Was begining to get agravated!
I am new here and after reading many post I was beginning to get aggravated cause it seemed no one had bad experiences with cigars or at least willing to admit it. So I started at the end of the post and began to find others experiences with bad cigars. I am relieved I was beginning to think it was just me.
I went to B&M and asked for mild cigars to begin the selection process. Last year at a business show I watched a cigar being rolled and was given a few samples, I requested mild. I had a great experience and thought I had a source for some sticks I liked, only to go to the website and found no joy purchasing more. Recently I decided to check the B&M and chose four different sticks. My first was Oliva Connecticut reserve in 6x50, oh what a joy to smoke. It went downhill from there. Next was Romeo Y Julieta Reserve Real Toro, I enjoyed the smoke very well, but afterward I began perspiring for nearly an hour, not sure what that was about. I don't want to experience that again. Next was Alec Bradley American and after about 5 draws I let it burn out. I could not finish it, the taste was really bad. No flavor, very harsh. I hope to not discourage anyone, just sharing my thoughts and experience.
I returned to the B&M and purchased more Oliva's Connecticut, I haven't had a chance to burn another one yet. I am apprehensive somewhat, but hope to have a good experience. My brother recommended Rocky Patel Connecticut 1999, so I found one today to try it out.
I realize everyone's taste is different and our experiences are also different. I am looking for a really good smoke and hope to find at least one to enjoy from time to time. I don't expect to smoke more than one or two a week. I really enjoy the quiet and being still for an hour or so to enjoy a good smoke. I mostly smoke alone for now, but am meeting more that enjoy cigars and opening up smoking with a few friends. Thanks for allowing me to voice my experience, so far.