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Cuban Cigars on Instagram

The Cuban Cigar industry has a huge presence on social media. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and even Pinterest have thousands of cuban cigar posts and accounts with millions of likes. Cuban cigars on instagram is probably the fastest growing one. One of the biggest Instagram accounts related to cuban cigars is @domberga. Behind it is Dominic Bergamin, a young cuban cigar and watch lover. He has 30k followers that enjoy content related to cigars, luxury, lifestyle and clothing. As we just started off our Interviews section we wanted him to share some basics about cuban cigars.

1.)  Your first cigar?

If I remember well, my first cigar was a Montecristo petit Edmundo.

2.)   Tell us more about that first cigar experience

 Probably I made some mistakes like cutting too much from the cap or not lighting it up correctly. I didn’t know much of cigar etiquette back then. But I do recall immediately enjoyed the relaxing sensation of smoking a good Cuban cigar. I also learned very quickly that it needs to be accompanied by the right drink.
(@domberga – Instagram)

3.)   Favourite moment to smoke a cigar?

The best times are always when I’m smoking with friends. It’s such a pleasure to be with people who share the same passion as you do, and you can relax and be yourself.

4.)   Favorite cigar pairing?

Champagne and Cigar is for me the ultimate pairing. I love the refreshing feel on my palette with each cold sip of bubbles.

5.)   A pairing you would like to try soon?

I’ve already tried so many things…I don’t know…I’ve never had hot chocolate with a cigar! *laughs*

6.)   When did you decide to share your cigar experiences on social media?

I started to take IG more seriously about three years ago.

7.)   Tell us a bit more about your life style (Clothing, food, free time, hobbies)

I like to be well dressed, not overdressed but well dressed on any occasion. I am just as interested in sartorial clothes, shoes and accessories as I am in cigars. I like to eat well and a lot, but I also keep myself in shape by going for a run or to the gym. I also feel better afterwards. I love to travel whenever I can. It’s something I get a lot of joy from, and it gives me the drive and energy to face the office for the next few weeks.

8.) Have you ever visited Cuba? Tell us a bit more about that

Dominic in Cuba
@domberga in Pinar del Rio
Yes I did. Thanks to an invitation by Havana Club I had the chance to visit this beautiful country this year. A experience I’ll never ever forget! I’m always going to remember those amazing places we were able to visit thanks to them. Specially the visit at the Finca of Hector Luis Prieto in Pinar del Rio which was a highlight for me. Smoking a fresh rolled cigar from Torcedor Miguel, while seeing and smelling the fresh fermented tobacco leaves hanging in the shed was amazing.

9.) A cigar that you haven’t tried and you are looking forward to smoke

I would love to smoke a Davidoff – Dom Perignon

10.) What are your thoughts on the Montefortuna Cuban Cigars Shop:

It’s a great store! The presentation is immaculate and I like the way the brand interacts with the cigar community on instagram. It’s clear that you all have a lot of background knowledge on everyone’s favourite hobby.

Don’t forget to follow @domberga and @montefortunacigars on Instagram!




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72 thoughts on “Interview with @domberga, one of the best cuban cigar accounts to follow on Instagram

  1. Reply
    26 September, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    one of my first cigars was a Romeo y Julieta “Romeo No. 2”. I did not know much about cigars and understood the taste and culture of cigars only a few years later…

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      Kyle D. Garrett
      26 September, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      I can’t distinctly recall my first Cuban since it was so long ago, but the first one I had in a long time was a Romeo y Julieta.

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      Alexander Rehnström
      27 September, 2018 at 6:12 am

      My first cuban was also my first cigar ever, it was a RyJ No.2 on a new years eave.
      Very nice smoke first a first one!

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      28 September, 2018 at 11:11 am

      Believe it or not I’ve had very limited Cuban cigar experience. My first one that such though was while I was out on the Summer island in Finland in the sun…. Forget everything else…. Fresh sea air, sun and a Vegueros Cigar. Just fantastic.

