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LFD, La Aurora, PDR
Greggilmore99 Offline
#1 Posted:
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I work with a guy from the Dominican Republic. He goes back 2 or 3 times a year.

What does the general population here recommend from PDR, La Aurora, and LFD?

He gets them cheap there and can bring 100 cigars back at a time.

I have never had any of these brands.

If ya'll could, point me in a direction.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#2 Posted:
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I feel like LA is pretty solid across the board and haven't had anything I've disliked. As far as favorites:

Untamed - might be discontinued at this point
Preferidos - Maduro, Cameroon, and Sumatra my favorites
Escogidos - prefer the maduro
The newer ADN Dominicana very good also
1495 and 1495 Brazil to round out my top choices

Stopping now before I simply list the entire catalogue
Sunoverbeach Offline
#3 Posted:
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Only had a few PDRs and one LFD so not much help there
KingoftheCove Offline
#4 Posted:
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I’d stick with LFD’s all the way.
Ligero
Double ligero maduro
Colorado oscuro
Ligero cabinet
Andulasian Bull
Maybe some special releases from Litto.

Whistle will come along and tell you what to get...
KingoftheCove Offline
#5 Posted:
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Forgot the Air Bender maduro...
And ya have to get some Chisels of something...
tonygraz Offline
#6 Posted:
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+ 1
KingoftheCove Offline
#7 Posted:
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I’ll second the La Aurora Preferido Maduro from Sunoverbeachs list as well......the number 2 double perfecto was my fav.......not sure they still make them in maduro?
Haven’t had one in years...
Greggilmore99 Offline
#8 Posted:
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Thanks for recommendations so far.....

I guess I will be putting a list together for him.....

Don't think I will go 5 boxes deep the first time around. Would hate to have 5 boxes of smokes I don't like.

He should be going next month.

When he gets there he is gonna call me with prices.

Ill post them here in case anyone is interested.
Whistlebritches Offline
#9 Posted:
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Greggilmore99 wrote:
Thanks for recommendations so far.....

I guess I will be putting a list together for him.....

Don't think I will go 5 boxes deep the first time around. Would hate to have 5 boxes of smokes I don't like.

He should be going next month.

When he gets there he is gonna call me with prices.

Ill post them here in case anyone is interested.


Stick with LFD........Ligero and Double Ligero.If you like a more mild cigar the Suave is actually pretty damn good for a connecticut wrapped stick.If you like a really earthy stick the Colorado Oscuro is excellent with morning coffee.The La Nox line is excellent.......I love the Petite,also comes in CG vitola.Anyway you get something LFD you don't like let me know........I'll take em off your hands.
Whistlebritches Offline
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KingoftheCove wrote:
I’d stick with LFD’s all the way.
Ligero
Double ligero maduro
Colorado oscuro
Ligero cabinet
Andulasian Bull
Maybe some special releases from Litto.

Whistle will come along and tell you what to get...



You know me too well
KingoftheCove Offline
#11 Posted:
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^^ = LFD Ho...
frankj1 Online
#12 Posted:
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never been to the DR, but somewhere through the cobwebs of my addled brain I seem to have picked up this tidbit:

the best cigars from the Dominican are exported. It is nearly impossible to buy a good cigar on the island.

that could be a 15 year old news flash, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

What's today? JK

I distinctly recall being told this info.
KingoftheCove Offline
#13 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
never been to the DR, but somewhere through the cobwebs of my addled brain I seem to have picked up this tidbit:

the best cigars from the Dominican are exported. It is nearly impossible to buy a good cigar on the island.

that could be a 15 year old news flash, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

What's today? JK

I distinctly recall being told this info.

I heard/read something to that effect as well, but I’m not at all sure if it Dominican, or Honduras, or??
But I’ve heard something like that dang it...
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#14 Posted:
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KingoftheCove wrote:
I heard/read something to that effect as well, but I’m not at all sure if it Dominican, or Honduras, or??
But I’ve heard something like that dang it...

I was trying to be helpful and really hoped someone would step up wif the real story.
Greggilmore99 Offline
#15 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
never been to the DR, but somewhere through the cobwebs of my addled brain I seem to have picked up this tidbit:

the best cigars from the Dominican are exported. It is nearly impossible to buy a good cigar on the island.

that could be a 15 year old news flash, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

What's today? JK

I distinctly recall being told this info.





