To be honest I love the Indian Tabac series. I gave him a few in the past and he liked the (Cameroon Legend by Indian Tabac but it was a 6" x 58 in size). The ones I had before smoking were a pure treat. What really shocked me was the Mauduro as I figured I would not like it. I am still trying to find a better tasting Mauduro for the price. He gifted me a Cameroon Legend series with a few others. I smoked the ones below from a sample pack I ordered in the past:
5 of Indian Tabac Cameroon Legend Super Toro Maduro (6" x 5
5 of Indian Tabac Super Fuerte Gordo Maduro (6" x 5
Plus you get
5 of Rocky Patel Sun Grown "The Sixty" (6" x 60)
5 ofRocky Patel Vintage ’92 "The Sixty" (6" x 60)
I think the size of the cigar may have had something to do with it but not sure? These smokes burned so slow and even and I spent around an hour or hour and half on each.
If I could ever find this sampler Rocky Patel 'Big Ring' Mega-Sampler - Cigars International patel smapler again I would buy. I am hoping auction site puts them up in the future but I have not seen them. I will say this was one of the best samplers I have bought in the past before finding out about the sister site. In fact the only sampler that i do not feel bad about paying what CI asked for in price. I encourage if you find this for a good price you will not go wrong or kick yourself in the butt. I cant seem to find the Indian Tabac in this guage size other then the sampler pack. I should not have to introduced the 92's alone in the pack and the sungrowns as they already have a name for themself in the cigar world. The 92's is still one of the best cigars in the evening time that I wish had more of in that particular size. I still have not found a better tasting sungrown yet but that could be becasue of the nice size that RP put in the sampler. Hell I might have to pay full price to get them again but I am waiting to see that deal pop up first. I dont believe in full price but this sampler is sure one of the ones that are close to worth it in my book. Each of those smokes are an hour plus from my experience.
The Mark Twain cigars were not bad but I am like you in the sense of never paying full price for them not worth it. I scored a few for a buck on aution site. I was seeking another choice for a breakfast cigar. They seem to lack flavor compared to the golds for breakfast. They are not bad though for what I paid and sure have tasted worse.
I am also like you on Victor Sinclair. They are not my cup of tea. I have tried almost the whole line up when CI ran a special on the boxes then gave a sampler of 15 pack up grade. I am glad I tried them but I just will not buy again. I was really disappionted with there line up but they did have a few not to bad cigars.
Thanks again for your reviews so far!