I just had one of these and I wasn't nuts about it. It's certainly not a piece of junk, but it had a tight draw that was it's first strike. I don't mind the extra work if it's worth it, but it had kind of a bland taste. I'm no afficianado but the spice and flavors that Ive had with other price-comprarable milds just weren't there for me. Now I understand this is a mild, but it seems less flavorful than many tasy milds even much cheaper than this. Don't get me wrong, if someone handed me another one of these I'd gladly take it, but given the price of it I wasn't crazy about it. Rocky Patel Connecticut is the same price and much better. And the 5 Vegas Golds are much tastier mild smokes at almost half the regular price. Althought currently you can actually somehow get the G2 cheaper on Ccom. I'd still go with either of these two brands over the G2.