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best mixed filler cigar?
passdagas Offline
#1 Posted:
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LVH Fumas line imo. what are some other decent ones?
bsevern Offline
#2 Posted:
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Fumadores by Pepin Garcia.

Just got a box, and they taste almost exactly like the Tatuaje Havanas. The construction is so perfect, you'd never know it was a Cuban sammich cigar unless told.

Big Dick Cheney Offline
#3 Posted:
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I don't really go for that mixed stuff but these were okay.
bsevern Offline
#4 Posted:
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^ Me neither ******, but it's hard to beat Pepin. Even his B grade stuff beats a lot of others "Premium" billed sticks.
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
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Perdomo Cuban Bullets were pretty good full bodied cigars. I think they are discontinued now though.

I haven't tried them yet, but a lot of people are raving about the RP Fumas. The fact that they recently went on a daily special at CI and sold out in a few hours should be some indication that they might be right.

seaborn Offline
#6 Posted:
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I'll vouch for the RP Fumas. A very good smoke IMO.

Also the Tatuaje Series P, rolled in Nic, that Lou2row turned me onto is a damned good smoke.

Sometimes a sammich is as good as the hot plate lunch.
pacman357 Offline
#7 Posted:
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WOPs. White Owl Pineapple. In the yellow plastic tubo.
burgess_b Offline
#8 Posted:
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LVH is deceptively good...the cuban bullet was better...the pepin and RP--would LOVE to try them!
rfenst Offline
#9 Posted:
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What does "LVH" mean?
Odylic Offline
#10 Posted:
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La Vieja Habana by Drew Estates
Chulo Papa Offline
#11 Posted:
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^^^ Good cheap smoke!
hombre Offline
#12 Posted:
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Has anybody tried The Spirit of Cuba by Alec Bradley?


For some reason it catches my attention but haven't tried it yet. i am a bit of an Alec Bradley HO. I think his stuff is very underated.
borndead1 Offline
#13 Posted:
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Spirit of Cuba are decent smokes, especially at under $30 a bundle. I like the Corojo wrap ones best, followed by the Habano. They don't beat LVH though.
jpotts Offline
#14 Posted:
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Thunder.Gerbil:

"Perdomo Cuban Bullets were pretty good full bodied cigars. I think they are discontinued now though."

Some are still available at "They Who Shall Not Be Named". I think they have some available at a local outlet of "They Who Shall Not Be Named".
Helio Offline
#15 Posted:
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12. Author: hombre Date: 10/31/2007 08:22 AM
Has anybody tried The Spirit of Cuba by Alec Bradley?
For some reason it catches my attention but haven't tried it yet. i am a bit of an Alec Bradley HO. I think his stuff is very underated.
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Yup, love the SOC's. The habano is medium with a light spice and a smooth aftertaste. The corojo is spicier and medium+. Wish c-bid carried them.


hombre Offline
#16 Posted:
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Maybe I will have to give them a shot. Thanks
nine999 Offline
#17 Posted:
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mixed filler? like a cigar with more than one kind of tobacco? aren't a LOT of cigars made this way?


nine
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
#18 Posted:
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RE #12-

The Habano wrapper is decent, it's been well over a year since I've smoked one, but IIRC, I want to say the blend reminds me of the Trillogy line. They don't smoke like sandwich cigars if that makes any sense, I had bought four or five of them from a B&M just on a whim and never realized they were mixed filler until I went looking for them online after I had finished them and was debating about getting some more.

When you take into account that you get them for a $1.20 a cigar in bundles, it's not a bad deal.




RE #13-

A-B makes a Corojo version of the Spirit of Cuba? I thought it was just the Habano wrapper (white band) and the Conneticut wrapper (red band).
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
#19 Posted:
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RE #17-

Nine,

Mixed filler = sandwich cigar = (usually) one long filler leaf + short fill trimmings.
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
#20 Posted:
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jpotts:

Thanks for the tip. On your prompting, I just looked over there, yeah, not much left to pick from.
passdagas Offline
#21 Posted:
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thanks for the suggestions and reviews. how is the flor del Todo from RR sr.? It's dirty cheap but does it taste like dirt (I like earthy but dirt tasting is bad imo)
hombre Offline
#22 Posted:
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cool TG. Sounds like a safe buy.
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
#23 Posted:
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Hombre,

FWIW, I've only tried the Habano wrapper.
(Neglected to mention that in my earlier comments)
borndead1 Offline
#24 Posted:
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The Magellan Dominican Coronas they have here on c bid ain't bad little smokes either. Even at retail they are like $15 for a bundle of 25 I think. I've gone through multiple bundles of them and only 1 or 2 duds so far (bad draw/burn). The Private Stock mixed filler are ok too, they are made by Davidoff.


borndead1 Offline
#25 Posted:
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Sheeit, I almost forgot Fuente Curly Heads. Not a bad stick at around $2, I used to smoke alot of them.
bsevern Offline
#26 Posted:
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Sounds like a bunch of Flor de Baloney to me.
colinmcfall Offline
#27 Posted:
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I will second La Vieja Habana Fumas by Drew Estate. Very good for the money. Have not tried the current version, either the maduro or the corojo wrapper, but look forward to it.
nine999 Offline
#28 Posted:
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TG: ah.


thanx for the explanation.


nine
BrillKill Offline
#29 Posted:
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I heard Roly's are pretty good so I bid and won a 10 pack. They should be in next week.
edwarderc2 Offline
#30 Posted:
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Rey del Mundo used to make a pretty decent mixed-filler.

I haven't had one in a while, don't know if they're still available.
bsevern Offline
#31 Posted:
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Aren't Rolly's Puros Indios seconds?

