic Cigar: Havana Blend is a box-pressed, medium body, full flavor cigar including earthy, nutty undertones.

Raffle Prizes for the 144th Meeting- To Be Announced At The Meeting

Club Merchandise

Members are eligible to purchase cigars and club logoed merchandise which is available at each meeting.  We currently have a great selection of cigars and clothing.

Ball Caps -$15 EA

  • Club logo and “US Embassy Chapter” lettering
  • Colors: Black, Dungaree (Blue Denim), Navy, Red and Olive.

Challenge Coins – $10 each

Polo Shirts w/Club Logo – $30 each

Mock-Turtlenecks w/Club Logo – $30 each

Zippered Hoodies w/Club Logo – $35 each

Sweatshirts w/Club Logo – $20 each

Cigars

The US Embassy chapter offers limited quantities of single premium cigars for sale at the meetings. The cigars cost $4.00 to $10.00each. Look for the large display humidor at the sales table.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

 

Perry Covey

President

Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S. Embassy Chapter, Kabul

Check out the continuously upgraded website developed by TCAC Member and Webmaster, rodelmv@yahoo.com: www.Tali-bannedCigarAficionadoClub.com

141ST TCAC MEETING 21ST NOV 2014

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Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S.  Embassy Chapter
141st Meeting

Friday, 21st November 2014
1400 Hours

On behalf of the members of the US Embassy Chapter of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club (TCAC), we would like to invite you to join us for our 141st meeting on Friday, 21st November 2014, at 1400 hrs.

Location

The meeting will be held at the west side fire pit at the U.S. Embassy Kabul.  The fire pit is located directly behind the KEEA Logo Store, Dry Cleaners and the Marine Security Guard Quarters on the west (Embassy) side of the Embassy compound.

Embassy Access Requirements

No Escort Required 

  • If you have a yellow or blue embassy badge
  • If you have a plain white (no green stripe) common access card (CAC) and are uniformed military

 No Escort Required – But must sign in and obtain a Visitor Badge

  • If you have a white CAC and are not uniformed military
  • If you have a green stripe on your CAC

Access ForAll Other Cases

  • In all other cases, you cannot be signed in as a guest, unless you are on the access roster for the day of the visit. Contact the following individuals by 1700 hours on the Wednesday prior to the day of the meeting to arrange for embassy access:

Embassy Escorts

If any Club members with a Blue Embassy Badge are willing to be escorts for our guests, please contact me prior to COB Wednesday preceding each meeting. We will give 5 free raffle tickets to each participating escort when called up to assist.

Club Membership

Membership dues are a one-time donation of $50 (cash).  This amount includes a lifetime membership and club polo shirt with club logo.  Your one time membership fee also entitles you to a free featured premium cigar at each meeting you attend.

Due to limited quantities of the featured cigars and an average attendance of 80-100 aficionados,you must attend and participate (e,g, purchase raffle tickets) in the meeting to receive a cigar.

Featured Cigar

The first 100 members who attend will be smoking

 maxx

 

Alec Bradley MAXX

Alan Rubin, the head of Alec Bradley, spares no expense or time when creating his phenomenal cigars. Never rushed, he patiently ages his tobaccos for years in order to achieve perfect balance and smooth characters no matter how strong or light his blends may be. Alec Bradley cigars have turned many heads in the industry, earning ratings of ’90’ or above from Cigar Aficionado, including a ’94’ for Alec Bradley Family Blend and his Tempus line. For this reason, Alec Bradley cigars are sought after among the most elite aficionados and cigar makers in the business.

Originally only available in special samplers, MAXX Brazil was a massive hit with our clients. We kept getting request after request to start carrying the line but couldn’t get them in quick enough due to the careful aging of the tobaccos. Well, the time has finally arrived and the masses can rejoice! MAXX Brazil is here to stay. Using the already complex blend of Colombian, Nicaraguan, Mexican, and Honduran tobaccos, MAXX Brazil adds on a smooth, oily Brazilian Habano wrapper. This combination delivers a rich, robust smoke that’s brimming with notes of earth, leather, sweet cedar, cream, and spices. Deliciously complex, excellently blended, this is one tasty cigar. Medium-Full, Shape: Robusto,Wrapper: Habano,Orgin: Honduras 

So by my tally, that’s a 5 country blend and one of the most complex cigars in the industry.

