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Cigars

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by hopkins_student, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Aficionado

    Aficionado Well-Known Member

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    Afternoon with Punch Punch and cup of coffee [​IMG]

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  2. darkstar

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    That is not true at all. It is personal preference. A punch does not effect the way the cigar burns at all.

    Completely agree with fcuknu. No impact on burn, however, imo, it can have an impact on taste (bitter) as the tars can accumulate at the end (after you have smoked more then 1/2 the cigar). Doesn't happen all the time but can especially with a tightly rolled cigar. When this happens, I typically brake out my cutter and chop off the bitter end.
     
  3. Gipper40

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    Hi Guys....Ithough I have been visiting the forum for years, I just decided to ramp up and formally post, premised partially on your very impressive conversations on
    cigars, a thirty year passion of mine.
    Fade to Black--your knowledge and commentaries on various smokes blew me away--ie your comment on R&J cazadores--the most powerful smoke I ever had--was right on the money, for example, and brought back some fond memories. I bought a box of cazadores in prague in '92 for 25 bucks-and they had been sitting in a hotel humidor for years before that--and almost went into cardiac arrest.
     
  4. Big A

    Big A Senior member

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    It used to be you could go to the Padron headquarters in Miami and buy whatever they had in stock for a relatively reasonable price. Anyone know if they still sell out of that location? I'll be in Miami next week, but they are out near the Orange Bowl and I don't want to haul my ass out there unless there's a good reason to.
     
  5. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Just got in a shipment from CI:

    15 pack Gurkha Sampler
    6 pack Don Pepin sampler
    20 Padilla Obsidians

    My Padilla obsession is growing.

    I bought a box of Padron 3000s last week and was not blown away.
     
  6. The Wayfarer

    The Wayfarer Senior member

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    Just got in a shipment from CI:

    15 pack Ghurka Sampler
    6 pack Don Pepin sampler
    20 Padilla Obsidians

    My Padilla obsession is growing.

    I bought a box of Padron 3000s last week and was not blown away.


    Very nice, I've been meaning to try Padilla for awhile. I hear nothing but good things. As for the Padron 3000 line, I really liked the two I've had so far (tried a naturo and a maduro). For the price, I think they're really excellent. It's the kind of smoke I would treat as a higher end "every day cigar." Judging it accordingly, I would give it an A. Definitely not a '64 Anniversario, but meets every expectation I would have out of it with great satisfaction.
     
  7. kwilkinson

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    Very nice, I've been meaning to try Padilla for awhile. I hear nothing but good things. As for the Padron 3000 line, I really liked the two I've had so far (tried a naturo and a maduro). For the price, I think they're really excellent. It's the kind of smoke I would treat as a higher end "every day cigar." Judging it accordingly, I would give it an A. Definitely not a '64 Anniversario, but meets every expectation I would have out of it with great satisfaction.

    That's pretty much exactly how I feel about Padron 3000. It's a great cigar at the price, b/c it's cheap enough to be an "every day" smoke. If you're looking for a REALLY fantastic cigar, then step up to the '64 Anny like Wayfarer said.

    Then again, different strokes. Maybe you just got a couple bad padron's that'll taste better after a couple days in the humi, maybe padron 3000 just isn't your smoke.
     
  8. gnatty8

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    Its not that I don't like the Padrons, just, like I said, not blown away. I was looking for an everyday smoke, and I just much prefer the Padilla. I said screw the settling into the humi and am smoking one of the Don Pepin's right now, Cuban Classic. This is a good cigar at a great price, especially for right out of the shipping box. The Obsidian's looked good enough to eat. First experience with Ghurka so we shall see. May post pics later.
     
  9. fcuknu

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    I just got a box of Cohiba Robustos in today. This was my first ever cuban cigar, so I am pretty excited to see how my palette has changed, and how well the Robustos are holding up.
     
  10. gnatty8

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    Time for a new humidor, or get smoking, one or the other.

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  11. Fade to Black

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    just smoked a Cohiba Siglo VI...burned very well but didn't taste as good, one of my more disappointing experiences with this typically fantastic smoke (IMO the best cigar coming out of Cuba right now). i'm assuming it is due to being in its sick period perhaps...don't remember the date of the box as i've shoved them in my humidor but i'm pretty sure it's 07. The last time i smoked one about a month ago it was fine...
     
  12. Aficionado

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    I just ordered boxes of Bolivar Gold Medals and Montecristo Petit Edmundos. [​IMG]
     
  13. Fade to Black

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    ive heard the reissued version of the Gold Medals are a disappointing smoke - esp considering theyre so expensive. precisely the reason why i havent even tried one to this day. let me know how they are though
     
  14. Aficionado

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    IMO Gold Medals are too young now. i've finished one and I think GMs will age pretty well. After all 56e/10cigars is not bad price.
     
  15. gnatty8

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    Smoked the Partagas on the top left today. Very disappointed.
     
  16. Mauby

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    I'm no connoisseur but I'll offer my opinion:

    Ashton Monarch - for me, the best cigar, mellow & creamy.
     
  17. Fade to Black

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    that Partagas - it's a Lusi? The store manager told me they haven't been so hot as of late if it's a recent one.

    I find Punch DC to be the most consistent, but obviously not on the same end of the spectrum as the Lusi in terms of body.
     
  18. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    smokin a Cuaba Generoso right now on a Sunday afternoon feeling bored as fuck...a bit hungover as well actually
     
  19. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    my god that cigar was terrible. this whole box has been shite come to think of it [​IMG]
     
  20. gnatty8

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    my god that cigar was terrible. this whole box has been shite come to think of it [​IMG]

    We have that experience in common this weekend. The only bright spot has been the Don Pepin's. Very nice, amazing price.

    Partagas was a Series D No. 4, the robusto that was sitting in there horizontally.
     

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