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post #7816 of 9860
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Originally Posted by usctrojans31 View Post
Do any of the posters on here have a Siglo VI that they would be willing to sell to me at a reasonable price? I still have yet to try it and would really love to do so.
Where do I send it? The office of Helms-Burton?
post #7817 of 9860
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME


Started off with an Aurora 107, one of my favorite "value" sticks


Finished off with a Liga T52 torpedo and a Padron 40th anni.
post #7818 of 9860
Met up with some friends yesterday and got in an 05 H Upmann Mag 46 and a 06 Bolivar Coronas Extra.
post #7819 of 9860
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Originally Posted by fcuknu View Post
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME


Started off with an Aurora 107, one of my favorite "value" sticks


Finished off with a Liga T52 torpedo and a Padron 40th anni.

Happy birthday, and good choices.. Never had the Aurora, sounds like I should try to find one..
post #7820 of 9860
Happy bday d00d
post #7821 of 9860
Hope you had a good bday big boi.
post #7822 of 9860
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Originally Posted by jobro View Post
Where do I send it? The office of Helms-Burton?

What?
post #7823 of 9860
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Originally Posted by usctrojans31 View Post
Do any of the posters on here have a Siglo VI that they would be willing to sell to me at a reasonable price? I still have yet to try it and would really love to do so.
There are a number of online shops that sell the real deal (and many that sell counterfeits), and of those shops, a few will ship to the U.S. I'm hesitant to give mine out, unfortunately, because these places have a nasty habit of getting shut down the minute they get widely publicized on internet fora. I would suggest four things: 1) Read up on how to spot fakes from authentic cubans, and even keep an eye chart handy. 2) With eye chart in hand, do some Googling for e-commerce sites that cater primarily to the European market, but which also ship to the U.S. Scan their wares and check for authenticity as best you can. 3) Read up on their shipping policies. The better ones will send you the goods in an unassuming and intentionally ugly looking package declared as a "gift" or some other such cover. 4) There are three dimensions of risk you'll have to accept: a) The chance of getting fakes; b) the chance of having your shipment intercepted at customs; c) the chance of having the cigars spoil or overheat in transit (especially likely in the summer months and the ensuing heat wave). I would hold off on ordering until the fall or winter, to be honest. Have never had great luck trusting the postal service not to leave an expensive package of stogies baking out in the 100-degree heat on my front porch all day.
post #7824 of 9860
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What?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helms-Burton_Act
post #7825 of 9860
I tried one of these Brick House from JC Newman this past weekend.

A very nice smoke for a very reasonable price.

http://www.jcnewmanonline.com/home/i...ick-house.html
post #7826 of 9860
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Happy birthday, and good choices.. Never had the Aurora, sounds like I should try to find one..

same here.. Happy late Birthday man.
post #7827 of 9860
Don Carlos,

Thanks for the advice. I saw them on several sites but recognized their forgeries immediately. I haven't been out of the country since the Siglo VI became commonplace and haven't had the opportunity to try it. I have had the previous versions and love them all, though prefer the heaviness of the IV.

I am going to be in Miami in August and presumably should be able to buy at least a few. I will also be in Europe from September through January, so I will be able to at least not be raped by customs and embargoes.
post #7828 of 9860
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Originally Posted by usctrojans31 View Post
Don Carlos,

Thanks for the advice. I saw them on several sites but recognized their forgeries immediately. I haven't been out of the country since the Siglo VI became commonplace and haven't had the opportunity to try it. I have had the previous versions and love them all, though prefer the heaviness of the IV.

I am going to be in Miami in August and presumably should be able to buy at least a few. I will also be in Europe from September through January, so I will be able to at least not be raped by customs and embargoes.

By "heavy," do you mean strong (nicotine content), or do you mean full-bodied (flavor profile)?

The VI is strong. Very powerful stuff in that stick. The first one I smoked left me higher than a few bongs full of choice maryjane.
post #7829 of 9860
^ LOL...haven't had that experience personally, but a colleague who hooked me up once years ago recounts a gentleman who made it about 1/3rd the way through a Cuban Romeo & Julieta tubo (maybe a Churchill?) just like the one I was enjoying (tasted more like a great meal than a cigar) before walking out the screen door and honking in his back yard. Had his world spinning.
post #7830 of 9860
Daniel Marshall desktop humidors @ Gilt today in a few.
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