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Can you list your top 5 Marques in order of preference?

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13 hours ago, BrightonCorgi said:

I am surprised at the lack of esteem for Bolivar.  I thought that would be neck and neck with Upmann or at least equal No. 2 or 3.  Guess not.

Last 5 years, meh. Excepting of course the last run of BCG. This is coming from someone who's favorite brand was Boli by a mile. 

It's a shame since the brand and blend have so much potential (see those final BCG). And I think it's the brand that's fallen the furthest post-2000. Yes, Partagas and Punch have suffered greatly post-2000 but Boli was just such an amazing marca with a great lineup and nuance between models. 

MRN made the bold claim that if condemned to smoke only one brand, Bolivar would be the choice. I don't believe that statement ever had serious pushback and pre-2000 I agree completely. 

But the blend was never universally loved and most of the lineup was never "crowd pleasing", something that I think modern Upmann and Cohiba has, and to a lesser extent Monte has. 

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My ranking probably has more to do with the marcas I have in my stock than it does with my overall taste -- e.g. I can't put Cohiba on the list simply because I've only had a few random singles -- but here it goes:

Trinidad

Partagas

Bolivar

Juan Lopez

Sancho Panza -- the uniqueness has really been calling my name lately 

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Here's some numbers up to this point. Percentage of ballots that had each marca 

Hup 83%  Partagas 69%  Cohiba  46%  RA 45%  Montecristo  42%  Trinidad  40%  Bolivar. 40%. HDM 26%  PL 25%  R&J  16%  

Punch  15%  QuaiD'Orsay 13%  JL 12%  SCdLH  11%  VR 9%  RG  6%  LGC  5%  SLR 3% SP 2%  ERDM 1%

Add to the fact that 50% of the HUP  votes were listed 1st or 2nd, it's clear foh'ers are really into UPMANN right now. Anyone see that coming? 

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38 minutes ago, Hotboxx said:

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Add to the fact that 50% of the HUP  votes were listed 1st or 2nd, it's clear foh'ers are really into UPMANN right now. Anyone see that coming? 

They don't make my top 5 list but I still enjoy them.  It's not too surprising:  generally high quality + comfortable price bracket = winning.

Thanks for the tallies!

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1. Por Larrañaga

2. Ramon Allones

3. Upmann

4. Partagas

5. Hoyo de Monterrey (really fell into these deep in the last year)

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Partagas

Monte

Cohiba

Trinidad

H Upmann

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Cohiba

quai Dorsey 

hoyo 

partagas

ryj

 

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7 hours ago, Hotboxx said:

Here's some numbers up to this point. Percentage of ballots that had each marca 

Hup 83%  Partagas 69%  Cohiba  46%  RA 45%  Montecristo  42%  Trinidad  40%  Bolivar. 40%. HDM 26%  PL 25%  R&J  16%  

Punch  15%  QuaiD'Orsay 13%  JL 12%  SCdLH  11%  VR 9%  RG  6%  LGC  5%  SLR 3% SP 2%  ERDM 1%

Add to the fact that 50% of the HUP  votes were listed 1st or 2nd, it's clear foh'ers are really into UPMANN right now. Anyone see that coming? 

Nie work and thank you :clap:

I would have thought monte would come in front of Ramon Allones but outside of that I think the rankings mirror sales. 

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7 hours ago, Hotboxx said:

Add to the fact that 50% of the HUP  votes were listed 1st or 2nd, it's clear foh'ers are really into UPMANN right now. Anyone see that coming? 

Yes, polls we've conducted on our forum in the last 4 or 5 years have all resulted in H.Upmann being the number one marca in members' humidors.

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4 hours ago, SigmundChurchill said:

1. Cohiba

2. Trinidad

3. Bolivar

4. Partagas

5,Montecristo 

Wow, I am surprised H.Upmann is not in your top 5.

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Wow, I am surprised H.Upmann is not in your top 5.

I am surprised it’s not
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2 hours ago, Gamehawker said:

Wow, I am surprised H.Upmann is not in your top 5.

 

59 minutes ago, havanaclub said:


I am surprised it’s not
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You know, for me, Partagas, Monte, and Upmann all have vitolas that I love, and others that I’m not so crazy about.  That makes a list like this difficult for me.  Depending on the day or my mood, I could have just as easily ranked Upmann #4, Partagas #5, and left Montecristo off the list, because trying to pick what percentage I like from each brand is a daunting task.  It would be much easier for me to list individual cigars in order or preference, than it is entire brands.

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1. Cohiba
2. Hoyo
3. Montecristo
4. Por Larrañaga
5. Partagas

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