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Old 02-22-2005, 08:45 PM   #1
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Which Cuban should I go with?

I'm making a trip up to Whistler BC for a weekend of skiing and smoking. There's a smoke shop in Whistler area that I'd like to pick up a box of Cubans. Anyone have any suggestions on some quality Cuban sticks?

And by the way, I'm not looking to spend my life savings...I'll be smoking with some rookies...
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Old 02-23-2005, 02:51 AM   #2
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Try the Partagas Serie D No. 4. You can't beat the flavor. It's not such a large cigar, so you don't have to stay smoking it for an hour and a half. It also doesn't have the same price tag as a brand new F-18A Jet Fighter.

Let us know about your trip. Post pictures. I'm jealous.
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Old 02-23-2005, 05:59 AM   #3
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Which cuban to try

During a golf trip to Ontario I tried my first Cuban- a Montecristo #2. I've never found one better.Expect to pay around $350.00 a box and have the merchant explain the box codes on the bottom of the box.You want a box with a date of around August 2004- no earlier and no later than October 2004.
Enjoy the Cubans and try a few singles prior to buying a box.
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Old 02-23-2005, 06:25 AM   #4
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Yes, if you weren't on a budget, I'd say that malone is right. If you want to go that high, you could do what he said or also try the Cohiba Esplendido or Cohiba Robusto, which isn't such a long smoke.
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Old 02-23-2005, 07:27 AM   #5
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IMO sticks that taste good and don't take hours to smoke would be (1) Cohiba Panatelas - Length: 4 1/2 - Ring Size: 26; and (2) Romeo Y Julieta Belvedere - 4 7/8 - Ring Size: 39.

The Cohiba's get into that nice sharp flavor a bit earlier in this series, but smooth out and become very flavorful. R&J's have a nice peppery spice beginning, going into a creamy smoke the second half of the stick. I don't believe either of these are a budget buster, but with recent price hikes, ya' never know.
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Old 02-23-2005, 09:47 AM   #6
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Dont forget about the Cohiba Siglo V (a personal fav)
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:45 PM   #7
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Ha

I had a siglo V this summer. I actually work at a golf course and find cigars all the time that people forget about in their golf carts. There was one tournament last summer that handed out Siglo Vs to everyone, and well at the end of the day I took home a few.

It was delish!
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Well, I'm glad you got them. Anyone who leaves top shelf stuff like that laying around deserves to lose it to a better smoker.
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Old 02-23-2005, 07:18 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Bloofington
Try the Partagas Serie D No. 4. You can't beat the flavor.
I also vote for the SD4 anther reason for me voting for these is - they are one of the few Cubans that do not need age to taste good.
This is a 2 parter.
Cuban cigars go into a sick period.
But a fresh box will smoke well for 4-5 months and then can (sometimes) need to rest for 3-4 months.

But SD4 is by far one of the best young cigar - IMHO
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Old 02-23-2005, 10:17 PM   #10
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Thanks...think I'll try to hunt down a box of Serie D #4's. And those Monte's #2....rated a 92 in CA, as well as the #8 cigar overall.

I've been enjoying Montecristo Platinum series Mini Beli tubed. The other cigar in my rotation is La Aroma de Cuba coronas...excellent smokes.

Thanks again...and let me know if you think of any more I should hunt down.
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Old 02-25-2005, 08:25 AM   #11
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You might wanna try to find some H.Upmann Magnum 46's . Great Smokes. My favorite Corona Gorda. Trust me you will not go wrong with da' mag 46 !
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