      IG: thegentlemanmax

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        28 September, 2018 at 11:12 am

        Oops sorry about the terrible grammar…
        *First one that stuck

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      José María Garrido Rivera
      28 September, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      Account instagram: cigar_bosslifestyle – José María
      I have my first experience with a Cohiba Maduro a great experience becasue i recording we pairing with a cognac hennessey, are a special moment trying this cohiba because the tripple cap is extremely clean and blends well into tge wrapper, nice notes, perfect structure, the thing that i like more are the type of toasting are very slow but produced a perfectly lit foot.

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      Jacob Tackeberry
      29 September, 2018 at 6:52 am

      I’ve yet to have a Cuban cigar experience

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        Jacob Tackeberry
        29 September, 2018 at 6:53 am


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      29 September, 2018 at 10:03 am

      I remember my first Cuban cigar I bought it in Lausanne St-Francois in a typical Cigars Shop when I was 18 years old ! It was a Romeo yJulieta Mille Fleurs a beautiful smoke.
      Then I know from the very beginning that I would later become a Cigar aficionado!
      Follow me on IG: @lmrcigars

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    26 September, 2018 at 12:07 pm
    I bought my first cuban cigars from Rome which was a totally new experience for me. The H. Upmann , Por Larranaga and Hoyo de Monterrey were the highlights. I imagine all of the customers on this site know very well the pleasure of having a cuban. Looking forward to buy some more now that the site is finally launched.

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    26 September, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    My first ever cigar was a gifted Cohiba siglo 6, this then became the cigar of choice for my groomsmen and myself on my wedding day!

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    26 September, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    September last year, my grandfather’s birthday, a king of the Cuban cigar, he took me in the sidelines and gave me a Coiba, sigglos II, from Is I began to learn into this world, so attractive… three months ago he said hello to me forever, and now smoking a cigar besides a passion is also a sweet memory. @thedesmo

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    26 September, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    My first cigar was a Cohiba Siglo II about a year ago. I didn’t know anything about cigars, but I loved the way it looked and also how it tasted.
    Since then I’ve tried different Cuban cigars with different drinks. I love to have coffee or gin tonic as a pairing.

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    26 September, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    The first time I’ve ever touched and smoked a cigar was with a friend who gave me an H. Upmann Half Corona. For the first time, I quite enjoyed it but I didn’t know much about cigars then. Now I know for sure where I’ll get my next cigar from! 😉 Great site!

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    26 September, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    I was 18 having some beers with friends in a pub garden in Kent and one of my friends offered the group each a Romeo &Julieta No.2. We enjoyed them in the pub over a classic English ale and laughs. More recently after a trip to Cuba, R&J No.2 are still a firm go to and I have since repaid my friend for that first cigar!

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    26 September, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I think the best way to experience cubans is to have non cubans before, just like I did. You notice the difference straight away. I was about 17 when I had my first Romeo y Julieta and I fell in love immediately with it. You can never go wrong with a cuban.

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    26 September, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    A gifted Cohiba Siglio l – was a real nice and smooth smoke 🙂 and so my journey started 😛

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    26 September, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Serious Cuban cigar smoking started with a Trinidad Reyes.

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    26 September, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    I was about 18 years old. First time in a casino with my father and I could not miss the chance to have my first cigar. The Romeo y Julieta was amazing. I’ll never forget that special day.

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    26 September, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    My first cigars was hoyo de monterrey #2

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    Danny Bakst
    26 September, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    My friend ordered a box of partagas Series D # 4 and it took off from there!!

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    26 September, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    I have never smoked a Cuban cigar yet. But if I have the chance, I would share it with my father in-law who is from Cuba. We would talk about his life there and share a nice drink of whiskey.

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    26 September, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    I’m barefoot_runner and my first Cuban memory was a Romeo Y Julieta Churchill Millennium New Year’s eve…all wrong…to big…to strong…to much alcohol…made me more than dizzy….now after this my Cuban encounters are so much better…

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    26 September, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you for the interview! It’s great to read all your comments here!

