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OT - Cigar Advice

A friend of mine is going to deer camp in northern Michigan soon. He asked me if I knew anything about cigars. I said "No, but I know some guys that do."

He's obviously a noob to sticks. He's looking for something mild, tasty and won't break the bank. Your thoughts...
Flint, Michigan

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,787
    edited October 2013
    I'm still a total noob, but I don't think you can go wrong with this:





    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • ringkingpinringkingpin Posts: 260
    edited October 2013
    What part of Michigan?  I go dirt biking up in T.C. / Wolverine / Indian River area a couple of times a year and we were just in Harbor Springs two weeks ago, peak leaf peeping season!
    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
     Brillat-Savarin
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,690
    You won't go wrong or break the bank with Punch. Personal faves.
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 10,270
    @hapster and @henapple are a couple of cigar smoking fiends who should be along shortly to help out.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • mrdnksmrdnks Posts: 67
    edited October 2013
    any smoke shops near you (sells cigs and cigars), walk in and tell them your story and they will help you out.
    you can go to www.cigarbid.com and look around. If your not into cigars anything you get will be better than something out of a box from walmart. 

  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,286
    If he is a big guy, Nub Habano 460 - Hap can tell you all about them. Nice "man's" stick.
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,975
    IMHO, the Nub Habano may be too strong.. Try the Connecticut. Oliva makes some good, mild but tasty sticks. For around $12, get a Casa Miranda..

    @mrdnks is right. Hit a shoppe and tell them exactly what you want.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    edited October 2013
    One of the best bangs for the buck out now is the La Aroma De Cuba for about $5 a stick. Probably spelled that wrong. I know I've posted many pictures of them though LOL...

    Any shop will know what your asking for if you get the pronunciation close. They should also steer you in the right direction based on what you are looking for if there're a good shop. Google them and see what kind of reviews they get for service
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    I usually just buy Cubans Freddie...just cause I can :D

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    The NUB line is a great smoke. If the Habano is too heavy, try the Connecticut, it's the mild version.
  • I would recommend Romeo& Juliet (Bully) size it is about say 6x50 on the mild side and should cost about $9.00
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
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  • LooperLooper Posts: 44
    CAO, Onyx, Bolivar, TTT Trinidad and Gurkha are all good.
  • RLP443RLP443 Posts: 24
    Go to cigars international online. Great selection at great prices. You can get free shipping on some orders. They are in PA and I get my shipment here in MI in 3 days with standard rates
    Rochester Hills, MI
  • warwomanwarwoman Posts: 276
    Aw hell, go get a pack of Swisher Sweets!
    From the NE Georgia Mountains! Me, SWMBO, and two spoiled ass Springers!
  • I'll let him read your responses and let you know what he says.  Steven, your response was not surprising.  ;)
    Flint, Michigan
  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    Rocky Patel Edge is a solid smoke, and my personal favorite Arturo Feunte Hemmingway.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,926
    Philly Blunts. As long as they are coming from Washington or Colorado.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,975
    hapster said:

    The NUB line is a great smoke. If the Habano is too heavy, try the Connecticut, it's the mild version.

    Damn... I would've never thought of that... Except my post before yours, @Hapster
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • GK59GK59 Posts: 501
    Fred ,Bay City has a big cigar store in downtown ,Timothy's.

    Smitty's Kid's BBQ

    Bay City,MI

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,787

    hapster said:
    One of the best bangs for the buck out now is the La Aroma De Cuba for about $5 a stick. 
    Is this the one Hap?


    Looks like it is made by the Garcia family as well.  At around $5 a stick I will definitely give this one a try. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 4,884
    I'd tell your friend to go into a good cigar shop and talk with the proprietor.  He should be able to steer him in the right direction and may even cut him a deal since he'll probably need a cutter and torch as well.   

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • What part of Michigan?  I go dirt biking up in T.C. / Wolverine / Indian River area a couple of times a year and we were just in Harbor Springs two weeks ago, peak leaf peeping season!

    His family owns property they hunt in Mesick NW of Cadillac.
    Flint, Michigan
  • brycosbrycos Posts: 137
    most Dominican tobaccos are going to be on the milder side
  • You will like this one, nice aroma.
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445

    hapster said:
    One of the best bangs for the buck out now is the La Aroma De Cuba for about $5 a stick. 
    Is this the one Hap?


    Looks like it is made by the Garcia family as well.  At around $5 a stick I will definitely give this one a try. 
    Yep!
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