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Any CIGAR Smokers here @ TDPRI? What are you puffing?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by JJLC, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. JJLC

    JJLC Tele-Holic

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    I'm always interested to know what other cigar smokers are buying & stuffing into their humidors, and also how others prefer to store their valuable stogies.
    So, tell us what you like, and what you want that isn't available.


    I typically keep about 180 to 200 cigars on hand at any given time. This year I have been down to 182 cigars & have had as many as 205 on hand. The thing is I smoke too much :lol: so, I have to keep buying more cigars. :D

    So far this year I have smoked 121 cigars & I have purchased 133 cigars so, replenishing the stash is a must. The bad thing is my cigars don't have a lot of opportunity to remained stored & to 'age' properly, because I smoke them almost as quick as I buy them. :lol:

    I only have 9 cigars that have been in storage longer than two years, and I have 68 cigars that have been in storage longer than 1 full year. So, my cigars are not really aging as much as I would like them to age. I guess I need to either buy more cigars, or slow down my rate of consumption. :(

    So, this year I have purchased:
    Foundation Tabernacle #142 Lancero – (29)
    Ashton Classic 8-9-8 – (25)
    Foundation Tabernacle #142 Double Corona - (24)
    LFD Double Ligero Lancero - (20)
    H. Upmann Connecticut Toro - (20)
    Avo Classic #3 Double Corona - (10)
    LFD Small Batch #7 (2012 harvest) - (5)


    Some old favorites that I can't locate for sale this year:
    Quesada Reserva Privada Gordo
    Quesada Reserva Privada Barber-Pole Toro
    LFD Litto Gomez Diez Dominican Puro (these were supposed to be re-released this year but production is now delayed)


    Some of my rotation favorites = All of the above plus:
    LFD Double Ligero Digger 8 1/5 x 60 (these are aged 3+ years) :D
    AF Anejo 888
    La Aroma de Cuba Churchill
    Quesada Daga
    Gran Habano Julu Julu Habano Lancero
    LFD Unreleased
    Villiger Cuellar Kreme Churchill
    Placensia Cosecha 146 La Vega
    Quesada Espana (originally made for the European market to compete with Cubans)
    La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse Coronation
    Regius Black Label Grandido (shade grown/one of my favorites)
    Avo Classic #3 (fantastic cigar/very floral)


    So, folks tell us what are you smoking ???
    Tell us what you want but can't locate to purchase.
    I need some different stogies in my stash!!
     
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  2. stantheman

    stantheman Doctor of Teleocity

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    I gave up the habit for health reasons but my all time favorite all-purpose will always be the Macanudo Cafe
    Corona.

    If I had a Sunday Morning on the farmer’s porch I wouldn’t
    mind a Gener Hoyo of Monterey - the ones that come in a box of 8 in the glass tubes.

    I won a box of Monte Cristos years ago but oddly I preferred my Macanudos 35-40 minutes...nice.:D:D
     
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  3. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    Joking. My buddy always wanted me to pick him up some.
     
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  4. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Cigar smoking took my paternal grandfather. We shared a birthday.





    I hate those things
     
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  5. fendertx

    fendertx Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

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    I've challenged myself to quit smoking during this work from home period. The last batch I bought back in early March follows
    • Alec Bradley, Project 40 & Filthy Hooligan
    • My Father, The Judge & La Antiguedad
    • Padron 1964 Anniversary and a hand full of 7000 Series
    I really loved smoking the occasional evening cigar but I am going to try to stay committed to not smoking anymore. The health benefits being first and foremost and the money being saved is nice as well.
     
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  6. Rattfink

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    My favorite is the Arturo Fuente Don Carlos, in just about any shape. I recently discovered Brick House both in Maduro and Connecticut, and was pleasantly surprised. I have about a dozen in the humidor, about half of those being the CAO Flathead 660.
     
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    I don't have one often, and am not an expert, but the Garcia y Garcia My Father is the best I've ever had.
     
