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  1. #751
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayMonster View Post
    Like it is with Bourbon, nobody is more of an expert in what you like than you are.

    That being said, it really depends on which Cohiba it is... as there are three.

    1. Cuban Cohibas - difficult to get in the US, usually a very good cigar, but has some quality issues and the risk of fakes is high. Expensive... but when you get a good one, they are damn near perfect.

    2. Dominican Cohibas - similar band as the Cubans, very light taste, almost boring. The only time I smoke these is when somebody gives them to me thinking that the name Cohiba means it is a top cigar, and I don't want to appear ungrateful.

    3. Honduran Cohibas. Made in Honduras (obviously) by General Cigar. Easy to spot because they have a red dot in the "O" in the name on the band. Also the band is completely different from the other 2. Rich flavor. Much better than the Dominican, not as good as the Cubans, but far more consistent and without the risk of fakes. A bit more expensive than I care to spend, there are other things I would be more likely to get for the price.

    To put it in bourbon terms, the Cubans is like Pappy 20, the hard to get standard that all others are measured by, but you aren't sure if you are getting S-W or BT juice. The Dominican would be more like Rebel Yell, a weak watered down replica and the Honduran would be Maker's Mark, a quality product that while not up to Pappy is good in its own right, if a bit overpriced for what it is.

    But, cigars like bourbon has a high YMMV factor to it. So smoke what you like and like what you smoke.
    Very well stated!!
    "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"

  2. #752
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    Re: So what is everyone smoking?

    I started on a box of Fonseca 1907s, petit corona size . . . A nice and easy quick smoke. Not bad for a box of 50 for $65.
    Never trust a man who doesn't drink.

  3. #753
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    Re: So what is everyone smoking?

    After two grueling weeks of 13-18 hr days at the course, I stopped by TobaccoWorld (what a selection!) and I picked up 3 stogies for the upcoming weekend: JdN Antaņo Dark Corojo, Tatuaje Fausto Robusto, and Fuente Opus X Chateau de la Fuente. Come on, Friday!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtexaslonestar View Post
    After two grueling weeks of 13-18 hr days at the course, I stopped by TobaccoWorld (what a selection!) and I picked up 3 stogies for the upcoming weekend: JdN Antaņo Dark Corojo, Tatuaje Fausto Robusto, and Fuente Opus X Chateau de la Fuente. Come on, Friday!!!
    That young Opus will wake you up..... All good sticks.
    "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"

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    Re: So what is everyone smoking?

    Quote Originally Posted by cigarnv View Post
    That young Opus will wake you up..... All good sticks.
    I was excited to see them. I have never seen them, but this shop was the best I have seen in my neck of the woods.

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    Re: So what is everyone smoking?

    Montecristo Afrique with some WTRB has kept me happily entertained.

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    Room 101 Namakubi that was gifted by a friend. 42 x 4". Great little cigars. A real powerhouse!
    "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"

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    Re: So what is everyone smoking?

    Perdomo 10th anniversary champagne ( one of my favorites) on the deck tonight. It is a beautiful night in the commonwealth. Thought it worthy of pouring some closely hoarded Black Maple Hill 16.

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    Re: So what is everyone smoking?

    Smoking and giving away a large number of Romeo and Julieta Reserva Real Cigars ... in celebration of my new Granddaughter, Clare! Chose this cigar because it appeals to the broadest spectrum of cigar smokers.
    Sto lat!!!

    bllygthrd

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    Re: So what is everyone smoking?

    One of my favorite cigars continues to be an Illusione 88.

 

 

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