Myself and at least one or two others have had bad luck with 2018 Mag 46s, unfortunately -- bad burns, really poor draw, and just not great all-around. Did you have a box of them?Had the worst experience tonight with an H. Upmann mag 46. 2018 date code.
Dry boxed for 4 days, burn was terrible. Had to fight to keep it lit.
Stored in my cooler at 65 RH just like every other stick I’ve smoked. Never have encountered a problem stick like this one. Hoping it was just a bad egg.
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Loved them both. The Sin Compromiso was very oaky throughout (I think that's what I was getting), and there was no harshness to it at all. Only complaint was that it wasn't a smoke bomb, and I felt that if I let it rest for too long it would go out quickly. Didn't have that problem, though, and I enjoyed it immensely. Boxworthy, for sure, if a good deal is found. The Protocol was a first for me from any of their line. It WAS a smoke bomb, and though I was afraid it was slightly underpacked because it was kind of squishy, it burned and smoked quite well. Not sure about a full box, but I'd definitely smoke it again and keep a few on hand. Thank you again, my friend!Hope you enjoyed them both. You need to set your standards for great a little higher.