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Is this a fake?

ImgemboImgembo Posts: 661 ✭✭
This cigar was given to me about a year and a half ago by a guy i met at a conference in Las Vegas. Im no expert on ISOM and do not know how to tell by the band so i am asking your opinions. If its real then awesome I have a nicely aging cigar. If not, then at least it was free and all it cost me was minimal space in my humi and I will have to pick a different smoke for my wedding day. My concern come from the fact that this thing looks rough as hell, and i remember thinking this when the gent gave it to me. However, it is a hand made product and as such that is bound to happen does not mean it will taste bad. image image image

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  • ImgemboImgembo Posts: 661 ✭✭
    May have answered my own question. The same guy that gifted me this gifted me a behike which I smoked along with him and another conference goer. I remember the cigar being good ( i was new to smoking at the time) but it was my first experience with ISOM tobacco so i had ( and still have ) no idea what to expect from it. Went back and looked at the band and compared it to the gallery on another website. The band from mine is clearly fake. Stamped head hologram and no black boarder around the head. Owell wish i knew where the guy got is stuff so i can avoid it. Any other insights are welcome to the one posted above but based on the other cigar gifted to me this one is most likely a fake
  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,682 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That sucks... and I guess some "fakes" can be ok tasting...may be some other cigar with bands switched. Scary how they even fooled the guy who gifted it to you when he even smokes them and cant tell.
    LLA - Lancero Lovers of America
  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭
    How do the bands line up?
    Money can't buy taste
  • jliujliu Posts: 7,732 ✭✭✭✭
    Sorry man. That is a fake. No such thing as that second band for ISOM RyJ
  • ImgemboImgembo Posts: 661 ✭✭
    jliu:
    Sorry man. That is a fake. No such thing as that second band for ISOM RyJ
    Thats what i thought i couldnt find any with that 100 ani band on it
  • Sweetleaf69Sweetleaf69 Posts: 43
    Would love to see the band gallery if you might pm me the link ;)
  • blurrblurr Posts: 962 ✭✭
    That stick is beat the heck up! Rough looking, but definitely fake anyways.
  • Glock1975Glock1975 Posts: 5,126 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Smoke it, who knows it may b a ok smoke, but if not u r out nothing since it was a gift.
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,634 ✭✭✭✭
    Imgembo:
    jliu:
    Sorry man. That is a fake. No such thing as that second band for ISOM RyJ
    Thats what i thought i couldnt find any with that 100 ani band on it
    exactly
    the only words ive found on ISOM RyJs were "Churchill, Short Churchill, Wide Churchill, Edicion Limitada"
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