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post #10591 of 10897
Had a decent psd4 and then a tight 898 surprisingly that I pitched halfway, disappointed.
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So it will be my first time out of the country (USA) and I'll be in Granada, Spain. Since I'm out of the US I'm looking to try a genuine Cohiba from Cuba and not the Cohibas from the Dominican. I'll be doing some missionary work and I don't know the family I will be staying with so I'm not going to attempt to smoke around their home, does anyone who has been know what the smoking laws are in Spain? Where can I smoke and where should I not smoke? Also is there a good Cuban cigar I should look for?  Keep in mind, I'm not an aficionado by any standard but then again I'm just starting out in experiencing cigars. Thanks for any help

post #10593 of 10897
Just got a RASS from my cigar shop... Lit it up and there's hardly any smoke! Any reason u guys can think of for this?
post #10594 of 10897
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Just got a RASS from my cigar shop... Lit it up and there's hardly any smoke! Any reason u guys can think of for this?
update... Burn got better but was totally tasteless frown.gif maybe too fresh a cigar needs loads of ageing
post #10595 of 10897
Likely The humidity is too high.
post #10596 of 10897
Gifted last week from my friend Mike Choi of Bulgari hotel cigar lounge whilst he was visiting NYC.Really open draw,the punch cut helps as does sip like drawing technique but really good flavour!I hate this size..
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post #10597 of 10897
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Originally Posted by mmaatt View Post

So it will be my first time out of the country (USA) and I'll be in Granada, Spain. Since I'm out of the US I'm looking to try a genuine Cohiba from Cuba and not the Cohibas from the Dominican. I'll be doing some missionary work and I don't know the family I will be staying with so I'm not going to attempt to smoke around their home, does anyone who has been know what the smoking laws are in Spain? Where can I smoke and where should I not smoke? Also is there a good Cuban cigar I should look for?  Keep in mind, I'm not an aficionado by any standard but then again I'm just starting out in experiencing cigars. Thanks for any help

Hey mmatt,I am not familiar with Granada but have been to a few different places in Spain.Spain is generally one of the most smoke friendly countries and you will find people lighting up in and around bars/restaurants (outside).The pricing of tobacco is regulated by the Spanish government so expect consistent pricing everywhere!Look for Estanco (which are tobacconists) but do some research to know the signs for fake vs genuine.There are some bloody good Spanish regional edition (Cuban cigars) so look out for those
post #10598 of 10897
I usually use a knife to cut my cigars and one tip I can give you guys to help with draw issues is always cut as little of the cap as possible to test the draw first. You can then cut a bigger circumference if it's not to your liking but you can't go the opposite way if you cut too much initially.

Had an average sig vi today from EL nov-10. I don't think I've ever been wowed by any sig vi ever.
post #10599 of 10897
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Yeah supposedly according to someone in the industry who I believe, in the process of drying/curing the leaf they supposedly spray with some sort of water/nicotine (or something else, can't remember off hand what he said the spray was but it could have been nicotine in water) while it's drying, so you get that super dark leaf that smokes a ton. Similar to how some cigars are so dark and then when they get wet it feels like the color rubs off into your hand (and it's not tar from smoking). Treated leaf
Hey Krish,
Usually I don't post on these threads but I've been with Drew Estate for 9 years now and I can say unequivocally that this is untrue. If you ever get a chance to tour our factory you can see our pre-industry facility where the tobacco is fermented and stored as well as the production floors. We purchase all of out CT Broadleaf and Habano (T52) and then ship it to Nicaragua in refrigerated containers and do the fermentation process ourselves. It takes between 18-36 months to ferment and is then rolled. There isn't anything we add to the pillons to increase the volume of smoke. I'm not upset or being nit picky, I just wanted to clarify. Thanks for the support. -Dave-

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Originally Posted by Torsion View Post

The pricing of tobacco is regulated by the Spanish government so expect consistent pricing everywhere!Look for Estanco (which are tobacconists) but do some research to know the signs for fake vs genuine.

You're right I found the master price list online hahaha the government does keep the prices low

http://www.cmtabacos.es/wwwcmt/listaPrecios.php

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post #10601 of 10897
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Hey Krish,
Usually I don't post on these threads but I've been with Drew Estate for 9 years now and I can say unequivocally that this is untrue. If you ever get a chance to tour our factory you can see our pre-industry facility where the tobacco is fermented and stored as well as the production floors. We purchase all of out CT Broadleaf and Habano (T52) and then ship it to Nicaragua in refrigerated containers and do the fermentation process ourselves. It takes between 18-36 months to ferment and is then rolled. There isn't anything we add to the pillons to increase the volume of smoke. I'm not upset or being nit picky, I just wanted to clarify. Thanks for the support. -Dave-

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Now THAT is an Undercrown..

You guys make fantastic cigars by the way, I probably smoke a half dozen a week..
post #10602 of 10897
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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post

Yeah supposedly according to someone in the industry who I believe, in the process of drying/curing the leaf they supposedly spray with some sort of water/nicotine (or something else, can't remember off hand what he said the spray was but it could have been nicotine in water) while it's drying, so you get that super dark leaf that smokes a ton. Similar to how some cigars are so dark and then when they get wet it feels like the color rubs off into your hand (and it's not tar from smoking). Treated leaf
Hey Krish,
Usually I don't post on these threads but I've been with Drew Estate for 9 years now and I can say unequivocally that this is untrue. If you ever get a chance to tour our factory you can see our pre-industry facility where the tobacco is fermented and stored as well as the production floors. We purchase all of out CT Broadleaf and Habano (T52) and then ship it to Nicaragua in refrigerated containers and do the fermentation process ourselves. It takes between 18-36 months to ferment and is then rolled. There isn't anything we add to the pillons to increase the volume of smoke. I'm not upset or being nit picky, I just wanted to clarify. Thanks for the support. -Dave-

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Wow Dave as @gnatty said that's a cigar!Going to seek one out to try!
post #10604 of 10897
Smoking now,keeping with the LGC theme,my first LGC Md'O no2.Only got a 5er recently,would love to get a few boxes after getting half way through.Hearing this one may be discontinued and it's really HTF now.
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post #10605 of 10897
Had a Cabaiguan by Tatuaje in Corona Extra last night. This was an excellent smoke. It wasn't an overpowering or full bodied cigar, but it was incredibly refined and complex. There was an excellent saltiness that came in with the cedar, cinnamon, earth, slight espresso and cocoa. Smoke time was also close to 1.5 hours for a 5.5" x 46 stick.
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