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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.