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    26 September, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    First Cuban was a Romeo Y Julieta

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    26 September, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    My first experience with a Cuban cigar was a monte no 2 on the golf course. Fast forward 2 years and I can’t get enough of them.


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    26 September, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    My first cuban cigar was a Romeo y Julietta Tubos No.2 what a shitty 18th birthday cigar that was, but it sparked my interest for cigars and made me find real good cigars like my first Cohiba Behike 52. A cigar I smoked whilst taking a walk during a sunny afternoon, perfect cigar to enjoy before an beer after class on a friday.

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    Peri M.
    27 September, 2018 at 1:39 am

    my 1st Cuban cigar was either a Cohiba Siglo II or a Montecristo. it was mostly likely both on the same day.

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      Peri M.
      27 September, 2018 at 1:42 am

      IG handle – @she_smokes_cigars

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    27 September, 2018 at 6:45 am

    My First Cuban Cigar was actually a Cohiba. Fantastic Cigar. Won two of them in a Competition. IG @ mr. pipesmokingman.

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    27 September, 2018 at 7:49 am

    My first cuban was actually a Bolivar corona. Why? Im half venezuelan and Bolivar is the country‘s father basically. @kbrauneis

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    Janin Clément
    27 September, 2018 at 9:54 am

    My first cuban was at Paris in 2000’s

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      Janin Clément
      27 September, 2018 at 9:55 am

      My first cuban was at Paris in 2000’s

      Insta: ninjanator

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    27 September, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    My First cuban cigar was H.Upmann. i was looking for something New after I quit drinking. That was Great experience so that how starts my cigar journey🤘🏼

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    27 September, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    My first was only a few years ago …a Hoyo De Monterey Grand Epicure.

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    Bob Langmaid
    27 September, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    My first cuban was a Partagas serie D #4 many years ago @hondo57 on IG

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    Armando Diaz Dones
    27 September, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    My first Habano was in my beginning in Hotel business, we have an event and I have the opportunity to have have a conference from Maestros of Habanos and have a present to try a Cohiba Siglo I, very interesting the experience because I don’t have any clue how to doing right, luckily I have friends around me with the right expertise and the first advice please don’t inhale the smoke only keep in your mouth and them let it go, thank to that was a very nice experience and since that day, the Habanos from mi Tierra Cuba are one of my Pasions.

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    27 September, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    My first Habano was in my beginning in Hotel business, we have an event and I have the opportunity to have have a conference from Maestros of Habanos and have a present to try a Cohiba Siglo I, very interesting the experience because I don’t have any clue how to doing right, luckily I have friends around me with the right expertise and the first advice please don’t inhale the smoke only keep in your mouth and them let it go, thank to that was a very nice experience and since that day, the Habanos from mi Tierra Cuba are one of my Pasions.

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    27 September, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    My first cigar experience was when I was house sitting for a couple I worked for and they had a hefty stash of Cuban cigars in their liquor cabinet. Made me feel real fancy and a great taste. @headyhoneyhails

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    27 September, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    My first cigar experience was with one of my closest pals, we both had a rising curiosity regarding cuban cigars. So we went to one of the local cigar shops where we used to live, and luckly ran into the owner of the store. We entered and spoke the truth, we didn’t have any clue other than what we had read online. Mr. Sergio gladly spent what I recall to be at least two hours talking and talking about cigars, the different types, history of some brands like Trinidad, how to cut and light a cigar, everything we needed to know to start what would become a great passion for me and David. First cuban cigar we smoked, Hoyo de Monterrey Palmas extra, until this day still one of our favorites.


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    28 September, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Hey Hi Chris here from Chrisundpaz_cigars (Instagram)
    My First Cuban was also my First Cigar i ever smoked. And i Fell in Love with this awesome Cigar, the Montecristo Nr. 2.
    Awesome flavor, big Smoke, Not to String but strong enough. The Montecristo Nr.2 was my First Cigar Experience and the Dooropener for the World of Cigars!

