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I am curious what everyone's favourite inexpensive Cuban cigars are.

Specifically what has been the most consistent flavour wise.

Not that I like smoking short filler cigars but from time to time I have to ration out the better puros.

Myself I tend to lean towards the Jose L Piedra "Cremes"

 

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I've been touting the JLP Petit Cetros pretty hard over the last couple years since I kind of rediscovered them. They've become my all-day-puffing cigar. The price simply cannot be beat ($1.35-$1.70 each) and they are pretty darn consistent for me (20+ per box are good.) I can smoke 3-5 of these a day, all day, and don't feel bad about putting one out if necessary. I've had some that are straight-up 90 pointers for me, and none worse than 86-87 points. 

Not had any luck with the JLP Brevas, Nacionales and Cazadores. They all smoke inferior to the Petit Cetros for me. Plus, I find a larger format gets a little tiring with the profile. The Cetros leaves me satisfied.

For a premium C&C, I go for PL Panetelas, HU Majestics and RyJ Mille Fleurs. 

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PL Panatela are a great cigar for the price point imo. Have aged wonderfully, given that they are a short filler. Very consistent flavours. The RG Panatelas Extra is great, not sure if they're still around much....

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PL Panetela by a long shot, although I have recently found some awesomeness in the LFDC PC.

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Quintero Favoritos!

Not consistent, to be fair, but I've kept mine at around 60-62rh and this certainly helps. A bit wetter and they burn very unevenly. They have a basic tobacco flavour (doh) and enough bite to keep your interest. My Mrs hates the way they smell but sometimes a chunky unsophisticated cigar is just the thing. I do like them and the price is good. Always have a box on hand. They've come up on 24:24 a couple of times this year already and I'll be all over them like a rash on their next showing.

JLP are OK - but the Cazadores can be hard work and I've rarely got through one without doing that face you pull whilst holding the cigar away from you and glaring at the smouldering end.

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For my money can't beat the Quintero Favorito, RG Panatela Extra, and PL Montecarlos. Great golf course/puffing cigars all and great to give out to non-cigar smoking moochers 

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I'm a fan of the Quintero's

 

Brevas and Favoritos are good smokes for the $$.

 

Also like the RyJ and Partagas Mille Fleurs a lot as well.

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Personally have been smoking the Partagas Super Partagas.  Good flavors for my humble palate.

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Another vote for Quintero Favouritos and RG Panatela. I love these two.

Partagas Super Partagas are pretty damn good as well. 

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Huge fan of the PLMC, haven't tried the Quintero Fav. Will buy in my next order!

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RGPC. I like RASCC and I like El Principe a little more, but the small cigar that I love is RGPC. I still haven't smoked a PLPC, so I need to get on that.

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HdM coronations tubo. Love those sweet cocoa/coffee notes. Good intro to the whole HdM line.

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Huge fan of the PLMC, haven't tried the Quintero Fav. Will buy in my next order!

Gotta be done - I'm happily smoking one now!

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I recommend the cheap and cheerful Jose L Piedra Conservas paired with a pot of strong Russian Caravan tea (I have it black).  There are better cigars out there, but this pairing is a marriage made in heaven.  Duck and oranges; gin and tonic; sirloin steak and chargrills; JLPCON and Russian Caravan.  

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Great little thread @SlimOne, I've been away from FOH since 2012, really helped me reorient to the C&C's that are worthy right now. For me, I've had $30-$40 cigars that have been an utter disappointment and $3 sticks that have been amazing. I lean toward value these days for sure -

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Both the Panatelas and Montecarlos in the PL line. And I keep at least a box of the RyJ Tubos #3. The last I regularly grab on the go to have on hand in case I have a chance for a smoke.

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Thanks for the input!!!

Looking forward to getting some PLMC to try seems very popular

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I really like the HU Half Corona as it is a great cheap short smoke. One of my other favorites is the ERDM Demi Tasse. I am also considering getting a box of  Quinteros since I noticed how well priced they are!

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I really like the HU Half Corona as it is a great cheap short smoke. One of my other favorites is the ERDM Demi Tasse. I am also considering getting a box of  Quinteros since I noticed how well priced they are!

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RASCC is one of my fav cigars at any size.

 

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Partagas aristocrats , Super partagas , Bolivar coronas jr , Hoyo palmas , H uppman epicure and majestic , RG perlas ,too many too list haha 

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HdM Palmas Extra. It could just be the box I snagged, but they're magnificent.

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