What's your latest NC purchase?


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10 minutes ago, Ford2112 said:

Smoked a Fuente Don Carlos and enjoyed it. A couple Oliva V Melanio sticks. Some dog rocket I won't ever buy again. I have a 1964 Padron waiting and a couple others,a New World,a couple Ligeros and RP something or other.

I do enjoy a Don Carlos but it pales in comparison to an Opus X.

Padron is another favourite and while the 1964 is brilliant, the 1926 is the outright winner for me. I prefer larger vitolas so only had the larger formats.

I’ve got a box of Melanio’s on their way - thankfully it was a fairly cheap purchase although I’m not expecting anything of brilliance 

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Bought these from the B&M I'm a member of. Been waiting a long time for these. Eye Of the Shark.  

Very happy to finally get a box of these!

First time buying NCs in a long, long time so I went with some safe bets: Padrón 1964 Anniversary Exclusivos Tatuaje (Miami) Selección de Cazador Noellas Padron w

10 hours ago, Ford2112 said:

The Melanios are a decent smoke. I have yet to drop coin on an Opus to see what the fuss is all about. I might one of these days.

I have these fellas waiting in the wings.

Curious to know your thoughts on the LFDs. I’ve heard that they are extremely strong…but not sure. I smoke NCs often so I’m not opposed to strong, like a Liga 9.

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I had a LFD chisel back in 2012 when I was NC only. Very peppery and with some ammonia so I did not enjoy it at all. Then again I don't enjoy feeling like I ate a jalapeno when I smoke so YMMV.

I actually found that LFD more peppery than the Liga 9, T52 and Feral Pig I had.

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1 hour ago, rguinn said:

Hold on to the LFD double ligero for a couple of years. They age very well. Just had the chisel a few weeks ago with some age on it. Not too strong at all compared to some younger LFD’s. I really enjoyed it. 

I will take that tip to heart,thank you

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11 hours ago, stevenhaugen said:

Would be very interested to hear how you get on with these - been thinking about getting a few in to try although heard mixed reviews

I plan on smoking one before the weekend I will report back on that.

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On 10/27/2021 at 6:54 AM, stevenhaugen said:

Box of 32 Opus X Double Corona's. One of my favourite blends and not a taste profile I've found on a CC yet. By the end of this I'll probably be up all night ...

Beautiful box! I prefer the Reserva d'Chateau or Love Affair. The DCs take some dedication to smoke. A box like that would last me 15+ years!

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On 10/26/2021 at 4:49 PM, Ford2112 said:

Smoked a Fuente Don Carlos and enjoyed it. A couple Oliva V Melanio sticks. Some dog rocket I won't ever buy again. I have a 1964 Padron waiting and a couple others,a New World,a couple Ligeros and RP something or other.

I was a huge fan of the Don Carlos line but gravitated over to the Edicion de Aniversario line. Definitely worth a try but they will ruin the standard line for you. The flavors pop and are so pronounced.

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18 hours ago, Chris P. Bacon said:

Beautiful box! I prefer the Reserva d'Chateau or Love Affair. The DCs take some dedication to smoke. A box like that would last me 15+ years!

Did you find any difference in the taste profile between the Reserva d'Chateau and Double Corona? I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a box of the RdC but haven't yet. These things are not cheap and I've already got a box of the Perfecxion 2's (which are phenomenal) so need to think about humidor space :D

17 hours ago, Chris P. Bacon said:

I was a huge fan of the Don Carlos line but gravitated over to the Edicion de Aniversario line. Definitely worth a try but they will ruin the standard line for you. The flavors pop and are so pronounced.

Not given this a go yet but will see if I can get a few singles in - thanks for the recommendation!

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2 hours ago, stevenhaugen said:

Did you find any difference in the taste profile between the Reserva d'Chateau and Double Corona? I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a box of the RdC but haven't yet. These things are not cheap and I've already got a box of the Perfecxion 2's (which are phenomenal) so need to think about humidor space :D

Not given this a go yet but will see if I can get a few singles in - thanks for the recommendation!

I didn't find any noticeable differences between the two. The same Opus X flavors just in a shorter format.

You're welcome on the recommendation!

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On 10/27/2021 at 1:56 AM, stevenhaugen said:

Would be very interested to hear how you get on with these - been thinking about getting a few in to try although heard mixed reviews

Follow up review on that La Aurora Cameroon. I had a hard time with some draw issues in the beginning. Had it put out a bit more smoke I think it would have been a very enjoyable cigar. Medium body for me,with some leather,peppery notes,maybe a bit of cream. Not really anything to make me go wow,and not anything to make me never want to smoke  it again. Had to touch it up a couple times. So that was a bummer.

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On 10/30/2021 at 2:23 AM, therealrsr said:

25 Alejandro Gonzalez Fundadores.  Got the fiver, tried one and immediately bought more.  If the price drops or they offer a code I'll go again.

Got a fiver myself, haven’t tried one yet though. Looking forward to it!

Do you know where the tobacco in the blend is from? 

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8 hours ago, therealrsr said:

@Puro_Lover83, I don't.  it tastes more NC to me with the abundant chocolate.  It does deliver some twang though.  You are in for a treat.

Smoked one yesterday. It is exactly how you described it! I was confused because i got some NC in terms of pepper in the first third, but quite a bit of cuban twang from there onwards. 

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I smoked a My Father Connecticut yesterday. I enjoyed it. Smooth cigar with some white pepper notes and cream. I purchased a Padron Maduro 1926 and a Tatuaje Cojonu 2012. Going to let those rest for a week before I delve.

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