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Non-Cubans similar to Cubans

ZAPZAP Posts: 186 ✭✭
I'm wondering what non-cuban made cigars come the closest to mimicking true Cuban cigars?

Thanks again for the help.  I'm working on putting together a big order for the spring and summer months ahead.

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  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,219 ✭✭✭
    ZAP:
    I'm wondering what non-cuban made cigars come the closest to mimicking true Cuban cigars?

    Thanks again for the help.  I'm working on putting together a big order for the spring and summer months ahead.
    None. Just to be flat out honest.
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,633 ✭✭✭✭
    madurofan:
    ZAP:
    I'm wondering what non-cuban made cigars come the closest to mimicking true Cuban cigars?

    Thanks again for the help.  I'm working on putting together a big order for the spring and summer months ahead.
    None. Just to be flat out honest.
    agreed.

    that doenst mean that there arent good smokes out there.

    maybe even some better than cubans depending on what you like in a cigar.
  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,219 ✭✭✭
    kuzi16:
    madurofan:
    ZAP:
    I'm wondering what non-cuban made cigars come the closest to mimicking true Cuban cigars?

    Thanks again for the help.  I'm working on putting together a big order for the spring and summer months ahead.
    None. Just to be flat out honest.
    agreed.

    that doenst mean that there arent good smokes out there.

    maybe even some better than cubans depending on what you like in a cigar.
    Very true. Cuban tobacco just has a very distinctive flavor.
  • PuroFreakPuroFreak Posts: 4,131 ✭✭
    I've only ever had one ISOM and it was a Cohiba Robusto. It was good, but it wasn't any better than a lot of other smokes I've had. If I ever find where I can get my hands on one or two more I'll have to try a different brand or something. Maybe just the Cohiba line isn't all it's supposed to be.
  • ZAPZAP Posts: 186 ✭✭
    madurofan:
    kuzi16:
    madurofan:
    ZAP:
    I'm wondering what non-cuban made cigars come the closest to mimicking true Cuban cigars?

    Thanks again for the help.  I'm working on putting together a big order for the spring and summer months ahead.
    None. Just to be flat out honest.
    agreed.

    that doenst mean that there arent good smokes out there.

    maybe even some better than cubans depending on what you like in a cigar.
    Very true. Cuban tobacco just has a very distinctive flavor.


    OK..getting to be a consensus on this....so maybe I need to get some true Cubans to try....what are the top cuban made brands or cigars if a guy made a trip to Canada or something...I'm only about two hours from the border so it is a possibility for me...if I had a shot at some true Cubans what would be the brands to look for?

    Thanks again for all the great help
  • Monticristo #2 are rated one of the top every year. The Partagas Series P #4 is extremely similar. Hoyo de Monterrey makes a really nice Churchill. My favorite is the Cuaba. I hear Bolivars are great. I am not a fan of the Cohiba and Romeo and Juliet.
  • j0z3rj0z3r Posts: 9,403
    I didn't care for the Monte #2... so there is at least one person on earth that doesn't like them. The Bolivar petit corona is good as are the El Rey Del Mundo choix supreme, Partagas Serie P #2, H. Upmann #2, Vegas Robainas unicos and I thought the Romeo y Julieta churchill was pretty good too.
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,633 ✭✭✭✭
    Sancho Panza

    they are a cuban brand also. one of the best from what i have read. ... also the most under rated.
  • kaspera79kaspera79 Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭
    kuzi16:
    Sancho Panza

    they are a cuban brand also. one of the best from what i have read. ... also the most under rated.
    ..mmmmmm Sancho Panza, you are the one who made me a fan, from what I read.
  • PuroFreakPuroFreak Posts: 4,131 ✭✭
    Anyone know where I could read up on the Sancho Panzas?
  • phobicsquirrelphobicsquirrel Posts: 7,349
    I had a cuban monte and it wasn't bad but not worth the price my ex's dad paid for. I don't think I would turn a cuban down but I'm not going to seek any out. I have enough cigars I already love and many more I have but haven't tried. I think there is a large cloud around the cuban cigar mythos, as most people I run into say they are the best but really haven't had any.. I guess when something is out of reach it is always going to be better.
  • urbinourbino Posts: 4,517
    The only Cubans I have were given to me, mostly by people here in bombs or trades.
  • laker1963laker1963 Posts: 5,046
    urbino:
    The only Cubans I have were given to me, mostly by people here in bombs or trades.

    But were they any good ?
  • phobicsquirrelphobicsquirrel Posts: 7,349
    laker1963:
    urbino:
    The only Cubans I have were given to me, mostly by people here in bombs or trades.

    But were they any good ?
    I'm sure you know a lot about cubans laker, isn't there several "authorized" places in canada?
  • urbinourbino Posts: 4,517
    laker1963:
    urbino:
    The only Cubans I have were given to me, mostly by people here in bombs or trades.

    But were they any good ?
    I haven't smoked any of them, yet. Saving them for warmer weather.
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,633 ✭✭✭✭
    I read about Sancho Panza (ISOM) in Cigar aficionado.

    I also hear that they need a good amount of rest. (2+ years) before they really reach the full potential.
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