I have been very good this month--no purchases until....
Dan at New Havana got in some new smokes that may be gone any minute so I had to buy them....(maybe if I don't name them I can pretend it didn't happen).
A couple of years ago I got a sampler of the old Cupidos from Cigarbid.
Most of them tasted like the new Cupido Criollos, but a couple tasted like the La Carolinas.
So I am as confused as you are.
(I really like both smokes but they have very different taste profiles.)
My box is now about a year old. These just keep getting better and better.
They are mellowing just enough to take the edge off and the flavors are getting more complex. The aroma is off the charts outstanding.
I am one of those who prefer the naturals, but if you want the maduro robustos at a good price, check out http://www.joecigar.com today.
"Don Pepin Garcia
Serie JJ Maduro Selectos
10 Cigars (50% savings!)
Size:5.0 x 50
Re: Helpthe New Guy
My suggestions from the list:
17.Partagas Puritos 4.13 X 32, Puritos, Cameroon
Tin of 10 In Stock$12.95 1 $12.95
If it were me I would buy the seconds. They are called Old Fashioned and you can get a box of the 100 Chicos for 22 bucks at...
A friend of mine is taking a marketing class and he said he was supposed to discuss how vendors determine "the price".
That set me off on one of my long MBA lectures. "There is no such thing as 'the price', I explain. Let's look at cigars, for example. We have Joe and Monster and Taboo and...
My favs of these (the Maduros) is the Belicoso. I have some with a couple of years of age and they are smoking great right now.
I hated the first Rocky I ever smoked. I think it was a Vintage 1990 off the truck--but after six months in storage they came around nicely.
The posters on this...
from MinRonee: "Interesting note:
65°F = ~ 18°C. Comfortable room temperature is ~ 24 – 25 °C, which is ~75°F to 77°F"
My home office (where I store cigars) stays at around 65 degrees during all seasons and I find it quite comfortable.
I would think 75 to 77 degrees would feel very warm.
Marketing your cigars as "averaging $ 14 a cigar" has some downsides.
It can discourage folks from trying your product. If they knew that many Ghurka five packs can be had from the Devil Site for close to that price they are far more likely to try them.
The two smokes that have getting the "wow" factor for me are one year old Pepin JJ Belicosos naturals and Illusione CG4s.
The taste and complexity just needed a little time to come together for these (imho) and at a year they have got it.
The trick with the JJs (again imho) is that they _must_...
While you probably could beat the price per unit with five packs at the Devil Site this is a great way to try a lot of new sticks.
I worry more about getting the best possible price when I am buying boxes of sticks.