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« on: Aug 19, 2017, 08:00PM »

Any brothers or sisters of the leaf out there? What are your favorites? Regulars? Ones you avoid? Favorite accessories? Collectables? Please share!
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 22, 2017, 10:52AM »

You're talking TEA leaves, RIGHT??? Clever
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 22, 2017, 11:22AM »

Yeah smoking is bad, mmmkay? Tea is good.
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 22, 2017, 07:40PM »

You're talking TEA leaves, RIGHT??? Clever

Nope. I'm talking tobacco leaves, as in all the varieties of nicotiana tabacum hand-rolled into a premium vitola.

Yeah smoking is bad, mmmkay? Tea is good.

I'm asking fellow trombonists to share their individual experiences with premium cigars. Perhaps we have more in common that this unusual instrument. I'm not asking people to make moral judgments.

If you don't like the conversation, please don't feel obliged to contribute.
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 22, 2017, 08:35PM »

I smoked mostly a pipe for 15 years.  I found that Cavendish tobaccos were my favorite.  I didn't like any blend with Latakia.  I did like blends flavored with licorice or anise.

I also smoked some cigars, but my level of epicurianism left a lot to be desired.  I smoked mostly things like Antonio y Cleopatra panatellas.  I tried a $5.00 cigar and didn't find it to be that much better.  Like giving Godiva chocolate to a Hershey's lover.

BTW, I haven't smoked in some 40 years.  But I still have my collection of pipes stashed away.  And two from my father.
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 23, 2017, 02:21PM »

Hey Moderators, what say we redirect this thread to "the healthy trombonist"?
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« Reply #6 on: Aug 30, 2017, 05:13PM »

Thanks for playing, Bruce.

About 20 years ago, at the tail end of the cigar boom of the 90's, I smoked cigars for about a year, mostly the more "traditional" or older brands like Antonio y Cleopatra, Macanudo, H Upmann, and Punch. About a year and a half ago, after my son graduated school, he asked to smoke a cigar with him to celebrate. I bought a pair of Cohibas and I've enjoyed cigars ever since.

I've found a few favorite brands, such as the older and traditional brandsl ike Cohiba, Arturo Fuente, and Padrón, but also some newcomers like My Father's, La Gloria Cubana, Flor de los Antilles, Comacho, etc. I prefer maduros, but a nice Connecticut shade is always welcome!

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« Reply #7 on: Aug 31, 2017, 07:32AM »

I don't much anymore, but if I'm celebrating something, I'll partake.

A few years ago I got a case of Cohiba Black stubbies (I think they were churchills?) in lieu of payment for helping a buddy out with some charts. I shared them with friends, smoked a few myself. Such a nice smoke. Went great with scotch as any good cigar should.

At the old Havana Club in Cozumel, they used to give us booze and cigars for sitting in. They had a whole humidor room full of Cohibas. Smelled wonderful. After playing we'd table up on the balcony with a cigar and a mojito - still the best mojitos I've ever had were at the Havana Club.

There used to be some fine dining establishments with cigar rooms around OKC, I don't of any that are now. Now I always think I need to be surrounded by mahogany and crushed red velvet to truly enjoy a smoke. Since I quit smoking, it's a pretty rare thing so I get a bit uppity about it.
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« Reply #8 on: Sep 02, 2017, 10:11AM »

Back when I was smoking an occasional cigar, my favorite was a CAO Box Press Robusto with a Cameroon wrapper. Fantastic!

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« Reply #9 on: Sep 05, 2017, 11:12AM »

Nope. I'm talking tobacco leaves, as in all the varieties of nicotiana tabacum hand-rolled into a premium vitola.

I'm asking fellow trombonists to share their individual experiences with premium cigars. Perhaps we have more in common that this unusual instrument. I'm not asking people to make moral judgments.

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Well, since tobacco is neither food NOR drink... Don't know
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« Reply #10 on: Sep 05, 2017, 10:34PM »

Well, I see that a moderator has already contributed to this thread and has decided to leave it where it is.

If you don't like what's playing on the TV, either change the channel or ignore it. No one is forcing you to read this thread or contribute to it.
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« Reply #11 on: Sep 08, 2017, 08:34AM »

I was just making a Southpark reference. Alison Balsom and Christian Lindberg smoke so it must be OK.
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