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#1 Anthem

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 04:02 PM

Since I am an avid collector of rare cigars and bourbon, I thought it would be nice to start a thread asking some of the FOG's, and the Newbs like me, to tell us all their top two or three favorite rare cigars.

So folks, maybe we can give some people who are new to cigars some gems to look for.

Maybe a few of us even get to learn a little ourselves and certainly we can learn a little more about each other.

Please take a moment to name those favorite rare CC's or NC's. I know I would love to hear them.

Mine are:

Padron 40th anni
La Flor Small Batch 1 & 2 (I am sure 3 will be there when it comes out)
Diamond Crown's 90th.
Montecristo Havana E.L. 05
Partagas Havana E.l. 03

So, my favorite Whiskey of all time is actually not bourbon, but Highland Park Bi Centenial 25 yr.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 04:06 PM

I will play!!

Some of my favorites HTF

1. Time to smoke cigars!! ( now thats HTF )
2. Fuente Between the Lines
3. Padron 40th
4. Cohiba Maduro 5

Thanks brother!!

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 04:08 PM

Oh I forgot about the between the lines....good one!

Hell yes, TIME TO SMOKE!

I am still waiting on my Cohiba Maduro's. The thought makes my mouth water though!


Thank you so very much for answering.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 04:22 PM

Define 'rare'!

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 04:30 PM

Fair question Grateful.

Like beauty I think "rare" it is in the eye of the beholder.

Take me for example. I am 31. I have been smokeing cigars for about 6 years. So I missed out on a lot of things that I was just not "smoking" for. So I can really only count the rare things I have smoked in my time smoking. Thus most of my selections can still be purchased. A more advanced smoker (aka FOG) would probably have some mroe interesting takes on it then me.

So I guess it would be awessome to hear your rare favorites.

To me, places, time and ages will make this thread a nice variation.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 04:53 PM

Mine would probably be:
1. 858 Sungrown
2. Don Carlos lancero
3. The old Padron Anniversaries with the single band

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:00 PM

White Owl Pomegranate. They only sell them at Town Pump.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:06 PM

White Owl Pomegranate. They only sell them at Town Pump.

A little too full flavor IMHO. Now if you said apple I might have agreed.





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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:19 PM

White Owl Pomegranate. They only sell them at Town Pump.

A little too full flavor IMHO. Now if you said apple I might have agreed.


The apple aren't rare though, you can get those anywhere.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:46 PM

Are they better then grape?

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 08:37 PM

1) Anejo
2) Opus
3) Hemingway Maduro
4) Padron 40th
5) Oliva Master Blends

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 08:49 PM

any OR Diamond Crown

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 09:21 PM

I will play!!

Some of my favorites HTF

1. Time to smoke cigars!! ( now thats HTF )

....no kidding. When it comes to tobacco products;

Anejo #48 / 49 - Probably my all time favorite Fuente. I have a couple of boxes that have three+ years on them. Just....wonderful. I've been able to land a couple of OR's and they go without saying..... :love:

40th's / 80th's - I don't consider these "rare" (they're not that hard to find) but they are a bit out of my reach for a daily. They've never let me down, though. Every 80th I've been lucky enough to smoke was absolutely wonderful..... :love:

My favorite smokes are the ones that I've had down resting for three or more years. That is what makes them "rare"...... I do have a few cabs that have been down for a couple that should be pretty spectacular in a year or two.... :love:

Cheers - B.B.S.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 09:33 PM

The best I've had is a Padron Millenium. I've only smoked one and have some more stashed away for later. I have some high dollar cigars but not too many "rare" ones. I guess one of the few rare ones that I'm actually scared to put flame to is an OR Anejo Shark.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 07:52 AM

I agree with the rare aged comment Blinded.

It is so interesting to me, because there is such a spread thus far in what we all find and consider rare.

None the less, evverything listed is in the "great smokes" department.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:27 AM

The best I've had is a Padron Millenium. I've only smoked one and have some more stashed away for later. I have some high dollar cigars but not too many "rare" ones. I guess one of the few rare ones that I'm actually scared to put flame to is an OR Anejo Shark.

Are you kidding, light the fugger up now to celebrate life. :cool:

Who are you keeping them for, your son? They will taste like shit in 15 to 25 years time.

I smoke, my best cigars all the time. Live in the moment guys.

Brian

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:31 AM

Dunhill Cabinetta, Don Carlos Lancero, and Punch Ninfas.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:00 AM

Infinity makes a good point.

Enjoy what you have and love what you enjoy. You cannot keep a cigar forever.

That said, I really like to "collect" cigars. If there is something very expensive, like lets say a cuban limited that you might buy in Toranto. Well then, I will buy two. One to smoke, and one to have for a special occasion, or just to display. For me, and this is just me, alot of the fun is in obtaining the cigars and enjoying them in the collection. Like collecting coins maybe? I collect and smoke cigars.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:12 AM

I smoke, my best cigars all the time. Live in the moment guys.

Brian

....I do as well, but if three years makes a rare smoke an even more sublime treat, I'm willing to wait..... :cool:

No reason to dawdle, but no reason to hurry a fine smoke, either.

Cheers, guys - B.B.S.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:16 AM

Opus A, is a great go to.




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