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#211 EdwardIIIAbsinthe

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:20 PM

I like cigars very much I started being an entrepreneur with my own cigar company about the time I started out working in the liquor business in retail and some Distributor work.
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#212 JoeyBear

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 07:36 PM

My one true vice, other than good liquor, is a good cigar. I have been collecting since about 2004 and have the of the 150 qt. coolers filled to the brim and 5 humidors that are full. My favorite brands are: anything blended by Pepin, La Flor Dominica, Oliva V and O Maduro, Fuente sharks and anejos, RP Edge Maduros, and a whole lot more.

If anyone from overseas ever wants to do a trade...cigars for absinthe...let me know :)

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 11:33 AM

I'm in love with the smooth Cohiba Black Robusto Crystal cigars. And they're cheaper than my favorite Camacho Triple Maduros.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:20 PM

I love full-bodied cigars! i am partial to Gurkha, CAO, Don Leoncio Grand Reserve, Pinar Del Rio, Camacho Triple Maduro. Those are my go to cigars. I am very open minded to try something that looks and smells good. 7 years of enjoying cigars, I would consider myself a Cigar Afficionado and most people push the title on me. What can I say I am a connoisseur of fine things old sport :euro:

Edited by Cajun Magic, 22 July 2012 - 09:23 PM.

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#215 PerfesserCoffee

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:25 AM

Like absinthe, I don't have a lot experience, but after a bit of research have come across the Marsh Wheeling Deluxe II http://www.tophatcig...e-Ii---EMS.html as being, I think, fairly representative of a mid-19th century cigar. It is a mild sweet cigar that seems to go with anything and everything. I've tried stronger cigars and just gotten sick as a result but that may just be me.

The MW's give me a mild buzz and pleasant taste and go well with my reenacting. I usually only smoke cigars on reenactment weekends and that's the only time I smoke period. I want to try cigars with absinthe to see what that combination is like.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:05 AM

I've never tried them, but the price looks good! 55 bucks for a box of 50 cigars. That's a damn fine deal.

For me, proper freshness/humidity is very important. I'd rather smoke a cheap, fresh cigar than a brittle, dried-out Cuban. As long as storage temperature and humidity are controlled, a cigar can stay good for years.

I don't have a humidor, so I usually only smoke at cigar bars.
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#217 PerfesserCoffee

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:36 AM

I've never tried them, but the price looks good! 55 bucks for a box of 50 cigars. That's a damn fine deal.

For me, proper freshness/humidity is very important. I'd rather smoke a cheap, fresh cigar than a brittle, dried-out Cuban. As long as storage temperature and humidity are controlled, a cigar can stay good for years.

I don't have a humidor, so I usually only smoke at cigar bars.


Yeah, I've had good luck packing them away in a wooden crate. Inside their wrappers, they stay very fresh for months.

BTW: I'm smoking one of the Marsh Wheelings in my profile pic.

I have no idea what Cuban cigars are like. I suppose they come in a variety of flavors and strengths, right?

I researched cigars a while back and was glad to discover that cigars have been around since the 18th century, pipes being the first way of smoking tobacco, I think.
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#218 Cajun Magic

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:14 PM

Ceremonial Large Cigars predate the Travels of Christoforo Colombo. When he arrived in the West Indies Columbus was awestruck by cigars roughly the size of a didgeridoo! So when lighting up a cigar thank Columbus for bringing tobacco to Europe and it spreading to the U.S. upon Colonization! :thumbup:

Pipe Tobacco was used by tribal communities in ritual and trade. There are no solid records to which came first the pipe or cigar in the New World/West Indies, but Europeans took to the pipe first due to the ease of making,customization and smoking it. History is one of my aptitudes. It's my major! ;)

Oh and Cuban Cigars are just cigars. They are sought out because they are hand-rolled by the finest Tocedores in the world, making them last long and evenly burning. Oh and in the U.S. because of the Embargo :thumbdown: Wanting what you can't have, hype, Et Cetera. They are pretty good, but there are plenty of Dominican, Honduran,Nicaraguan,Et Cetera, brands I hold in high esteem.

The range from the light bodied Cohibas to the medium/full-bodied Montecristos, etc. They have different brands. I have had the pleasure of smoking quite a few in my seven years so far of enjoying cigars and I can name cigars with similar taste to the Cuban counterparts (Devil's Weed= Cohiba, etc.) :wave2:
P.S. When I get the time I will show my label collection of cigars that are looong gone. I started saving my labels a couple of years ago. IF I started out in the beginning I would have one hell of a collection! ;)

Edited by Cajun Magic, 12 August 2012 - 09:56 PM.

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#219 thickasabrick

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:55 PM

There's no trade embargo for Taiwan, which makes Cubans seem less hyped/mysterious.

Cigars are like wine - some people will tell you that French wine is always the best, but those same people probably couldn't tell French wine from Californian in a blind taste test.

I personally can't tell the difference between most Cuban and Dominican cigars. And, if I recall correctly, many Cuban cigar companies moved to the Dominican Republic during the communist revolution.
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#220 Cajun Magic

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:06 PM

You are correct about some Cuban Cigar companies moving to the D.R., even some Cuban Brands have sister Dominican versions as we know. I don't hype on Cubans. I was just giving my expertise on the subject. ;)
I could give some cigar smokers a cigar without the label and convince them it was a Cuban. Just like I could give a person some very fine Irish Whiskey and they'd be convinced they are drinking a Single Malt Whisky! I have actually had Irish Whiskey that strongly reminded me of some Single Malt Scotch. I just was awestruck at how it similar it was to Scotch. But I digress :cheers: Good is good no matter where it comes from :thumbup:

Edited by Cajun Magic, 12 August 2012 - 10:08 PM.

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#221 OMG_Bill

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:10 AM

Good is good no matter where it comes from.


I can agree with that. It's amazing the good things that come from obscure places/people/countries and so on.
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#222 Riley5

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

I love smoking maduros and have to say my favorite maduro is the Padron 1926 #2s, Arturo Fuente Anejo Sharks are a close second. The 1926s are pricy so I regularly smoke Perdomo Habano Maduro Robustos. For non-maduros I smoke Aurturo Fuente Hemmingways, Opus X's, and Hammer and Sickle Moscow Cities. I also smoke Cubans when I can get my hands on them.

#223 techdiver

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:51 PM

My fav is the #9.


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