SloppyJ

Two boxes under $300. Help me out

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SloppyJ   

Hey guys, my birthday is tomorrow and I decided to treat myself to a couple of boxes. I'm new to the game but have tried quite a few different sticks. I normally split boxes with a buddy so I have more diversity than quantity. I'm running low so it's time to get some more. Here is what I have currently, most I only have 2-4 sticks left. I came from smoking Nic's for a few years so I tend to enjoy the more full bodied cigars but I can tell that I'm starting to enjoy/appreciate the subtle nuances in CCs. Lately, I've been gravitating to the PC size more because it's HOT and I smoke outside. They are the perfect size leaving me content without spending 2hrs smoking. I mostly smoke when I'm fishing. Maybe 1-2 sticks per week. 

RASS: Only okay for me. Still can't figure out why everyone loves them.

JL #2: Surprisingly one of my favorites. 

PSD4: Had 1 stick out of 5 that blew my socks off. The others were just okay. The one that was amazing didn't taste much like the others. It was very creamy in a way.

BBF: Probably my top choice.

Epi 2: Like these too, creamy and tasty. 

Monte 4: Not crazy about the Monte's I've had. A little dull for me. Again, just my palate. 

Trinidad Reyes: Would buy them again.

Monte #2: See above

RyJ wide churchill: Like the monte's, a little dull for me. 

BPC: Just split a box of these and they are fantastic. 

 

So here's my situation, I want to get 2 boxes on a $300 budget but I have no idea what to get. I'm pretty sure I want one box to be PLMC but not 100% on that. The other box, I have no idea, but it needs to be under $175. Any help is appreciated. Du Prince maybe? Also, thinking about branching out to less popular brands like La Gloria Cubana, St. Louis Rey, or El Rey del Mundo. Thanks for the help! 

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SloppyJ   
1 minute ago, ChefBoyRG54 said:

JL1 and your PLMC

Been eyeballing those as well. Same profile as the JL2s?

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Been eyeballing those as well. Same profile as the JL2s?


A bit more citrus imo, but I'm no expert

I like both jl1 and jl2 but he indicated he has jl2 and enjoyed them. Sounds like the natural progression to me:)

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potpest   

Your palate sounds like mine when I was starting out. I'd suggest pick up some Upmann Connie 1's and Boli PC's . Consistently "on" and great flavour profiles.

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garbandz   

see   ^^

Upmann half corona

or Upmann pc

boli pc

Parti shorts

Hoyo coronations

all of these smoke well young,all have a chance of aging well...........

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SloppyJ   

I have a fresh half box of Boli PCs that I think will be great. Smoked one ROTT and it was very wet but good. Letting them cool off in the wineador for a while but I think I will like them a lot. Wanting to branch out a little. Never had an Upmann. Might give the connie 1's a shot. 

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JohnS   

Unless you have an aversion to the H.Upmann profile, I'd go with potpest's and garbandz's suggestions.

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Hutch   

A 50cab of Shorts and a box of PLPs...both quick smokes, differing enough in profile, and ya get 75 cigars 😊

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SloppyJ   

Lots of good ideas here. I'm going to give the monte's another shot. I picked up a box of #4s on the 24:24 sale for pretty cheap. If I don't like them I know someone who will. I also picked up some singles to try. Connie 1, Choix, Unicos, and a Serie A to try out some different brands so I can decide on a purchase after these. I have enough cash for one more box. It's between the PLMCs or the HUPCs. Possibly the SCEPs too. Any thoughts?

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SloppyJ   

Well I just couldn't help myself. Ended up with a box of Mote 4's, HUPCs and PLMCs. That should tide me over for a little while. Thanks for the help. 

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jwr0201   

Party Shorts,  Boli PC, PLPC (split a cab), BCJ

 

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DWC   

Another vote for a cab or split one for the PLPC.  and also a vote for HUPC while they're still around.

 Can't go wrong with the BPC either IMHO.

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