Cuban Cigars

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Cuban Cigars

Post by P5 guy » Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:04 pm

Predictably, golden child Rubio is against it

I for one can't wait to see Cuban cigars in my local smoke shop!!!

I just had a very nice Oliva Series V, would a Cuban be better? Or is this a case of 'FORBIDDEN FRUIT'?
I guess I should ask the same question about Cuban Rhum too.

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Re: Cuban Cigars

Post by 305tillimoved » Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:27 pm

Although its pretty easy to get cigars, I wouldnt mind being able to go into a shop and actually trying some out in person before buying some.
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Re: Cuban Cigars

Post by hurricanecharlie » Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:45 pm

You can bring back $100 in cigars That's about three sticks.

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Re: Cuban Cigars

Post by Odessaman » Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:56 pm

I heard a radio interview with "Cigar Dave" last night, and I agree with his assessment -

The appeal of Cuban cigars today is like the appeal of Coors beer back in the 70's: they're not really that great - just hard to get here.
Cuba has fallen behind many other, more modern cigar manufacturing countries in terms of growing technology and quality control.
For consistency and quality, it's hard to beat many sticks coming out of the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Of the last 8 or 10 Cubans I've smoked, maybe 1 or 2 were just "pretty good" - the rest ranged from "just OK" to "dog rocket." A couple were rolled so tight they wouldn't even draw without making me light headed from the effort.
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Re: Cuban Cigars

Post by One45 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:19 pm

I hear ya on Cuban quality.
My buddy is a Navy pilot and bought me a box of Romeo Y Julieta while off Dubai on a deployment.
Some were good, but the smoke is not all that smooth. I suppose that is the essential Cuban smoke though.
I prefer a milder smoke like a nice Honduran blend as others suggested.
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Re: Cuban Cigars

Post by bugman » Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:30 am

I have smoked many Cuban cigars. Their Dominican counter parts are much much better

After the revolution most of the old masters left Cuba, leaving only their names behind

Comparing new Cuban cigars to the old is like comparing an 870 to a Wingmaster.

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Re: Cuban Cigars

Post by hurricanecharlie » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:30 pm

Have had some superb Cubans and some that would not draw and required some surgery with a steak skewer. In short supply last several years here in
south fl.

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