.....and since I am on a very limited S.S.D. budget every month, it let's me know what smokes are a good fall back option in case my usual favorites are scarce at Cigar Bid. And based on what I spend per stick, which is mostly between $2 to $3per, I have come to see that most cigar lines offered their are failed $4 to $8per smokes. Failed means poor selling, not poor tasting. Like this awesome tasting KINKY FREDMAN LONE-STAR No.6 (6x64) I am smoking now. This cigars wrapper, flavor, and construction all scream $8per at a B&M. 20 for a $49.50 Quickbuy is amazing. But my best score over the past 6 months still remains the 25 box of the 7.5"x42 Padilla Miami Lancero's I won for 67 bucks! Runner up is the 20 box of the 7"x38 Padilla Serie '68 Lancero's for $40.00.
.....no two better concentrated flavor options around. I have found the Lancero is most often the best tasting size of a cigar line. As everyone knows, most of a cigars flavor comes from it's wrapper. While a cigars filler may not be bad, it still serves to 'water-down' the flavor offering of that cigar lines wrapper in more cases then not. Of course their are cigars lines I have smoked where the flavor seems consistent in ever size. The Padilla Cazadores being one. The Serie '68 being another. But the 7.2x57 Miami Salomon does not offer nearly as much smooth Corojo flavor as the Lancero. And of course their are cigars lines I have smoked where the flavor output is opposite to that trend. When the larger size tastes better then the thinner sticks. Padron was like that for me. The five 6.5"x54 #4000 I smoked a few months back tasted much better then the five 6.9"x42 Ambassador's I smoked a month or so later. I will eventually get around to buying five of the Padron 5x50's to see if meeting the sizes in the middle works.
.....have maybe 10 to 12 new cigar lines to smoke later this week in a return trade box from my bud Andrew (Snagstangl). Can't wait!