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Hello botl,
Ive been out of the loop for about 5 years, stayed offline and smoked my stash. Now im back online and i am looking for recommendations. I enjoy smoking padron 3000/4000, fuente Hemingway best seller, fuente 858: as for cubans partagas d 4, hoyo epi 2, romeo y julieta wide churchils.

I hear good things about dtt and tatuaje. Which sticks do you recommend? Or are there any other brands/specific lines i should try based on my preferences?

Once again thank you

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As a general rule I like just about all Tats I appreciate the Black a good deal but if you like lances I understand the Skinny Monsters are excellent.
 
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My favorite Tatuaje is the Havana VI Verocu. Most of the stuff from Tatuaje is going to be well above average. It is just a matter of finding which one fits your taste profile.

If you're a fan of Cameroon wrappers I would think LFD Cameroon Cabinet and the AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon may be worth a try.
 

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It sounds like you enjoy many of the same blends as I do (Padron, Fuente, etc.). I would agree that most of the Tat stuff is quite good and the black blend is my favorite as well.

As far as Dunbarton, I have been very impressed with most of their blends. Because of Steve Saka's leadership and expertise, I view their cigars and overall direction as what Drew Estate used to be before they sold their soul to Swisher.

A couple of other brands you may want to explore are Warped and Crowned Heads. Both brands have added a few too any blends over the past couple of years IMHO, but for the most part the majority of cigars within their lines are outstanding.
 
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Hello botl,
Ive been out of the loop for about 5 years, stayed offline and smoked my stash. Now im back online and i am looking for recommendations. I enjoy smoking padron 3000/4000, fuente Hemingway best seller, fuente 858: as for cubans partagas d 4, hoyo epi 2, romeo y julieta wide churchils.

I hear good things about dtt and tatuaje. Which sticks do you recommend?

Once again thank you

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I too have returned to cigars after being away awhile. I was recently gifted a membership to Luxury Cigar Club by my better half. They have sent me many premium and a few boutique cigars that have been nice to sample. The reason I bring them up, they are currently offering the skinny monsters that Boudie mentioned above. I haven’t tried them, but have heard good things. I highly recommend joining a subscription service to try new sticks. The club I mentioned has been great so far, they also give members 20% off their purchases too. I’m looking at giving Stoggie Bird a shot. I recommend a service you can pause and restart as needed.
 
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It sounds like you enjoy many of the same blends as I do (Padron, Fuente, etc.). I would agree that most of the Tat stuff is quite good and the black blend is my favorite as well.

As far as Dunbarton, I have been very impressed with most of their blends. Because of Steve Saka's leadership and expertise, I view their cigars and overall direction as what Drew Estate used to be before they sold their soul to Swisher.

A couple of other brands you may want to explore are Warped and Crowned Heads. Both brands have added a few too any blends over the past couple of years IMHO, but for the most part the majority of cigars within their lines are outstanding.
Which dunbarton cigars do you enjoy? It seems we have similar tastes. Thanks you~

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Which dunbarton cigars do you enjoy? It seems we have similar tastes. Thanks you~

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The sobremesa and umbagog are my two favorites. The muestra de saka nacatamale and NLMTHA lancero are really good as well.




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The sobremesa and umbagog are my two favorites. The muestra de saka nacatamale and NLMTHA lancero are really good as well.




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Alec Bradley Tempus has been stellar recently.

Oliva does a good job.
 
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I'm all in on the warped 1988 and tab 142 toro these days. Kinda yin and yang, both just total flavor bombs. 142 is a nice nod to oily, drippy (not really, I'm deep in a metaphor here), "let's do our best to make a refined brute" and nails it, imo. The 1988 is probably my go-to aganorsa/warped product right now. Tat escasos is one of the best tat I've had in years - noellas.

More broadly, factories that take up more room in my humidor than they did five years ago: aganorsa, titan de bronze, de, nica sueno, oveja negra, cuban, etc.

I'm not really a fuente/padron guy, so ymmv.
 

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@Rupe, you’re too young to remember Drew Estates before Saka. It was an absolute joke. They were flavored cigars and the Natural had the flavor of ash (or ass). Saka made them a serious cigar company. I’d say they’re just returning to their roots.

As to the question, Tat Blacks are great! I’d definitely try to Tat Brown Label Havana Cazadores. They’re wet packed in foil so it completely changes the cigar. Great stick IMO. They’re doing great things with Sumatran wrapper the last several years, so I’d also try the Tat Brown 7th Capa Especial. If you’ve got a shop that’s a big Tatuaje shop they just released the Pete’s 50th sticks that are regular sticks with some age on them. There were only 100 cabs of three sticks released so they’re not easy to find and they’ll go quickly. I’d also suggest the Warped Reserva 1988. Great stick.


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@Rupe, you’re too young to remember Drew Estates before Saka. It was an absolute joke. They were flavored cigars and the Natural had the flavor of ash (or ass). Saka made them a serious cigar company. I’d say they’re just returning to their roots.

As to the question, Tat Blacks are great! I’d definitely try to Tat Brown Label Havana Cazadores. They’re wet packed in foil so it completely changes the cigar. Great stick IMO. They’re doing great things with Sumatran wrapper the last several years, so I’d also try the Tat Brown 7th Capa Especial. If you’ve got a shop that’s a big Tatuaje shop they just released the Pete’s 50th sticks that are regular sticks with some age on them. There were only 100 cabs of three sticks released so they’re not easy to find and they’ll go quickly. I’d also suggest the Warped Reserva 1988. Great stick.


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Thank you for calling me “too young” @Altercall. Literally music to my almost 60 year old ears. ;)

I am still a youngster on my Cigar journey though and totally forgot about Java’s and Acids as the beginnings of Drew Estate. I guess I was thinking more along the lines of DE in their prime when Saka and Nick M. were creating some awesome cigars. Those were the days!
 
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Try Caldwell's cigars. Long Lived The King. LLTK Maduro corona is available at Cigar Auctioneer for less than 6 bucks a stick right now (box of 10). Great cigar. They also have Mi Querida for a good price.
 
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