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WEDGE
12-23-2012, 05:07 PM
I am a cigar fan and was wondering if anyone else is into them and might offer up what your favorites are so I might try them if I haven't already.

My favorites are La Gloria Cubana Series R #6 Maduro but I really like the Kristoff GC Signature series Churchill. In a pinch if these are not available I like an Onyx or an Acid Kuba Kuba.

We go to the Mohegan Sun casino regularly and they have a nice cigar store there with a lounge to sit and smoke with a drink while watching a game on the TV. What do you all smoke and where do you get to smoke em?

Poffypoffa
12-23-2012, 05:32 PM
My normal, once a week smokes are the punch Rare Corojo and the Nub Connecticut.

But if I'm going to spend money, my favorites are the Dominican puros--Opus X, La Aurora Cien Anos (no longer made, I don't think), and Ashton ESG, among others.

If abroad in Cuban country, the Hoyo de Monterey Epicure #2 is my all time fave, with the Montecristo #2 a close second. But only buy Cubans at a licensed, reputable Habanos dealer--fakes are rampant.

Shawn@PRS
12-23-2012, 05:40 PM
I quit smoking cigarettes several years ago and I also gave up cigars because I wasn't sure if they would lead me back to smoking cigs again (gateway drug? LOL) But I did enjoy some La Gloria Cubana and Romeo Y Julieta back in the day.

sergiodeblanc
12-23-2012, 08:18 PM
Do Backwoods count?

themike
12-23-2012, 09:13 PM
Paging Dane!

Daniel
12-23-2012, 11:50 PM
When we were kids, we used to ride our bikes to the store and buy Swisher Sweets 'cause we thought it made us look cool, like Clint Eastwood in a Sergio Leone film. Skip forward a few decades and one of my brothers got big-time into cigars for a while. I tried but like Shawn I was worried about going back to cigarettes and no matter what brand or cigar I tried, including various authentic Cubans (bought in Habana), they all smell like you're smoking a dog turd.

LSchefman
12-24-2012, 12:49 AM
they all smell like you're smoking a dog turd.

Worse.

WEDGE
12-24-2012, 05:14 AM
Backwoods are a staple for me when I have a short drive and don't want to waste a good cigar that I know I won't finish. I hate to relight one if I can help it. The beryy flavored purple pack!

As for the smell of a cigar, yeah I get that it can be harsh for a non-smoker to deal with and I try to smoke alone or in a place that is tolerant of it like a cigar bar or in the car when I have a long drive. We cover all of New England in my region so a drive of two hours or ore is not unheard of and a good smoke passes the time well.

it is funny to me though that cigarette smokers, or worse even ex-cigarette smokers are the word complainers about cigar smoke smell. I laugh when someone makes faces at my cigar when they have a cig in hand that they have chain lit from another they were puffing on. :)

tiboy
12-24-2012, 05:57 AM
Unfortunately, I have a three a day cigar habit. My staple cigar is the Padron 3000, natural.

jarek anderson
12-24-2012, 07:28 AM
My humidor has Monte #2's and #4's, which are both high on my list. I've got a box of Cohiba Robustos, Siglo VI's and Maduro 5 Magicos in there as well. I buy in Cuba, or in Licensed shops up here. In non-Cuban smokes, I really like CAO's MX2, and Perdomo's Champagne Torpedo.

I do tend to like stronger smokes, and darker tobacco, but there are a few lighter ones like the Perdomo that I really enjoy. Macanudo has one that I really liked, but haven't been able to find since.

I'll try anything twice though... these are just my faves.

11top
12-24-2012, 07:29 AM
Worse.

+ 1,000,000,000,000,000.

captdg
12-24-2012, 01:07 PM
Do Backwoods count?
Sergio.. You AINT GONNA BELIEVE THIS..... My father in law, who left Cuba after Batista was overthrown, LOVES BACKWOODS!!!!!! HA.. He rolled cigars as a child in Cuba! No Foolin!


This is reminiscent of the "Coors" beer embargo..And people who could get Coors freely drank "Lone Star" ugh.

JMintzer
12-24-2012, 02:35 PM
The La Gloria Cubana Maduros are wonderful!


Jamie

Danerada
12-24-2012, 03:16 PM
Perdomo is fast becoming my go to brand. I did, however, just finish an Arturo Fuente "between the lines" cigar this afternoon.

bluefade
12-24-2012, 04:07 PM
When we were kids, we used to ride our bikes to the store and buy Swisher Sweets 'cause we thought it made us look cool, like Clint Eastwood in a Sergio Leone film. Skip forward a few decades and one of my brothers got big-time into cigars for a while. I tried but like Shawn I was worried about going back to cigarettes and no matter what brand or cigar I tried, including various authentic Cubans (bought in Habana), they all smell like you're smoking a dog turd.

DOES THAT MEAN YOU HAD TURD BREATH???????????????????????????????????

Danerada
12-24-2012, 04:09 PM
Here is a pic of herfing at the PRS Exp 2012....

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nXvIcgdrKZs/UNjSZEx32aI/AAAAAAAAEr0/vqODyXJb4Zk/s800/Herfing_PRSExp.jpg

Shawn@PRS
12-24-2012, 04:22 PM
I made a cigar box guitar once. I no longer own the guitar, but here's a pic.
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u105/cigarboxguitar/nuthall.jpg

WEDGE
12-24-2012, 04:26 PM
Here is a pic of herfing at the PRS Exp 2012....

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nXvIcgdrKZs/UNjSZEx32aI/AAAAAAAAEr0/vqODyXJb4Zk/s800/Herfing_PRSExp.jpg




I want in next year!

Danerada
12-25-2012, 12:00 PM
I want in next year!

Done!!!!

Danerada
12-25-2012, 02:01 PM
I got some Fuentes for Christmas and $50 gift cert to a cigar shop!!!!

WEDGE
12-25-2012, 02:17 PM
I got a twenty stick humidor and gift pack from my brother in law, cigars, lighter, cutter........WIN!

MikeAndreson
03-20-2013, 01:32 AM
I love smoking and I am smoking since last 4 years. I love the hooakh and cigar with different flavors. I am not sure how many people here are smoking hooah but I love to smoke hookah.

DarrenJ1973
03-20-2013, 03:54 AM
I was never a Cigar smoker, but up to the start of last year I was smoking 25 cigarettes a day and had been getting severe headaches for a few months (multiply the worst migraine you've ever had and multiply it by 1000 -excruciating and debilitating), and was diagnosed with 5 brain tumours, I gave up smoking straight away and have been smoke free for a year now. I made huge lifestyle changes hence the cycling losing loads of weight and spending the money I have saved from the cigs on buying quality food instead of chemically enhanced and fatty junk.

Since I quit the tobacco the headaches have stopped the tumours are reducing in size (they are non-cancerous). One thing I have noticed and I don't want to offend anyone here but when I walk past a smoker I think geez did I use stink like that.

I don't care whether you smoke or not and you have the right to abuse your body however you want, just wanted to make people aware that all the health warnings that we hear about smoking are not some propaganda bullcrap, I'm living proof of that.