Replies: 19 - Last Post: Mar 3, 2013 9:17 AM Last Post By: mrbig
Feb 25, 2013 12:32 PM
Feb 25, 2013 4:21 PM
Feb 25, 2013 5:27 PM
2No. Peso cigars will have a brand name based on the factory they are made in. There just isn't much difference in quality. Furthermore, cigar blogs are almost entirely dedicated to the export cigars. Because peso cigars are not made to be exported, cigar aficionados don't pay much attention to them.
Yes there are a ton of cigar information out there making it even more relevant to just ask if someone here has any first hand knowledge. Even when you do search and find information on peso cigars, it tends to be about cigars found around Havana.
Feb 25, 2013 6:02 PM
Feb 25, 2013 7:07 PM
4I am no cigar aficionado nor do I smoke but I have bought peso cigars in Cienfuegos just down the street from Hotel La Union for the last 15 years direct from the factory. The cigars do not have a brand name, about 5” long and packed 50 to a bundle tied with a string and wrapped in white tissue paper or old newspaper. We pay 25 peso (about 1cuc) for a bundle of 50 and I go home and sell them for a dollar each.
Feb 25, 2013 8:43 PM
5Following my last post Rickie I actually looked up a foto of mine from a few years ago and ditto no distinquishing marks, wrappers, lables (and wrapped similarly to your report). The OP has been told on TA though of specific name 'peso' Santiago cigars.
I often see Cubans selling these to foreigners for as you say 1CUC or more apiece.
Feb 25, 2013 11:23 PM
6Whoooosi ………Rewrite. Just received a correction from my partner in Cienfuegos that the cigars were packed 25 to a bundle and cost 25 peso per bundle and since I was allowed to import 50 cigars into Canada she bought me 2 bundles. Not everyone can walk into the cigar factory but one of the rollers is her neighbor she has it ready when she goes to visit her while I wait outside the factory.
John -- I have a foto somewhere in my collection but I am too tired to stay awake. maybe another day
Feb 26, 2013 6:50 AM
7Here you go.... a paper bundle of "Selectos" peso cigars (from Habana).
And what's inside....
Feb 26, 2013 7:04 AM
8Thanks Steve for the fotos. Cienfuegos is different and ours are wrapped in white tissue paper without printing and the cigars the same. Once I got it in old newspaper wrapping. What did you cost you in Havana? Your cigars look much classier that maybe I can sell them for $2 ;-)
I like the way you have your fotos organized. I just throw them into a memory stick or cloud and start searching.
Feb 26, 2013 12:02 PM
9I used to pick those "selectors" up for 25 cup in Havana. They are kind of rough going I have to say, but anyway.. no one can complain on price..
Feb 26, 2013 2:29 PM
Im a daily peso/bodega cigar smoker. ive written about it on my blog Here is Havana and no, quality is not at all the same and can vary, like anything in Cuba, for any logical (or non) reason.
Each one has a name according to the province and factory where they were made. My favorite and most reliable most of the time are Selectos from Holguin. but they havent been around in havana in a while. There are also
Moya (quite good, from Granma, what Im smoking now)
Hermanos something or other out of Pinar
Feb 26, 2013 3:35 PM
Feb 26, 2013 5:16 PM
12LP is getting ridiculous. I posted a response to Rick saying that a bundle costs 25CUP no matter where you buy it and it got deleted.
I also said that, even though I have a large collection of cigars from the 90's, I smoke peso cigars in Cuba, since, for the price, I can have a quick smoke and toss it if I don't have enough time and not feel guilty $$$$.
Let's see if this post gets deleted.
Feb 26, 2013 6:28 PM
13Greslogo – thanks for the info. I have the same problem as you that some of my replies don’t make it to first base and those that do are sometimes deleted before they make it to second or third base. Anyway I enjoy the new format and the filters they install to catch certain words. It’s a thankless job to be moderator of any website and the price we pay for free speech.
Feb 26, 2013 6:30 PM
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