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Oliva 2nds Liga V
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I wonder if I'd even get a straight answer RE: this cigar but here goes. What's the verdict, anyone?
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If you can't afford firsts, smoke pipe tobacco...
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^^^

It don't get no straighter than that. ThumpUp
dstieger Offline
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Years ago, CI played that game with RP Edges....'We offer you the privilege of paying us so you can guess what cigar you might get:" Took maybe a couple weeks of research and teamwork before they were all identified and a key was maintained here on cbid.

Wasn't a bad exercise.....I went through a few bundles of edge corojo 2nd's at about 3/4 cost of 1sts.....I wouldn't waste my time today, but then again, we're talking Olivas....if you get them all figured out, however...let us know the code....I might consider bidding on some reserve connies or V lance 2nds if they're going for real cheap
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dstieger wrote:
Years ago, CI played that game with RP Edges....'We offer you the privilege of paying us so you can guess what cigar you might get:" Took maybe a couple weeks of research and teamwork before they were all identified and a key was maintained here on cbid.

Wasn't a bad exercise.....I went through a few bundles of edge corojo 2nd's at about 3/4 cost of 1sts.....I wouldn't waste my time today, but then again, we're talking Olivas....if you get them all figured out, however...let us know the code....I might consider bidding on some reserve connies or V lance 2nds if they're going for real cheap

where would I find this key/code info...I tried searching, but I came up with nothing...thanks
dstieger Offline
#6 Posted:
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lemme take a quick search......they still do edge 2nd's?
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RMAN4443 Online
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dstieger wrote:
http://www.cigarbid.com/Forum/c/posts/m/1827835/rp-xouts
This?

Yeah,thanks....interesting read...a lot of info I didn't know
dstieger Offline
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Lots of smarts & experience in that thread...Gerbs, Nate, Ken, Brian, PecanPi
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dstieger wrote:
http://www.cigarbid.com/Forum/c/posts/m/1827835/rp-xouts
This?

BEWARE! - My pals and I fondly remembered the 2008-era RP X-Outs at CI because they were cheap and excellent, seemingly totally identical to the branded/banded real thing. You just had to know the Liga codes and what they meant, and you were golden. Also, some like the Liga A maduros aged incredibly well, as a bonus.

They disappeared for many years. Then all of a sudden last summer (2017), CI started selling them again with some story about (paraphrasing) "these were stuffed in a corner of the warehouse since those old days and we forgot about them and just found them now, and they have tons of age of them!" This is a type of story often heard in the industry (forgotten bales of tobacco or forgotten pallets of cigars!). If you think it sounds quite unlikely, yes, my pals and I do, too, and so do many other people in the cigar world. But, it could be the truth, so we bought some.

Our unanimous opinion: they seemed clearly not the same, and in our opinion were garbage compared to what we got in 2008. They were packaged the same (triangular cello bundles of 15) and even had similar paper inserts (with the Liga designation, etc.), but were, in our opinions, CLEARLY NOT anywhere near the 2008 ones in construction, flavor, or overall quality. Not even CLOSE.

We returned them all for a refund. So, beware if you see the RP X-Outs offered again. Smoke a few for evaluation BEFORE you buy in bulk.

(Disclaimer: notice I kept saying "in our opinion(s)". We're not making statements of fact, we're just saying what our eyes, fingers, tastebuds and noses experienced about the new bundles, and how that compared to the bundles we had enjoyed previously).
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severe Offline
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Well said Mittens. You said it all in that thread
JR54 Offline
#12 Posted:
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Best guess...

Liga C = Oliva G Cameroon

Liga F = Flor de Oliva

Liga G = Oliva G maduro

Liga M = Oliva Master Blends

Liga O = Oliva Serie O

Liga OM = Oliva Serie O maduro

Liga P = ?

Liga S = Oliva Saison

Liga SM = Oliva Saison maduro

Liga V = Oliva Serie V

Liga VM = Oliva Serie V melanio maduro

Liga W = Oliva Connecticut Reserve

whodeeni Offline
#13 Posted:
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anyone figured out what Liga P is yet?
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the VM and V are solid, enjoyable smokes. A bundle of 15 for no more then $35 is a good buy!

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