Calling all Cigar Aficionados...

  • coolarmydude

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    Jul 12, 2008 1:33 AM GMT
    This forum is to discuss all things CIGARS. If you are antagonistic to cigars and cigar smokers, please do not invade this forum. Thank you.

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  • coolarmydude

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    Jul 12, 2008 1:38 AM GMT
    So the first thing I want to establish is the following about you and cigars:

    1. How long have you been smoking cigars?

    2. What are your favorite cigars?

    3. How often do you smoke 'em?

    4. What's your fondest cigar memory?


    So here I go. I started smoking cigars in 1996 in Germany. A buddy of mine started me on it, but I didn't catch on to it right away. I love Cubans (Romeo y Julieta) H. Upmann, Montecristo and Macanudos. I smoke one every few weeks, but Memorial Day, I smoked three back-to-back-to-back and loved every bit of it. My fondest memory of a cigar was smoking a Cuban cigar on top of our hotel roof in Pakistan last year. Don't ask...

    I'm coolarmydude, and I love a good cigar.
  • metalxracr

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    Jul 12, 2008 6:25 AM GMT
    swisher sweets or black and milds..
    cut them open, take out the tobacco and fill it with.. errr... something of a better quality and roll it back up.

    Hahaha Just kidding! I wish I knew more about cigars. I know absolutely nothing when it comes to them and wine.
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    Jul 12, 2008 6:37 AM GMT
    1. How long have you been smoking cigars?

    For about twenty years.

    2. What are your favorite cigars?

    That depends on how much time I have available to smoke. My absolute favorites are Cohiba Siglo V and Siglo VI, I like Romeo e Julieta Churchill's a lot, I will smoke a Macanudo voluntarily too.

    If I am in a hurry, which is usually the case, I will smoke Cohiba Clubs (which just offer a few relaxing moments).

    3. How often do you smoke 'em?

    Once or twice a month these days, again, it is all about free time, which I don't have that much of.

    4. What's your fondest cigar memory?

    My friends and I in LA used to have a regular Wednesday cigar night. We would go out for dinner and smoke cigars (outdoors of course). I do miss those evenings, as they were really enjoyable.

    I have had many memorable evenings punctuated b a fine cigar.

    Terry
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    Jul 12, 2008 3:19 PM GMT
    1. How long have you been smoking cigars?
    Three years

    2. What are your favorite cigars?
    So far: Cusano 18

    3. How often do you smoke 'em?
    Now and then and generally with friends.

    4. What's your fondest cigar memory?
    Took a sampler to a friend's house in Tucson and we hung out on the balcony most of the night puffing away and drinking pina coladas from scratch.
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    Jul 12, 2008 3:42 PM GMT
    1. How long have you been smoking cigars?
    Since about 1994 or 1995. I don't remember exactly the date, but I remember the occasion and the good friend I shared that first cigar with.

    2. What are your favorite cigars?
    I usually buy a box of Punch London Club maduros and keep some in my humidor. My favorite quick little smoke is the Hoya de Monterrey Excalibur minis. My favorite special treat cigars are Romeo y Julieta Cedros, La Gloria Cubana Wavell Maduro, and El Rey del Mundo Robusto Largo. The best cigar I've ever had was a Cohiba Cuban.

    3. How often do you smoke 'em?
    Not very often anymore, maybe once or twice a month. The little Excaliburs, maybe once a week.

    4. What's your fondest cigar memory?
    I have a group of friends who are fellow cigar aficionados who get together regularly about once a month. Every get together with them is a fond memory.
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    Jul 12, 2008 3:54 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidSo the first thing I want to establish is the following about you and cigars:

    1. How long have you been smoking cigars? About 10 years

    2. What are your favorite cigars? Varies; but mostly more traditional types.

    3. How often do you smoke 'em? Not as often as I'd like!

    4. What's your fondest cigar memory? Probably when one of my buddies told me that I reminded him of Al Pacino in Scarface, AWESOME!


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    Jan 11, 2009 11:08 PM GMT

    1. How long have you been smoking cigars?
    Almost three years

    2. What are your favorite cigars?
    Fuente, CAO, Montecristo, Gurhka

    3. How often do you smoke 'em?
    Ideally once a week.

    4. What's your fondest cigar memory?
    Outside of my ex's apartment when we started dating ~2 years ago.
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    Jan 11, 2009 11:31 PM GMT
    I can't say I'm an "aficionado," but I do enjoy a good cigar. I'm just starting to get into them, actually. I've smoked a pipe for years now, but I have a couple friends here who are huge into cigars. There's an amazing tobacco bar here in Yerevan that we visit to have a good smoke and a good drink and chill out.

