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    Any cigar smokers around here

    Anyone here smoke cigars? (good cubans)

    Just trying to pick out a few

    Namely

    Montecristo #2
    Montecristo #4

    Cohiba Siglo I
    Cohiba Siglo IV

    and a random partaga or trinidad

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    sorry not me .. i do smoke but not the ones mentioned above
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    If you can get a real Trinidad then grab it. They are very exclusive.

    The Siglo series are relatively recent in the Cohiba family.

    I prefer the Montecristo #2 of all the ones you listed.

    I assume you are talking Cuban cigars here and not the Dominican counterparts.

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    Yeah I am talking real havanas

    Out of a box of #2's that I have had, only 3-4 out of the 25 were good. The draw was tough and the burn uneven.

    I am pondering a nice trinidad or even a davidoff - there's a company that'll let you mix and match a sampler pack
    and 7th sign, what is it that you smoke (im assuming its cigars)

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    Where did you get the Cubans?
    Montecristos are one of the most counterfeited cigars on the market.
    I have smoked many boxed of Montecristos without a problem.

    If you are buying from a source outside of Cuba I would stick with the non Cuban brands.

    Davidoffs are the best on the market in my opinion. Also very good and not as expensive are the Macanudos out of Jamaica. Especially the Macanudo cabinet selection.

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    i tried one back when i was 18.

    it was okay.

    never got into smoking them though.

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    I got them from cgarsltd.co.uk - very legit source. I guess i didn't leave them in the humidor long enough

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    lol you don't inhale cigars

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    If you had problems with your Montecristos they really should have replaced them for you.

    Have you tried any of the Punch or Romeo y Julietta series?

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    I was just thinking last night about going to pick up a davidoff. I go down the road to this little town where the shops are out on the road "Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, FL" and they guy down there will roll them (not the davidoffs) for you right there in front of ya. Good Cigars!
    I usually smoke with a glass of Crown & Coke. Looking forward to trying the cigars mentioned above, anymore I should try let me know
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    Well I'm assuming the ones he rolls right there ... you should keep in the humidor for a bit.

    Romeo y Julietta's are too bitter for me. I liked the 3-4 monte #2's that were good so I think it was just the box.

    I am making a sampler box of

    #2, #4, Sigo I, Sigo IV, Trinada Trujersomething, and Hermoso

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    I like to smoke a cigar once in a blue moon. I'm usually smoking the "black n milds" usually. I mean the reason why I smoke them is because you can get them down at 7-11 for 99 cents.
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    I smoke a cigar every year at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball. Actually we also have a Mess Night coming up and I plan on getting a few nice cigars for that.

    I really like a nice cigar once in a blue moon. When in Kuwait, and couldn't drink alcohol, it was nice to have a cigar now and again.
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    Originally posted by Kerry Jones
    I like to smoke a cigar once in a blue moon. I'm usually smoking the "black n milds" usually. I mean the reason why I smoke them is because you can get them down at 7-11 for 99 cents.

    Never get to the point where you enjoy smoking anything else Kerry. It will save your pocket book.

    The last time I went on a cigar run I bought 100 cigars and the average price was $18/cigar.

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    Never get to the point where you enjoy smoking anything else Kerry. It will save your pocket book.

    The last time I went on a cigar run I bought 100 cigars and the average price was $18/cigar.
    I would never pay that much for a cigar unless i'm a millionaire. for now the black n milds are and always be good enough for me. I truthfully don't think it hurts to smoke one once in a while.
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    Black and MIlds are just in a different class ...

    I have a bad habit when it comes to buying things that I enjoy BUT ... buying a small box of Monte's or nice havanas for 50-60 bucks is perfectly fine and affordable.

    I don't know why the hell you bought 100 ... but then again, that 100 should last you at least a year ...

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    The hoyo de monterey's are a tad light in taste

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    We don't have any decent cigar stores here where I live so I buy in bulk when I travel.
    I have a good humidor so the cigars keep indefinitely.

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    i'm particularly fond of the backwoods honey berry cigars. man, they taste so good! and they are dirt cheap

    i rarely invest in good cigars, mainly because i don't know which ones to get. i don't want to waste $20 on a cigar that could potentially suck. there's a really nice cigar shop in town. what would you guys recommend to get from your average local cigar store? i'm not looking for cubans or anything.
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    If you're in America and want to buy cigars, go for a Davidoff, the 2000's are good

    Marijun, I highly suggest you try out a cuban. They're not all tat expensive as people make them out to be.

    Actually, anyone on this forum interested in maybe starting smoking some cubans? It's a nice way to relax and tastes quite good.

