JLonsinger2011:I got a sampler form them some time ago. Have sent a few in bombs/trades but never tried em. Went and lit up the triple corojo. I'm sorry to anyone I've sent a 5 series to. Let's just say those are staying at the bottom of the humi for a few years...
catfishbluezz:Friends don't let friends smoke VS
marineatbn03:I bought the best of VS sampler one time. About threw up the first smoke. Then gave the rest to a guy who bragged about going to the Bahamas and all the premiums he has smoked, and he loved all the VS. Mission accomplished.
Toombes: catfishbluezz:Friends don't let friends smoke VS
Does that mean we're not friends after I sent you that monstrous 70g VS...?
webmost:I belong to our local BMW motorcycle owners' group, MARS (Mid-AtlanticRiderS). Each March, I host MARS' annual maintenance day here. Last March I discovered that a Martian in attendance who I still don't know smokes cigars. So I pulled out a Black Market, stuck it in one of those airtight black plastic crushproof cigar tubes (da bom when toting stogies on a motorcycle trip) and hand him. To my surprise, the unknown Martian reaches in his tank bag and whips out a Victor Sinclair and hands me that. I had never heard of VS. He spoke highly of it. I fired it up next day. Gack. Cardboard is too kind a description. Since then, I thought VS was the junkest junk in Craptown. No recollection zackly what VS it was. Some kinda connie. Just made me detest the whole business.
Fast forward to last night. I bought a sampler from c.com BOTL NectarCigar. This bundle included half a dozen VS modules. He spoke highly of them. Last night, before Monday Night Football, I was in the man cave fooling with web cams and murdersickles. Fired up a VS Double Maduro Churchill. Damn! What surprise! Creamy, flavorful, smooth, tight, perfect patient burn, tasty wrapper. And I usually don't go for maduros at all. Enjoyed the heck out of this stick for over an hour, was only halfway through, when Bearswatter calls me in for a computer honey-do, so I laid it on the bench. Time I got back, it was out. Relit poorly. Next half hour was a struggle trying to get it to settle back in smooth and creamy. By the time it burnt right my palate had been ruined, and it was burning unevenly. Could easily have gotten two hours fine enjoyment out of this thing if not interrupted. I am not saying it's AJ, but for a low cost daily it was good.
Nectar's sampler included a couple VS Series 55 Corojos which I will attack next. It may be that certain VS lines suck donkey dung while others do not. It may be that QC is very low so some sticks out of the same line suck skunk gland while others from that line don't.