What Cigar are You Smoking?

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danimalia

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Delicious and not too strong at all .. Great medium flavors but totally smooth
Awesome. I think this line and a few others made by My Father/The Garcias in both Nicaragua and Miami are not as spicy or strong as they used to be lately, but it's still a pretty fair representation of Nicaraguan cigars, so now you should feel emboldened to jump right in!
 

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pantsBoots

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Jul 21, 2020
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Good cigar and coming along nicely, but not much like a Por Larrañaga, IMO. Without the band, I would have guessed this was an Upmann with its notes of bread and espresso. There are hints of dried fruit I associate with a Montecarlos. Don't know what to think of this one, but probably wouldn't buy another box when this one is gone.
 

luigi

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How old was it? Cuban RyJ are a classic example of a blend that needs at least 5 years to stop tasting like peppery dirt
Good to know. I smoked it the same day I got it and I'm still lost in cigar world.
I've learnt so far that Habana taste is not something I'm looking for. Need something darker, stronger. I realized there are a lot of cheaper cigars from other Latino countries that sound like a good choice.
 

danimalia

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Good to know. I smoked it the same day I got it and I'm still lost in cigar world.
I've learnt so far that Habana taste is not something I'm looking for. Need something darker, stronger. I realized there are a lot of cheaper cigars from other Latino countries that sound like a good choice.
I recommend searching for Nicaraguan cigars, particularly those with Maduro wrappers, such as those with Mexican San Andres or Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers. Not every Nicaraguan cigar with a San Andres wrapper is dark and strong, but many are! My favorite is probably La Mission du L'Atelier and I also really like El Borracho from Dapper Cigars.
 

pantsBoots

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Good to know. I smoked it the same day I got it and I'm still lost in cigar world.
I've learnt so far that Habana taste is not something I'm looking for. Need something darker, stronger. I realized there are a lot of cheaper cigars from other Latino countries that sound like a good choice.
Arturo Fuente Añejo & Opus
Padron anything
Illusione Ultra
La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero if you want to go straight for the throat
 

cshubhra

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When I travel with family - Generally I don’t carry pipes or cigars. One more thing to worry about, and often I don’t have time. This time I am carrying both pipes and cigars. It is too cold outside, and it was very windy and the cigar burnt very fast! Yet it was a glorious smoke of a Padron 1826 Serie Natural in downtown Washington DCF46E2E6C-42A2-4E16-A33F-8125F806692F.jpeg
 

jttnk

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Dec 22, 2017
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My first Kentucky Fire Cured by Drew Estate. (Cigarillo size) Really enjoyable. It like a bit of pipe tobacco smokiness. Mild to medium for a cigar, just a different profile than most cigars. Not as sweet or infused tasting as some of the Acids. Glad I grabbed a tin of these.
 

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