Cigar smokers

Cigar smokers

PostBy: spc On: Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:55 am

Any cigar smokers out there? What's your daily smoke & favorite special occasional smoke? PA has some good smoke shops.
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Re: Cigar smokers

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:30 pm

I'm such a connoisseur......

I prefer the "cheap" brand of cigar, as long as it doesn't say "Non-tobacco ingredients added" anywhere on the wrapper!
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Re: Cigar smokers

PostBy: mike On: Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:34 pm

I don't smoke them often, once or twice a year I get the urge though. My favorite is the Backwoods in the black wrapper, sweet and aromatic or something like that.
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Re: Cigar smokers

PostBy: bksaun On: Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:41 pm

Ashton Churchhill's are some of the better ones in my price range. I have found I enjoy a pipe more. Cheaper to smoke and better flavor too.

BK
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Re: Cigar smokers

PostBy: spc On: Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:44 pm

La Fontana Vintage is a great value.
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Re: Cigar smokers

PostBy: Cohiba8250 On: Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:30 am

Oliva has become my favorite as their series G provides a nice pepper taste. I usually smoke 2-3 per week. I have a box of Cuban MonteCristo Edmundos which are by far my favorite smoke. However since they cost so damn much I only smoke one every two weeks or so.
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Re: Cigar smokers

PostBy: ken On: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:04 pm

i use winchesters , i take the tabbaco out and put in my special blend :)
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Re: Cigar smokers

PostBy: Greyhound On: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:56 am

Having managed a smoke shop for several years in the Boston area, I got to try quite a few, but my favorite for special occasions still is the Partagas #1.
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Re: Pipe Smokers?

PostBy: Coal Jockey On: Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:31 pm

I like a cigar - but can't justify the expense mostly.
I smoke a pipe on a more or less regular basis 2-3 times per week, sometimes I'll go months and never light a pipe, then the urge will strike... :)
I have a "truck smoke" Dunhill medium mixture and an old leather wrapped bulldog. These rattle around in the armrest.
At home I smoke a Brigham 3 dot Sportsman and bulk tobacco from Affordable Pipes, Old Fashioned, Honeycomb, and Bluegrass Melody. I have a small collection of pipes to choose from.

Any other pipe smokers on here? 8-)
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Re: Pipe Smokers

PostBy: bksaun On: Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:45 pm

Yep! Just today got my spring supply (4 oz) of Black and Blue mix from Schwabbs tobacco shop in Lexington Ky. I smoke a Joby Band 1/2 bent and a Gattlin Burlier 3/4 bent Chistmas pipe. Even have a corn cob pipe I take fishing in case it go's overboard.

I have found most pipe tobacco is ok as long as you stay away from latikia, Enlish mixtures and Burley.

Love the cavindish and virginias.
BK
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Re: Cigar smokers

PostBy: Charlie Z On: Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:19 pm

Arty Fuentes (green or black ring) are my regular smoke. A decent smoke and relatively inexpensive. Royal Jamacans (torp in paper wrapper) are interesting and cheap. When you can get to Georgetown, DC, PG's are very good.

But, I got started with them at the top, while working in Havana and a #2 Monte Cristo, Hoyo de Monterey or Romeo e Julietta are the 'weekday' cigars I love. On Saturday, a Partagas would build up to Sunday's large Cohiba. It was an odd, interesting time.

The old man in the basement of the Nacional rolled the best cigar I've ever smoked. He stretched the wrapper around like it was a thin sheet of rubber. He was obviously an 'emeritus roller' and he never looked up from his rolling desk. It cost $4.

I do like pipes (in private). Dunhill's Light Flake (they screwed it up a couple years ago, but I remain loyal), Royal Yak, Nightcap and London Mixture (I do like a latakia to spice it up) are all I smoke. I've carved a couple of pipes in flamey briar that came out pretty well.
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Re: Cigar smokers

PostBy: Coal Jockey On: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:07 am

Charliez,
Do you mean "Royal Yacht"?

A friend recently came back from Cuba with "cargo" and gave me some cigars, one a Romeo and Juliet with the cedar wood wrapping in the tube. Quite nice. Way beyond my budget though!!

I'll have to stick with my pipe. I prefer it anyhow. :)
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Re: Cigar smokers

PostBy: rychw On: Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:01 pm

I used to smoke Macanudo and Fuentes until they became to expensive. The Maryland socialists have taxed tobacco to death. I switched over to a pipe years ago and enjoy the aroma and flavor much more than cigars. Also, you can smoke as little or as much as you like in one setting and not have worry about finishing that expensive cigar. A final benefit is the wife complains much less about the smell after a pipe!!!
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Re: Cigar smokers

PostBy: Charlie Z On: Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:54 pm

Yes, Royal Yacht. You either really like it or really do not like it. Many call it "Royal Yak" for that reason. (The secret is to grit through the first couple of minutes, then it's strong and 'plummy'. It's got a pretty nasty start up that's hard to get around. I don't notice it, anymore.) After they neutered Light Flake, I've turned that that as the daily.

I really like the Romeo y Juliettas. They were $3 a piece or $20/box at the factory... I chain smoked them.

BTW: There are a lot of new cigars that are very, very good - as good as a cuban, they're just different. In '90-'92, that was not the case. It was hard then to find anything smokeable that was not cuban.
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