Retirement Cigar

gripnripgripnrip Posts: 485 ✭✭✭
After 40 years of building a company, I am retiring at the end of the year. I would like to get a special cigar to celebrate and am looking for suggestions. I like medium and strong cigars, natural and maduro-maybe something to pair with some fine bourbon I will be celebrating with as well! My local b&m has the Padron 50th anniversary, priced at $50. Has anyone had experience with that? I do like Padron cigars-had most of their sticks but not that one. Am willing to spend $50, but was wondering if anyone had another option for up to that amount that I should consider. Thanks in advance for the advice!

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  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 5,873 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congrats on the upcoming retirement. Your choice would make my list of suggestions, but I haven't had one. A Behike would be at the top of my list also.
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  • The3StogiesThe3Stogies MainePosts: 2,653 ✭✭✭✭
    Congrat's on the retirement, well deserved.  I have a hard time planning my smokes now.  I think about smoking a MOW later, then when I go in I grab a Pepin instead.  Maybe get a box of those Padron's as a retirement present to yourself.  Then they can age along with you, lol.  Best of luck.
  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭
    IMO the padron 40th makes more sense to me. $50 for the 50th is twice the msrp unless it's the one in the special humidor ant that would be half the price. Why not just buy it from here?
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  • curtpickcurtpick nunyobusynezPosts: 2,753 ✭✭✭
    God of fire carlito. Can't go wrong.
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  • OneisnoneOneisnone PAPosts: 404 ✭✭✭✭
    gripnrip said:
    After 40 years of building a company, I am retiring at the end of the year. I would like to get a special cigar to celebrate and am looking for suggestions. I like medium and strong cigars, natural and maduro-maybe something to pair with some fine bourbon I will be celebrating with as well! My local b&m has the Padron 50th anniversary, priced at $50. Has anyone had experience with that? I do like Padron cigars-had most of their sticks but not that one. Am willing to spend $50, but was wondering if anyone had another option for up to that amount that I should consider. Thanks in advance for the advice!
    After 40 years, you deserve more than one. Sample some over the next few months and re-celebrate with you favorite. Congrats!
  • matkn293matkn293 O'Fallon, MOPosts: 3,601 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The 50 is a great stick. So is the 40 line. Can't go wrong either way. 

    Life is too short to smoke bad cigars!!!

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  • HaysHays Costa del Sol, SpainPosts: 2,338 ✭✭✭
    Congratulations on the upcoming retirement! Given your budget, I´d also recommend one that´s been put forth here - that is, the Behike. You can get one for about that price, perhaps including shipping in that price depending on your vitola. 
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  • gripnripgripnrip Posts: 485 ✭✭✭
    Thanks for all the good wishes and suggestions! I like the idea of the Padron 40th anniversary (a nice symmetry there I think) and maybe doing the GOF Carlito as well. I also like the idea of a box of the Padron to age with this old timer...if I don't get through them all I could leave them to my son-lol. Would be interested in checking into the Behike as well, but don't know where to get them as I haven't purchased any CC online. Maybe a pm from someone with advice on that? Anyway, thanks again for the suggestions. Whatever I get to celebrate it will be savored.
  • Big''nBall''nBig''nBall''n Lincoln, NEPosts: 789 ✭✭✭✭
    well done sir! 
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  • The3StogiesThe3Stogies MainePosts: 2,653 ✭✭✭✭
    gripnrip said:
     Whatever I get to celebrate it will be savored.

    Bingo!
  • HaysHays Costa del Sol, SpainPosts: 2,338 ✭✭✭
    gripnrip said:
    Thanks for all the good wishes and suggestions! I like the idea of the Padron 40th anniversary (a nice symmetry there I think) and maybe doing the GOF Carlito as well. I also like the idea of a box of the Padron to age with this old timer...if I don't get through them all I could leave them to my son-lol. Would be interested in checking into the Behike as well, but don't know where to get them as I haven't purchased any CC online. Maybe a pm from someone with advice on that? Anyway, thanks again for the suggestions. Whatever I get to celebrate it will be savored.
    PM sent.
    ¨The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea¨ - Isak Dinesen

    ¨Only two people walk around in this world beardless - boys and women - and I am neither one.¨
  • ExpendableYouthExpendableYouth Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 2,087 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Daniel Marshall Golden Torpedo. I don know what they taste like, but you have a golden ash when your done to commemorate the occasion. 
  • The3StogiesThe3Stogies MainePosts: 2,653 ✭✭✭✭
    From one old timer to another I mentioned buying a box of something special to mark the occasion and to keep it alive.  Quite a milestone and the start of a new life really, your life now.  From time to time you can take one out and relive it, you've earned it.

    You've gotten lots of good suggestions and I don't want to jack the thread but, recently retired myself and that's what I did.
  • gripnripgripnrip Posts: 485 ✭✭✭
    Hays said:
    gripnrip said:
    Thanks for all the good wishes and suggestions! I like the idea of the Padron 40th anniversary (a nice symmetry there I think) and maybe doing the GOF Carlito as well. I also like the idea of a box of the Padron to age with this old timer...if I don't get through them all I could leave them to my son-lol. Would be interested in checking into the Behike as well, but don't know where to get them as I haven't purchased any CC online. Maybe a pm from someone with advice on that? Anyway, thanks again for the suggestions. Whatever I get to celebrate it will be savored.
    PM sent.

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  • gripnripgripnrip Posts: 485 ✭✭✭
    From one old timer to another I mentioned buying a box of something special to mark the occasion and to keep it alive.  Quite a milestone and the start of a new life really, your life now.  From time to time you can take one out and relive it, you've earned it.

    You've gotten lots of good suggestions and I don't want to jack the thread but, recently retired myself and that's what I did.

    No worries. Yes-some great suggestions and a generous offer from Hayes. The kind words and suggestions mean a lot. Thanks again to all. I do believe I will look at a box of something special (while I can still afford it!).
  • BigshizzaBigshizza Posts: 15,315 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great selection!! Enjoy retirement
  • The3StogiesThe3Stogies MainePosts: 2,653 ✭✭✭✭
    Good choice, now you can smoke one yearly on the anniversary of your retirement.  Keep track of which ages better though, the sticks or you, lol.
  • gripnripgripnrip Posts: 485 ✭✭✭
    Good choice, now you can smoke one yearly on the anniversary of your retirement.  Keep track of which ages better though, the sticks or you, lol.

    Sticks will, no doubt.
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