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Cigar Aficionado

I was wondering if any TT'ers enjoy a good Cigar (or a bad one for that matter) and what brand/type they like?

It seems we are a dying breed. :)

created by Molsonator on Dec 24, 2012 at 12:44:52 pm     Entertainment     Comments: 9

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My preference is Dominican Republic cigars. Mild, smooth, and usually well-made. Arturo Fuentes are my favorites.

posted by pete on Dec 24, 2012 at 01:12:48 pm     #  

I'm no aficionado, but I do love buying samplers and trying them all. I check (search cigars) for box samplers and here's my list of 'daily' cigar deals:

I have loved the Gurkha Status ( and Drew Estate Tabak Especial Limited Red Eye (

posted by smbfc on Dec 24, 2012 at 01:35:55 pm     #  

Just bought a dozen Arturo Fuentes. Three for my brother, three for my BBQ guy, and six for my trip next weekend.

posted by JohnnyMac on Dec 24, 2012 at 05:14:49 pm     #  

I love CAO. I also have been enjoying Brickhouse lately. Just got Kristoff for Christmas. Never had it before.

posted by Molsonator on Dec 25, 2012 at 03:01:27 pm     #  

I like CAO maduros. Although I smoke more Macanudo Maduro than anything else. There is always a few of them in the humidor.

Favorite smoke recently bar none was a Fuentes Diamond Crown Maximus. That would be my one top recommendation. Also enjoyed a Padron 1964 this year.
These are all available at Cigar Affair.

posted by justread on Dec 26, 2012 at 07:09:08 am     #  

I used to get Punch Champions at Cigar Affair. Also, Puros Indios. I don't think they carry either anymore although their selection is excellent. My brother loves La Gloria Cubana - so when i visit I get to try different types. I don't think they are as good as twenty years ago though.

I will try the Fuentes next visit, justread. Thanks.

posted by Molsonator on Dec 26, 2012 at 10:34:35 am     #  

You bet. Loved it. It wasn't cheap. Maybe 2 or 3 times what I spend on my macanudos.

But it was memorable.

posted by justread on Dec 26, 2012 at 11:01:51 am     #  

I quit smoking a couple years back but still enjoy a nice cigar once a year.

Best place I've found in 3 states is right in Maumee "Cigar Affair".

posted by INeedCoffee on Dec 26, 2012 at 12:12:38 pm     #  

CAO makes a great line of cigars. The La Traviata, while not CAO's best cigar, might be the best cigar for the money.

If you can get your hands on the discontinued CAO Vision, I'd encourage you to do so, although they are quite pricey.

If you haven't tried one of the many Ghurka products, you're depriving yourself. They make a smoke for just about all tastes.

posted by MemyselfandI on Dec 26, 2012 at 08:03:51 pm     #