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Cigars - Part Deux

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I can't find the damned thread where Brian posted a link to where he acquired his humidor, which I didn't find, and I'm getting ready to buy another, and this time better, one. After all the cigar-related threads that I read, it would be nice to consolidate some favorite cigar-related links. I would start but I don't have any, and I would feel ashamed to start with a link to Google.

 

OK, I broke down and will post a link to the manufacturer of my cigar cutter:

www.xikar.com

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Cool thread. Even though I rarely smoke cigars anymore, I still lovingly care for my aging stock.

 

Here are some links:

 

Cigar Oasis. Best active humidification mechanism I've ever found.

 

My humidor's link doesn't seem to work anymore. They might not sell it anymore. This is as close as I've found. Mine only has box trays though, no wine racks. Same size though.

 

Cigar.com. Very good selection of premium stuff. Great source for my favorite line, Gurkha.

 

Cigar Aficionado. Great for cigar reviews. Even has a virtual humidor for registered members. I highly recommend a subscription to the magazine too.

 

Thompson Cigar. Great prices. Lots of seconds, but also has some deals on special editions and such.

 

Make Scents of Cigars. For those looking to educate their palate.

 

Promo Cigars. The Finest and Rarest of Cigars.

 

/cigardork

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Thanks.

 

I like Thompson too. However, a couple cigar smoking peeps I know turned their noses up when I mention them. Their Belmondo Pyramid was pretty good, as well as a green label maduro. However, I didn't like their humidors because it seemed like they couldn't keep the humidity in.

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I smoked tonight after a crazy two days at work. I tried the Nub Connecticut for the first time, which I found fairly decent, although there were some burn issues. Now I feel all nicotiney buzzed. :twitchsmile:

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I had an LFD double ligero Chisel maduro tonight, after parent teacher night. It was spectacular.

 

Favorite sites:

 

www.puff.com

www.cigaroutcast.com

www.cigarsinternational.com

www.cigarasylum.com

www.cigarbiz.net

 

If you know what you're looking for but maybe not where to find it, let me know. I have a few connections in the industry. If anyone ever needs a cigar bomb, let me know. I have more than I'll ever smoke :)

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I'm still quite new to the cigar world. This past Winter I broke down and bought my first humidor (had been planning to do so for years), and began reading and learning about different smokes. I'm still learning about my own tastes, which currently lean more toward the mild to medium bodied options. If anyone has any suggestions for cigars that I might like, lay them on me!

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I'm still quite new to the cigar world. This past Winter I broke down and bought my first humidor (had been planning to do so for years), and began reading and learning about different smokes. I'm still learning about my own tastes, which currently lean more toward the mild to medium bodied options. If anyone has any suggestions for cigars that I might like, lay them on me!

 

 

Oliva make excellent mild/medium cigars. Rocky Patel Edges and Edge Lites are also quite tasty.

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I will keep those in mind. I've had the RP Vintage 1992 a few years back and liked it.

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I found Thompson to a bit high on price, just that I've always been able to find what I was looking for cheaper elsewhere. Lately I've been going to Jack Schwartz a lot. Get on their e-mail listing and you'll have a chance to get first shot at a lot of sticks that are on the hard to find. Also, if you like the cigars they carry, New Havana Cigars has a similar first shot at a lot of new stuff that's hard to find. Plus the way they ship the samplers is pretty cool, vacuum sealed with a small humidifying element inside.

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Long ago, before the "boom", I used to order from a place called Famous - I think they're probably still around - used to get a box of Fuente 858s for.....wait for it....like $50. Oh well, it was good while it lasted.

 

Lately I've been ordering from J&R Cigar:

 

www.jrcigars.com

 

Lew Rothman (the man behind J&R Cigars) is quite the character, has been in the industry for ages, and always seeks to offer the best prices.

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I've pretty much quit buying cigars, unless I get either an interesting offer from one of the links above or a deal on Padron 1926, Fuente Anejo or Opus. I still get around to having one with my morning coffee most days. One of these days I may try one with absinthe, but my preference is rum, scotch or cognac; in that order.

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I think we sort of went down this road before. Can't spring for boxes, but I'm partial to the Anejo Nos. 49 and 77, as well as the Opus X Super Belicoso, Belicoso XXX and Reserva D' Chateau Rare Estate Reserve 1992.

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I don't need to sell them by the box. Just let me know if you ever want to replenish your stash. Whether it be 1 or 100. No matter.

This could go in the What Pissed Me Off section, now that a certain magazine has rated one of my favorite smokes as #3 it seems that they have all vanished. Got any Opus X Belicoso XXX on hand?

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Does anyone know of a good mild cigar that would go well with a glass of absinthe? On the rare occasion I smoke a cigar (and it is truly rare), I usually drink brandy, cognac or a good bourbon (especially with a maduro).

 

Edited to add: while I'm at it, I need to find a place that sells just one or two cigars, since I don't smoke nearly often enough to justify purchasing more than that.

Edited by Hiril_Galen

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Not that I've smoked a lot of candela wrappers, but the Illusione hl Candela is the best I've tried. And in answer to last post, this company sells singles and 5-packs, the range they carry is limited, but they have Tatuaje, Illusione, and Don Pepin lines along with the lines these have spawned and have the hard to find items associated with them.

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I might only smoke one cigar with absinthe every couple of years (if that), but when I do, it's usually a Dunhill Esplendido. They're aged for seven years, so they're really pricey (about $50 or a bit more a pop), but if you're celebrating something special with a fine absinthe, cognac, armagnac, or scotch, they're the perfect accompaniment.

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