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Old 03-26-2010, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default Holts Connisseur By Don Pepin Garcia

So I noticed these at $60 for 20 assorted sizes and took the plunge.
A Nicaraguan puro,I've had two so far.
Appearance is good,nice and dark.
Construction on the two has been good.A torpedo I had smoked exceptionally well.
Aroma is very good and plentiful smoke is produced with little effort.(remember,the aroma is the taste)

All and all for the money,I would buy these again.

A damn good smoke
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Holts Connisseur By Don Pepin Garcia

Thanks for being the Guinea Pig, bud.
So, you are saying "They don't Suck"?
Are there discernible differences in the assorted vitolas as far as flavor/profile change?
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:25 AM   #3
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Thanks for being the Guinea Pig, bud.
So, you are saying "They don't Suck"?
Are there discernible differences in the assorted vitolas as far as flavor/profile change?
They do not suck at all Pete

Having smoked only two,I can't really answer your question about the different vitolas yet.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:42 AM   #4
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Default Re: Holts Connisseur By Don Pepin Garcia

Thanks for the review! I've been curious about these. I wonder how they compare to the LHO's...
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Default Re: Holts Connisseur By Don Pepin Garcia

Thanks for the review, Dave. I feel like I've been waiting years for an inmate to review these.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:08 AM   #6
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Thanks for the review! I've been curious about these. I wonder how they compare to the LHO's...
Like I said,I've only had two.With that said,I like these better so far.
You're going to pay a little more than for LHO's but imo they are worth it.

This is all supposing they don't magically turn into dog rockets
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:26 PM   #7
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Default Re: Holts Connisseur By Don Pepin Garcia

Thanks for the review...sounds interesting. I generally love Nic puros...gonna have to check them out.
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After smoking quite a few of my 20 pack sampler,I find myself liking these more and more.

Good damn smoke.
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Thanks for the review! I am going to have to check these out this weekend.
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I was in Philly on Saturday and took the opportunity to grab another 20 cigar sampler at Holts Nice shop btw...
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Great Review, Dave! Sounds Like My Kind Of Smoke!
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Make sure you announce your Philly visits..... so we can show some "City of Brotherly Love" hospitality!....Great shop and my office is a half block away....which only means $$$ for me
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Default Re: Holts Connisseur By Don Pepin Garcia

anyone got a link to these? can't seem to find them on holt's.
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anyone got a link to these? can't seem to find them on holt's.
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http://www.holts.com/category.html?id=86664

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I love me some Nic puros. Sounds like she's worth a try for 3 bucks a stick.
Thanks for the heads up, Dave.
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I love me some Nic puros. Sounds like she's worth a try for 3 bucks a stick.
Thanks for the heads up, Dave.
You are welcome Scott.
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I may have to take a few of these out of your humi when you ain't looking...
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:20 AM   #18
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I may have to take a few of these out of your humi when you ain't looking...
No need to sneak them.I'll share
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Default Re: Holts Connisseur By Don Pepin Garcia

Thanks for the review, I may have to give this a shot! Holt's has another little known DPG house blend (Casa Royale) that is in my top 20.



Shhhh.... let's keep that one a secret!
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Do they have the three hallmarks of Pepin?

Taste, Draw, and Construction?
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