Hope that isnt true. I guess I will have to send some to Whistle for quality verification.
KingoftheCove Offline
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Greggilmore99 wrote:
Hope that isnt true. I guess I will have to send some to Whistle for quality verification.

HA!
I’m sure your friend can get some good cigars there.
Heck the Fuente factory is there,, and I believe they have tours and such
Other cigar houses do tours, etc.

But simply going to a cigar shop to buy cigars??
Maybe that might not yield the savings one might expect?
No clue, but worth looking into on your part, or maybe your friend has ideas?
Greggilmore99 Offline
#17 Posted:
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He is gonna give me a call when he gets there.
He doesnt smoke, therefore has never really checked into things.
Ill keep you guys updated.
Maybe it'll be a foul ball, maybe it'll be a grand slam...
Cereal City Cigar Smoker Offline
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Whistlebritches wrote:
Stick with LFD........Ligero and Double Ligero.If you like a more mild cigar the Suave is actually pretty damn good for a connecticut wrapped stick.If you like a really earthy stick the Colorado Oscuro is excellent with morning coffee.The La Nox line is excellent.......I love the Petite,also comes in CG vitola.Anyway you get something LFD you don't like let me know........I'll take em off your hands.


+1

fog
smokestaxx Offline
#19 Posted:
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Like others have said, you can't go wrong with anything LFD. Haven't had one I didn't like.
ZRX1200 Online
#20 Posted:
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Ligero cabinets with the Oscuro wrapper are phenomenal and I like all the others listed a lot as well, but not mentioned was the Litto Gomez line awesome.

If I remember right Fuente JUST recently started tours and I don’t think it’s at all like DE where it’s as accessible year round or as frequently.

Frank I believe there is a hefty tax? So not a lot are sold domestically as most can’t afford them. I believe the most popular cigar IN the DR is a machine rolled........ Thundergerbil would be the authority on this I would trust, he’s the smartest smartazz on CBid no doubt.
streetrod Offline
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LA Preferidos Ruby has always been 1 of my favorits. A little bit of sweetness & a little bit of pepper.
Also can’t go wrong with the LFD Ligero.
dstieger Offline
#22 Posted:
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PDR only had a couple that I recall being great.. .one was an 18something with dark blue, maybe purple band ....dark wrapper and sweet chocolatey flavor.

LFD has many good lines....most are on the stronger side. DL was mentioned above....I really liked that in the Chiselito size. Some of Litto's more limited releases blow away the regular lines. Pretty much anything with SmallBatch, or Limited, or Press in the name.

Nothing from LA that I still seek out. Used to be a 1492 or something that was fairly cheap here that was decent
thurson Offline
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KingoftheCove wrote:
I’ll second the La Aurora Preferido Maduro from Sunoverbeachs list as well......the number 2 double perfecto was my fav.......not sure they still make them in maduro?
Haven’t had one in years...


+1

5 or 6 years ago smoke tried a number of the PDRs, like the sun grown the most.
thurson Offline
#24 Posted:
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KingoftheCove wrote:
I’ll second the La Aurora Preferido Maduro from Sunoverbeachs list as well......the number 2 double perfecto was my fav.......not sure they still make them in maduro?
Haven’t had one in years...


+1

5 or 6 years ago smoke tried a number of the PDRs, like the sun grown the most.
thurson Offline
#25 Posted:
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Apparently I stut tut tutter.
tonygraz Offline
#26 Posted:
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One LFD I would not recommend is the Alcalde- very mild and little taste to me.
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#27 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:


Frank I believe there is a hefty tax? So not a lot are sold domestically as most can’t afford them. I believe the most popular cigar IN the DR is a machine rolled........ Thundergerbil would be the authority on this I would trust, he’s the smartest smartazz on CBid no doubt.

makes sense
Greggilmore99 Offline
#28 Posted:
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Ill say it again guys.

I really appreciate all the input.
bgz Offline
#29 Posted:
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LFD ho here too. Can't recall ever having a bad lfd.
stinger88 Offline
#30 Posted:
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I agree with Ben. I haven’t had a bad LFD.
corey sellers Offline
#31 Posted:
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Like Ben LFD ho here. Also one bad one it was a chisel tip and it was just tight.
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