Originally Posted by jet
It's unfortunate you were given a monte open, about the least flavorful of all CCs and the quiet laughing stock of the montecristo lineup amongst connoisseurs.
Haha, I know, but I wasn't going to look a gift horse in the mouth at that point. The guy who handed them out was really jazzed to be smoking CC's since we were in Ireland. I guess the guy at the shop figured he was a noob (correctly) and sold him those. It's likely that they were the most budget friendly option too.
*edit: I've noticed in a number of pics I've seen of CC's that they look really, REALLY rustic. Fairly sloppy seams and caps and often water stains or other discoloration on the wrapper. These are apparently true CC's. Is that due to poor harvests forcing the makers to use less than ideal wrappers or is it just how CC's are?