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  8. 0utputXfmr

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    In my humidour, I have a couple varieties of Torano Vault series as low-priced "casual" sticks. Honestly, General Cigar absolutely destroyed this brand since Charlie Torano sold it to them, so I probably won't be buying any more.

    I have an Opus X "Toro" and a Don Carlos "Eye of the Shark" that I'm saving for my birthday.

    I have a few of the last sticks from the Tatuaje "Monster" series-- a "Chuck", a "Tiff", and a couple of "Brides" (of Frankenstein) that I'm saving for Halloween.

    Other than that, just some odds-and-ends-- whatever jumps out at me whenever I go to the shop (Oscar "Superfly", some JdN Antano 1970's, etc).


    What I *want* in my humidour:

    - Ernesto Perez-Carillo "New Wave Reserva" double-Connecticuts (shade wrapper, broadleaf binder) for something lighter, but still flavorful.

    - A. Fuente or Don Carlos sticks with Cameroon wrappers

    - JRE (Julio Eiroa) "Aladino Reserva" in 5x50 Robusto

    - CLE (Christian Eiroa) "Eiroa" Corojo in 4x48 box-pressed

    - Foundation "The Tabernacle" in 6x52 Toro.

    - Southern Draw "Jacob's Ladder" in 6x52 Toro.

    - Ernesto Perez-Carillo "Encore" in 6x50

    - Alec Bradley "Tempus" (Honduran-made) in 7x49, assuming they fixed the burn issues...
     
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  9. bowman

    bowman Friend of Leo's

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    I like the idea of cigars, but not the possible health issues. I gave up cigarettes 21 years ago, and I'd still like to have one today - so there's that issue, too. But my dad smoked them, and many of my fondest childhood memories also include the smell of cigar smoke. I bought many a box of Garcia Vegas for him from the local stores - I'd ride there on my bike and they had no problem selling cigars to a kid in those days. BTW, my dad never did have any health issues from cigars, and lived a long life.
     
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  10. basher

    basher Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I don't smoke em anymore, but back in the day Punch Rothchild maduros were my usual. I liked pretty much any good funky maduro.
     
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    Back in the day Partagas Serie D .

    Nowadays 2-3 times a year a humble Toscanelo is all I get.
     
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    Steerforth Friend of Leo's

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    A leopard inspired me to quit, years ago.

    However, back when I was still indulging I was very fond of Monte Christos, and could get the genuine article at reasonable prices where I was living at the time.
     
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    I like Acid cigars. Very unique flavor. Aside from those, most of the Drew Estates cigars are on my list.
     
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    rockhound TDPRI Member Gold Supporter

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    When I do (and is rarely) Macanudo Hampton Court.
     
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    Don Pepin Garcia Blue label at the moment. I actually prefer the black label Cuban Classics (which are a little less expensive as a bonus)

    I've got all sorts of cigars in my humidor - many that are much more expensive - but I find the Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic hard to beat.
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    EDIT: Oh Rocky Patel Old World are great too
     
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    Nubs Friend of Leo's

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    CAO Brazilia is my favorite
    Drew Estate MUWAT is good also
    Oliva V Maduro are nice
    Brick House Maduro is a classic smoke also
     
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  17. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    I used to sometimes smoke cigars when I drank.

    I smoked $20.50 Hav-A-Tampa Jewels. With the exclusive birch wood tip no less!

    The cigar was .50 but in an effort to quit I’d promised my wife I’d give her $20 for every one I smoked.
     
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    Had a Cuban Classic the other day, and will definitely be getting more.
     
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  19. mfguitar

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    @JJLC , that is a pretty impressive list you have there. I never keep more than a few on hand as I really don't want to smoke that often but every once in a while I do get to relax and have one. I do like the Ashton, I will often buy Punch or Macanudo both are reasonable and pretty good quality.
     
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    Years ago I smoked a local brand called Wolf Brothers B42AF44E-1A61-459C-8845-F2383859D6C0.jpeg
     
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