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The Cigar Thread 37039

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The Cigar Thread
« on: April 26, 2014, 05:10:39 AM »
I've noticed that there are at least a handful of other cigar smokers around here, but the only related threads I could find were (1) much more general and (2) fairly old.  So, I thought it might be fun to have a thread dedicated to the subject.  Possible topics include, but are by no means limited to:
  • favorite cigars
  • favorite cigar cutters
  • favorite means of lighting your cigar
  • impressions of new cigars, cigar cutters, or lighters you've recently tried
  • cigar smoking tips and tricks
  • questions about cigars/cigar smoking
  • best drinks to enjoy with a cigar
  • (although we are a fairly geographically diverse group) smoke shops/cigar bars you like
  • humidors
  • cigar cases
  • other???

Bonus points awarded for pics.

And please, no killjoy posts about how this is bad for us, we should quit, etc.  That has been covered quite sufficiently elsewhere.
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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2014, 06:10:09 AM »
Favorite Cigars:

Fuente Hemingway Short Story
Opux X Lancero
Casa Fuente
Liga Privada Undercrown
Liga Privada No. 9
MUWAT Baitfish
Tatuaje Black
Tatuaje Fausto

mmmmm ... making me want one just talking about it!

Now let's see if I can't dig up a few pictures of my stash in the US
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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014, 01:33:11 PM »
I have been taking a break from cigars lately.  The last few times I smoked them I got very dizzy and nauseated.  I've got a nice Alec Bradley Tempus sitting there waiting for me to smoke it though, so I'll probably fall off the wagon sooner rather than later.

No one likes a quitter anyway... :P

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2014, 05:11:15 PM »
Here's a way old pic of what used to be my barrel top humidor along with my cutter, a three blade cutter that cut like camera lens open and closes, that was nice! And as for my fav, a Cohiba!(the one at the very back of the middle row) Ohhh I miss them,, I had to stop due to asthma :'( JR

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 08:45:20 AM »
Haven't been on much lately and I can't believe I would miss a thread for cigars. I'll have to post again when it's not  nearly 2am and I'm more coherent.


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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 12:29:17 PM »
I have such an urge to start getting into cigars more seriously.  I only get them when someone goes to Cuba and brings some back for me, but I enjoy them, and they don't last long enough.  They are sooo bloody expensive here though.

Does anyone buy them online?

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2014, 12:35:49 PM »
When did this happen!  :D  Thanks for this thread.



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« Last Edit: May 16, 2014, 12:40:41 PM by SAK Guy »

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2014, 04:14:49 PM »
I have such an urge to start getting into cigars more seriously.  I only get them when someone goes to Cuba and brings some back for me, but I enjoy them, and they don't last long enough.  They are sooo bloody expensive here though.

Does anyone buy them online?

Thompson Cigar. I am very happy with them...I usually buy samplers so I can get decent cigars at intro cost. :tu:

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2014, 04:49:57 PM »
I have such an urge to start getting into cigars more seriously.  I only get them when someone goes to Cuba and brings some back for me, but I enjoy them, and they don't last long enough.  They are sooo bloody expensive here though.

Does anyone buy them online?

Thompson Cigar. I am very happy with them...I usually buy samplers so I can get decent cigars at intro cost. :tu:
Thanks!!  Their sampler packs seem really reasonable!

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2014, 05:02:09 PM »
I have such an urge to start getting into cigars more seriously.  I only get them when someone goes to Cuba and brings some back for me, but I enjoy them, and they don't last long enough.  They are sooo bloody expensive here though.

Does anyone buy them online?

Thompson Cigar. I am very happy with them...I usually buy samplers so I can get decent cigars at intro cost. :tu:
Thanks!!  Their sampler packs seem really reasonable!

I'm liking the Victor Sinclair samplers, esp the Series 55, best so far.  Glad I could help!

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2014, 05:02:33 PM »
Hmm, I don't think they ship to Canada.

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2014, 05:07:48 PM »
I buy a lot from Cigars International in Bethlehem, Pa. You would hope with a name like that they'd ship anywhere. Here's a pic of my humidor in my living room.


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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2014, 05:14:12 PM »
That's sweet looking Terry!!  :drool:

Just checked, and nope, they don't either.  :facepalm:

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2014, 05:31:14 PM »

That's sweet looking Terry!!  :drool:

Just checked, and nope, they don't either.  :facepalm:

I guess that's what y'all get for being able to buy Cubans. I wonder if Canada started an embargo on Cuba, would they be able to get other cigars at a 'normal' price.


