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Hey Cigar Experts - Need some advice

nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,415
A buddy of mine is coming into town tomorrow for a week and he's tasked with supplying the sticks for a bachelor's party.  He thought he'd buy them while he's down here thinking NOLA is a port city closer to the source than his home town of Minneapolis.  I'm not sure that's the case since we have modern transportation, but it'll give him a quest while in town.

So my question is:  any recommendations for good sticks to buy?  He's gotta buy a lot of them and he's just a regular guy, not super rich, so good value would be appreciated.  And maybe something that they don't sell up there would be cool because that's where the party is. 

I hope @hapster and @henapple will have some good advice  (does PBR make cigars?).... ;)
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Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 2,415
    Diesel shorty. My personal favorite. Although you can't go wrong with a rocky Patel Connecticut. It's a little more mild and not badly priced
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos
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  • CGW1CGW1 Posts: 331
    Any Fuente is a great choice along with Carlos Torano, kistoff is somewhat new also a great stick...if your not avid cigar smokers you may want milder sticks. Macanudo, Hoya De Montaray,baccarat are good selections. Just my 2 cents
    Franco

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    www.ceramicgrillworks.com
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,019
    Get a box of Casa Magna Colorados. The Toritos are a good size for general use at 4-3/4 x 60.

    Highly rated and reasonable at 5 to 6 per stick. You should be able to find boxes of 27 for around $140. Nice and mild, great flavor, cigar of the year in 2008. Not outrageously price and way better than cheaper dog rockets.

    If it was me; I go this way...
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,855
    Nub Habano or Connecticut are good at around $6 per stick... Most shops will mix a box and still get a discount.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,019
    +1 on the NUB Habanos... 'Nother can't miss stick
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  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 893
    Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Stories were always my favorite, and you can often find them for a reasonable price. If you have some guys that don't normally like cigars maybe grab a couple Kahlua cigars from Drew Estates. They're great to chew and a decent easy smoke on top of that. Should be very affordable. 
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 1,980
    Swisher Sweets. Goes perfect with Henapple's PBR.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,855
    Budget... Pack of Marlboro
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,187
    NUB are great, IMO the Casa Magna Colorados are a touch milder than the NUBs - both good, I'd follow Hap's lead on this one. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,415
    Thanks all. I forwarded the url to this thread to my buddy, and warned him the forum is filled with lovable miscreants, but with lots of life experience.  He's not a smoker so this info should help him out tremendously.  Standing on the shoulders of giants (miscreants), etc.  Thanks again.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,019
    Have him check out cigarplace.com or cigar biz.com... Might be the same site. Great prices, and fantastic customer service. Always have great experiences buying my sticks from them.
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,019
    And @nolaegghead... For someone from the Crescent City to give me the title of miscreant... (Welling up with tears) Thank you.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,415
    @hapster - awwwwww shucks, now I'm welling up.....  

    I've only gotten arrested once during mardi gras (for getting thrown out of a bar drunk at 4 AM) ...but I hold the title proudly.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • Padron aniversary series, 1964 and I agree with Grege345, Rocky Patel Connecticut. Any Rocky is good!

    GO BLUE!

    Springfield, Va

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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    Rocky Patel Edge, pretty reasonably priced. That's my go to cigar for parties off my friends.
    Half of them wouldn't appreciate a Funte or a Padron.
    Just a thought.

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

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,855
    Oliva G or O Serie... Nice smoke. Get a mix of strengths.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Iceman5705Iceman5705 Posts: 83

    You could go with an Arturo Fuente Curly Head.

    http://www.thompsoncigar.com/product/ARTURO-FUENTE-CURLY-HEAD-DELUXE-NATURAL-LONSDALE/74341.uts?parentCategoryId=9833&categoryId=9871&subCategoryId=9109

    It's a tasty treat but won't kill the budget.  Pretty mild, most know the name.  The link I provided has them at about $2.60 per cigar.

    Ice

     

     

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  • tamu2009tamu2009 Posts: 237
    My personal favorite is the Flor De Las Antillas by My Fathers Cigar. It's medium for beginners or people who for dont like full cigars, it burns cool and even and it's a great cigar. You can usually find them for less than $7 a stick and you can get them cheaper than that online. I got a box from sjcigars.com out of Philly and they were a pleasure to deal with. Even through in a small sample pack.

    They were rated #1 in 2012 by cigar aficionado and I can see why after the first 4 of my box. And after a month in the 'dor, they only get better.
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  • chays99chays99 Posts: 32
    I second the Flor De Las Antillas.  This is a great stick.


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