posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 08:50 PM
Let me start by saying that I am in my late 30's. I started smoking cigars around the age of 15 and was weened on the Phillie Titans and White Owls
that I could get a the local 7-Eleven. When I got to college I was able to have some older associates located some real cigars for me.....
After college my first job allowed me to travel the U.S extensively, and every time I touched ground in a new city I searched out a good local
tobaconist... they always had something that my local didn't carry. For years I sampled anything and everything different. My habit was to alway
take the band of a newly smoked cigar and slip it into my wallet..... I had an empty cigar box at home that I would put them into. By my early 30's
I had over 4 boxes full of non-repeatable bands, somewhere along the lines of 500 different ones.
That being said, I have come to one conclusion....... "Enjoyment is in the hand of the cigar-holder".... there have been many times that I have
enjoyed a good cigar just to find that a friend hated it.... and visa-versa. As a Result, I have grown to love the good old tried and trues.
I will turn 180' from my computer, go to my humidor and tell you some of the things that are there right now...
First and Second Shelf: good old smokes, not fancy, but enjoyable smokes on a consistent basis.
Bock y Ca, Camacho Corojo, Excalibur 1066, Perdomo, Punch Champion (only Punch I like), Fonseca, & Onyx
Third shelf: more expensive smokes but not any better in enjoyment
Cuesta Ray Sun Grown, Joya de Nicaragua, Rocky Patel, CAO, La Gloria Serie R, & Arturo's Sun Grown
Fourth Shelf: a ton of "one-off's" that I picked up along the way and have yet to enjoy & decide on.
On a side note: I had the chance to spend 3 weeks in Hong Kong at few years back. As the plane was landing all I wanted was a legal, authentic
Cuban. During the time I was there I smoked approx. 20 different Cubans.... Boy Was I Dissapointed!!!!!
To this day my top (3) favorites: La Gloria Serie R #5, Joya De Nicaragua, and the little respected Onyx.
Smoke Well My Friends and Enjoy