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    An observation about aged NCs

    Yep, it's all about the supply and demand. Demand for most older NCs seems to be lower than for "fresh" NCs simply due to the way that market works. Most NC manufacturers are constantly rolling out new products and pimping the hell out of them instead of sticking with a consistent, signature...
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    How should I spend $100.00?

    Cooler+beads and a few smokes (I'd recommend a sampler from a BOTL in the FS forum).
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    pepin maduro's

    I just bought a couple boxes but I can't pass this up!
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    Have you ever thrown away cigars?

    I don't see anything wrong with sending the troops decent cigars that you personally just don't care for. Sure, you don't want to send them crap, but the OP's cigars were not exactly dog rockets. It's received some decent reviews and I know some people who like them.
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    Alec Bradley Tempus Corona

    Alec Bradley Tempus Corona The Tempus churchill just received a "94" rating in CA so I was very skeptical of this cigar before even obtaining one but that did put it on my radar as something to try. Frankly, I haven't thought too highly of the few AB cigars I've smoked. (Cigar Insider gave this...
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    Cigar.com house blends

    I smoked one recently and wasn't blown away. It wasn't a bad cigar for the price though.
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    help me price sampler

    I would look up how much each cigar would cost if bought as part of a box from a major retailer like CI and then maybe give him a bit of a discount. If I were to just eyeball it, I would say about $5 x 27 cigars = $135.
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    Dry them before freezing them?

    :tpd: I also make sure that my freezer is on its coldest setting since I usually have it on a moderate setting to save energy.
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    Maduro Cigar selections?

    Any Padron maduro (x000, Anniversary, or other--they're all great) Don Pepin Garcia Serie JJ maduro A. Fuente 858 maduro
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    tatuaje

    Havana VI >>> P series The P series tastes fine but it's mixed filler. The Havana VI is all long filler and tastes amazing.
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    Sancti Spiritus Torpedo

    Even this torpedo took me nearly 2 hours to smoke. It was a very relaxing, slow burning stick. I agree. It's very expensive for a house brand cigar. Thanks again to seegarfan for sending me one. Otherwise I probably would have never tried this cigar.
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    Sancti Spiritus Torpedo

    Sancti Spiritus Torpedo Size/vitola: 6.125" x 52rg torpedo Medium brown Nicaraguan corojo wrapper Nicaraguan wrapper and binder Pre-light: Very firm and tightly packed with tobacco. Some medium sized veins and small wrapper defects likely due to the travels that this cigar has been through...
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    Just had my first Nub...

    Have you ever smoked an Oliva G? I find the Nub Cameroon to be quite similar to it and I prefer the more traditional sizes.
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    Cigar.com Corojo Robusto vs. DPG Blue Robusto

    I have at least 5 more Pepin blends that I haven't tried in my humidor. I think there are another 10 on the market that I'll probably never get around to.
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    Cigar.com Corojo Robusto vs. DPG Blue Robusto

    Cigar.com Corojo Robusto vs. DPG Blue Robusto I had no intentions of doing a comparison type review of the Cigar.com Corojo robusto when I selected it. I was in the mood for something spicy so I did what I always do in that situation: I went to the DPG section in my Vinotemp and picked...
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    Are Taboo Cigars high-quality?

    All of the Taboo cigars I've smoked have been quite decent. None of them have blown me away yet but I've certainly enjoyed most of them. I would say that the ones I've tried were of "moderate" quality. A step up from the value brands but not quite at the level of Padron, Pepin, or Fuente...
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    Graycliff 1666 PGX

    Thanks for these reviews and pictures. I had a funny feeling about this cigar and now I know that it was justified. It's such a shame that Graycliff allowed CI to water down their brand :mad:
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    Rocky Patel Decade Toro

    It was a good cigar but I definitely do not agree with CA's 95 rating either. I would not choose this cigar over any Padron Anniversary line cigar. Heck, I think I would choose a Padron X000 maduro over the Decade even if the Decade does have excellent construction. However, it was a very good...
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    Rocky Patel Decade Toro

    Rocky Patel Decade Toro Size: 6"x50rg MSRP: about $10 Construction: Firm cigar with a dark Ecuadorian wrapper and few small veins. Considerable weight for its size. I'm not a fan of double bands but the bands on this cigar were tasteful. The wrapped near the cap unraveled a bit upon cutting the...
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    Sending a cigar to a non-smoker

    You're not crazy at all. There are good uses for those free/cheap humidors, cutters, and lighters. One of those 20 count CI humidors along with a cheap cutter and a Ronson lighter is a great way to push someone down the slope :tu
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