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Hard to believe.....but we are at the halfway point of 2020 ........and hasn't it just been a "special" year to date :surprised:

For many of us, cigars have provided much needed mental relief through the past  4-6 months.   I see it as a special form of  "meditation/therapy" and it doesn't matter whether you enjoy it by yourself or with some mates over zoom. :party:

Generally, most of us have had the chance to try more cigars than we probably would have under normal circumstances. 

What are your First Half 2020 Power Rankings?

Specifically, the cigars that have gone up in your estimation.....and the cigars that have gone down in your estimation. 

Think as to how your smoking habits have changed since christmas. What were you smoking then....and what you are smoking now. 

Ideally List 3 .....but 1-2 is fine as well. Don't stress :D

First half 2020 Power Rankings.

 

On the Way Up In Your Estimation ?

1. 

2. 

3.

 

On The Way Down In Your Estimation ?

1. 

2.

3.

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On the Way Up In Your Estimation ?

1. Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo de Rio Seco

2. Cohiba Medio Siglo

3. Punch Short de Punch

 

On The Way Down In Your Estimation ?

1. Quai d'Orsay No.50

2. Partagas Shorts

3. Ramon Allones Specially Selected

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On the Way Up In Your Estimation ?

1. Cohiba Siglo VI

2. Montecristo Edmundo

3. Ramon Allones Small Club Coronas

 

On The Way Down In Your Estimation ?

1. Diplomaticos No.2

2. Bolivar Belicoso Finos

3. Ramon Allones Specially Selected

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On the Way Up In Your Estimation ?

1. Romeo y Julieta Churchill 

2. Bolivar Royal Corona 

3. JLP Cazadores 

 

On The Way Down In Your Estimation ?

1. Quai d'Orsay No.50

2. Montecristo No. 1

3. Montecristo No. 3

 
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On the Way Up In Your Estimation ?

1. Hoyo De Monterrey Rio Seco 

2. Juan Lopez Seleccion Number 1 

3.Punch Short de Punch 

 

On The Way Down In Your Estimation ?

1. San cristobal la Punta 

2. PLPC

3. Partagas Serie P 2 

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On the Way Up In Your Estimation ?

1.Trinidad Coloniales

2.R y J Churchill

3. Monte 3

 

On The Way Down In Your Estimation ?

1. HDM Epicure Especial

2.Trinidad Vigia

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On the Way Up In Your Estimation ?

1. Juan Lopez seleccion number 2

2. Upmann No 2

3. RJ Churchills

 

On The Way Down In Your Estimation ?

1. Ramon Allones Specially Selected

2. Partagas Shorts

3. Bolivar Royal Coronas

 
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On the Way Up In Your Estimation ?
1. Montecristo No. 4
2. PL Petit Corona
3. Cohiba Siglo II

On The Way Down In Your Estimation ?
1. Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2
2. Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 2
3. 

Out goes the robustos, in comes the PCs. Generally I smoke much more so now I gravitate towards smaller sticks

 
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On the Way Up In Your Estimation ?

1. Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo de Rio Seco

2. H. Upmann Connie 1

3. Juan Lopez 1

 

On The Way Down In Your Estimation ?

1. Ramon Allones Specially Selected

2. HDM Epicure Especial

3. Quai D' Orsay 50

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On the Way Up In Your Estimation ?

1. rnj churchill

2. vr famosos

3.boli pc

 

On The Way Down In Your Estimation ?

1. HDM Epicure Especial

2.Fonseca No 1

3.SCDLH all... clearly just my pallet

 

on a side-note i'm thankful for the lack of love for the party short b/c it's a solid staple

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Rob, it is really shocking to see the Quai 50 and Dip #2 failing.

I smoke the Dips often,and the Quai 50 has been touted so strongly.

smoking these too soon ?

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On the Way Up In Your Estimation ?

 

1. RYJ Churchill 

 

2. Punch Short de Punch (My favorite ATM) 

 

3. 

 

 

 

On The Way Down In Your Estimation ?

 

1. HDM Epicure Especial

 

2. QDO 50

 

3.Monte #1

 

 

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I'm not hitting enough repeats in CC to have an opinion on what is going up and down in quality. 

I have noticed that I am smoking bigger cigars more often when I do smoke. Longer at least, alot more time to sip skinnies. 

Also, my frequency this past month is way down, but it's either been hot and humid, or pouring rain, and I've noticed that I get alot more burn issues, so I wait for better weather.

The local lounges have reopened, but the mood there no longer suits me as the conversation is often dire or too lubricated, so we'll see.

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Smallish sample size, (and boy do I feel vindicated to see so many rank RASS on the way down) but for me:

 

On the Way Up In Your Estimation ?

1. HdM Petit Robusto

2. BPC 

3. VR Famosos

 

On The Way Down In Your Estimation ?

1. RASS

2. HUHC

3. Partagas D4

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On the Way Up In Your Estimation ?

1. RyJ Churchill

2. JL1

3. Siglo VI

 

On The Way Down In Your Estimation ?

1. HdM DC

2. Medio Siglo

3. 

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Anyone who put Parti Shorts in their "way down" group care to elaborate? I've always experienced remarkably consistent performance across multiple years but haven't had anything newer than '16. Need to replenish.  What's up?  Only certain years/codes?  thanks.

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Seems to be a pretty strong consensus that RASS are down this year. Is that mostly a reflection of how good they were in 2019?

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