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I was looking at different CC samplers.  I was thinking there could be more variety in them.   If you could come up with your own idea for a sampler what would it be.  Pick a theme then list some cigars that would work well for that sampler.

 

Mine would be medium to long length cigars with smaller ring gauges.   More specifically 5.5" and longer and a 40 ring gauge and under.   Here is a list of examples.  I am open to more suggestions.

1. Cohiba Coronas Especiales
2. Cohiba Lanceros
3. H. Upmann Majestic
4. Hoyo de Monterrey Palmas Extra
5. La Gloria Cubana Medaille D'OR NO.4
6. Montecristo Especial No. 1
7. Montecristo Especial No. 2
8. Partagas Super Partagas
9. Por Larranaga Montecarlos
10. Romeo Y Julieta No.1 Tubos
11. Trinidad Fundadores

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I would want samplers based on cigar characteristic/flavor profile.

Mild, Medium Strong, with sub groups spicy, creamy, salted driftwood (Really Rob, love the SP Beli, but salted driftwood - love it), stone fruite ertc... I for one have a hard time distinguishing any of these notes - well not strength and spice.

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Actually it wouldn't be hard to program but you could do a sample creator. Simply select a cigar.. say Punch Punch and the software would put a pack together based on similar size / flavor / price etc...

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 W-e-l-l-l-l ... how about the following:

  *)   El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme (chosen only because lonsdale Gran Corona is discontinued)

  *)   Cohiba Esplendido

  *)   Por Larranaga PC (chosen again for same reason as El Rey del Mundo)

  *)   Ramon Allones Specially Selected

  *)   Jose' L. Piedra Cazadores

  *)   Partagas 898 Varnished

  *)   Saint Luis Rey Serie A

  *)   Punch Punch Grand Corona

  *)   Bolivar Belicoso Fino

 And there you have a range of high premium (i.e. Cohiba Espendido), very mild selection (Por Larranaga, El Rey Del Mundo), very affordable "average Joe" Jose L. Piedra, to bold and full bodied (Bolivar and Ramon Allones).

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  1. Bolivar- Belicosos Finos
  2. Cohiba- Robusto
  3. Cuaba- Distinguidos
  4. Diplomaticos- No2
  5. El Rey del Mundo- Choix Supreme
  6. Fonseca- No1
  7. H. Upmann- No2
  8. Hoyo de Monterrey- Epi2
  9. Jose L. Piedra- Cremas
  10. Juan Lopez- Seleccion No2
  11. La Flor de Cano- Petit Coronas (if not available, an ER will suffice)
  12. La Gloria Cubana- Medaille d'Or No4
  13. Montecristo- No2
  14. Partagas- Serie D No.4
  15. Por Larranaga- Petit Corona
  16. Punch- Punch Punch
  17. Quai D'Orsay- No50
  18. Quintero- Favoritos o Nacionales
  19. Rafael Gonzalez- Petit Coronas o Perlas
  20. Ramon Allones- Specially Selected
  21. Romeo y Julieta- Churchill
  22. San Cristobal- El Principe
  23. Saint Luis Rey- Regios
  24. Sancho Panzo- Belicosos
  25. Trinidad- Coloniales
  26. Vegas Robaina- Famosos
  27. Vegueros- Tapados

Could have one per day for a month. For the last 3, the 3 available ELs from Partagas, Cohiba, Punch.

I miss anything?

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Montecristo Linea 1935 sampler- keep hoping this will turn up on 24:24 sometime 

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2 hours ago, Ritch said:

Skinny selection 

Montecristo 2 Esp.

Partagas 898 varnished

Trinidad Fundadore

What else?

Monte especial 1

CoLa

CCE

ERDM Demi Tasse

RyJ Cazzie

PLMC

Fonseca 1

Skinny sampler would be a great thing.

