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Question about Victor Sinclair Bohemian Bamboo
lance4824 Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 07-06-2018
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Good Morning BOTL and SOTL,

I have a friend who said he likes Victor Sinclair Bohemian Bamboo but I have not had one. I am looking to get him a few but I don't know anything about them. They are about $2 to $2.50 per cigar. I have not had any of Victor Sinclair cigars....

What Victor Sinclair Bohemian 15th Anniversary Connecticut?

Please help...

opelmanta1900 Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 01-10-2012
Posts: 9,233
Get him a white owl... He won't know the difference...
dstieger Offline
#3 Posted:
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He likes the Bamboo...but you are asking about the 15th Anni....What?

Many years ago, I went through many (most) VS offerings here because they were cheap and I didn't know any better.

Here's my observations:
1. Some VS were among the worst cigars I ever tried.
2. Most of those that weren't horrid, ranged between sucky and boring as hell.
3. The Primeros CT was surprisingly decent - mild, nutty ...good enough morning cigar, especially at around a buck a piece.
4. All of the 'full size' 55's were horrendous, including the corojo....with one very strange exception. The tinned 55 Corojo Petites are pretty darned good cigarillos. At 4 bucks for a tin of 10, I have been smoking them on my morning commute a couple times a week for many years
tamapatom Offline
#4 Posted:
Joined: 03-19-2015
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They should name these Don Victor Sinclair......in keeping with the tradition of all the other low brow Dons.

Someone gifted me a sampler years ago.......not as bad as what I expected. No off flavors, seemed to be constructed well. Not inspiring enough for a followup purchase.
ZRX1200 Offline
#5 Posted:
Joined: 07-08-2007
Posts: 49,038
If you send any to tigercw any, make sure you pre-cut them for him.
lance4824 Offline
#6 Posted:
Joined: 07-06-2018
Posts: 417
dstieger wrote:
He likes the Bamboo...but you are asking about the 15th Anni....What?

Many years ago, I went through many (most) VS offerings here because they were cheap and I didn't know any better.

Here's my observations:
1. Some VS were among the worst cigars I ever tried.
2. Most of those that weren't horrid, ranged between sucky and boring as hell.
3. The Primeros CT was surprisingly decent - mild, nutty ...good enough morning cigar, especially at around a buck a piece.
4. All of the 'full size' 55's were horrendous, including the corojo....with one very strange exception. The tinned 55 Corojo Petites are pretty darned good cigarillos. At 4 bucks for a tin of 10, I have been smoking them on my morning commute a couple times a week for many years



Thanks.

Are the Victor Sinclair Bohemian 15th Anniversary close to the Bamboos?

dstieger Offline
#7 Posted:
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Never had either....but when a trash peddler is charging $30/box, I wouldn't be expecting anything better than chitty cigars.

Maybe I was too circumspect above -- 90+% of the VS cigars I tried are awful.....and to buy some as a 'gift' without even having tried them ...well....I thought you said it was for a 'friend'....if its really a friend, buy him cigars that you have tried and can personally attest are not chitty
opelmanta1900 Offline
#8 Posted:
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That's smart..
lance4824 Offline
#9 Posted:
Joined: 07-06-2018
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dstieger wrote:
Never had either....but when a trash peddler is charging $30/box, I wouldn't be expecting anything better than chitty cigars.

Maybe I was too circumspect above -- 90+% of the VS cigars I tried are awful.....and to buy some as a 'gift' without even having tried them ...well....I thought you said it was for a 'friend'....if its really a friend, buy him cigars that you have tried and can personally attest are not chitty



I am going to give him some good cigars, but I want to make sure. every once in awhile I find a good cheap cigar. hard to do but my friend is a social smoker... 10 or least cigars a year. I hope he starts liking the cigar life...


thanks for your input.

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tonygraz Offline
#10 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
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The Bamboo sampler I got was sub par even at the buck a stick I paid. Never had the 15th ann. bohemian and the only VS I found even promising was the Victor Sinclair 10th Anniversario. I only had five of them and never spotted any others- might even have 1 or 2 left - but I doubt it. You will have better luck finding a good cigar from other brands.
I remember once getting a bundle of 20 VS churchills for $ 6 and wouldn't even buy them again at that price.
ZRX1200 Offline
#11 Posted:
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You can find a box of 10 Harerra Estelí Miami‚Äôs for $30
delta1 Offline
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Drool
Whistlebritches Offline
#13 Posted:
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I tried a few VS's back in the day.......some of the worst cigars I have ever tried.
borndead1 Offline
#14 Posted:
Joined: 11-07-2006
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I've tried several of the VS lines and they were all bland, flat tasting (but well constructed) cigars. I think their main dude just has no palate and can't blend worth a ****.
smokestaxx Offline
#15 Posted:
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The Victor Sinclair maduros that turn your lips blue....
Now that's a fine cigar.
SteveS Offline
#16 Posted:
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Compare to Puros Indios, Ron Mexico, Dark Sharks, and Lone Wolf ... Victor Sinclair scrapes the bottom of the cigar barrel
midmofan Offline
#17 Posted:
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There was a time you could get 5-packs of VS cigars here for 50 cents a smoke and bundles even less. For that price the 10th anniversio and the triple corojo were worth it. Good cheap Boat & Barbeque smokes. Some other VS offerings so bad you needed to drown them in a bucket of water so not even a lingering oder remained. Once the better ones got much above the $1 range there were better choices even for cheapo smokes. Given the general VS profile and history of some being ok and some being terrible, I would not get those Bamboos as a gift unless you knew your friend had smoked them and liked them. If he did and does, who cares what anyone else thinks.
KingoftheCove Offline
#18 Posted:
Joined: 10-08-2011
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midmofan wrote:
I would not get those Bamboos as a gift unless you knew your friend had smoked them and liked them. If he did and does, who cares what anyone else thinks.

As a friend, he needs to try to guide him to the light.
Friends don't let friends smoke horrible cigars.
Pudding Mittens Offline
#19 Posted:
Joined: 08-15-2016
Posts: 698
lance4824 wrote:
I have a friend who said he likes Victor Sinclair Bohemian Bamboo [...] They are about $2 to $2.50 per cigar.

Dear god, do you realize you can get sublime stuff of stellar quality like the two-year pre-aged, 2016 limited-edition, ultra-complex five-nation blend, Davidoff-rolled, perfectly-constructed Room 101 Artist Series "Chief Cool Arrow" for $4.00 per cigar, and that price includes a stunning-looking, Spanish cedar-lined, glossy-finished box with slick metallic graphics?

(Insert multiple similar crazy-high "bang-for-buck" deals here; they happen routinely).

Given that, why would you pay $2.50 for garbage?

(Yes I know, his friend may not like the Chief, it might be too strong, etc. etc. Good points, but I just wanted to comment on the enormous yawning chasm of quality difference for just $1.50 more... very close to the maximum quality difference possible, IMO!)
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