Friday, March 27, 2009

What's your desert island cigar?

A few months ago, a co-worker sent me a link to a cigar forum thread titled "What is your desert island smoke?" It turned out the thread was not about cigars at all, but pipe tobacco. I'm sure this topic has been covered for premium cigars elsewhere, but a cursory Googling didn't yield many results. So, assuming this topic has not been covered ad nauseum, I thought I'd chime-in.

Since most cigar smokers are also collectors, I'd find it hard to believe that they would be able to single out one specific cigar, unless they were staring down the barrel of a gun.

Violent imagery aside, I'm not sure if I could select just one cigar. I think I speak for most cigar smokers when I say that I have too many favorites. Because I often choose a cigar based on the time of day, or more often, my mood, I've got my favorite mild cigars, medium-bodied cigars, and full-bodied cigars. What's even more frustrating is, if I mentioned the one cigar I would take with me, I'd insult the other cigar manufacturers I work with.

I will say this much: If I could only take one cigar, it would be a medium-bodied, but very full-flavored cigar with a sweet, nutty-woody base, earthy essences, and notes of coffee, caramel and cocoa on the finish. It would probably be blended with Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos, too.

That brings me back to you. If you suddenly decided to disappear from civilization, what ONE cigar would you bring? To be fair, make it a box; you're going to be gone awhile. Please let me know with a comment. And unless you know how to make a fire, don't forget the lighter fluid.

~ Gary Korb

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

If it HAD t be just one....


Oliva Series G Belicoso

Anonymous said...

Partagas series D #4

emperormike said...

Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 or Gurkha Regent! Hands down these are my all-time faves.

Cigar Advisor said...

Thanks for the comments, so far. All great smokes! (Love the D-4.) BTW - If you left a comment and it's not showing up, please do so again. G~

Anonymous said...

Partagas Spanish Rosado San Augustine

xjv said...

I am partial to the CAO LX2.

Anonymous said...

Rocky DECADE or
Gurkha Gran Reserve Connecticut #4

Neither will bore you.

thannon said...

A cargo hold worth of Partagas Black will do.

Followed by a tanker load of butane and a couple hundred butane lighters for backup....

AVO Junkie said...

Avo XO Intermezzo

Anonymous said...

my favorite would be the rocky patel cuban blend maduro

stephen said...

Joya De Nicaragua Antano 1970 Churchill or a CAO CX2 but most likely the former

stephen said...

Joya De Nicaragua Antano 1970 Churchill or CAO CX2 but most likely the former

Cigar Advisor said...

There are some aweseome suggestions in here. I'm surprised no one has mentioned the one cigar that two of my co-workers thought of almost simultaneously.

jdcree said...

Ever heard of the OPUS X? I LOVE most of the cigars mentioned, but the "one" "realistic" choice would be the CAO Maduro. Always enjoy it. Always consistent. Never disappointing.

Anonymous said...

Padron 1964 Anniversary Exclusivo Maduro

Anonymous said...

Padron 3000 Natural!!!

Anonymous said...

Baccarat Toro natural. Now there is a cigar that will be good morning, noon or night.

Kevin said...

LFD Double Ligero 600

Anonymous said...

Oliva Serie V torpedo

Nathan said...

In all honesty: I love my Rocky P's. For me it is the Rocky Patel Sun Grown Junior. The taste and the draw is great and they are not that expensive. Really good to enjoy myself.