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James Suckling

Big Smokes: See You There

Posted: Nov 11, 2009 2:10pm ET
Is there any sense in bringing cigars to The Big Smoke? I asked myself this question again and again as I packed my bags to fly to Los Angeles and then Las Vegas from my house in Italy. The event is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are going to be so many cigars, and many awesome ones at that.

I still threw in a number of smokes from the forbidden island that I thought a few buddies might enjoy smoking. There's nothing better than exchanging smokes with fellow editors, or hermanos, back stateside. I placed in my travel humidor a handful of Montecristo Petit Edmundos, Trinidad Robusto Rs, Montecristo Open Eagles, and H. Upmann Edición Limitada Magnum 48s. On second thought, maybe I won't share any and smoke them all myself!

You have heard me rap on about the new Trinidad. That¹s my go-to smoke. And the Montecristo Open torpedo is a hell of a smoke too. I really thought that I wasn't going to like the market-driven cigar, which was supposed to attract a new generation of smokers—blah, blah, blah. But the line is actually really good. It seems that the larger the smoke the better the flavor in the four-cigar range. The Limitada is the bomba in a small, spicy Habanos. Petit Edmundos estan rico.

I try not to smoke Cubans during the Big Smoke. It seems uncool, even showy. And what's the use? There are so many great smokes to try. If you are going, let me know what you are going to smoke, or if there is a special smoke I should try. See you all there.

Comments   2 comment(s)

David Savona — New —  November 11, 2009 8:08pm ET

As one of the aforementioned hermanos, I hope you bring plenty of cigars. I don't want to run out! See you in Vegas.

Nick Lisewych — Lynnwood, WA —  November 12, 2009 5:36pm ET

Buddy....what's up? All kidding aside, I'll probably bring an El Titan de Bronze from home to smoke on the convention hall floor. (While I'm scrambling around to grab all the stogies from the vendors.) I visited Calle Ocho a year ago, so bringing that cigar helps me to remember that awesome trip. See you guys there.

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