Graybeard Outdoors banner
1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,075 Posts
I don't smoke, but I do enjoy the "Cigar Dave" syndicated radio talk show. I assume he has a web site, and there may be advice on good cigars there. He's out of Tampa and does a lot to promote the industry. If you can ever get the show, give it a listen. It's very good mens' entertainment.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,016 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
oh, i forgot about cigar dave, thanks !
i live in michigan , by me there is this place called oppenheimers, they carry wine and cigars.
last week i picked up some cigars called a taste of havana, they are cuban rounds, nicaraguan tobacco. the wrapper is nearly black and man oh man are they rich. middle of the road for price at $3.50 for a churchill
around here a blunt is dope, weed. they take apart a cheap cigarillo and refill it with pot. im not into that.
i do like a good crisp burning davidoff ,toro length maduro though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,075 Posts
The terminology is a hoot. Make mine a Fumo ***** Fuego Grande, or a Romeo y Julieta Peste Grajo with a 16 ring gauge. (Hope that makes sense). ;)

When I was a teen I experimented with various tobacco products. Some notables were Sherbidi cigarettes made with cheap tobacco wrapped in a leaf. They smelled like a burning golf course. Then there were Sherman Fantasia cigarettes. The first time I saw one I thought it was somebody smoking a pencil. They were about 9 inches long and came in multiple festive colors. Then there were the horrifically strong Balkan Sobranies, which were cool because they were wrapped in black paper and had a gold filter tip.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,088 Posts
Scibaer, if you're looking for a middle of the road price maduro; I would recommend Onyx. It's medium bodied too. I would also recommend the maduro's offered by Hoyo de Monterey. Those may run $5 a stick, but are also very good.

I'm going to have to go to the humidor and make a selection for this evening.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,618 Posts
I do.
Try the Rockey Patel Maduro Edge.
Should be about a $6-8.
Ashton Maduro are by size do the churchill is either a #50 or 60.
the other is a double Corona. $10-15 a stick
Both are great smokes.
How strong of a smoke do you want?
There are the Aturo Fuente cigars the black label sun grown have made me have to pull over and grap a Mc Burger and get something in me other wise it was a little too strong and I was going to get sick on an empty stomach.
where are you? The best shop I have found is just 1/2 mile south of the Bass Pro Shop in Ontario, CA. C alled David's Gifts and Tabaco.
Great shop, huge selection, better prices.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
2,655 Posts
I was never really a big cigar smoker, once in a while. On a Canadian fishing trip, (BEFORE 9-11) I bought a dozen top Cuban Cigars, and brought them home in my tackle box. Guy at work was a real cigar lover / expert. He handed me a cigar, and said it was about the best you could get, from Panama. Grown from Cuban seeds. I thanked him, smiled, and pulled a Cuban out of my gear bag and handed it to him. Told him that IT was one of the best you could get. Should have seen the look on his face when he seen the Cuban label....:) Honestly, I really could not tell the difference, but everyone enjoyed em at the hunting camp that year.

Larry
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,618 Posts
I can not tell the New Cuban cigars from middle of the road Dominican or Honduran.
I was able to get some of the Cuban Leaf that was in a ware house in New Orleans from 1959 and was rolled into cigars.
They were good.
But at $15-20 a stick there are a lot better cigars out there for those prices. And I would rather have two good Ashtons or a Royal Crown than one COMMIE stick. the only good thing about the Cuban Cigars is you have to burn them. :D
But they don't taste any better.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
770 Posts
as you can see, there is a particular brand that I like




but I also like Punch, Hoyo, Padron...

