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Oliva Serie V, friends. I've not found a smoother, medium to full bodied cigar.

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  • BenW

    BenW 4 years, 1 month ago

    I've had four of those listed and all were good. My favorite non-Cuban though, is the Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur.

    I actually have never had a Cuban that I've liked (there certainly may be some, but I haven't run into them). Personally, I think the "Cuban" thing is overblown in the present. They may have made consistently great cigars in the early 20th century, but I think many of the really good growers took their seed to other countries when Cuba went commie. So you may actually be having a "Cuban" even though it's not marked as such, because it was made by a Cuban grower who fled to the Dominican Republic or somewhere.


    • glen

      glen 4 years, 1 month ago

      I think I tried a Hoya de Monterrey early on, and it made me green. It was pretty full, and I was a young buck. I"ll have to give them a shot again.

      I'd agree about the "Cuban" cigars... I doubt my palate could pick up on the differences, if there even were any at this point.


  • skilletboy

    skilletboy 4 years, 1 month ago

    My Favorites:

    Oliva Serie V Sungrown
    Oliva Serie V Melian (and Maduro)
    Rocky Patel Royale
    Montecristo Media Noche
    Oliva Nub Maduro
    Gurkha Master Select
    Gurkha Grand Reserve Cognac
    La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amore

    On that list I really want to try the Andalusian Bull.

    I've always found Patron's overrated... just my 2cents.