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  1. Fuente is the only brand that does Cameroon wrapper well in my opinion. That wrapper with their Dominican filler is truly special.
  2. I would pay a good amount for a sampler that contained small portions of different leaf varieties (different seeds, shade vs sungrown, seco/ligero/volado). Maybe have 50 different varieties. Would help in understanding the contribution of those varieties to blends.
  3. My tastes change too damn much to go more than a couple boxes deep, but I go wide because I always appreciate the variety. Sure glad I didn't go too deep when I was only buying NCs. Having a hard time finishing the ones I have.
  4. I'm thinking the likely target if DPRK goes nuts is Tokyo due to the massive effect it would have on world financial markets (not to mention historical animosity toward Japanese aggression towards Korea). They could damage the West most with that move, more so than hitting a US Pacific base.
  5. Leaf by Oscar are the house favorite at my B&M too. I have had the maduro and sumatra and both were enjoyable. Better than most NCs. The packaging is gimmicky but it gets people to give them a try.
  6. Have a friend that's asked me to split boxes, but is unwilling to order himself out of paranoia. Unacceptable terms for me.
  7. The wood burning on the lacquer areas looks sloppy. Just the serial number micro-printed on the seal? I always wondered if they could replicate the micro-printing.
  8. I agree. In addition to being less refined than the RASS, I don't get as much of the "stewed fruit" flavors from the RASCC. My RASCC definitely still have the "funky" part of the RA profile, which make them worth the (low) price of admission.. Both are cigars I plan to keep buying.
  9. Any kind of rollercoaster or amusement ride. The sensation of falling is terrifying to me.
  10. This is why I still smoke NC's. After I saw the light on CC's and smoked them exclusively for a while, I felt I was becoming desensitized to some of the CC-specific nuances that made me love them so much. I went back to smoking 3-4 NC's a week (Davidoff, Fuente) and that has made me appreciate my CC even more.
  11. Is it possible that this could be a 100% seco cigar? With the 32 rg, not sure how they could get any ligero in there and it doesn't have a ton of body. With such a small rg, I'm thinking burn properties would be fine without any volado.
  12. The one I had tonight went a full two hours and two minutes. I nubbed it to nothing, but that's still just ridiculous. I'll need to get these drier because that's sign that I'm smoking them too wet. But damn, the few I have had so far have been super tasty regardless. My new favorite smoke. I avoided them for too long because I thought 32 rg would be too skinny.
  13. After a couple of months of rest, I broke into my LCG MdO4's this past week. I'm getting close to two hours of full-flavored enjoyment by slow-sipping them, like smoking Virginia flake tobacco out of a pipe. Draw is great - just a touch on the tighter side. They are bit wetter than I like at the moment (65% @ 67F), which I'm sure contributed to the long smoke time. Even so, I'm just amazed at how I'm getting a Churchill amount of time in a cigar that weighs less than a Perla. Anyone else with the same experience?
  14. Only had one RACA. Fantastic, but I'm too cheap to buy boxes of them. What's the chance that RACA could be re-introduced at some point as regular production (ala HU Mag 50) at a more reasonable price? That would make four regular production RA vitolas, including the very popular RASS. Could position RA for broader distribution (relegate VR down to a Local brand to make room). Not sure why HSA chose QdO as the next marca they want to push globally.
  15. I had three different Punch Punch singles from three different sources. All were muted and I nearly gave up on the marca altogether. The fourth single was the charm and I picked up a box last month (also smoking great).

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