    I, also, am a fan of Romeo y Julietas. I can't say, though, that I could even name any others.
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    Jan 12, 2009 12:55 AM GMT
    1. How long have you been smoking cigars?

    2. What are your favorite cigars?

    3. How often do you smoke 'em?

    4. What's your fondest cigar memory?

    About 8 years I guess. I never got into cigs but liked cigars. I started on those cheap Circle K ones, Swisher Sweets or something like that. Of the samplers I've tried my favorite is Cusano 18; I was drooling over the thompson cigars catalog last night. I smoke them soon as I get them then pine away until I can order more. Burning my fingers on my first cusano... mm, so good.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 12, 2009 1:28 AM GMT
    It's great to see this forum back in the fray.

    I smoked some really good ones over the break. One that I find really smooth is the Trinidad. And for a pricey one that is highly exceptional, try the Partagas Limited Reserve. That's the best $20 I ever smoked.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 12, 2009 1:31 AM GMT
    Buckwheet said, I was drooling over the thompson cigars catalog last night."

    I bought the Mother-of-all-Humidors from them 2 months ago. It's bigger than what it looks like in the catalog. icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 13, 2009 1:20 AM GMT
    I think I need one of those. I keep buying small ones thinking "Oh, I just need a little more space." Now I've got three fulls ones.
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    Jan 13, 2009 8:51 AM GMT
    coolarmydude saidBuckwheet said, I was drooling over the thompson cigars catalog last night."

    I bought the Mother-of-all-Humidors from them 2 months ago. It's bigger than what it looks like in the catalog. icon_razz.gif


    Ah, I was looking at those the other night, but I'm partial to the Burlwood(sp) one. [edit: The Grandeur 75 ]


    I had a Carlos Torano Silver Edition tonight... mmm, it was good.icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jan 13, 2009 9:01 AM GMT
    I'm adding that to my list of things to try (which is already never ending) since I have had good experience with other Carlos Torano.
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    Jan 13, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    first of all, where did you find Romeo y Julietas in the US? I thought they were illegal here (though in Miami they're all over the place).

    The H Uppmann family actually lives in Miami, some still manufacture cigars for special requests, but then run in the 300-400$ range.

    also, for added effect, dip the cigar in rum or coffee before you light it.
    and enjoy! icon_smile.gif

    but beware of cheap Dominican immitations.
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    Jan 14, 2009 1:13 AM GMT
    Most of the big name cuban cigar makers have (mostly) Dominican counterparts that are of course legal in the US. This includes Romeo y Julieta, Montecristo, Partagas, and Cohiba to name a few. The tobacco is normally grown with "cuban seed" but in non-Cuban soil and sun (amazing how these subtle things make a difference).

    They're also often handled by different companies who merely license the name. In some cases the marketing is very similar, but Cohiba for example is very different (see "Red Dot" branding).
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    Jan 17, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    collegeswimmr saidfirst of all, where did you find Romeo y Julietas in the US? I thought they were illegal here (though in Miami they're all over the place).

    Someone else already said it, but you can get any Cuban brand like Romeo y Julieta that's made for the American market, manufactured in some country other than Cuba. With the new presidential administration, I'm hoping that changes soon and we can get the real thing again.

    But if you're like me and have a good relationship with your local tobacconist, it's not too hard to find the real thing anyway. Cubans are pretty easy to come by if you know the right people and they trust you.
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    Jan 17, 2009 3:56 AM GMT
    Backwoods and a 40 anyone?
  • SFTigger

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    May 19, 2013 10:17 PM GMT
    No post in a long time, but I'll add my bit.

    Been smoking for 5- 6 years off and on.

    I enjoy CAO Brasilia, La Gloria Cubana and most Arturo Fuentes.

    Most memorable cigar memory: smoking with a bud at his place on a sparkling afternoon with a terrific view.


    Love a good cigar now and then. Even better with a buddy or two.
  • larry88

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    Oct 04, 2016 3:18 PM GMT
    I love to smoke cohiba and asylum of 80 ring