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Have certain cigars remained good to you over the years?

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First of all, the very nature of handmade premium cigars alone cannot guarantee the blend will taste exactly the same box to box, or more to the point, year to year. Based on the harvests, which vary each year, that fact alone would lend itself to a certain amount of inconsistency. Sure, every now and then you’ll get the odd “bad box,” but even so, it’s amazing how many brands actually have remained consistent in flavor over the years. There are too many to mention here, but a few that immediately come to mind are Macanudo, Arturo Fuente, and Padron cigars.

Then there’s the part of the question that points to the cigar smoker himself (or herself, as the case may be). As we smoke cigars over the years we develop a palate for a certain flavor/strength profile. Moreover, as our palates develop our tastes change, and a cigar that we may have loved when we first started smoking cigars may no longer be among our current favorites.

Since it goes without saying that our favorites tend to be those cigars that still taste as good now as they did then, I want to open-up this dialogue by asking which cigars have remained true to you over the years, and which cigars just don’t do it for you anymore.

Thanks,
G~

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Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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