Originally Posted by jet
The ironing is delicious.
The ribald egoism is precious, if juvenile.
Originally Posted by gnatty8
Let me guess, the particular part of North America you grew up in was Canada wasn't it?
Originally Posted by fcuknu
Habanos in Canada are about 10x more expensive
I grew up in Canada, but the prices I quoted were web-only. I only mentioned my location in order to demonstrate that NCs were readily available, either online or just across the border, which I used to cross several times a year.
However, I never much liked anything that I tasted (which is perhaps subjective). More objectively, NC prices were prohibitive for cigars that I considered approaching CC-quality. Unlike jet, I wouldn't cut off my nose to spite my face; I could not find inexpensive, tasty NCs despite several attempts made in good faith to acquire some by following online reviews or even the suggestions of members here.
I'm still willing to put my money where my mouth is. If anyone wants me to try a <$10 cigar they own, I'm ready to pay the cost and shipping to France. If anyone knows of an NC website that ships to Europe (never looked into this) which sells an unbeatable cigar for <$10, by all means recommend it. I will order the stick, smoke it, and post my impressions.