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    Cigars Age Better in Cuba

    I agree smoking a cigar in Cuba is a superior "experience." However, this guy was talking about buying cigars that were aged in Cuba and smoking them elsewhere (e.g. in the US). Is this just one guy's opinion, or is this a thing anyone here has heard people say before? The guy made it sound like many agree. (Again, I'm not saying it's true just wondering if anyone here has heard this myth before.)
  2. @filltang I ordered same from same 24:24. Should be here tomorrow. If mine look anything like yours, I'm in for a treat!
  3. First, I don't believe this (if it were true, the anejado program would be far more successful!). I met a guy at a bar in the keys that swore this was a thing. I'd never even heard this before. Once I began discussing the range of preferences for temperature and relative humidity levels, he tuned out. Has anyone here heard someone say this before? Was it started by the guys selling Cohibas in glass boxes? Oh, he did gift me his favorite cigar: no lie...a Monte Open. I mustered up as much stoicism as I could, smiled and said "thank you."
  4. Sweet! What a nice Thursday morning surprise!
  5. If you find your way to Jacksonville, FL (or St. Augustine) let me know!
  6. I've given away multiple great cigars to the infrequent smoker, who then don't enjoy it (at least not as much as I'd expect). Sometimes I think I should have given them something lighter in body. I want them to have that great Cuban experience, but it lands flat. And in that case, I wish I'd rather have given them something cheap.
  7. When you have friends over that rarely smoke cigars, what's your go to cigar to give away? Something cheap and medium bodied?
  8. Get too stressed out about my options, try to do all of them, and end up feeling like I did too much and too little at the same time. Example: What to drink? Scotch, bourbon, then wine with dinner, followed by rum, regret and a hangover. Rinse and repeat.
  9. No one here has mentioned it yet, but buy some aged smokes. Rob will put them up here occasionally, and there are other sources as well. They're more expensive, so I don't recommend buying all aged stock, but buy a box or two to smoke along the way while your other boxes age.
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    Newcomer (Newbie) Q&A

    Check out that thread. Although I recently noticed SLR is not listed.
  11. Do most cigars with lots of age (20+) have a significant cedar profile? (assuming it's stored in cedar of course) I have one old box of BCG (19 years; dress box) that's great, but the cedar overpowers the other nuances. Is this typical?
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    I went to Amsterdam LCDH - great selection. Ask about special stuff - they had Talisman's in the back. No problem whatsoever bringing them back into US.
  13. Do you still sell the boxes with no code? Or do you use those boxes to sell singles out of?
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    USA / customs limits

    Remember when you go to a bank to exchange money, the rate they give you is about 5% below spot. Still better than bringing dollars down, but the reduced benefit may make it not worth it for some.

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