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There was a recent discussion started as a tangent on another thread about the quality and price of today's more costly and / or "boutique" cigars.

This last week, I sampled two different sticks in the $10-$12 range and was a little let down. (Steve Saka "Sobremesa" and Artesano del Tobacco / AJ Fernandez "Viva la Vida")

It had never occurred to me that, as a fairly new roller, my sticks were comparing to this level ... but they are.

What would you say is the current "price point" of a cigar that might compare to your own hand-rolls?

~Darin
 

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Ha, as I read this I am having one of your sticks. Damn good I might say! I wait for main stream sticks to go out of style once pushed out by the New releases of the month. Grab them online for $1.74-$4.00 a stick. Depends on how quick the online sellers want to move their old inventory.

I don't play the "lifestyle" game. I play the I'm broke but love tobacco game!

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Its like a love child between an LFD Liergo and a Drew Estate MUWAT. This Liergo is smoother then then LFD's but still has that euphoric punch to it. I can feel the Nic rush and in the back of my throat.
I can retrohaul it without burning up my face.
There is this very lite "tang" that i can't put into words but a love the after taste.

I'm at the nub now without no bitterness(rare) and this thing burned perfect (better then LFDs) without falling apart. Props to Steve for a well rolled Cigar! I think I need to "sponser" his next WLT order. I need to butter him up!

Do you think this being so simple lets the Ligero "shine" through more? Also how does this Ligero burn so well?

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My thinking is, when it's all Ligero, it all burns at a similar rate without any faster burning leaf to compete with ... could be completely wrong!
Also, the Besuki seems to be a great complement to Ligero and accents the finer points in the flavor.
Lastly, in the ones that Steve sent me, he used a very light misting of Rum which gave an exceptional aroma without affecting the flavor.

~Darin
 

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There was a recent discussion started as a tangent on another thread about the quality and price of today's more costly and / or "boutique" cigars.

This last week, I sampled two different sticks in the $10-$12 range and was a little let down. (Steve Saka "Sobremesa" and Artesano del Tobacco / AJ Fernandez "Viva la Vida")

It had never occurred to me that, as a fairly new roller, my sticks were comparing to this level ... but they are.

What would you say is the current "price point" of a cigar that might compare to your own hand-rolls?

~Darin

Priceless.
 

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I regularly smoke a wide variety of commercial cigars in the eighteen to twenty-eight Canadian dollar range. For me, I do it because of the location, an indoor place where I can regularly socialize and smoke with friends and acquaintances. I never buy these cigars and take them home. Although I wouldn't know how to match their flavour profiles, I can easily match any of their quality at home with WLT tobaccos.
 
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