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Gas Station Cigars

Post by Cleon » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:22 am

I rarely smoke cigars but I've been craving one. I'd like to get one for the weekend. I'm not all that experienced with cigars. The most memorable cigar that I had was one that came back from Puerto Rico with a friend. It was beefy- deep and rich. Like a full on English Mix. That's what I'm chasing, I think.

Can I get something like this in a small town Midwestern gas station or discount tobacco stop? Doesn't have to be perfect, just not a Swisher or some grape flavored, beef jerky looking stick.
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Re: Gas Station Cigars

Post by ryland » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:58 am

Some of the tobacco shops here have humidors with reasonably priced cigars. I'm not a tobacco snob but find the quality of swisher sweets and dutch masters to be so off-putting that I couldn't finish one.
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Re: Gas Station Cigars

Post by Gabriel » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:09 am

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Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:22 am
The most memorable cigar that I had was one that came back from Puerto Rico with a friend. It was beefy- deep and rich. Like a full on English Mix. That's what I'm chasing, I think.
You're very unlikely to find anything like that at a gas station in southern IN.

I have come to enjoy gas station cigars in the right context and will often pick up a pouch of cheap cigars to take fishing. Most are aromatic in some way, so there's that, but I usually get Backwoods originals. Once upon a time I would pick up Garcia Vega's camping. They might still be good, but they don't carry them around here and I haven't smoked one in maybe a decade.
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Post by Gabriel » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:10 am

ryland wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:58 am
Some of the tobacco shops here have humidors with reasonably priced cigars. I'm not a tobacco snob but find the quality of swisher sweets and dutch masters to be so off-putting that I couldn't finish one.
I rarely don't finish a cheap cigar, but I did not finish my one package of Dutch Master's. The worst I have tried.
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Post by Cleon » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:23 am

Gabriel wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:09 am
Cleon wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:22 am
The most memorable cigar that I had was one that came back from Puerto Rico with a friend. It was beefy- deep and rich. Like a full on English Mix. That's what I'm chasing, I think.
You're very unlikely to find anything like that at a gas station in southern IN.

I have come to enjoy gas station cigars in the right context and will often pick up a pouch of cheap cigars to take fishing. Most are aromatic in some way, so there's that, but I usually get Backwoods originals. Once upon a time I would pick up Garcia Vega's camping. They might still be good, but they don't carry them around here and I haven't smoked one in maybe a decade.
Yeah, not looking for anything aromatic at all. Nothing sweet at least.
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Post by Hovannes » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:43 am

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Post by Bloodhound » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:55 am

Around here, a lot of the liquor stores carry cigars and a lot of stores have Oliva and Punch. I even found a local store that had Rocky Patel.
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Post by Jocose » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:42 am

Gas station cigars are for rolling blunts. If you lived nearby I'd have you over for a well aged cigar out of my stash.
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Post by Cleon » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:53 am

Jocose wrote:
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Gas station cigars are for rolling blunts. If you lived nearby I'd have you over for a well aged cigar out of my stash.
I had to look up blunt just to make sure. Yep, I can get one of those pretty easy at the record store down the block. :lol:
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Post by tuttle » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:35 pm

Cleon wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:22 am
I rarely smoke cigars but I've been craving one. I'd like to get one for the weekend. I'm not all that experienced with cigars. The most memorable cigar that I had was one that came back from Puerto Rico with a friend. It was beefy- deep and rich. Like a full on English Mix. That's what I'm chasing, I think.

Can I get something like this in a small town Midwestern gas station or discount tobacco stop? Doesn't have to be perfect, just not a Swisher or some grape flavored, beef jerky looking stick.
You'd be better off ordering online. You're not going to get the flavors of Puerto Rico in a gas station cigar. Unless you're looking for that essence of Puerto Rican bathroom floor.
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Re: Gas Station Cigars

Post by Nature of a Man » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:43 am

I've recently tried Game brand cigars sold at the local thrift store; I'm not a cigar connoisseur but they tasted pretty good and natural (they claim to be imported from South America and made of natural leaf tobacco). They had a few flavored varieties, but they tasted bad to me.

If it was me, I'd recommend any which are labeled as being made of natural tobacco, and without any flavorings.

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Post by AKPreacher » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:48 pm

Wouldn’t waste time and money on gas station cigars, there are so many affordable options online that would far surpass what you would find at a gas station. If you want some recommendations I’d be happy to point you in the right direction.


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Post by sweetandsour » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:13 pm

My favorite so-called gas station cigar, if you can find 'em, are Travis Club.

But I've puffed on many King Edward Imperials. I rode in a tow truck once with a guy that chewed King Edward's by the box. One after another like chain smoking, only chewing. After two or three he'd spit the whole mess out and start over. So, I tried one, and I can say that it may have been the nastiest thing I've ever had in my mouth, besides vomit.
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