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Old 11-30-2019, 04:30 PM   #1
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I was around 24 and had been smoking Bering, Black & Mild. A high class smoke was Antonio y Cleopatra. A friend of my father gave me a D-4. That changed everything. He would periodically give me other cigars, like Davidoff's that were still cuban, pre-1991. That D-4 had these notes of cocoa. I never smoked an A&C again. Maybe all the sticks after that first D-4 have been an attempt to get that first flavor rush.

What is THE cigar that changed it for you.
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Old 11-30-2019, 05:03 PM   #2
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I smoked cheapies until while on a deployment in 2011 I had a Cohiba (can't remember exactly which one, I think a Siglo II or III) and a Patron 1926 Maduro within days of each other, both gifted to me. Mind...blown.
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I've had several notable cigars through the years, but one that has stuck with me was a 90's Cohiba Coronas Especial that was gifted to me from a botl on the old forum. May have been from Tyr, but I can't remember. The wonderful floral notes were magical though. One of the best cigars I've ever had and have never had one like it since.
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I was gifted a Cohiba Grand Resrerva several years ago. All cigars I have had since are always compared to this cigar — some come close and some do not...

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Arturo Fuente Exquisito. I had occasionally smoked cheapies before then, mainly AyC and Backwoods, but when I smoked that Exquisito, it was like a near death experience.

What's funny is that I no longer find the standard Fuente lines to be very great. Decent, but not great. Funny how your palate changes.
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My very first cigar was a factory reject bundle stick after a college buddy gifted me a couple. It was all downhill from there.
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LGC Wavell Maduro back when they were rolled only in Miami. I sure wish I had more.
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Arturo Fuente Exquisito. I had occasionally smoked cheapies before then, mainly AyC and Backwoods, but when I smoked that Exquisito, it was like a near death experience.

What's funny is that I no longer find the standard Fuente lines to be very great. Decent, but not great. Funny how your palate changes.
You smoked Grenadiers too, huh Mark? I did about 15 years of those rockets.

I think it was a Fuente that turned the tide to handmades for me too, and then a Bolivar Royal Corona showed me what the Island had to offer.
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LGC Wavell Maduro back when they were rolled only in Miami. I sure wish I had more.
Recently said the same thing the other night, while my friends and I watched “Handrolled”.
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