Charlie ??
andytv Offline
#32 Posted:
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Jose Piedra.
bsevern Offline
#33 Posted:
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^ Didn't care for them at all...can get Partagas Mille Fleurs for the same $ or less....they seem to be far better IMHO.
8trackdisco Offline
#34 Posted:
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Ditto #32
mtstanger Offline
#35 Posted:
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This thread reminds me - are the LVH Early Years mixed filler smokes? I seem to be finding conflicting information on the various retail sites that sell them.
on63 Offline
#36 Posted:
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re: #30

I've tried those. If I'm not mistaken they were about a churchill and no where did I know they were mixed filler until someone told me, but they were decent when the wrapper didnt disintegrate.
colinmcfall Offline
#37 Posted:
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# 35:

Drew Estate commented on a similar question in a prior thread. He specifically indicated that the Early Years were long filler, unlike the mixed filler La Vieja Habana Fumas.
FNA Offline
#38 Posted:
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I like LVH, have had a pretty high percentage of burn problems.

Flor del Todo (or flower of death as I think of them, "todt" being German for dead) are okay in my book for being so dirt cheap. I've had the Churchills and I like the little pyramids like 5 x 60? They are squat and ugly smokes, but on the plus side, they are squat and ugly smokes.

Were the Cuban Bullets marketed like calibers? .454 a 4 x 54 almost oscuro?

I think those Magellans are decent little mild coronas with ocassional draw problems. I would buy them again.

Of course, the cigars I would buy again far outnumber the ones I wouldn't. Still, somebody mentioned Curly Heads - they're okay, but I guess not for me.

I've had Thompson cigars that gave mild sweetish tobacco flavors in a medium bodied smoke that burned well.
tailgater Offline
#39 Posted:
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I recently smoked two mixed filler over the last two weeks and was going to open this same thread!

LVH are some decent smokes. I didn't know they were called "fumas". They are not the leather patch or the early years, just simply La Vieja Habana.

Bahia B is also good. For some reason, all the Bahia's I smoke have a musty tendency to them, and these are no different. But they smoke great and taste good.

As for the Flor Del Todo??
I happen to like Puros Indios and other Rolando Reyes Senior products. After smoking a few of those, I think that "del Todo" means "sweepings".

Maybe I'm being too vague.
By "sweepings", I mean the cigar would be called Flor Sweepings.

Just to set the record straight:
When I say Flor Sweepings, I don't mean Flor as in Flower, I mean Flor as in Floor.

It's a play on words.
Get it?

And by Floor Sweepings, I'm not talking about a floor filled with premium cut tobacco. I mean a floor covered in old, dingy, musty, crap.

Am I being clear?
on63 Offline
#40 Posted:
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Crystal
passdagas Offline
#41 Posted:
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thanks for the warning on flor del todo. I think I'll pass. Has anyone tried the nicaraguan cream sandwich cigar that pops up every now and then?

as for the burn problems. IMO, mixed fillers can burn variably because they contain both short and long leaf. then again, some long leaf cigars also have burn issues.
FNA Offline
#42 Posted:
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mixed fillers can burn variably because they contain both short and long leaf. then again, some long leaf cigars also have burn issues

Abso right, but by the same token mixed filler can burn fine.

It has been my experience with LVH cigars that the majority have burned poorly
mikey8991 Offline
#43 Posted:
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hombre wrote:
Has anybody tried The Spirit of Cuba by Alec Bradley?





For some reason it catches my attention but haven't tried it yet. i am a bit of an Alec Bradley HO. I think his stuff is very underated.


haven't tried it yet but wanted to know if you've tried AB white gold? not too bad especially for the price point can grab them for $25 a box
deadeyedick Offline
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WTF

Hombre had to wait 11 years for your response?
KingoftheCove Offline
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deadeyedick wrote:
WTF

Hombre had to wait 11 years for your response?

Ha!
mikey8991 Offline
#46 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
WTF

Hombre had to wait 11 years for your response?


jajaja i was a little drunk when i was on last nite didn't pay attention to the date
24132413 Offline
#47 Posted:
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bsevern wrote:
Fumadores by Pepin Garcia.



Just got a box, and they taste almost exactly like the Tatuaje Havanas. The construction is so perfect, you'd never know it was a Cuban sammich cigar unless told.





is that the 'Old Henry" Fumadores from another Pa online retailer? Think For $70 a box they better be good!r mixed filler


Old Henry Fumadores
Old Henry is named for the beloved 4-legged best friend of your pals at Holt’s from a number of years back. Our proud pooch is no longer with us, but his legacy lives on in our prized Old Henry franchise, blended and handcrafted by the esteemed Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia in Estelí, Nicaragua. Old Henry Fumadores deliver the maximum in both flavor and value with a premium Cuban-sandwich blend of all-Nicaraguan tobaccos tucked under a toothy Ecuador Habano wrapper leaf. A rich bouquet of dark chocolate and cedar greets the nose with sharp spices and awe-inspiring aroma. Add a medium-bodied gem to your rotation from an award-winning cigar-maker at a price that can’t be beat. Long Live Old Henry!
Pudding Mittens Online
#48 Posted:
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24132413 wrote:
is that the 'Old Henry" Fumadores from another Pa online retailer? Think For $70 a box they better be good!r mixed filler

$70 a box for a mixed-filler economy house brand?

For $80 (only about 14% more), you can get a (gorgeous-looking) box of the limited-edition Room 101 Chief Cool Arrow, a long-filler 5-nation blend with perfect construction that burns perfectly and tastes fantastic.
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