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Old 07-28-2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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What do you smoke, and why?
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Old 07-28-2007, 09:29 PM   #2
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Drew Estate Kuba Kuba. It's got a tang to it I like. And a sportbike and a rastafarian on the cover of the box.
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Old 07-28-2007, 09:32 PM   #3
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I used to smoke Optimos second hand when I was a kid. My dad smoked a pipe before that. I do have pleasant olfactory memories of cigar smoke mixed with the leather and wood of my dad's old Jaguar.
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Old 07-28-2007, 09:40 PM   #4
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I used to smoke Optimos second hand when I was a kid. My dad smoked a pipe before that. I do have pleasant olfactory memories of cigar smoke mixed with the leather and wood of my dad's old Jaguar.
a fortunate memory indeed...
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:37 AM   #5
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Argony Sportsman #200

Very smooth and smelled like Vanilla.

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Old 07-29-2007, 02:03 AM   #6
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Cohibas... When I worked in the Turks Islands. The Cubans brought a lot of good cigars in on the work boats.



I quit smoking more than a year back. I still have cravings for a good cigar at times, although I seem to have kicked the cigarettes.

I can never smoke again
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Old 07-29-2007, 02:25 AM   #7
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You can tell a lot by the cigar a guy smokes. As a daily smoke I like Connies (Connesuegra) and I'll tip my hat to any other Connie smoker, as they are very good without the stupid markup. If you smoke a cigar daily or a couple a day, they're a good go-to brand.

I also like Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte, CAO GOL!, and if I want something different, the CAO Cameroon line is good. Most Cubans are overpriced for what you get, and most go through importers that are way overpriced on top of that. Sadly, those people are also likely to fire one up as soon as it comes in...they need about a year to rest before they are even close to their best flavor. The Cubans I like are Partagas Shorts and Series D No. 4. but even with a good importer and a good price, they are too expensive for a daily smoke.

Back to domestics, 5 Vegas can be very good depending on the line, as well as Indian Tabac. H. Uppman and Macanudo are practically worthless and boring. The few TTT Trinidads I've had have been excellent. The Fuentes I've had (severa) have exhibited burn issues and were not becoming of a cigar that sells for what a good Cuban can be purchased for.

I think I'll go have a Connie. They're actually pretty darn good, and if I have one with a burn problem I flush it and light another...far better than putting up with a $9 cigar and wishing it would burn worth a shit.
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Old 07-29-2007, 02:46 AM   #8
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What do you smoke, and why?
Why? I am addicted to nicotine.
What? Don Diego Babies. (inexpensive)
Best cigar? Aturo Fuente(sp?) Don Carlos #4
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:14 AM   #9
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Interesting post. Top cigars of 2005 from 3000 members:

http://www.top25cigar.com/library/best_of_2005.htm
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:29 AM   #10
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RedSnapper, most interesting from your post is that of the "top 25 everyday" list, I have had two brands show that they were "painted" with a brown dye...the crap that comes off on your lips when you are about half-way through a smoke. That takes them right out of my rotation for sure.

Those two are Excalibur and La Gloria Cubana Serie R.

On a different note, I see that Puros Indios is listed...while mild compared to some others I smoke, they are absolutely some of my favorites and I appreciate not only the cigars, but the down to earth support and desire shown by Rolando Reyes Sr., the owner.
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:16 AM   #11
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My everyday cigar is a Partagas Black. I treat my self with a Cuban Cohiba Robusto every once in a while, but they are a bit over rated and way too expensive.
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:52 AM   #12
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Macanudo.





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Old 07-29-2007, 11:08 AM   #13
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Macanudo.
Hey, these are the cigars I stuck insi....oh Hi hillary, honey, just talking cigars with the fella's!
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:15 AM   #14
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Rocky Patel Vintage 1990's and Romeo Reserve Maduro's. Both are smooth, easy pull smokes that offer a great experience.

And when I can swing one; Romeo No. 2's from "you know where". Absolutely beautiful.
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:53 PM   #15
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Drew Estate "Acid", smooth, nice taste with a little herbal blend...no not that kind either..
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