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Join Date: Jun 2012
Re: Poser Smokers
I have a couple points to add to the discussion fellows.
As a Brit i really got started on Cubans, since they are the mainstay of the market in the uk. Since moving to America, I have found some really rather delicious NCs, and I'm still discovering them actually. My all time most memorable cigar was a Cuban bellicoso fino, and I've never found anything NC to beat it ( suggestions welcome!) I also want to try a Cohiba esplendido next time I'm over there.
However, there are many Cubans made especially for the uk market, and while the flavor profile is good I've found the consistency of construction to be lacking compared to the NC counterparts. Its almost as if the NC try to make up for the fact by nailing the construction every time. For example, I just got done with a RP the edge, which was delightful.
Now, as far as flavored cigars go, I've never really given them much chance because they don't appeal to me. But, I do see the appeal for other people. What bugs me is when people try to convince me how awesome they are, and claim that they are in some way better.
My biggest peeve with 'posers' is the lack of cigar etiquette. I've tried to explain politely on numerous occasions why not to Cush out a cigar, I liken it to squeezing an orange- you release unpleasant aromas into the air by crushing a spent cigar. That's the only problem I have, otherwise smoke what makes you happy! Good day.