A Rumor that needs to be put to rest?


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I have had someone try to convince me that the Cuban Cohiba actually has their cigars rolled in a fenced in factory in the Dominican Republic and then has it shipped back to Cuba. Such rubbish.

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Cuba supposedly running on 100,000 barrels of oil a day from Venezuela paid for by sending specialists in military/first aid and 30,000 medics because there is no hard cash to purchase it with. Buying

Personally I have zero interest in trying a Cuban cigar with foreign tobacco in it, for the same reason I wouldn't want to drink my single malt mixed with Jack Daniels. Blasphemy I say...

I have to disagree: I often have problems with NCs, as they burn much too fast and too hot compared to habanos of the same size. It's like if they don't need a smoker to be consumed!

The only thing I can confirm is this:

My RA Extras taste very non-cubanesque.

I couldn't disagree anymore. Name me a country outside of Cuba that gives me that wonderful RA stewed fruit with depth with virtually no harshness. No one outside of Cuba can give you that. NCs can give you a certain richness, but not without punching you in the face with nicotine or harshness. Same with HURR, P898, on down the line.

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I couldn't disagree anymore. Name me a country outside of Cuba that gives me that wonderful RA stewed fruit with depth with virtually no harshness. No one outside of Cuba can give you that. NCs can give you a certain richness, but not without punching you in the face with nicotine or harshness. Same with HURR, P898, on down the line.

Perhaps you have tried them, but try a Fuente 858 maduro. Sweet (I suppose stewed fruit...LOL...Frank!) and certainly no face punch.

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I couldn't disagree anymore. Name me a country outside of Cuba that gives me that wonderful RA stewed fruit with depth with virtually no harshness. No one outside of Cuba can give you that. NCs can give you a certain richness, but not without punching you in the face with nicotine or harshness. Same with HURR, P898, on down the line.

Don Carlos Lancero ain't bad either

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hmmm, so that's why my upmann mag 48's taste like that......

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***OHHH, you mean the "other" Jamaican tobacco? Because I'd LIKE to try a combination of actual Jamaican & Cuban tobacco. Jimmy Chang of Jamaican cigar industries is supposed to have featured that tobacco combo in his original Montalvos. But I'd sure flee from the "other" type of smoke! That's all I'd need...something to increase my appetite, have me lounging around and hungry all the time....I'D be the next subject on TLC's "My 600lb Life".

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***OHHH, you mean the "other" Jamaican tobacco? Because I'd LIKE to try a combination of actual Jamaican & Cuban tobacco. Jimmy Chang of Jamaican cigar industries is supposed to have featured that tobacco combo in his original Montalvos. But I'd sure flee from the "other" type of smoke! That's all I'd need...something to increase my appetite, have me lounging around and hungry all the time....I'D be the next subject on TLC's "My 600lb Life".

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it is pretty fascinating to me, however, that cigars like the RA Extra and H. Upmann Mag 48 - special release cigars mind you - taste surprisingly like NC cigars at times... not to stir the pot, here, it's just a coincidence as far as i'm concerned...

The Trinidad Short Robusto EL was the same way. Both looked and tasted like a Sun Grown Chateau Fuente - which is an ecuadorian wrapper. I'm not saying this nonsense is in anyway true, but the limited release comment was interesting, and rang a bell with me.

Those short robustos were simply bad. Expensive, and bad.

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It's funny to flip through a non CC catalog and see how many NC's keep the rumors flowing just on their labeling. Actually had a tobacconist tell me he heard the Cusano had Cuban tobacco in it. At $2.25 a stick I highly doubt it and if it really was it's probably the rejected tobacco the street people offer tourists.

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It's the same reason people buy ten dollar boxes of fakes in Mexico. The American consumer on the whole is ignorant of everything but the name and the location of where the better cigars come from. If you say Cuban, even whispered, it makes people buy them. You could roll up newspaper and banana peels and slap a Cohiba logo on the box and some rube would buy them.

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I might be new to CC’s, but from my short time reading about them it seems that there is more talk about poor quality then when buying high quality vs. NC’s. From the few that I have enjoyed, it seems that the high quality CC and NC are similar.

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I used to think like Guyman, that NC and CC are similar, that is until I got an HQ box of Magicos and an HQ box of PSD4. It's easy to see why the PSD4 is the BEST robusto in the world. Was literally everything I have ever wanted in a cigar. There is NO non Cuban that can compete with those cigars.

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I might be new to CC’s, but from my short time reading about them it seems that there is more talk about poor quality then when buying high quality vs. NC’s. From the few that I have enjoyed, it seems that the high quality CC and NC are similar.

I respectfully disagree 100%.

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I respectfully disagree 100%.

Hey! That is what I’m here to find out. LOL I can’t wait to dive in and try everything. And, I hope that I’m proven wrong. Because, I can’t imagine getting even MORE pleasure from a smoke.

Best wishes!

Mike

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I might be new to CC’s, but from my short time reading about them it seems that there is more talk about poor quality then when buying high quality vs. NC’s. From the few that I have enjoyed, it seems that the high quality CC and NC are similar.

It's not a popular opinion and people are going to disagree with you. As an owner of quite a lot of NC cigars I can say that I rarely have construction problems and draw problems versus CCs. I'd guesstimate it's a 1:7 ratio or higher.

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It's not a popular opinion and people are going to disagree with you. As an owner of quite a lot of NC cigars I can say that I rarely have construction problems and draw problems versus CCs. I'd guesstimate it's a 1:7 ratio or higher.

I haven't had hardly any construction issues in my CC's since the early 2000's. I'd say since 2006, my construction issue % is in the 2-3% range, almost non-existent for me.

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Don't know why it posted twice......sorry

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