For many years I thought Rocky Patel was hype, just a name, until I smoked one. It is a first rate stick

For a cigar, the timing has to be right....off of work, special surroundings (like deer camp after the hunt and it won't be long my friends ;D) or out in the boat with the kids
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,333 Posts
I like the Perdomo Habano Maduro about $7-8 w/shiping
I like most all the cigars from Nicaragua and Honduras, may not be able to spellum but i do like their cigars.
Just found cigarbid.com, seems to be good deal
Have bought some from Cigar International and Mikes.
When i was in Dominican Republic i strolled into the cigar shop at the hotel knowing i was going to find some good deals
the same cigars that cost $8-$10-$12 here in Texas were $15-$20 there told the guy i could buy the same cigar for less in Texas he
smiled and said"but senior you are not in Texas" I told him i would be in 5 days and at those prices i could wait.
I did find a guy that knew a guy that thought he could find some cigars, and he found some good ones with a picture of a humming bird
on the band wish i had bought more. Their is a place in Miami called Cuban Crafters they are good also.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
1,795 Posts
mcwoodduck said:
Matt said:
I dont mind a good blunt now and then.... swisher or philly

Matt
Those are not cigars. those are ..... well Not cigars.

A blunt is a cigar which is wider than a cigarillo and not quite as wide as a Corona. These cigars typically consist of two main parts; the inner leaf, which is similar to a cigarette rolling paper, except it is made of tobacco, and a thicker outer leaf which is rolled around the inner leaf in a spiral. In most commercially available blunts, the "leaves" are not actual tobacco leaves but rather paper made from tobacco pulp.

Blunts originally got their name from their 'broad or rounded tip', and were named as such in the 1800s to differentiate them from other cigars with a tapered, pointed tip. [1]. Blunts are a specific size cigar that have been so popular as to have been once sold in specific vending machines [2]. The original blunt cigar was manufactured in Philadelphia out of a single leaf outer tobacco wrapper. At the time this was the only cigar wrapped in one continuous leaf, other cigars used pieces of leaves for their outer wrapper. Tobacco leaves naturally taper at the ends. Since this cigar was rolled in one leaf the end would taper and had a round appearance (thus leading to the Blunt name). Due to the popularity of this style of cigar many other Blunts were launched into the marketplace. Older Brands of blunts include:

Phillies, Dutch Masters, White Owl, El Producto, Swisher Sweets, Optimo, El Rey, Arturo Fuente, Romeo Y Julietta, John T's, Flor de Dominicana, Tampa Nugget, Don Rex, Don Tomas, Don Lino, Garcia Y Vega and Games.[3]


They are too.... ;)
Matt
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,201 Posts
Nothing beats a good cigar when you are playing golf or poker. I have seemed to prefer the Dominican cigars.

For my 40th birthday a friend of mine gave me a Gurkha Grand Reserve which was apparently dipped in some kind of expensive fire water of somekind. That was the best cigar I have ever had. I have no idea where he found it and I havent found any more but I still keep my eye out for them.

Most time I just chew away on a swisher out playing golf.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,461 Posts
It's been 12 years since I had one, but a panatella was my favorite. Not expensive, but the Garcia Y Vega, brown were my No. 1 choice. After I chewed on it for a short time and moistened the end, it seemed to mellow out the flavor. I still have an urge when I smell one. But, strenght be with me, I'll resist. gypsyman
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,025 Posts
I get a taste for one on occassion. I really like Arturo Fuentes. I'm not even sure of the size or model. They are not thin, kind of short and come wrapped in cedar.

I like a larger ring size but a shorter cigar. I like them but I don't have two hours to smoke one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
501 Posts
rex6666 said:
I like the Perdomo Habano Maduro about $7-8 w/shiping
I like most all the cigars from Nicaragua and Honduras, may not be able to spellum but i do like their cigars.
Just found cigarbid.com, seems to be good deal
Have bought some from Cigar International and Mikes.
When i was in Dominican Republic i strolled into the cigar shop at the hotel knowing i was going to find some good deals
the same cigars that cost $8-$10-$12 here in Texas were $15-$20 there told the guy i could buy the same cigar for less in Texas he
smiled and said"but senior you are not in Texas" I told him i would be in 5 days and at those prices i could wait.
I did find a guy that knew a guy that thought he could find some cigars, and he found some good ones with a picture of a humming bird
on the band wish i had bought more. Their is a place in Miami called Cuban Crafters they are good also.
I also smoke the Perdomo's. Buy the sampler right now CI has them on sale. I like the Habano and lot23.
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top