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post #1 of 14 Old 09-08-2010, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Hey what happened to the Cigar Lounge?

No cigar smokers on here?

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-08-2010, 02:11 PM
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No cigar smokers on here?
I believe Al and Norm have an occasional smoke. Oh, yeah, me too!

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Ok I'll start.... Just ordered some Don Pepin My Father No. 1s. Cigar aficionado rated #3 for best cigars of 2009. I had one about a week ago in addition to a Casa Magna Oscuro. Both were good smokes.

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I'll have a cigar about once a month and a pipe twice a month or so.

Lately I've just been scooping up the "mistakes" on the online cigar websites. I don't mind if there are a few aesthetic imperfections, they still taste the same.

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Wow, nothing like a good cigar! I only smoke about 1-2 a month these days though. But, hey, at least I get Cigar Aficionado Magazine!!!
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We have a nice group of fellow Chimps in VA-DC-MD that swap cigars at Cars & Coffee...really enjoy the comraderie and blowing smoke up each other's...

So, I thought I'd contribute to the cigar-related thread.

Here's my contribution - three Montecristos for $10 + shipping offer:

http://www.montecristoclassicoffer.com/

Ususal Disclaimer: I have no personal relationship with the provider or economic gain in the offer.

Jim, break down and buy these for us!
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Dear cigar friends,

You Americans have good knowledge of non-Cuban cigars. I as a European almost only get exposed to Cuban cigars. It's not that I don't like Cuban cigars, I really like them. However, I am quite interested in what you guys think are the best non-Cuban brands and models. I used to follow the blind tests on C. Aficionado but I haven't for quite some time now. Is there in your opinion a top nodge brand? Do you know of an economic cigar which always delivers? - You know like a Partagas Serie D no. 4 or a P2 which are very reasonably priced and always deliver a perfect taste.

All over Europe it is getting harder to find a dignifying place to smoke. At least they haven't yet forbidden virtual cigar lounges like the FL lounge!

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The cigars I listed are some of the best non-cubans right now. Any of the Opus X series and Padron Anniversarios are also winners but priced to reflect as such. I smoked an organically grown cigar ( I know I thought they were all organically grown... apparently not) Placencia Reserva Organica Robusto. They were quite reasonable ($119.00 for a box of 20) and I have yet to have one that hasn't been a good smoke. I tend to like Robustos these days because it doesn't take 2 hrs to smoke one.

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Thanks, Barcheta!

I totally agree on robustos. Good thing with them apart from being shorter is that they are thick to give room for plenty of different leafs for interesting taste. My favourite robusto is Partagas Serie D No. 4. Price and taste are excellent. A slightly extended robusto which is also very good imo is the Edmundo from Monte Cristo.

My preferred smokes however are salomones and pirámides from either Partagás or Cuaba. Cohiba do them occasionally but they are as always pricey. When I sail I stick them into a pipe in order to keep the smoke clear above the sight line.

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I know the Partagas series D No. 4 very well. A great smoke! The Edmundo Monte Cristo is also great. We have a source for cubanos that never fails to deliver.

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I know the Partagas series D No. 4 very well. A great smoke! The Edmundo Monte Cristo is also great. We have a source for cubanos that never fails to deliver.
Long live your source!

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Any cuban buyer see this on CNN yesterday? They said you can thank the taliban for printer cartiage bomb for this one since they no longer ship freight in passenger planes. CNN said it's 100,000 cigars being destroyed

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2...l-airport.html

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Every Man Is A Piece Of The Continent

Politics aside, destroying 100.000 hand crafted Cuban cigars is a crime against humanity. There is no smoke in the world IMO which compares to a good Cuban "chieftain". It just makes me sad.

Upon this tragedy and upon the truly serious ongoing world tragedies like Zimbabwe, Burma, terror, etc; Please let me enclose a piece of John Donne's Meditation No. 17:

"Who casts not up his eye to the sun when it rises? But who takes off his eye from a comet, when that breaks out? who bends not his ear to any bell, which upon any occasion rings? But who can remove it from that bell, which is passing a piece of himself out of this world?

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

Neither can we call this a begging of misery, or a borrowing of misery, as though we were not miserable enough of ourselves, but must fetch in more from the next house, in taking upon us the misery of our neighbors. Truly it were an excusable covetousness if we did"

Take care everybody. We all still have a couple of days before x-mas to do a gesture, an act or a little something for the unfortunates. Please do and if possible, involve your children. Chances are it will be a nicer x-mas that way.

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They should have at least re-sold them someplace where they legal and used the money to pay down the national debt

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