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post #121 of 1358
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Originally Posted by tjohnusa View Post
You all should give "house" cigars a try....I still love my Thompson Unique robusto's in maduro for $53 shipping included for 50. They are a little on the lighter side but they do have stronger if you like. They are not a perfect cigar...they may burn a little uneven at times but for a buck a stick they taste great. Has anyone had the Macanudo miniatures? I do have a soft spot for the Maduro and here I pay around $13 for a tin of ten...a great little smoke you can do in about 15 minutes.
Zara....I have not forgot my promise for my humidor....I am hoping to pull the trigger on my new one soon...if you haven't scored one the offer is still open...let me know.
tjohn...I still haven't been able to scrape together the cash for a humidor yet, so I'm definitely still interested. My dad pretty much taunted me by buying a really nice one for himself for his birthday...that was pretty mean. Then he let the cigars go stale because he "forgot" to refill the humidification device. AHHHH! Thank goodness they were only a couple of our locally produced ones right?
post #122 of 1358
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Originally Posted by Netminder View Post
any recomendations for a noob who wants to buy his third cigar...i like a rich tasting one
Try to grab a La Gloria Serie R. They are heavy gauge and serious smokes.
post #123 of 1358
This is a pretty noob question, but... what are the best cigars to buy at quick trip(gas station) if not at "quick trip" then a cigar you can find just about at any gas station...

I'm sorry for asking this but the nearest cigar shop is a pretty long distance from my house... Thanks for the help!
post #124 of 1358
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Originally Posted by Netminder View Post
This is a pretty noob question, but... what are the best cigars to buy at quick trip(gas station) if not at "quick trip" then a cigar you can find just about at any gas station...

I'm sorry for asking this but the nearest cigar shop is a pretty long distance from my house... Thanks for the help!
IMO nothing, The stations are going to carry junk..

just buy them online, here are a couple of my favorites.

http://www.famous-smoke.com/cigars/index.cfm
www.mdcigars.com
post #125 of 1358
Hi cigar fans.

I've only recently really gotten into them. I think I've tried 1-2 like years ago and it was a harrowing experience as I felt immensely sick afterwards and was left with an overwhelming taste in my mouth much like a lingering hangover... it was enough to turn me off.

But in the last few months I've given it another shot with one of my friends. We didn't do much research or online shopping... we pretty much just went into the local store and picked out a few between 10-25 bucks. We tried stuff like Monte Cristos/Cohibas/Avos (Dominican Republic variants of course given we live in the states). It's been a mixed experience...

Eventually my friend settled on the Cohiba cigarillos/mini cigars which are I think machine made.

Only recently did I start toasting... and I think its really made a difference.

Anyway, I think I dig the mild but rich flavor of these... is there really that much of a difference between hand rolled vs machine made. Would I be doing myself a disservice to continue smoking these Cohiba mini cigars or should I really be looking for something better in quality and better in price?

Any recommendations would be excellent. Asofar I'm only smoking between 1-4 a month and I plan on keeping it that way.

My smoking ritual generally consists of me (And my friend if he's in town) outside and chilling at night or perhaps wandering my backyard during the day by myself while admiring the scenery and weather and listening to my Cowon D2 w/ er6is.
post #126 of 1358
Great news! I found a cigar spot in town!! thanks anyways
post #127 of 1358
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excellent good! glad you found a place.

I might be getting some more padrons tomorrow! I'm so excited. wish me luck that he has them in stock *crosses fingers*.
post #128 of 1358
I have a passion for Cuban cigars. One of my favorite brands is Saint Luis Rey hence my alias SLR. I really love the Double Corona. This format is 1 to 2 hours of pure smoking adventure while I listen to my iPod and good Cuban music. I have been smoking fine Habanos for about 20 years now. Nothing beats a good Habano.

post #129 of 1358
I tried a Roly Maduro, Puros Indios and a Arturo Fuente Curly Head

I tended to like the Curly Head better and i dont know why because the Puros Indios was the highest priced...again, I don't know much about cigars.
post #130 of 1358
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Originally Posted by Netminder View Post
I tried a Roly Maduro, Puros Indios and a Arturo Fuente Curly Head

I tended to like the Curly Head better and i dont know why because the Puros Indios was the highest priced...again, I don't know much about cigars.
I have learned that price has nothing to do with whether or not you will like a cigar, just like wine, and headphones The Curly Heads are actually made up of the "trimmings" of some of Fuentes' finer cigars, they just dont look real pretty and can often burn funny because the filler is not consistent. Still when you get a good one, they can be very good and inexpensive...

I tend to use the resources on the net to find samplers that allow me to try out 5 or 6 cigars from different companies and with different wrappers etc. It became pretty clear to me early that certain things I didnt care for, so now I just stay clear of those types of sticks. MDCigars.com has a nice special on fridays where he will put together 3 nice sticks and include shipping to your door for $15.00 Its a good way to test the waters and see what attracts you and what doesnt. Like wine and headphones, it takes time to acquire your own taste, but is a fun journey. Enjoy!
post #131 of 1358
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Originally Posted by SLR View Post
I have a passion for Cuban cigars. One of my favorite brands is Saint Luis Rey hence my alias SLR. I really love the Double Corona. This format is 1 to 2 hours of pure smoking adventure while I listen to my iPod and good Cuban music. I have been smoking fine Habanos for about 20 years now. Nothing beats a good Habano.

care to send me some?

i'll pay ya!
post #132 of 1358
In May I am going to attend a dental meeting on an Alaska Cruise. I am arriving in Vancouver and spending a couple of days there before I board the ship.

Can I buy Cuban cigars to take with me to smoke on the ship? If so which should I try? And finally, is there a good way to keep them from drying out on the ship(7 days)?
post #133 of 1358
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Technically, if you are in Vancouver, you can buy some Cubans. If the ship is sailing from an American port, you can't legally take them into the states or on a ship from an American port. However, I doubt there would be issues unless customs stops you to check them or something. I would think they have better things to do, but with no rings on them, there's no way to tell, so keep that in mind.

As for a way to keep them from drying out, there are travel humidors out there that fit easily in a briefcase, suitcase, or toiletry bag. There are also pocket humidors that fit several cigars in them that you can keep in a jacket or pants pocket. any of these things are a good option for you.

I think it would be worth it to try a few Cubans where you can legally purchase them and make the decision yourself whether to take them into the U.S. (if thats where you're sailing from). Keep in mind, if you are embarking from a Canadian port, you are completely legal in possessing them.
post #134 of 1358
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Originally Posted by Netminder View Post
In May I am going to attend a dental meeting on an Alaska Cruise. I am arriving in Vancouver and spending a couple of days there before I board the ship.

Can I buy Cuban cigars to take with me to smoke on the ship? If so which should I try? And finally, is there a good way to keep them from drying out on the ship(7 days)?
Try a Cohiba they are among the most known brand.
post #135 of 1358
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That, or a Montecristo. I believe the one I had was a Montecristo A...or 1...I wish I had kept the ring. Ah...Deutschland...how I miss you.
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