21st bday cigar splurge..

Hey everyone so my 21st birthday is coming up soon on May 25th and I've asked for some ccom gift certificates and some cash so that I can splurge and buy a few boxes.. So far I've decided on the Tin Man Sampler for sure, but these are the choices (I'd like to buy 2 boxes) the Gran Habano Vintage 2002 (havent had one but I've heard good things), Graycliff G2, and either the 5 vegas gold or classic, Gurkha Micro-Batch C-10, LHCOF, Gurkha Sherpa Cafe,Gurkha Cuban Legacy, Verdadero Organic, oh and a nub sampler with a torch.. (this is just hopes and dreams, lol).. I know these are a lot of choices but I'd like your guys' input as to which two I should buy! Im open to all suggestions, but I'm lookin for boxes between $40-$80 each

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  • Russ55Russ55 Posts: 2,765
    In that price range, two of my favorites are the sol cubano cabinet #4, and the sancho panza double maduro.
  • stephen_hannibalstephen_hannibal Posts: 4,317
    The 5Vegas Classic and the NUB Sampler....

  • I would go with the nub sampler and the gurkha Micro batch C-10. I have found that pretty much if gurkha makes it you can't go wrong.
  • bandyt09bandyt09 AKA Mr. Barley & Mr. HopsPosts: 4,339 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't think you can go wrong with a mazo of the Gran Habano Vintage 2002, one of the best $2.00 sticks around. Had my first the other day (got it in a trade with The Cank) and popped for a mazo the very next day. By the way, Happy 21st! I remember mine like it was 20 years ago, LOL.
  • TatuajeVITatuajeVI Posts: 2,378
    you're more into mild-medium stuff, right? check out the Padilla Achilles. Creamy smoke, anytime of day, really enjoyable. Boxes are pretty cheap - you can always call in a beg if it's a bit more than you want to spend. Especially if you're ordering a good sized order, get Jeff or Tim on the line and beg them to hook you up.

    Nica Libre is another you can't leave off your list. And I haven't had it in a long, long time, but grab a Hoyo de Tradicion while you're at it for a nice medium bodied cigar. I've got one staring at me in my humidors that's been in there for far too long...
  • illinoisgolf99illinoisgolf99 Posts: 1,507
    god so many choices... im a broke college student but I hope to get a couple boxes for my bday... just got my coolerdor up and running and I need to fill it with some sticks!!!
  • MAJORdorMoMAJORdorMo Posts: 356
    Get a few boxes of House Labels. Great bang for your buck.
  • JZJZ Posts: 827
    Nub sampler for sure. It wont disappoint.
  • KriegKrieg Posts: 5,092 ✭✭✭
    I got a nub sampler for Xmas and have enjoyed it. I'm sure it won't disappoint.
  • stephen_hannibalstephen_hannibal Posts: 4,317
    illinoisgolf99 You have a PM
  • FourtotheflushFourtotheflush Posts: 2,555
    illinoisgolf99:
    Hey everyone so my 21st birthday is coming up soon on May 25th and I've asked for some ccom gift certificates and some cash so that I can splurge and buy a few boxes.. So far I've decided on the Tin Man Sampler for sure, but these are the choices (I'd like to buy 2 boxes) the Gran Habano Vintage 2002 (havent had one but I've heard good things), Graycliff G2, and either the 5 vegas gold or classic, Gurkha Micro-Batch C-10, LHCOF, Gurkha Sherpa Cafe,Gurkha Cuban Legacy, Verdadero Organic, oh and a nub sampler with a torch.. (this is just hopes and dreams, lol).. I know these are a lot of choices but I'd like your guys' input as to which two I should buy! Im open to all suggestions, but I'm lookin for boxes between $40-$80 each

    Get a nub sampler before your bday, figure out what you like and buy a box of em. You will go through them!

  • alienmisprintalienmisprint Posts: 3,961
    stephen_hannibal:
    The 5Vegas Classic and the NUB Sampler....

    +1 if you are going strictly off your list. However, if you are just looking for suggestions for any cigars in the $60-80 per box price range, I highly recommend these:

    Indian Tabac Super Fuerte - full bodied, but not as strong as the name would lead you to believe, very good flavor, lots of caramel and coffee

    Ccom Brazilian Label Corona - one of the most flavorful, best bang for your buck sticks out there

    La Vieja Habana (Habano or Cameroon) - great, great mixed filler cigars

    Alec Bradley Harvest Selection '97 - for the price you can't beat these, plenty of pepper but still very smooth

    Gurkha Signature 101 Maduro - these are fantastic smokes, and although they don't comes in boxes, you can almost always find them in 5-packs and "Gurkha Samplers" for around $60-80 for 20 sticks
  • FourtotheflushFourtotheflush Posts: 2,555
    rgalyon0911:
    I would go with the nub sampler and the gurkha Micro batch C-10. I have found that pretty much if gurkha makes it you can't go wrong.


    There is a pretty big debate on this forum of teh awesomeness V. awefullness of Ghurka. I totally disagree with every gurka is great. Ive had a few and have had as many duds as greats. Now I havent had the C-10, so i cannot comment on that specific cigar.

  • alienmisprintalienmisprint Posts: 3,961
    Fourtotheflush:
    rgalyon0911:
    I would go with the nub sampler and the gurkha Micro batch C-10. I have found that pretty much if gurkha makes it you can't go wrong.


    There is a pretty big debate on this forum of teh awesomeness V. awefullness of Ghurka. I totally disagree with every gurka is great. Ive had a few and have had as many duds as greats. Now I havent had the C-10, so i cannot comment on that specific cigar.

