Originally Posted by olsaltybastard
Like I stated above, I'm a smoker not a collector.
I completely agree. I have no interest in "collecting" cigars. I have some friends that recoiled in horror when they learned my buddy and I smoked the twisted Cuban Partagas. WTF are you supposed to do with them? Sit there and look at them in your humidor? (They were SUPERB, BTW.)
I currently have no more Perdomos. I'm not even sure where I got the one I had. People give me cigars all of the time, I'm not really sure why. Perhaps it's simply my passion for my new hobby. I like talking about cigars and comparing impressions.
But the impression I got of the ONE Perdomo I smoked was similar to yours. It was very peppery and it burned my nose. And THAT was right after I LIT the damn thing.
"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot. Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question of whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free."
Aldo Leopold - A Sand County Almanac - 1949