Raffle Prizes for the 141st Meeting

To Be Announced At The Meeting

Club Merchandise

Members are eligible to purchase cigars and club logoed merchandise which is available at each meeting.  We currently have a great selection of cigars and clothing.

Ball Caps  –$15 EA

  • Club logo and “US Embassy Chapter”lettering
  • Black, Dungaree (blue denim), Navy, Red and Olive.

Challenge Coins – $10 each

Polo Shirts w/Club Logo – $30 each

Mock-Turtlenecks w/Club Logo – $30 each

Zippered Hoodies w/Club Logo – $35 each

Sweatshirts w/Club Logo – $20 each

Cigars

The US Embassy chapter offers limited quantities of single premium cigars for sale at the meetings. The cigars cost $4.00 to $10 each.  Look for the large display humidor at the sales table.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Perry Covey

President
Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S. Embassy Chapter, Kabul

Check out the continuously upgraded website developed by TCAC Member and Webmaster rodelmv@yahoo.com: www.Tali-bannedCigarAficionadoClub.com

139TH TCAC MEETING 17TH OCT 2014

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Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S.  Embassy Chapter
139th Meeting

 Friday, 31th October 2014
1400 Hours

On behalf of the members of the US Embassy Chapter of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club (TCAC), we would like to invite you to join us for our 139th meeting on Friday, 31th October 2014, at 1400 hrs.

Location

The meeting will be held at the west side fire pit at the U.S. Embassy Kabul.  The fire pit is located directly behind the KEEA Logo Store, Dry Cleaners and the Marine Security Guard Quarters on the west (Embassy) side of the Embassy compound. 

Embassy Access Requirements

No Escort Required

  •  If you have a yellow or blue embassy badge
  • If you have a plain white (no green stripe) common access card (CAC) and are uniformed military

No Escort Required – But must sign in and obtain a Visitor Badge

  • If you have a white CAC and are not uniformed military
  • If you have a green stripe on your CAC

Access ForAll Other Cases

  • In all other cases, you cannot be signed in as a guest, unless you are on the access roster for the day of the visit. Contact the following individuals by 1700 hours on the Wednesday prior to the day of the meeting to arrange for embassy access:

Embassy Escorts

If any Club members with a Blue Embassy Badge are willing to be escorts for our guests, please contact me prior to COB Wednesday preceding each meeting. We will give 5 free raffle tickets to each participating escort when called up to assist.

Club Membership

Membership dues are a one-time donation of $50 (cash).  This amount includes a lifetime membership and club polo shirt with club logo.  Your one time membership fee also entitles you to a free featured premium cigar at each meeting you attend.

Due to limited quantities of the featured cigars and an average attendance of 80-100 aficionados,you must attend and participate (e,g, purchase raffle tickets) in the meeting to receive a cigar.

Featured Cigar

The first 100 members who attend will be smoking:

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      La Gloria Cubana Tubos

       Glorias en Cedro · 6.75 × 48

With roots dating back to the 1885 Cuban cigar industry, the La Gloria Cubana brand is steeped in traditions of full-bodied flavor, unsurpassed consistency and elite craftsmanship. Made in the Dominican Republic, this Cuban-style cigar is manufactured with a distinguished, robust blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos and complete with an Ecuadorian Sumatra or Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper for a steady smoke all the way through. Connoisseurs have considered La Gloria Cubana premium handmade cigars a must-have for many years and keep coming back time and time again for the rich oak, earth and espresso accents. 

Club MerchandiseRaffle Prizes for the 139th Meeting: To Be Announced At The Meeting

Members are eligible to purchase cigars and club logoed merchandise which is available at each meeting.  We currently have a great selection of cigars and clothing.

Ball Caps  –$15 EA

  •  Club logo and “US Embassy Chapter”lettering
  • Black, Dungaree (blue denim), Navy, Red and Olive.

