Favorite Cigars?
#1
I've tried many in my short time smoking cigars, from the cheap and terrible swisher sweets to some of the more high end cigars.  Although in all of my cigars, I have to say that my favorite remain the vanilla flavored Cojimar.  A sweet smoke with a sugar tip.  The only thing I've found that rivals it is the Punch Cigar brand.  What are some of your favorites?  btw, has anyone ever tried a Cohiba?  I've wanted to try them but I can't bring myself to pay 11 bucks for a ten minute smoke.
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#2
Cohiba from Cuba is simply the best.  How did an American man like myself get it?  My parents got for me on a trip to Europe.  Oh my, Cuban cigars are simply the best if you are into cigars.

But, alas, I gave up smoking 8 years ago.  Lifestyle change you know.

But I have not tried Captain Nemo's seaweed cigar, though. :)
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#3
Avo Uvezian, Classic AVO #5

It's not sweet, it's not vanilla.  It is smooth and it goes great with beer or scotch (Oban, if you're curious  [Image: wink.gif])

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#4
Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story! The first time I lit one, I thought I'd died and bypassed purgatory straight into heaven!
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#5
jovan66102 Wrote:Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story! The first time I lit one, I thought I'd died and bypassed purgatory straight into heaven!

... a review that only a Catholic can render! [Image: thumb.gif]

God bless,
JRS
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#6
I've learned to not trust the name on the outside of the box.  There are some Arturo Fuentes that make me proud to be alive; likewise some that I'll throw directly in the compost bin.

Before Christmas, my wife was "hypothetically" asking abotu what kind of cigars I like to smoke.  I described it like this: they should be the color of a well-done hamburger.  Their thickness should be between a nickel and a quarter and should be as long as a regular hot dog.  When you squeeze them, it should be like squeezing a cold garden hose: firm, but not too tight or dry-- and don't buy the one you squeezed, buy the one next to it.  Let some other poor schlump buy the crunched one.

After that, it's hard to tell until you fire one up!
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#7
Acid Kuba Kuba, Acid Blondie, Excalibur 1066, the Macanudo and Montecristo lines are among my favorites; but I second gjwalberg's admonition that every brand makes its own "cheap" versions.

I have tried the Cuban and non-Cuban Cohiba lines. Both are good; the Cuban is better; and the non-Cuban is definitely over-priced.

I disagree with the prevailing wisdom that Cuban cigars are the best (Quality deteriorates over time in socialist economies). I contend that cigars with Camaroon wrappers offer a better flavor than most Cubans. I have only smoked one good Cuban (the Cohiba), the others where either pathetic or the buyer was scammed.
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#8
I prefer Davidoff.
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#9
I really like Rocky Patel, especially the "Decade"..  and I second Adonis' recommendation of Davidoff.  It's hard to pick a bad Davidoff.
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#10
mkntrds Wrote:I disagree with the prevailing wisdom that Cuban cigars are the best (Quality deteriorates over time in socialist economies).

Hear! Hear!

I'd take most stoagies from the DR over anything in Cuba. 
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