Re: New post: I apologize.
- From: Mickey <Mickey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 01 May 2009 13:10:58 -0500
Buck Turgidson <luckysquid@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In article <Misc-519136.07591401052009@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Miss Elaine Eos <Misc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Good Gods, man! I throw away cigars better than those! ;)
Just kidding -- if you like 'em, they're good cigars. However, email me
your snail-mail address, and I'll send you a "welcome to ASC" package
which you may or may not enjoy.
Done! I just wrote this to you, too: "Thrown away better cigars than
what I had, huh? That really doesn't surprise me! I pretty much bought
them because I wanted a smoke and that's all I had without going all the
way across town.
Part of the reason people have that attitude about drugstore cigars is
the way they are made. A machine made drugstore cigar is made from
chopped tobacco leaves, and wrapped in tobacco paper made from pulped
garbage tobacco. They are also impregnated with propylene glycol to
keep them "moist". They are predicable, boring, somewhat harsh and
definitely the lowest common denominator among cigars. Yech.
Premium cigars are made from whole tobacco leaves ("long filler"),
bunched and rolled by hand. They are more unpredictable, their flavors
change and evolve as you smoke them.
Today I was at the Tinder Box again and bought a couple
at random--something called The Repeater, a Honduran, and a Quorum, both
Churchills. They were way on the cheap end, but I'm not about to make
the mistake of going all expensive first and not learning which are
overpriced and which are reasonable quality. For instance, the man at TB
says Macanudos are overrated for their price--too mild, according to
him. He could be right, he could be wrong, but my ears are open."
Macanudos are OK. They are a little overpriced, but they are premium
smokes, and they are not too mild for a beginner. I've been smoking
cigars since the late 1990s and I still enjoy a Mac now and then.
Thing is, I still detest cigarettes. They don't smell good and they
taste nasty. To me, they're just a nicotine delivery system, the way
Folger's coffee is just a caffeine delivery system. I also smoke pipes,
and would like to try some other blends than Tinder Box...but the
problem with the internet is, it's hard just to try one smoke! The idea
of having to pay for a half-pound or a pound, plus the shipping, only to
receive something I end up not liking... South Bend (Notre Dame, if
anyone doesn't know) needs a quality tobacconist. Problem is, according
to someone I know who runs the highest-end shop in a low-end chain, they
generally only sell quality cigars on Notre Dame football weekends and
pipe tobacco even more rarely. I still think a tobacconist downtown
would do well with the business crowd (what little of it there is).
Anyone who wants to open one here is welcome. :)
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