Challenge Coins – $10 each

Polo Shirts w/Club Logo – $30 each

 Mock-Turtlenecks w/Club Logo – $30 each

 Zippered Hoodies w/Club Logo – $35 each

Sweatshirts w/Club Logo – $20 each

Cigars

The US Embassy chapter offers limited quantities of single premium cigars for sale at the meetings. The cigars cost $4.00 to $10 each.  Look for the large display humidor at the sales table.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Perry Covey

President
Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S. Embassy Chapter, Kabul

Check out the continuously upgraded website developed by TCAC Member and Webmaster rodelmv@yahoo.com: www.Tali-bannedCigarAficionadoClub.com

 

 

138TH TCAC MEETING 17TH OCT 2014

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Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club

U.S.  Embassy Chapter
138th Meeting

Friday, 17th October 2014
1400 Hours

On behalf of the members of the US Embassy Chapter of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club (TCAC), we would like to invite you to join us for our 138th meeting on Friday, 17th October 2014, at 1400 hrs.

Location

The meeting will be held at the west side fire pit at the U.S. Embassy Kabul.  The fire pit is located directly behind the KEEA Logo Store, Dry Cleaners and the Marine Security Guard Quarters on the west (Embassy) side of the Embassy compound.

Embassy Access Requirements

 No Escort Required

  •  If you have a yellow or blue embassy badge
  • If you have a plain white (no green stripe) common access card (CAC) and are uniformed military

 No Escort Required – But must sign in and obtain a Visitor Badge

  • If you have a white CAC and are not uniformed military
  • If you have a green stripe on your CAC

Access ForAll Other Cases

In all other cases, you cannot be signed in as a guest, unless you are on the access roster for the day of the visit. Contact the following individuals by 1700 hours on the Wednesday prior to the day of the meeting to arrange for embassy access:

Embassy Escorts

If any Club members with a Blue Embassy Badge are willing to be escorts for our guests, please contact me prior to COB Wednesday preceding each meeting. We will give 5 free raffle tickets to each participating escort when called up to assist.

Club Membership

Membership dues are a one-time donation of $50 (cash).  This amount includes a lifetime membership and club polo shirt with club logo.  Your one time membership fee also entitles you to a free featured premium cigar at each meeting you attend.

Due to limited quantities of the featured cigars and an average attendance of 80-100 aficionados,you must attend and participate (e,g, purchase raffle tickets) in the meeting to receive a cigar.

Featured Cigar

The first 100 members who attend will be smoking the:

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San Cristobal Papagayo

 Ashton’s finest, and most highly anticipated release….ever.

After 2 years of careful blending and planning, San Cristobal has come to fruition. Skillfully handmade by Jose ‘Don Pepin’ Garcia, a Cuban expatriate who is quickly becoming the biggest star in the industry, San Cristobal is a luxurious cigar built for the achieved palate. It all starts in the black, fertile soils of Nicaragua. Here, the leathery, Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper used for San Cristobal is born, as well the blend’s rich mixture of Cuban-seed Nicaraguan long-fillers. Carefully balanced and patiently aged, these hand-selected tobaccos present a rich, earthy smoke with complex notes of toasted wood, roasted nuts, coffee, and sweet spices. Indeed, San Cristobal is a sophisticated cigar one must truly take the time to savor. San Cristobal received an amazing 93-point rating, Strength: Full, Wrapper: Corojo, Orgin: Nicaragua, Shape: Gordo

 

Raffle Prizes for the 138th Meeting
To Be Announced At The Meeting

Club Merchandise

Members are eligible to purchase cigars and club logoed merchandise which is available at each meeting.  We currently have a great selection of cigars and clothing.

Balll Caps  –$15 EA

  •  Club logo and “US Embassy Chapter”lettering
  • Black, Dungaree (blue denim), Navy, Red and Olive.

Challenge Coins – $10 each

Polo Shirts w/Club Logo – $30 each

Mock-Turtlenecks w/Club Logo – $30 each

Zippered Hoodies w/Club Logo – $35 each

Sweatshirts w/Club Logo – $20 each

Cigars

The US Embassy chapter offers limited quantities of single premium cigars for sale at the meetings. The cigars cost $4.00 to $10 each.  Look for the large display humidor at the sales table.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Perry Covey

President
Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club

U.S. Embassy Chapter, Kabul

Check out the continuously upgraded website developed by TCAC Member and Webmaster Rodel Valenzuela: www.Tali-bannedCigarAficionadoClub.com