    Marijun, first decide if you want a cuban or a dominican made or even jamaican. Then decide if you want something light // medium or stron gin taste and kick

    Then I can make you some nice suggestions
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    aren't importing cuban cigars illegal?
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    hmm i thought cubans were illegal too. i guess you learn something new every day.

    i am in america. what's the difference between cuban, dominican, and jamaican? different tobaccos and creation processes, i suspect, but what are the key differences in taste/smoothness?

    i guess i'd be most interested in something of medium taste. i don't like the super milds so much, i always find myself checking end to make sure its lit lol i don't like them to be too strong either, i don't like the ones that taste like a big cigarette. i already smoke cigarettes, and when i smoke cigars i want it to taste different. i think i'm game for something smooth and not too strong, and with a good aroma.

    if you have any suggestions for the flavored variety too, i'd like to hear em. i really like the honey berrys but they are very moist and don't burn very well.
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    Well you inhale cigarettes and not cigars
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    Flavored cigars are cheaper in the US ... and they're not that good.

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    http://www.cgarsltd.co.uk

    If you want something of medium taste and a nice spicy taste, I suggest a montecristo or a davidoff. IHowever, some poeple like the cohibas. Get a single from one of those stores and see what you like

    best idea is to go to cgarsltd.co.uk and buy a sampler pack. They range from $40-$100 for 5-10 cigars
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    i don't inhale cigars, that kinda defeats the purpose!

    next time i go to the cigar store, i'll have to check those out. nobody's ever recommended a brand before - i usually just sniff the boxes until i find something that smells good. not exactly the best way to do it.
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    Yep get motecristos but as previously mentioned its the most couterfeited brand - make sure that its sealed and there's that certificate of authenticity
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    They won't be able to buy Cuban MonteCristos in the US.
    They are not allowed to import them either.

    It's a quirky law. It is not illegal to possess Cuban cigars in the US it is just illegal to bring them into the country from a third country.

    For example, if you were to go to Europe and bring back Cuban cigars they could be confiscated. If you were to go to Cuba on a flight out of Miami then you could bring back Cuban cigars.

    They make MonteCristos in Honduras that you can buy in the US and they are a very good cigar.

    I would also recommend the Davidoffs if you are going for a high end cigar.

    I wouldn't recommend going out and buying a lot of very expensive cigars right away.
    Cigars are like wine and cognac. You have to acquire a taste and an appreciation for the subtle differences in the more expensive brands.

    Step up to the expensive ones. Each time you buy cigars, move up a level in price range until you work up to the big fellas.

    If you do that you will wonder how you ever smoked the cheaper brands.

    Of course this comes with some serious financial disadvantages.

    If you really want all the goods on cigars sign up for a free account at http://www.cigaraficionado.com

    They have tons of info and ratings broken down by country, price range, intensity, size, etc.


    One of the best features of Cigar Aficianado is the fakes gallery.
    They tell you how to spot a fake cigar and have a gallery of fake labels that your can use for comparison.

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    Originally posted by The Broadband Man
    lol you don't inhale cigars
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    1) Bazza the geek, true cigar smokers savor the taste of the smoke etc ... we're not smoking it to get a nicotine buzz ... if I wanted to do that, I'd get a 10 cent packing of chewing tobacco rather than a $30 stick

    2) You are correct in saying you cannot bring in Montecristo's nor are you allowed to bring them back from Cuba (last I checked) ... however, it is legal to have it shipped from a country where there is no embargo ... the US embargo on cuba is simply a sanction on direct trade with cuba. Trading or buying from a third party such as spain, switzerland, or even canada is legal
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    A recent update to the US customs and Border protection site actually makes it illegal to import Cuban cigars from any source.

    There is a total ban on the importation into the United States of Cuban-origin cigars and other Cuban-origin tobacco products. This prohibition extends to such products acquired in Cuba, irrespective of whether a traveler is licensed by Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) to engage in Cuba travel-related transactions, and to such products acquired in third countries by any U.S. Traveler, including purchases at duty-free shops. Contrary to what many people may believe, it is illegal for travelers to bring into the United States Cuban cigars acquired in third countries, such as Canada, England, or Mexico.
    http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/al...ban_cigars.xml


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    I'm not talking about bringing it in ... i'm talking about having it shipped
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    Same laws apply.
    Sites will tell you they ship to the US, and they will, but if customs checks the package and find Cuban cigars they will be confiscated.

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    most cigars are sent to the US as books anyway
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    Right, whats the dealio with not inhaling. I have a friend who uses them for blun...erm, he smokes them and always inhales. I remember him telling me that you dont inhale cigar smoke, but never found out why.
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    Philip its because the amount of smoke in a cigar can literally kill you 5-10 times faster .... its like lighting a fire in your lungs and inhaling the smoke agian and again.

    And your friend, who obviously uses it for not so legal purposes lol - cigar tobacco masks that out pretty well asnd large solid inner leaf is usually good in rolling
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    Originally posted by The Broadband Man
    1) Bazza the geek, true cigar smokers savor the taste of the smoke etc ... we're not smoking it to get a nicotine buzz ... if I wanted to do that, I'd get a 10 cent packing of chewing tobacco rather than a $30 stick
    It may start as "savoring the taste" of a $30 cigar, but nicotine does get absorbed. So cigar smokers gradually may find themselves more acutely craving the "good taste of cigar" and settling for something cheaper and less tasty when a $30 cigar or $30 for a cigar isn't available.

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