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Twotacotuesday
03-29-2015, 12:46 AM
Padron 3000 Maduro.

Subvet642
03-29-2015, 01:30 AM
Hamilton Coronas, almost indistinguishable from Don Diegos.

shilala
03-29-2015, 11:20 AM
Middleton Cherries.

joshnauburn
03-29-2015, 02:04 PM
Illusione Rothchilde

Texan in Mexico
03-29-2015, 08:42 PM
Dominican Montes - quickly found Padron though
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AdamJoshua
03-29-2015, 09:36 PM
S.H.I.T. herfers. While not a cigar and I wouldn't smoke any one of them, the cigars I had smoked were really good but smoking with the NoMex crew really is the best part, I relax with a cigar, but I laugh and genuinely have a great time with the S.H.I.T. herf crew and have made many friends there and through them.

To play the game though, a '05 Party Short from Angel is the first cigar that opened my eyes and made me say "whoa".

E.J.
03-29-2015, 11:02 PM
PAM Exclusivo.

Sadden
03-29-2015, 11:07 PM
Padron 2000 Natural.


Been a Padron whore ever since. Although my tastes have broadened. I had been smoking before with friends , already had a humidor. But thats the cigar that made me go from 1-2 a week to 1-2 day.

HollywoodQue
03-30-2015, 10:41 AM
Opus X Super Belicoso XXX with a few years of age....Wow

ripper
03-30-2015, 12:43 PM
Marsh Wheeling Deluxe Dark Stogies in 1962

Partagaspete
03-30-2015, 02:47 PM
Here's a surprise NC Partagas #1. I still sometimes like to revisit it and always enjoy it quite a bit. the 10's are good too. Obviously niether are my favorite or even close to it but there it is.

kgoings
03-30-2015, 04:06 PM
Santa Rosa Torpedo

stearns
03-30-2015, 04:08 PM
Mini baccarat's that came in a tin. I have no interest in trying them again, but I'm sure glad I liked them all those years ago :tu

nutcracker
03-30-2015, 04:48 PM
Monte no 4

shilala
03-30-2015, 05:39 PM
Adam made me think of the cc that got me hooked on cc's. It was a crusty little old ERDM lunch club that Dball sent me. For some reason I'm thinking it was from the 70's.
Then Clayton (akumushi) sent me a fiver of properly kept cc's, and that was it. Hooked.
Only good Party short I ever smoked was in that bag. :D

HB Toaster
03-30-2015, 05:55 PM
La Gloria Cubana. I was working on a project in Miami for about a year in the late 80's and the locals told me about the factory in Little Havana. I went over and stood in line for my 20 freshly rolled toro size, and after trying one realized that there was another world to cigar smoking that I had not yet appreciated. Every once in a while I have a La Gloria to bring back memories...

Weelok
03-30-2015, 10:02 PM
Early on, first cigar I got flavor out of that I noticed and then first box purchase was the Carlos Torano Virtuoso robusto.

jonumberone
03-31-2015, 06:44 AM
The first one I smoked.
It was more about the setting, weather, and mood than the actual smoke, but nevertheless, I was hooked.

afranco
03-31-2015, 01:51 PM
Undercrown drew estate

TomF
03-31-2015, 05:19 PM
ISOM Monte #4.

KidRock
03-31-2015, 06:24 PM
CAO Cameroon Box Pressed

Bleez
04-01-2015, 03:10 PM
I'd have to say the 601 Blue got me hooked and has kept me as hooked as I can be.

Thanks to a certain Maduro thread for giving me the guts to explore outside of the Macanudo world, way back when...

jjirons69
04-03-2015, 12:50 PM
Macanudo Rothschild

czerbe
04-03-2015, 02:01 PM
Partagas Black Label. Still enjoy them from time to time

x man
04-03-2015, 02:14 PM
Punch punch 1998

Sweet_Leaf_PDX
04-03-2015, 07:38 PM
Padron 3000 Maduro was the best cigar I had smoked the first time I tried it. This particular shop kept recommending Romeo Y Julieta (Altidas) and other General/Altidas stuff and I kept thinking there has to be better stuff out there :)

I've been a loyal customer of the shop that got be going on the Padrons ever since!

matt0278
04-05-2015, 07:50 PM
Oliva serie v. Went into full blown addiction after that.

Mr.Maduro
04-05-2015, 08:00 PM
Padron '64 Anniversary Maduro Torpedo

Chainsaw13
04-05-2015, 08:31 PM
La Gloria Cubana. I was working on a project in Miami for about a year in the late 80's and the locals told me about the factory in Little Havana. I went over and stood in line for my 20 freshly rolled toro size, and after trying one realized that there was another world to cigar smoking that I had not yet appreciated. Every once in a while I have a La Gloria to bring back memories...

Same here. I have a box of Wavells tucked away in the coolidor that I occasionally grab a stick from.