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On 9/8/2018 at 6:51 PM, FatPete said:

Montecristo Linea 1935 sampler- keep hoping this will turn up on 24:24 sometime 

Yes! Agreed. One or two of each. Would be fantastic. El Prez...if anyone can make this happen, it is surely you.

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On 9/8/2018 at 12:06 AM, BeerPimp said:

I was looking at different CC samplers.  I was thinking there could be more variety in them.   If you could come up with your own idea for a sampler what would it be.  Pick a theme then list some cigars that would work well for that sampler.

 

Mine would be medium to long length cigars with smaller ring gauges.   More specifically 5.5" and longer and a 40 ring gauge and under.   Here is a list of examples.  I am open to more suggestions.

1. Cohiba Coronas Especiales
2. Cohiba Lanceros
3. H. Upmann Majestic
4. Hoyo de Monterrey Palmas Extra
5. La Gloria Cubana Medaille D'OR NO.4
6. Montecristo Especial No. 1
7. Montecristo Especial No. 2
8. Partagas Super Partagas
9. Por Larranaga Montecarlos
10. Romeo Y Julieta No.1 Tubos
11. Trinidad Fundadores

And that would cost roughly 350 dollars....

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27 minutes ago, BrightonCorgi said:

2 of each vitola for any marca.  

Ooh, a "vertical"- I like it! It would be especially cool if they were all of the same vintage, too.

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I would love the opportunity to buy the same cigar at different ages, for example 1,3,5 years old. As someone starting to find out how ageing works, and putting boxes away for the first time, I’d pay a decent premium to look into the future.

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2 hours ago, Doctorossi said:

Ooh, a "vertical"- I like it! It would be especially cool if they were all of the same vintage, too.

Yes, that way you could do all of Montecristo and then have a good idea on the different lines sizes.  2 cigars to make sure you are tasting the same thing or to do with a friend.

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2 minutes ago, BrightonCorgi said:

Yes, that way you could do all of Montecristo and then have a good idea on the different lines sizes.  2 cigars to make sure you are tasting the same thing or to do with a friend.

Of course, a "Montecristo vitola sampler" would be a very different prospect from, say, a "Diplomaticos vitola sampler".

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2 minutes ago, Doctorossi said:

Of course, a "Montecristo vitola sampler" would be a very different prospect from, say, a "Diplomaticos vitola sampler".

Well considering there is only one vitola in the regular production Diplo marca, that wouldn't be much of a sampler of choices

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7 minutes ago, Derboesekoenig said:

Well considering there is only one vitola in the regular production Diplo marca, that wouldn't be much of a sampler of choices

Indeed. Although, certainly, a similar price-point could be found by making a sampler that combines more than one of these marcas that have *ahem* thin regular production catalogs these days.

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A skinny sampler would be BAD ASS. I've bought plenty of entire boxes just because I love the skinnies so much. But for more rational people, i think it would be an excellent idea to try singles first.

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8 minutes ago, Derboesekoenig said:

A skinny sampler would be BAD ASS. I've bought plenty of entire boxes just because I love the skinnies so much. But for more rational people, i think it would be an excellent idea to try singles first.

@El Presidente

Your people have spoken! Can we have a skinny selection please?

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If I were to design a Cigar Sampler it would look amazingly like this:

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11 minutes ago, Drguano said:

If I were to design a Cigar Sampler it would look amazingly like this:

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Really?! You're given free reign and that's the best you can do?*

 

 

 

* I kid, I kid!

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4 hours ago, Derboesekoenig said:

A skinny sampler would be BAD ASS. I've bought plenty of entire boxes just because I love the skinnies so much. But for more rational people, i think it would be an excellent idea to try singles first.

I have tons of skinnies and love them.  So my vote even though I buy mostly boxes would be a skinny sampler!

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A "build your own sampler" would be great - like a "buy 10 singles get x % off" or something.  Could be tiered, buy more to save more...  Would be a great way to try all new smokes without including more of something you already have a box of, or something that just doesn't flip your wig 

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