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    28 September, 2018 at 11:03 am

    As I sometimes visited my local cigar shop for some hookah tabacco, the store owner offerd me a cigar and invited my upstairs to his beautiful -gentleman clubish- cigar lounge. My fisrt ever cigar was the Hoyo de Monterey Epicure 2. A sensetional pallet of taste, smell, feeling and experiences. I was in love… During the years I started to appriciate the craftmanship of the cigar and I learn more and more about pairings.

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    28 September, 2018 at 11:17 am

    It first started with a friend getting me a box of 3 montecristo petit edmundo tubos and still keeping a bunch of these always in my humidor

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    Robert Obadia
    28 September, 2018 at 11:42 am

    My first Cuban cigar was given to me by an amazing friend, cigar lover and connoisseur. It was a Cohiba Siglo VI… loved it from the beginning. The aroma and apperience spectacular and smoking it was love at first sight. 16 years have past and we still enjoy cigars as often as we can.

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    28 September, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Since I was a kid I always thought that smoking a cigar, especially a cuban, it s only for rich people… but as I grow i was able to understand and know this smoking thing and i realise that it can be anybody s moment. My first cuban was a Partagas Mille Fleur, and I remember how i prepare my self for that moment hahaha, having the drink ready, was a irish whisky, Tullamore, my ashtray, lighting carefully the cigar and enjoy it. From that moment, Partagas it s my favourite brand and i m still ” young” in this cigar world.

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    28 September, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    My first Cuban cigar was a Cohiba Siglo II. Awesome experience.

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    Zak dandashi
    28 September, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    My first cigar was a davidoff, in Montreal, Canada in 2002.
    My first cuban cigar was a cohiba ciglo 6, which I kept smoking for a long time.

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    28 September, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    IG: Brad Zditosky

    I can’t remember exactly when I had my first Cuban but I do remember buying my first Cuban sampler pack and I was very excited to get it. Throughly enjoyed everyone of of those cigars and have been hooked ever since.

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    28 September, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Can’t remember my first cigar (but it would have been a cheap convenience store cigar like Century Sam). I can, however, remember my first Cuban … A Romeo Y Julietta (I think a tubo #2) back around 1997. That changed everything forever. Cheers everyone! Oh, and you said to mention my Instagram account: “lonepalmjr”

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    28 September, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    I can’t remember the first Cuban cigar I smoked… I didn’t really have the knowledge and experience to appreciate them when I first tried them…. I do now..

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    28 September, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    My first Cuban was the Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure de Luxe paired with a latte. I was a bit over anxious when i got the box of sticks and didn’t let them sit in the humidor to rest after a long journey. I had to relight every 10 minutes. Rookie mistake. But the flavor was great despite the hard work.

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    28 September, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    The first Cuban I remember really enjoying was a Ramon Allones cigar… @Bkjay24

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    28 September, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    My first cigarr was a boliviar a few years ago

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    28 September, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Right after gradating college I got a job working at a local B&M while I was seeking my first “Real Job”. While working there I asked my boss one night what his thoughts were on Cuban cigars, he shrugged and offered me a Montecristo No.5. We sat down on one of the couches and cut our cigars, the draw was ideal, I toasted the foot and begin to smoke my first Cuban. The cigar was aged well and very smooth but what I remember most was the conversations we had that started from that cigar.

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      28 September, 2018 at 4:48 pm


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    Ryan dawson
    28 September, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    My first Cuban cigar was a RYJ No.2

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    28 September, 2018 at 8:46 pm


    My first cuban was a San cristobol Principe 3 years ago. Still love em! Smoking one now!

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    28 September, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Hello everyone!
    I’m Pablo
    My first cigar was a Romeo y Julieta Tubos No.1
    I still have the picture on my instagram account! It was an engagement party and I remember that I was the one who finished the cigar first from all the people who were smoking there! I didn’t know how to hold it!… or smoke it! And my cousin showed me how to do it properly and I really enjoyed it so much!…
    thank you!


