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    Hypothetically Speaking

    If you were about to become a dad for the first (probably only) time, let's say around early October, and wanted to purchase a box of cigars to share with a few friends, what would you choose. Now, suppose you're a wuss and prefer mild-medium smokes with a budget of $100-$150. Extra credit: What bourbon (similar budget) would you pair the stogies with?
    Tom Sangster
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    Re: Hypothetically Speaking

    How many are in a box?

    I find myself in a similar situation in January.
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    Re: Hypothetically Speaking

    Usually 20. occasionally 25.
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    Re: Hypothetically Speaking

    I asked the exact same question a year ago in cigarpass and went with Don Pepin's "My Father" for cigar smokers and Fuente's It's a Boy (Girl) for casual smokers.

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    Re: Hypothetically Speaking

    A very good (<$100 per box), mild, reasonably-sized cigar is Macanudo Hyde Park. I believe any bourbon goes well with any cigar.

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    Re: Hypothetically Speaking

    ummm ... congratulations?
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    Re: Hypothetically Speaking

    Quote Originally Posted by bonneamie View Post
    ummm ... congratulations?

    Yes, hypothetically.


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    Re: Hypothetically Speaking

    The Hyde Park Mac's are a good choice and a tasty cigar. The My Fathers are expensive, ~$12 each and excellent flavor. For what you're looking for; mild-medium reasonable priced I would select 5 Vegas Gold. Since these cigars are on the mild side (still good flavor), I would pair it with a bourbon that has a little spice to it. An AAA Ten Year or ETL would be good choices.
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    Re: Hypothetically Speaking

    short list so far:

    CAO Gold
    Alec Baldwin SCR
    Oliva Serie G

    In the humidor waiting to be tested:

    Rocky Patel Vintage 1999

    Will look for this weekend:

    Hyde Park
    5 Vegas Gold

    Thanks for the responses.
    Tom Sangster
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    Re: Hypothetically Speaking

    Good luck finding that Alec Baldwin SCR.

    There are tons of great cigars to choose from, but my only advice would be to save at least 1 (or more) of them for the "little one's" special occasion(s) "down the road".

    Congrats!
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