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Pride of Jamaica

transplanttransplant Evergreen Park, ILPosts: 109 ✭✭✭
My youngest kid (and only son) had a "destination wedding" in Jamaica last February.  I brought a healthy supply of my own cigars, but took the opportunity to buy this local smoke.

From what I've read, Jamaica was once a player in the cigar industry...Macanudo was based there. Then a hurricane blowed the facilities up real good and cigar-making in Jamaica dried up hard.

Anyway, being an adventurous type, I had to try one of their local cigars and bought a few Pride of Jamaica sticks.  They were bad...overwhelming leather to the point of tar.  Since they were priced at about $11 per, this was a bit of a disappointment.  

I decided to leave a couple of them in my humidor until my son has a kid of his own...he shared with me that this is in he and his bride's plans.

Anyone have any experience with these cigars.  Do they improve with age?
Kipling was a wise man.

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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,165 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I know nothing of the cigar you speak of, but I wonder, why not throw in a couple of cigars you know are good?  To save for this occasion.
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  • transplanttransplant Evergreen Park, ILPosts: 109 ✭✭✭
    I know nothing of the cigar you speak of, but I wonder, why not throw in a couple of cigars you know are good?  To save for this occasion.
    HeHe, while I'm sure that I'll have plenty of very good well-rested cigars as backups, I like your thought.  I replenish my supplies monthly and will include a couple special ones in my next order.  Any suggestions?
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,165 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Maybe a Don Carlos?  Or, Ashton Sun Grown?  Those should age well.
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