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    29 September, 2018 at 1:29 am


    My first cuban cigar, was a Bolivar Royal Coronas, I had just bought it before attending my medic course. It sat in a baggy for months with a boveda pack until I graduated, I just haven’t enjoyed a cigar that much as that night.

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    29 September, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Mr.C.Mojo – I think my first Cuban cigar was a montecristo which I had on a night out in Cambridge with friends. There was a great little tobacconist with a small walk-in humidor, I don’t think they’re around anymore which is a shame as I will never be able to relive the experience – the intrigue, the excitement, the smell!

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    29 September, 2018 at 9:21 am

    My first cuban cigar experience was a Partagas d4. After that I never smoke anything but cubans…;)

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    Gerhard Rosén
    29 September, 2018 at 9:34 am

    My first cuban cigar experience was a Partagas d4. After that I never smoke anything but cubans…;)

    (please delete my previously post above)

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    29 September, 2018 at 10:46 am

    I smoked my first Cuban Cigar when I was in Rome and it was a Hoyo de Monterrey, epicure numero 2.

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    29 September, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I smoked my first cuban cigar ( a Montecristo No. 4 ) on a summer evening in the irish pub, when I met friends. We smoked and paired the cigar with a good whisky. It was a beautiful evening, I will always remember.


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    30 September, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Hi Dom, I’m smokopolitan!
    I would like to remember my first cuban experience with you and Montefortuna’s friend…
    My first Cuban, in the 2005, was a great Hoyo de Monterrey! I brought it to smoke it on a Champagne night (with a Presidente’s cigar by Toscano).
    After this situation I can’t stop smoking Cuban cigar!
    When I smoke a cigar it’s a moment for me and I can think about everything and about the sense of life…
    In the last two years I had started to share my puff with the IG communities with the name Smokopolitan

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    30 September, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    My first cigar was one of my fathers Bolivar aged from the 90’s. My Instagram is “sirbabyjesus”

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    Mario Oronoz
    30 September, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    My first Habano was ni La Rioja, Spain, on New Year’s Eve 2016; it was a Cohiba Siglo VI, i bought it after my cousin bought some cigars and I was curious to know what it was like! From that day on, my humidor always has some cigars.

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    Irad Narukaya
    1 October, 2018 at 3:44 am

    My very first cigar experience was cuban, the Romeo y Julieta Churchills. I am a huge admirer of Sir Winston Churchill, and since Sir Winston used to smoke a lot of cigars during his lifetime and RyJ being one of his favourite brands, it seemem befitting.

    Light-medium, but very complex. Not too overpowering for a novice at the time and definitely an excellent introductory stick as I entered the world of cigars. I immediately enjoyed it without hesitation, each and every puff giving out new flavours, ones that were unique to me. What an experience. I’ve enjoyed countless cigars until this day, but the memory of that first cigar will remain forever.


    My instagram –> @daily.puff

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    1 October, 2018 at 9:35 am

    My first cigar was the Romeo y Julieta Romeo n°2 on holidays with my girlfriend. I’m 20 years old and now i try to smoke as many different Cuban cigars , maybe once every 2 weeks since i’m a student and my wallet won’t allow me to buy a lot or the really expensive stuff.
    I follow Domberga on instagram for over a year now and i don’t only love the cigars but also the food, clothes, musicstyle, lifestyle…

    My insta : michiel.van.gemert

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    4 October, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    My IG name is Philly_delight

    My very first Cuban cigar experience, was in late 2012 when I was just 21. I served as a recon sniper in the U.S. Army. I had spent over a year in Afghanistan fighting the taliban. One of my really good friends who I served with was originally born in Cuba; he had shared with me the process of a perfect MonteCristo#2, we had said during our deployment, if we make it home alive, we will smoke an authentic montecristo#2 with a nice single malt scotch… we made it home alive, and it was the day I got home after kissing the ground, I immediately made a V cut in a wonderful Montecristo #2 and proceeded to truly understand the meaning of a “real” Cuban cigar & become a BOTL…

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