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ciaphas26 Jun 2006 11:46 a.m. PST

looking for all info, usually smoke king edward invincibles but looking for something a little different so thought i would ask, what is the best cuban type cigar available to the british market

cheers jon

ioannis26 Jun 2006 11:51 a.m. PST

I like Montecristos because they are very smooth…

Cohibas are some of the best (if not the best), but unless you are used to smoking them, they can be quite strong (give you kind of a floating feeling!)

westphalia26 Jun 2006 12:18 p.m. PST

I dislike the Cohiba – older varieties were good, but the brand is now overexposed and produced a little too freely today.

A fine, underrated cigar is the Bolivar robusto in maduro shade. Excellent, full-bodied and rich. It's still my favorite smoke of choice.

Veteran Cosmic Rocker26 Jun 2006 12:37 p.m. PST

I would definitely second Montecristos.

very smooth.

Tommy2026 Jun 2006 12:56 p.m. PST

Forget Cubans, go with Dominicans!

Sumatran Rat Monkey26 Jun 2006 12:59 p.m. PST

It's not actually a genuine cubano, but I'd also really recommend smoking a La Vieja Habana for comparison.

A friend of mine introduced me to them, and I was rather shocked- they compare favorably to many of the cubanos I've acquired in France. Not _all,_ mind you- but most.

It really is a shockingly good cigar, and if you're in the US, considerably easier to get.

- Monk

Guy Innagorillasuit26 Jun 2006 1:54 p.m. PST

I was unimpressed by the Cohiba I had in Canada, but then again I prefer a lighter smoke. I'd take a Dunhill over that every time.

Repiqueone26 Jun 2006 2:36 p.m. PST

There is a fairly widely held opinion among cigar afficianadoes-of which I once was one-that the Montescristo #2 was the premier cigar. It is a dark English Market leafed figurado/piramide and has a flavor that is exquisite. Some prefer a Churchill (AKA Double Corona)-but the #2 is damn near perfect.

To be smoked on a veranda overlooking the Mediterranean while sipping a cognac or a premium Mount Gay Rum.

They are expensive.

Repiqueone26 Jun 2006 2:39 p.m. PST

PS Make sure it's a Cuban-the "Other" Montecristo available in the states is a poor and shallow imitation.

Silverback26 Jun 2006 2:40 p.m. PST

I really like the Montecristo no.2 torpedo. I need to go back to Cuba, I am almost out! Jose Piedra cigars are pretty darn good for a lower end and inexpensive cuban, just smoked one yesterday. I have some Partagas robustos in my humidor as well which are quite nice. I like Cuban cigars but I have smoked plenty of Dominicans and Hondurans I have enjoyed as much. I bring back a bunch of Cubans when I go to Cuba but I would never pay the prices they are asking for them here in Canada.

14th Brooklyn26 Jun 2006 2:54 p.m. PST

Honestly… just try around!

I have found that cabans are overrated, most likely because they are illegal in the US and that gives them a certain reputation.
I personally found that Dominicans and especially Brazilians are both cheaper and better!



Terrik26 Jun 2006 3:07 p.m. PST

i smoke monte cristo rubustos and churchills, preferrably, but i never turn down a free cigar :D

i also like the cohibas

similar to drinking scotch one night and a strong cabernet the next…

cigars leave different people with different flavors depending upon your palate.

also, "cuban" cigars are many times a misnomer, as many places claim to have "cuban cigars" which are cuban seeds grown in nicaragua, costa rica, the dominican republic, etc… the best cuban cigars are sold in europe, where Cuba gets the best price for them, so if you can obtain a true "Cuban" cigar from Switzerland, you're buying the "best of the best".

personally, i like cigars from other parts of the world, and don't really care if they are cuban or not, as long as i enjoy the flavor…

my personal favorites are the robustos hand rolled Deleted by Moderator :D

Monophagos26 Jun 2006 5:33 p.m. PST

Cuban cigars are so far ahead of the rest that they really should not be compared. I bought Cohiba Lanceros in 1995 and they were highly enjoyable with a glass of Havana Club 7 Year. Also worthy of note is the tiny Belinda, a panatella-size Cuban which is exquisite………

Browser26 Jun 2006 7:29 p.m. PST

Not Cuban, but the Gurkha cigars family has never disappointed.

Procopius26 Jun 2006 7:49 p.m. PST

What a lot of pretentious poppycock about a product whose ultimate purpose is to kill you.




