i love a good box press. i like them so much that i save them for special ocasions. i like non box pressed as well but the box press feels good in my hand. a nice long churchill with a strong box press makes me feel like i should be a mafia boss or something.
the more time that people put into something and the more effort that someone puts into something the better it turns out. A good example is with cooking. Use the best cuts of meat. Put a top noch rub on it made from the best spices and take the time to season at every step. In general put alot of time into it nd youll get a better meal than if you just go the the store and pick up whatever and throw it on the fire. The box press is just putting a bit more care into it than if it isnt.
i know this isnt 100% true. but its how my brain works. It feels like there was more effort into it.
Then again i also think that Cusano ages their tobacco 18 years just so that I can have a good cigar. It has nothing to do with anyone else....
Capt is right, smoke a Padron Anni and you'll change your mind. LFD Factory presses are awesome too.
The thing with box presses is they seem to be more prone to burn issues and tougher draws. If you let them rest a while it helps. Plus some manufacturers produce square presses that have sharper, more defined edges that are more uncomfortable to hold.
YEA BABY , I love the Anniv.Series, at times I will go for the 64 , some times the 26, Both are great smokes , the Onyx Mini Belicosa is a favorite of mine also, , they stay where you put them, & if you bite it just right a few times , the tip will round out in your mouth !
It'd be understandable if you'd gotten in on my "know your butts" game in the fun and games thread a while back. A particular box pressed cigar un-pressed itself and caused all kinds of trouble for the participants. Basically after un-pressing itself it appeared to be a much larger ring gauge than the description of the smoke would normally indicate.
Other than that, if you don't like box pressed cigars you must not be chewing on them enough. They'll get round if you want them to. You just have to do a little work.
As you can probably tell, I don't have any serious comments to make about this.