    I'll even go as far as to say most of the Gurkhas I've had have been sub-par. There are a few I dig, but most of those are way overpriced. The SIgnature 101 Maduro and Symphony are about the only reasonably priced Gurkhas (by reasonably priced, I mean you can get them for less than $5 each if you look around for deals) I like. Oh, and the Empire VI, that was a damn good smoke.
  • illinoisgolf99illinoisgolf99 Posts: 1,507
    thanks for the suggestions guys! keep em coming if you can think of anything! ill post what I get when the big day comes!
  • illinoisgolf99illinoisgolf99 Posts: 1,507
    btw stephen congrats on 1000 posts!
  • phobicsquirrelphobicsquirrel Posts: 7,349
    mild smokes.. well I enjoy ccom blue labels. They're cheap and taste really good. 3siglos is a great cigar, very creamy and it's not to spendy. I think gran habano makes them. I don't do a lot of mild smokes or at least what are considered mild smokes but these two are at the top for me. I haven't enjoyed much of what has been mentioned already. Nub connies aren't bad but for the price I'd go with the 3 siglos any day plus much creamier.
  • illinoisgolf99illinoisgolf99 Posts: 1,507
    I like more full-bodied smokes but it seems like the less expensive boxes are the milder sticks.. Im also thinkin about a box of diesels, who knows, so much to choose from..
  • sightunseensightunseen Posts: 2,130
    TatuajeVI:
    you're more into mild-medium stuff, right? check out the Padilla Achilles. Creamy smoke, anytime of day, really enjoyable. Boxes are pretty cheap - you can always call in a beg if it's a bit more than you want to spend. Especially if you're ordering a good sized order, get Jeff or Tim on the line and beg them to hook you up.

    Nica Libre is another you can't leave off your list. And I haven't had it in a long, long time, but grab a Hoyo de Tradicion while you're at it for a nice medium bodied cigar. I've got one staring at me in my humidors that's been in there for far too long...
    Second the Nica Libre. Great stick for the money.
  • Dustin1981Dustin1981 Posts: 412
    illinoisgolf99:
    I like more full-bodied smokes but it seems like the less expensive boxes are the milder sticks.. Im also thinkin about a box of diesels, who knows, so much to choose from..
    If you like more full then something I have been on lately is the AB Harvest Selection 97 Habano. They arent bad for a box starting at $59 and the LHC Oscuro Fuerte starts at $59 as well. I have been smoking alot of those lately.
  • The CankThe Cank Posts: 799
    Gran Habano 2002 . I LOVE EM !
  • TatuajeVITatuajeVI Posts: 2,378
    illinoisgolf99:
    I like more full-bodied smokes but it seems like the less expensive boxes are the milder sticks.. Im also thinkin about a box of diesels, who knows, so much to choose from..
    Don't forget Cu Avana Intenso. Call in and ask Jeff to hook you up. Last time I asked for them I think he got them to me for $2 a stick for the toro. Yum. Beefy, delicious smoke, and full bodied for sure.
  • illinoisgolf99illinoisgolf99 Posts: 1,507
    definitely gona have to think about the cu avana intenso, been meaning to smoke one of these, hope I like it!
  • GadwinDuilGadwinDuil Posts: 474
    I can't give any suggestions on what to get, but my .02 are to NOT get a Vegas 5 Gold box. I love that 'gar, but they are on the dailydeal between cigar.com and cigarsinternational.com about once a month, and each time I've seen them on there it's been a better deal than buying a box. Well, Except you don't get the fancy gold bar shaped box from the dailys >.> Lol!

    Happy 21st B-day, Buddy! Welcome to the world of (legally) drinking with your 'gars!
  • illinoisgolf99illinoisgolf99 Posts: 1,507
    thanks! btw diesel is added to the list, great stick
  • ironhorseironhorse Posts: 469
    YOu should also check out the segundos section for some good prices on sticks. I love the nub sampler, I would also check out La Aurora's. Great cigars for the money. ANd I just got a box of Sol Cubano cuban cabinets and some 5 vegas limitada's not bad money for those great sticks either.
  • illinoisgolf99illinoisgolf99 Posts: 1,507
    ironhorse:
    YOu should also check out the segundos section for some good prices on sticks. I love the nub sampler, I would also check out La Aurora's. Great cigars for the money. ANd I just got a box of Sol Cubano cuban cabinets and some 5 vegas limitada's not bad money for those great sticks either.
    thanks for the suggestions I'll definitely have to check those out!
  • Sandman1amSandman1am Posts: 2,567
    ironhorse:
    YOu should also check out the segundos section for some good prices on sticks. I love the nub sampler, I would also check out La Aurora's. Great cigars for the money. ANd I just got a box of Sol Cubano cuban cabinets and some 5 vegas limitada's not bad money for those great sticks either.
    You can check out the segundos and see if something peaks your interest. I would recommend calling in and asking for a deal for the 1st though. I was able to get 1st for about 50 cents more a stick for the same cigar....I wanted the bands. I would agree that 5 Vegas are a great stick but you can get them on the cheap everyday. Go with something like the diesel & Nub....house blends aren't a bad way to go either.
  • illinoisgolf99illinoisgolf99 Posts: 1,507
    thanks for all the suggestions guys! cank you swear by the gran habano vintage 2002, can you give a review? Im definitely interested in em.. smoked a Cu-Avana Intenso Churchill the other day and it was kind of a dud.. not much flavor. Love the diesel though!!
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