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Walliche26 Jun 2006 7:51 p.m. PST

Cigars are sort of like wines… going to have good years and not so good years… Fuentes' initial production of "Opus X" was very good, as was Montecristo of Cuba of the same season… at other times the quality varies… Had some awful "Cubans" (watch out for forgeries…), the history and condition of the smoke can obviously affect quality…

Thenedain26 Jun 2006 8:24 p.m. PST

<<Cuban cigars are so far ahead of the rest that they really should not be compared.>>

Poppycock, I say! Cubans exist as 'premium' cigars due solely to their mystique and name value. There are a very, very large number of cigars out there that are really quite amazing, and this sort of hanging on over Cuban cigars do the rest a great disservice. The 2005 Punch Rare Corojo, a Dominican Montecristo, or nearly any Arturo Fuente cigar will, in this aficianado's opinion, compare quite favorably next to any Cuban, and in many cases end up being a far better smoke. And those are just looking at some of the best high end cigars, there's many others that are also quite good!

Saturday evening I smoked a quite fantastic CAO CX2 Robusto, and will easily choose most any CAO cigar as I've really come to love that brand. I hadn't been one for flavored cigars, but after trying a CAO Flavours Moontrance I was hooked and usually carry a tin of petites on me to share with friends. Actually, in retrospect, developing a taste for flavoreds was a bad thing, as most of my wargaming budget of late has gone towards filling a humidor full of Drew Estate Acids. Oh well, trade one vice for another, I suppose…

westphalia26 Jun 2006 10:00 p.m. PST


striker826 Jun 2006 10:47 p.m. PST

I'll echo the Dominican's as the top.

But I prefer the small ring sizes. You don;t get the feeling you're toking on a dog turd that way.

Paul Hoerner27 Jun 2006 12:36 a.m. PST

Procopius; I urge you to educate yourself on the differences in the dangers of cigar tobacco vs cigarette tobacco.

It's something along the lines of insignificant vs lots…

Myself, I have never been dissappointed with that Nicaraguan beauty, the Padron 2000.

Procopius27 Jun 2006 3:58 a.m. PST


Procopius27 Jun 2006 4:01 a.m. PST

Paul Hoerner

—-Procopius; I urge you to educate yourself on the differences in the dangers of cigar tobacco vs cigarette tobacco.—-

I smoked for 23 years, smoked quite a few cigars in that time, but never felt the need to carry on like a Bleeped text about them. They'll give you mouth/throat cancer just as well as cigarettes.


Paul Hoerner27 Jun 2006 9:49 a.m. PST


I suppose they would, if a person was smoking 20-40 of them a day. For less than that though, nothing negative has ever been proven, even for people that smoke 3-5 a day. As I am lucky to have five per month, I'm not inclined to worry about it. I don't use cigarettes myself because the nicotine gives me headaches.

Cigar lovers tend to carry on about them because they are, as Walliche said, more like fine wines, where cigarettes are nothing more than a drug delivery system. The various tobacco blends produce a near infinite variety of flavors and experiences and just like wine connesseurs (sp?) people who enjoy them love to compare notes.

Personally, when wine is concerned I don't tend to buy anything fancier than Boone's Farm, though I don't mind the occassional box of Franzia or $4.00 USD bottle of Tawny Port. :-)

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von Schwartz24 May 2020 5:31 p.m. PST

Used to get a really nice cigar at, of all places, my local convenience store. The only thing to identify it was the band which read Kristal. They came in the regular and darker Maduro shades, in their own little individual glass humidor. All this for $2.11 USD@, they had a wrapper that was a little sweet to the taste and so smooth that you could "Freddy the Freeloader" them and not get a single bitter draw. I had tried a few much more expensive smokes, from $8 USD to $10 USD@, they couldn't hold a candle to that little $2 USD cigar. One of those and a couple fingers of nice sippin whiskey….Mmmmmm!

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 11:00 a.m. PST

So, is there some sort of competition? Maybe a prize?

Who can find the oldest, random-est, thread to revive and get immediately dawghoused…

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2020 4:37 a.m. PST

It's thanks to checking in on the Dawghouse that I found this thread :-)

So these #2 Montecristos. Are they these?

Really? 20 quid a smoke? Although to be fair that site has others at £90.00 GBP each.

Robert le Diable08 Jun 2020 3:20 a.m. PST

A Scottish Lawyer once bought a box of very expensive cigars. Being prudent, he insured this valuable investment against loss, damage, etc. Having smoked the last of them, he then solemnly made a claim against that Insurance, since his valuable property had been destroyed "in a series of small fires".

""*[//]) {> ::::

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Jul 2020 7:45 a.m. PST

I prefer the La Gloria Cubana series. I've been trying the Macanudo 1968's but don't like the afterbite of them. Don't bother with Gurkhas, they are very hit and miss. Rocky's are also overrated a lot.

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