01-03-2015, 10:38 PM
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Well, I started a whiskey thread, might as well go into cigars. I'm not a conisouer of fine cigars, but I'm learning what I like. My wife, God love her, indulges me in a few vices. This Christmas, my stocking stuffers were several micro bottles of assorted whiskeys and a hand full of different cigars. So far I've smoked one, and it was fantastic. It was a mild Rocky Patel. Not too big around, and about 4" long.
I've tried richer/darker Cohibas, and just can't get into them. So, milder cigars is where I'll stay.

What are your smokey favorites?

Cheers!!!

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 01-04-2015, 06:29 AM
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  • AO_DICE
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I must say, I love a good cigar. I don't smoke as much as I would like, but when I do, I like a med/full body stick. In my humidor now I have, Rocky Patel, Alec Bradley, Oliva, CAO, Cohiba, Padrons and a few others.
If you like a milder cigar Drew Estate, Ashton, Romeo y Julieta and Montecristo all have a style to fit your taste.

Enjoy.

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 01-04-2015, 08:59 AM
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All great brands listed above. You need to try them to figure out what flavor profiles you enjoy. You may also want to look at Cigar Aficionados best of budget cigars for the year or whatever the article is called. When I first got started (it helped that I worked at the best shop in the city), I enjoyed Macanudo, The Griffins, Avo, Fuente, Davidoff.

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 01-04-2015, 09:04 AM
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  • AO_DICE
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Just like shaving products, try as many cigars as you can. Also, talk with your local B&M shop for suggestions.

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 01-04-2015, 10:02 AM
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(01-04-2015, 09:04 AM)AO_DICE Wrote: Just like shaving products, try as many cigars as you can. Also, talk with your local B&M shop for suggestions.

What is a B&M shop?

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 01-04-2015, 10:03 AM
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(01-04-2015, 10:02 AM)Cajunboy2k Wrote:
(01-04-2015, 09:04 AM)AO_DICE Wrote: Just like shaving products, try as many cigars as you can. Also, talk with your local B&M shop for suggestions.

What is a B&M shop?

Brick & Mortar...meaning physical store Wink

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 01-04-2015, 02:47 PM
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Ok, I though it was some northern chain store, but i gotcha.
SPECS is my goto place for cigars. They are all over Texas, and there is a huge one in Houston.

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 01-04-2015, 03:04 PM
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I love a good cigar, but gave them up 6 years ago when I was diagnosed with you know what. To this day, however, I still love the smell of smoke from a good cigar. Rudyard Kipling put it very well in "The Betrothed", "...a woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke."

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 01-04-2015, 04:10 PM
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I don't smoke near what I used to. I prefer Pepin, Tatuaje, Padron...spicy Nicaraguans, but enjoy others as well. CAO LX2, Four Kicks and Headly Grange, some Patels.

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 01-05-2015, 09:50 AM
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It's hard to go wrong with Arturo Fuente.

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 01-05-2015, 11:35 AM
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Try the Acid line of cigars made by Drew Estate. Also Latin Gold Cigar Factory in the River Center Mall located in San Antonio makes great cigars. You can even watch them hand roll the cigars in the store. I believe they sell online as well.

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 01-06-2015, 03:46 AM
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(01-05-2015, 11:35 AM)captain caveman Wrote: Try the Acid line of cigars made by Drew Estate. Also Latin Gold Cigar Factory in the River Center Mall located in San Antonio makes great cigars. You can even watch them hand roll the cigars in the store. I believe they sell online as well.

The Acids I've tried have been flavored, and are not really what I like. There is a place in the New Orleans French Quarter that rolls their own, and you can watch them. Great smokes from them, but for the life of me, I can't remember their name.

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 01-06-2015, 04:44 AM
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(01-06-2015, 03:46 AM)Cajunboy2k Wrote:
(01-05-2015, 11:35 AM)captain caveman Wrote: Try the Acid line of cigars made by Drew Estate. Also Latin Gold Cigar Factory in the River Center Mall located in San Antonio makes great cigars. You can even watch them hand roll the cigars in the store. I believe they sell online as well.

There is a place in the New Orleans French Quarter that rolls their own, and you can watch them. Great smokes from them, but for the life of me, I can't remember their name.
Now you've got me curious. Smile

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 01-06-2015, 08:33 AM
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I saw that place when I was there last month but I always worry things like that are just tourist traps. I also found a first class shop in the Quarter with a walk-in humidor.
(01-06-2015, 03:46 AM)Cajunboy2k Wrote:
(01-05-2015, 11:35 AM)captain caveman Wrote: Try the Acid line of cigars made by Drew Estate. Also Latin Gold Cigar Factory

There is a place in the New Orleans French Quarter that rolls their own, and you can watch them. Great smokes from them, but for the life of me, I can't remember their name.

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 01-09-2015, 10:09 PM
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(01-04-2015, 10:03 AM)Giorgio Wrote:
(01-04-2015, 10:02 AM)Cajunboy2k Wrote:
(01-04-2015, 09:04 AM)AO_DICE Wrote: Just like shaving products, try as many cigars as you can. Also, talk with your local B&M shop for suggestions.

What is a B&M shop?

Brick & Mortar...meaning physical store Wink

(01-06-2015, 08:33 AM)guildx500 Wrote: I saw that place when I was there last month but I always worry things like that are just tourist traps. I also found a first class shop in the Quarter with a walk-in humidor.
(01-06-2015, 03:46 AM)Cajunboy2k Wrote:
(01-05-2015, 11:35 AM)captain caveman Wrote: Try the Acid line of cigars made by Drew Estate. Also Latin Gold Cigar Factory

There is a place in the New Orleans French Quarter that rolls their own, and you can watch them. Great smokes from them, but for the life of me, I can't remember their name.

Well, I'm headed back there next weekend for Party Gras, and to take my mother-in-law so she can mark it off her bucket list. Ill look for more cigar shops while I'm there.

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 02-05-2015, 06:32 PM
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If you haven't trie Te Amo they are from Mexico and are very nice

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 02-06-2015, 03:57 AM
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Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 is my absolute favorite but their entire line is good, lots of options for length and gauge, but overall very consistent.

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 02-06-2015, 01:17 PM
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Arturo Fuente Rothchild is my all time favorite cigar.  I use to smoke a lot of cigars years ago, but now I probably only smoke 4 or 5 times a year.

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 02-06-2015, 02:09 PM
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(02-06-2015, 01:17 PM)Johnny Wrote: Arturo Fuente Rothchild is my all time favorite cigar.  I use to smoke a lot of cigars years ago, but now I probably only smoke 4 or 5 times a year.

See, I can't do that. I would love to be able to just smoke on special occasions...but it makes me crazy and want to smoke them all the time. So, I don't smoke any more for that reason. When I did smoke them I liked the Montecristo's white label, Avo, Nub(short and stubby), Sancho Panza...the list goes on.   

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 02-10-2015, 09:46 PM
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I like:

Bolivar Petit Coronas, Coronas JR 
Romeo Y Julieta Exhibition No.4, Mille Fleu
Partagas Serie D No.4, Serie P No.2, Presidente
H. Upmann Magnum 50 and Sir Winston
Monte Cristo No.2 and Especial No.1
Cohiba Lancero
Punch Punch and Super Selection No. 1 & 2
San Cristobal El Principe

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