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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2014, 05:44:50 PM »
CI has a great reputation (and deals) too! I have a couple of things I'm watching on their site but haven't bought from them yet!

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2014, 05:48:31 PM »

That's sweet looking Terry!!  :drool:

Just checked, and nope, they don't either.  :facepalm:

I guess that's what y'all get for being able to buy Cubans. I wonder if Canada started an embargo on Cuba, would they be able to get other cigars at a 'normal' price.


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That's the first thing I thought!  I found a couple of online places that do ship to Canada, but they seem to be running about triple the price compared to Thompson and CI.

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2014, 05:51:33 PM »
absolute cigars

Yeah...these guy's samplers are high end and sky high but they ship worldwide!   :ahhh
« Last Edit: May 16, 2014, 06:16:20 PM by SAK Guy »

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2014, 06:01:38 PM »
Yesterday morning out on the porch.....Don Rafael Sun Grown Torpedo! :tu:



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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2014, 06:13:34 PM »
I buy a lot from Cigars International in Bethlehem, Pa. You would hope with a name like that they'd ship anywhere. Here's a pic of my humidor in my living room.


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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2014, 07:20:42 PM »
I buy a lot from Cigars International in Bethlehem, Pa. You would hope with a name like that they'd ship anywhere. Here's a pic of my humidor in my living room.


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I was once at CI, very nice place! Love that table/humidor! JR
« Last Edit: May 16, 2014, 07:22:18 PM by MadPlumbarian »

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2014, 02:23:09 AM »
Here is part of my Liga stash and two of my wineadors.






Are any of y'all on the cigar forums? That seems to be where I buy/trade for most of my smokes. If y'all are into HTF sticks you might want to check out online humidor. They always have some amazing stuff for trade or sale.
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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2014, 02:24:24 AM »
Sitting by the pool with a Xikar Havana Collection Habano Squared and M.TO :D

@dmanual- I belong to Cigar Forums, same username :D I'm not that active on that though. I occasionally post what I'm smoking or a new box I bought.

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2014, 02:41:11 AM »
 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:  You guys are killing me!    :cheers:

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2014, 05:57:51 AM »
Llynncigars , if they are still around and Mrbundles will both ship worldwide and are reliable. I have not ordered any Cuban ones for some years as I  can Usually find them cheaper locally of in airports/ abroad but the are a few Hong Kong decent dealers that are cheap.

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2014, 09:26:29 AM »
Does anyone buy them online?
Yes, I buy most of mine from JR Cigar, but sadly it doesn't look like they ship outside the US.

Thanks for this thread.
:cheers:  It got off to a bit of a slow start, but I'm glad to see it starting to take off.
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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2014, 10:11:16 AM »
I was a pipe smoker and didn't like cigars that much. I have a big box that I bought in Amsterdam during 2003 and it is still 2/3 full. I tried some from time to time though.

But I like pipe tobacco like aromatic cigars and I used to smoke Backwoods and Captain Black, usually during holidays and leisure time. Now you opened my appettite to try them again.





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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2014, 04:49:17 PM »
I was a pipe smoker and didn't like cigars that much. I have a big box that I bought in Amsterdam during 2003 and it is still 2/3 full. I tried some from time to time though.

But I like pipe tobacco like aromatic cigars and I used to smoke Backwoods and Captain Black, usually during holidays and leisure time. Now you opened my appettite to try them again.

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I had a scissors type of cigar cutter my wife bought for mme that was seizured by my daughter.
I started into pipes, never really got far but I did try that captain black.. JR

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2014, 05:08:42 PM »
These are the Captain's cigars. Look closely on the right side of each pack.
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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2014, 08:02:40 PM »
These are the Captain's cigars. Look closely on the right side of each pack.

Pipe tips?

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Re: The Cigar Thread
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2014, 08:19:25 PM »
I enjoy cigars, but I'm more of a pipe smoker myself.  Another hobby that involves accumulating all sorts of gadgets..... :)  About 15 minutes from here there's a JR Cigars outlet.  Place is basically a giant walk-in humidor!  The wood floor in it is actually from a Cuban cigar factory.  Pretty cool. :tu:

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