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Old 02-06-2013, 01:47 PM   #21
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Not to deter from the current thread, but are Toscanos found in America Parodi's and DeNobli's, or are they "Toscano Style"?
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:53 PM   #22
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Blak Smyth and JJirons 69 send me your addy's and I'll get you out a few Toscanos.
wow bro that's a cool idea! I'd like to be able to do the same, but unfortunately here in Italy it's illegal to send tobacco by mail
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Not to deter from the current thread, but are Toscanos found in America Parodi's and DeNobli's, or are they "Toscano Style"?
https://www.italiansmokes.com/pages/...ar-Primer.html
Not sure if this answer your question or not.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:07 PM   #24
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wow bro that's a cool idea! I'd like to be able to do the same, but unfortunately here in Italy it's illegal to send tobacco by mail


Thats cool! I was there on vacation last year and picked up a few boxes of them. There a good smoke.

Do you cut them in half or smoke them whole? I ask because I saw a lot of locals cut them in half and smoke them.

Cool story, My wife and I where eating dinner in Firenze. After the meal I went to light up a smoke and found I forgot my cutter. So I asked the waiter and he said wait one minute. The owner of the restaurant came out and said ( in very broken english) he didn't have a cutter and then handed me a Toscano that was cut in half, and even lit the thing for me. Very cool guy we talked, smoked and finish our drinks. I tired to give him the cigar I was going to smoke ( I think it was a BRC) he would not here of it.

I really liked Italy best vacation I've been on hands down.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:45 PM   #25
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Maybe you are talking about a higher value Cohibas? Sig2s should be in line the Monte2s.
Would I rather have a Monte2 than a Sig2? Sometimes, but I like both and I like variety.
Comparing apples to apples in cigar size, the Montecristo #4 is the comparable size to the Siglo II. The Siglo II is 9.00 while the MC #4 is $5.92. I've had the MC #4 and they're good. I've not had a Siglo II yet so as far as taste goes, I don't know. But, I know the Sig IV is good but they're almost $3 more than the MC #2.
But each to their own. I'm not knocking Cohibas. I just don't go after them.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:27 PM   #26
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https://www.italiansmokes.com/pages/...ar-Primer.html
Not sure if this answer your question or not.
Thanks! It looks like these are made quite similarly as the Parodi's (except the Parodi's are made in USA). I think that the Toscano cigar isn't just the style but al so the Brand Name? Is that correct?
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Thanks! It looks like these are made quite similarly as the Parodi's (except the Parodi's are made in USA). I think that the Toscano cigar isn't just the style but al so the Brand Name? Is that correct?
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:05 PM   #28
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I'll never forget my first Habano... a Hoyo De Dieux. I've been corrupted ever since!
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:08 PM   #29
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I still remember my first one - I had befriended a local tobacco store owner who knew I was underage and still sold me cigars at age 13 and 14. I kept going there for a couple years and when I was 15 he happened to have some "special" cigars behind the counter. He gifted me one, it was a Habano RyJ Belicoso (from what I can ascertain). I fired it up while I was there and enjoyed it with him. I was 15 years old.

Needless to say, about 1/2 way in, I stepped outside and sat down on a bench and had one of the worst dizzy spells of my life. I must have hovered there for about 5 minutes ready to blow chunks all over myself . The RyJ was just too strong for my young unadulterated taste buds. That said, the flavors were great, and I still remember that smoke.

Of course, I now prefer stronger cigars de facto. Go figure.

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Comparing apples to apples in cigar size, the Montecristo #4 is the comparable size to the Siglo II. The Siglo II is 9.00 while the MC #4 is $5.92. I've had the MC #4 and they're good. I've not had a Siglo II yet so as far as taste goes, I don't know. But, I know the Sig IV is good but they're almost $3 more than the MC #2.
But each to their own. I'm not knocking Cohibas. I just don't go after them.
They are both excellent smokes, but Ill pay the premium for a Sig II.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:27 PM   #30
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While every CC I have smoked were very good, none of them were "Wow!" cigars... Just not for me I guess. More for you guys lol.

No idea what a Toscano is lol.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:30 PM   #31
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You spoiled me Ron! I can remember the days when I thought Nica Libre's were the $#!t
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Not sure if this answer your question or not.
Does anyone have any suggestions on which Toscano to try? I wanna get some.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:25 AM   #34
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Does anyone have any suggestions on which Toscano to try? I wanna get some.
Glad to hear that bro, I can tell you that my favourites are Toscano Classico, Originale and Soldati. Many people says that Soldati's taste is similar to that of the carribean cigars in some way.

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Thats cool! I was there on vacation last year and picked up a few boxes of them. There a good smoke.

Do you cut them in half or smoke them whole? I ask because I saw a lot of locals cut them in half and smoke them.

Cool story, My wife and I where eating dinner in Firenze. After the meal I went to light up a smoke and found I forgot my cutter. So I asked the waiter and he said wait one minute. The owner of the restaurant came out and said ( in very broken english) he didn't have a cutter and then handed me a Toscano that was cut in half, and even lit the thing for me. Very cool guy we talked, smoked and finish our drinks. I tired to give him the cigar I was going to smoke ( I think it was a BRC) he would not here of it.

I really liked Italy best vacation I've been on hands down.
Cool story! Yes I usually cut them in half, I don't smoke it whole so often.
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You spoiled me Ron! I can remember the days when I thought Nica Libre's were the $#!t
lol... i couldnt let you go out like that!
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Welcome to the proverbial Slippery Slope -- and all the discussion that goes along with it
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Blak Smyth and JJirons 69 send me your addy's and I'll get you out a few Toscanos.
Wow, very cool of you Anthony! Should be a treat. Thanks!
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Had a similar expereince with a Trinidad Reyes that Drez sent me. Completely blew me away, now I'm selling off all my NC's to buy as many CC's as I can. Very slippery slope indeed.
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Had my first Monty No. 2 last night ... I don't care if I ever smoke another NC... just saying.
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