OnePyroTec
04-05-2015, 08:44 PM
The cigar that got me "hooked" on the hobby was a Nazareth's of Bev. Hills, Honduran rolled, RyJ Churchill. I want to say it was in '89. I had smoked cigars many times prior but they were on whims and I didn't have a humidor until after the first Naz when I went on a buying spree.

joatmon
04-05-2015, 09:07 PM
Partagas 1845.

heyferg
04-05-2015, 10:41 PM
Hoyo De Monterrey Epi #2 from the mid 90s. Amazing.

icehog3
04-05-2015, 10:57 PM
Bolivar Royal Corona. It was a revelation.

thecatch83
04-06-2015, 11:09 AM
601 Blue

pullins10
05-21-2015, 09:51 AM
One day with a friend I had a Montecristo Epic and an Islay dram and something happened with those coming together that I had never experienced and since that day the gloves are off and I have never regretted it.

Crownedone
05-21-2015, 08:22 PM
LFD air bender chisel

44stampede
05-21-2015, 11:12 PM
PSD4 in 2011

ThruHisStomach
07-31-2015, 04:12 PM
An early 90's Avo if memory serves.

shilala
07-31-2015, 04:16 PM
I forgot about those Wavell's. They were fantastic.

The cigar that totally blew my mind and made me realize there were insanely good cigars out there, it was a PAM 26 #6.
I smoked it around the dinner table with my gf's brother, mother, and father.
Awesome company, I was having a blast, but that cigar was so good it made me pay attention.

bkv04fsu
08-11-2015, 02:00 PM
Arturo Fuente 858 Sun grown

Touten2
02-19-2016, 07:47 PM
Dredging up an old thread, but I'm agreeing with the Partagas 1845. I had smoked an occasional cigar, but the 1845 was one that I really noticed and thought "dang, this is good!"

Allen
02-26-2016, 12:32 PM
Hoyo Epicure #2

Adriftpanda
02-26-2016, 05:16 PM
Got hooked with a Nub back in 03 or it was something of that size but pretty certain it was a Nub.

Didn't start smoking and enjoying until 05, had my first CC. It was a Monte #2 (which was fake). Although it was fake, I did enjoy it and seeked out to find some authentic habanos. All down hill from there.

Allen mentioned Hoyo Epi #2, that actually was my 1st box I purchased in 05.

icehog3
02-26-2016, 06:14 PM
Nubs came out in 2008, Huy.

jjirons69
02-26-2016, 06:32 PM
Pre-production Nub, give the guy a break. He knew someone on the inside.

icehog3
02-26-2016, 07:16 PM
Pre-production Nub, give the guy a break. He knew someone on the inside.

I would have guessed Huy and Sam Leccia would be buds.

Brandon
02-26-2016, 07:27 PM
2003/2008... same difference.

I believe it was 98 Bolivar CJ or 99 Punch Petit Punch (cabinet).

The 15 dollar Fuentes, VSGs, Padrons , etc never truly got me "hooked"

AdamJoshua
02-26-2016, 07:36 PM
2003, 2008, whatever it takes.

Adriftpanda
02-26-2016, 08:10 PM
I said or some similar size/cigar!

Ralphanator
02-26-2016, 08:49 PM
97 or 98 Punch Punch

The Poet
02-26-2016, 09:01 PM
As I've only been smoking cigars all but daily, and often multiple times per day, for about 15 years or so, I'll get back to you once I get hooked.

Adriftpanda
02-26-2016, 09:24 PM
97 or 98 Punch Punch

Ralphie!!! 1 post a year!

icehog3
02-26-2016, 09:38 PM
I said or some similar size/cigar!

You get in penalty box and feel shame!

sigsauer
02-26-2016, 09:55 PM
fuente cuban corona

Padron42
02-26-2016, 10:11 PM
I have 2 answers. The first cigar that got me hooked was a box of Da Vinci Mona Lisa's my college roommate and I split. When I really got hooked and moved from a small desktop to a cooler is when I tried a Padron 64 anniversary maduro. That was the real hook.

tsolomon
02-27-2016, 07:11 AM
I was trying a lot of cigars back then, but the Padron 3000 natural was my go to cigar.

funkyporcini
04-07-2016, 06:59 PM
Robaina Famosos - so toasty!

mahtofire14
04-08-2016, 06:14 AM
AF Sun Grown Chateau Fuente Maduro and Punch Gran Cru maduro.

Mister Moo
04-08-2016, 06:39 AM
I was a little kid, five, living in Havana, Cuba in 1956. In the dusk evening breeze the family would all sit out on the front porch to talk and have coffee after dinner. Small groups of men would be walking up and down the street with bowties hanging from open-necked guyaberas; many of them were smoking cigars. The smoke would drift up and over to the porch where I sat each each night and, to this day, I remember it as the sweetest and most enticing smell.

Whatever they were smoking had me hooked 60 years ago.

Nubs came out in 2008, Huy.

Well, that and Nubs.

Sooner
04-08-2016, 07:05 AM
Mine was the Carlos Torano Exodus Silver. It was not my first cigar by a long shot, but it was the first one that I could distinguish any flavors besides tobacco from.