It is amazing what a little band can do to a cigar!
In defense of this cigar.
I did get them recently this year and send them out.
I would typically have them on hand for 6+ months before smoking them.
So I probably should have grabbed something else.
I debated grabbing some cigars that were a little less spendy but had more age on them.
I thought they would have served you guys better as I had one and it was GREAT.
I'd figured Padron, but not the '64. Seemed the size was a little off and it looked a little rougher than I'd have imagined.
People cry about how bad tobacco is, but do they realize how bad water is? Water can be chemically synthesized by burning rocket fuel. Water is the primary ingredient in herbicides and pesticides. Water is the leading cause of drowning. 100% of serial killers, rapists, and drug dealers have admitted to drinking water. And probably most alarming...100% of people exposed to water will die! By comparison tobacco is a pussy.
Also, funny that, for a cigar that so many people say is "amazing"...these, in general, seem like some pretty mediocre reviews. For a $10 cigar I want something that will make me go "WOW! Holy crap" not just say yeah "that's a good one for the golf course" or "that was a solid B" ...I can get many solid B+/A- cigars for $3-$4 regularly!!! Like a previous poster stated above...it's funny how you stick a certain band on a cigar and it makes it taste good!
Because of this, I don't really trust non-blind cigar reviews anymore and, also, because of this I am going to trust my own taste buds more and rely less on what other people say about sticks.
Thank you FTTF! I see some of these in my future. I've had PAN's that didn't too too much for me, but this Maduro was great!
Gibble would have never smoked that cigar because he would have seen the non-triple cap and box press and known it was a Padron and threw it in the trash, lol.
Turkey doesn't keep me from working, just being productive.
Newbie Sampler Trade thread below. Good way for new guys to build their trader rating and meet some great BOTL's.
Newbie Sampler Trade
Thank you Neil for putting this together... I'm enjoying the read from all the participants.
Last edited by JDog; 04-25-2012 at 09:48 PM.