OT: Cigars

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  1. GemParty

    GemParty Premier Properties National Referral-All 50 states

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    Any smokers here? Where in CT do you buy or enjoy? Any lounges or clubs you recommend. Indoor/outdoor.
    Mickey Blake's is nice, but sometimes you leave feeling like you escaped a five alarm fire. http://www.mickeyblakes.com/
     
  2. alexd.

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    I would have loved this thread in the mid '90's - early '00's. :(

    Arturo Fuente 858's, Cuesto Rey, Hoyo de Monterrey. Padron...
     
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  3. Huskybass

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    Padron Family Reserve. Ridiculously good smoke.

    I actually buy my cigars through JR Cigars. And I smoke them all outdoors. So I basically haven't answered your question at all.
     
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  4. 8893

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    I used to enjoy them on occasion, now maybe one every few years. Owl Shop in New Haven is a great cigar shop and also a lounge and bar, with occasional live music.

    Arturo Fuente: Hemingway Short Stories (because they are small enough not to make me sick) or Don Carlos Robusto.
     
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    AtlHusky Heartless powers try to tell us what to think

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    A very important trivia piece for the Boneyard. Team Fishy always smoked Ashton's (supplied by swami) on their way to victory!;)
     
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  7. Northbound

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    La Gloria Cubana maduro torpedos, but I only smoke on a very rare occasion now. Wife's not a big fan of the cigar. Always loved the line that a father of a friend of mine laid on me one day "you look like a s&*t salesman with sample in your mouth"
     
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  8. Kitaman

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    Opus X including Lost City and Forbidden X, Padron Anniversario, and Gurkha (when slumming). Believe or not I constantly chew on cigars, but not on the ones I like to smoke. Full body lover here.

    My favorite cigar bar: Cigar and More in Orange (they opened another store in Branford). I prefer to smoke outdoors though.

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  9. alexd.

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    I miss the days we could light up at any downtown bar after a nice win at the HCC. People always seemed to give us extra room. ;)
     
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  10. KembaStepback

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    I use Holt's to get cigars. I enjoy Rocky Patel. That's a good cigar. Interested to see if Cubans become available this summer.

    I agree Fri/Sat nights at the Owl Shop are very crowded. I think you'd be ok during the week.

    Eli Cannon's in Middletown is a good place for a smoke during the summer. They have an outdoor area out back, it's nice.
     
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  11. Lefty2one

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    The amount of time I've wasted at the Owl Shop... That place is so relaxing during the day when it's not overcrowded. I used to grab lunch downtown and then walk over there and hang out from 1-4pm and it was rarely crowded, even during the winter months. Even on weeknights though it typically gets too crowded for my taste.

    I don't smoke anything too pricey, my go-to are Oliva.
     
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  12. UconnFanNVa

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    My every day smoke right now is a liga undercrown, i just like the flavor. I like Padrons, Camacho Tripple Marduro and Padillas (i forgot the name of the one i like). Dont really buy the more expensive ones, most expensive cigar i bought was like 25 bucks once lol. i Usually buy my smoke by the box and just store in my humidor and have 1 or 2 smokes on the weekends. Love a good smoke on a nice sunny day chilling on the deck or at my neighbors house.
     
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  13. Lefty2one

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    I bought a 5-pack online of these last summer, very nice smoke for the price. I'd recommend them for sure.
     
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    As an astute 22 year old college student, I went to a sketchy cigar shop on the Westport/Fairfield line and purchased $5 cigar. I don't know what is good, or what is bad. Regardless, I have trouble lighting cigars.
     
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  15. Lefty2one

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    Find a YouTube vid on the proper lighting technique, there are plenty out there.

    Cut/punch, toast, light/rotate. Enjoy.
     
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    When I smoked more frequently, my regular, inexpensive go-to cigar was Punch.
     
  17. UMass

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    Liga Undercrown, made by Drew Estates is a nice smoke if you like full flavor maduros. I get then online at FamousSmoke.com
     
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    Thats exactly where i get mine too. Just got a box of Robusto Liga Undercrowns. Not too expensive but still a good full flavor. And not harsh tasting. Its my favorite go to smoke personally.
     
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    Yup i like the taste and the value! Very rarely do a get a dud in a box. Consistently good
     
  20. smudubs

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    Now this is the type of thread that I normally start on the SMU message boards. Love a good smoke, and am glad that I came across this thread because I will be in the area this summer visiting schools with the kids and am always looking for a good cigar lounge.
     
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    Does anyone know any good smoke shops in the Fairfield area?
     
  23. chalk1

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    I buy on line. Cigar Auctioneer through Famous cigars. Could also use Cigars.com and a few others. Saves a lot of money vs. local shops. My favorites are Cameroon wrappers so Arturo Fuente Hemingway, Nub's (Cain is the maker).
     
  24. minidarren

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    Rocky Patel Vintage 1999. Perfecto for a nice half hour.

    I also like the Rocky Patel Java by Drew Estate. It's what I smoke when the wife is around. She likes the coffee smell.
     
  25. KembaStepback

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    Honestly, I'm more of a fan of a mild cigar. I enjoy having a smoke that doesn't linger with me for days.

    I've had pretty good luck with Mild Samplers from CigarsInternational.com or Thompson. Usually can get them relatively inexpensive. I mentioned Rocky Patels earlier. I like the Edge Lite Torpedos.
     
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