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  • #16
    My brother was stationed in Cuba before the Revolution (Navy).
    He use to bring home Rum and cigars.
    Thr Rum was total rotgut....
    But the Cigars were amazing !!!

    John
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    It's truly a simple concept.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
      I think the H. Upmann's from the Dominican Republic are as good or better than any Cuban cigar. H. Upmann was a Cuban company that fled when Castro came to power. They are Cuban seed, grown in the same soil and conditions and the quality is better.

      The 1844 is my favorite smoke. I had a few Cubans when I was in Germany and Korea and I enjoy Dominican sticks much more than Cubans. That being said, the climate and soil of Cuba is better for cigar tobacco than any where else.

      The thing that makes Cubans unique is that they do not import any tobacco. Other countries import tobacco from many places and most of their sticks are blends of tobacco from many different countries. Not so with Cuba; their sticks are 100% Cuban tobacco, from filler to wrapper.
      If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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      • #18
        It's better not to smoke at all.

        That stuff will kill you, and it's really hard to quit.
        Credo quia absurdum.


        Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
          It's better not to smoke at all.

          That stuff will kill you, and it's really hard to quit.
          ...spare us...
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Freightshaker View Post

            The thing that makes Cubans unique is that they do not import any tobacco. Other countries import tobacco from many places and most of their sticks are blends of tobacco from many different countries. Not so with Cuba; their sticks are 100% Cuban tobacco, from filler to wrapper.
            Are you sure? I have been told from one reliable source that most of their land is now being used for sugarcane, much more profitable.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Jose50 View Post
              ...spare us...
              Fat chance of that happening.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by 101combatvet View Post
                Are you sure? I have been told from one reliable source that most of their land is now being used for sugarcane, much more profitable.
                Cuban cigars are rolled from tobacco leaves found throughout the country of Cuba. The filler, binder, and wrapper may come from different portions of the island. All cigar production in Cuba is controlled by the Cuban government, and each brand may be rolled in several different factories in Cuba.
                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_cigars#Cuban_cigars

                My Cigars for Dummies book repeats the assertion numerous times.
                If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Freightshaker View Post
                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_cigars#Cuban_cigars

                  My Cigars for Dummies book repeats the assertion numerous times.
                  I've read that book, however, I believe it might be outdated in that regard.

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                  • #24
                    I don't know about how it compares to a cuban, but when I was in the dominican republic in Santo Domingo the man I was doing some programming work for took me down to a big open air market and there were dozens of guys rolling cigars in small stores around the edge of the market. He took me to one of the stores and we watched a guy roll some cigars, then we bought some from him. It was the best cigar I have ever had. Mr. Frank Moya (sp?) was a well known Dominican history author and the president of the largest bank in Santo Domingo. He said these guys only make the particular cigars we got for their 'special' clients (this was in the late 80's/early 90's).

                    Everywhere we went he had people stop us on the street, in casinos, in cafes and restaurants just to tell him hello and talk with him. It was kinda cool. He had a mansion\compound in the mountains and when the hurricane hit he let the displaced people stay there.

                    Mr. Moya told me stories of how crazy it was during the the Dominican civil war in the 60's. He said that still when it is late night most people do not stop at stoplights\signs (especially in dark places out of the main cities) because during the war people would run up and throw grenades in cars or under cars. The presidential palace still had sandbagged hard points with .50 cal mgs set up and bank guards carried machine guns or shotguns.

                    “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” -- Albert Einstein

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                    • #25
                      From what I understand the quality of the cigar is not about where it is made but who rolls it. Could be wrong.

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                      John

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by JBark View Post
                        From what I understand the quality of the cigar is not about where it is made but who rolls it. Could be wrong.

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