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    A little write up on my first purchases, I’d love to hear your views on my choices. Suggestions for future smokes gratefully received!

    My first three sticks were recommended by and purchased from Max at Davidoff:

    Hoyo Du Depute
    Trinidad Reyes
    San Cristobal El Principe

    They were enough to convince me to try some more......

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    • Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto - Always better with 3+ years of age on it.
    • H. Upmann Half Corona It was one of my favourites when starting and I still love them today.
    • Por Larranaga Petit Corona - Another very popular cigar that is a great one to try early on.

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    • #3
      So off to Cgars I went. I got a bit carried away I think and ended up with a rather random selection:

      Rafael Gonzalez Perla
      Quai d’Orsay No. 50, No. 54 & Claro sampler
      El Rey Del Mundo Choix Supreme
      Hoyo Epicure No. 2
      Cuaba Divinos
      H Upmann No. 2
      H Upmann Magnum 50
      Fonseca Cosacos
      Romeo y Julieta Mille Fleur
      La Gloria Cubana Britanicas Extra

      I’ve smoked the Perla, the Choix Supreme and the Epicure. They were all very enjoyable but still all I’m getting flavour-wise is ‘smoke’!

      The Quai d’Orsay 50 made me feel a bit nauseous but I think it’s because I smoked it a bit fast.

      I had the Cuaba yesterday, and although pleasant I found it quite hard work. Will try another when I have more experience.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Max A View Post
        • Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto - Always better with 3+ years of age on it.
        • H. Upmann Half Corona It was one of my favourites when starting and I still love them today.
        • Por Larranaga Petit Corona - Another very popular cigar that is a great one to try early on.
        Max,

        Thanks for the recommendations, I'll add those to my next order.

        With all the talk of age, how do I find out how old the single cigars I buy are if they are not specifically being sold as of a certain year? Will Cgars provide that info if asked?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jorrocks View Post

          Max,

          Thanks for the recommendations, I'll add those to my next order.

          With all the talk of age, how do I find out how old the single cigars I buy are if they are not specifically being sold as of a certain year? Will Cgars provide that info if asked?
          Yep, they are really good and will provide ages of singles if you ask prior to ordering usually.

          Also, you have bought some really good cigars in that order. I look forward to hearing your thoughts as you work through them 👍🏻

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jorrocks View Post
            With all the talk of age, how do I find out how old the single cigars I buy are if they are not specifically being sold as of a certain year? Will Cgars provide that info if asked?
            Singles, from a volume shifter like cgars, no chance. If you walk into a store you can ask, but often the boxes on the shelves are restocked so probably wont be reliable date stamp on them.

            If you are curious about it they may often hold aged stock. Be prepared to pay more though.

            https://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/punch-dou...le-p-3987.html
            https://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/bolivar-b...e-p-16558.html
            https://www.no6cavendish.com/collect...aged-vintage-1
            and various limitadas with age .. but this is a can of worms. Age your own. For now, explore.
            .--
            I think I may finally have this CAD under control...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ha_banos View Post

              Singles, from a volume shifter like cgars, no chance. If you walk into a store you can ask, but often the boxes on the shelves are restocked so probably wont be reliable date stamp on them.

              If you are curious about it they may often hold aged stock. Be prepared to pay more though.

              https://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/punch-dou...le-p-3987.html
              https://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/bolivar-b...e-p-16558.html
              https://www.no6cavendish.com/collect...aged-vintage-1
              and various limitadas with age .. but this is a can of worms. Age your own. For now, explore.
              I asked recently using their live chat and the lady checked and surprisingly they were selling HUHC with 2 years on them. Although, I suspect you could be right the majority of the time 👍🏻

              They restock old boxes....well there goes a chance of knowing

              "Age your own. For now, explore." wise words.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Max A View Post

                I asked recently using their live chat and the lady checked and surprisingly they were selling HUHC with 2 years on them. Although, I suspect you could be right the majority of the time 👍🏻
                And you believed her?
                .--
                I think I may finally have this CAD under control...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ha_banos View Post

                  And you believed her?
                  Yes...what have I become? 😢

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                  • #10
                    All good choices there. Looks like you're on the right path of the cigar journey.

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                    • #11
                      Just got these, Hoyo Du Depute from 2001. A very different experience to the last Du depute I had. Even I can tell this is waay smoother!

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                      And these:

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