Inexpensive Cigars

Yes, there are inexpensive cigars that are pretty darn good.

There's a couple of types, from my perspective:

1. Great tobacco, but not long filler. Most cigars are made with "long filler" where the leaf goes the length of the cigar. So what happens to the rest of the tobacco? Well, you can make cigars with these leftovers. There's some great tasting tobacco out there. The downside is that as you smoke the cigar down, you can tell where the pieces end. Also, it seems that small pieces will work their way out the end you are drawing on. I can't explain this, but it seems to be true.

2. Good tobacco, but the cigar is harsh or just not "even tempered" in the taste department. Some cigars are never going to be good, but some of these will actually get pretty darn good if you age them for 6 months to a year.

 

So here's a list of ones I have purchased lately:

 

"La Perla Habans Cazadores Torpedo", on sale at CI for $30 for 20. Age these a while, and they are pretty tasty. Do not seem to be long filler, and construction varies, but dang they are cheap for a very good smoke. Buy a bunch and let them sit 2 months or more.

"Flor de las Antillas Toro" nice smoke for $123 a box of 20. Not bad for $6 each,

 

 

Reposado ’96 Salomon Maduro

24 Jan 2016
 

Synopsis:
Blender: AJ Fernandez
Maker: Tabacalera Fernandez
Filler: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro
Flavors: Tangy maduro, wood, fresh tobacco
Draw/Volume/Strength: +2 / +2 / 4
Rating: 8.2

They are pretty good out of the box, 6 months of aging will "fill out the flavor", fairly full bodied, draw is fine. A good deal for a big "torpedo style" cigar.

 

 

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