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post #1 of 13 Old 07-22-2012, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Aging / Strength / Liga

So I got caught up in the whole scarcity of Liga No. 9s and bought a fiver even before having one. I tried one today (not part of the fiver - just a single I got in a trade) and I can appreciate what it is but it is just not for me. It is way too much on the full side of things than I can enjoy at this point in my experience.

From what I have read aging will take some of the strength off a cigar but I'm wondering does this take 1 year, 2 years or more. Also I have a T52 as well and am wondering if I think the No. 9 is too strong will I think the same of the T52? This whole experience has taught me not to buy any premium fivers before getting a couple singles. It may not sound like a huge deal to some of you guys but it kind of sucks to know I have $65+ in cigars right now that I know I will not enjoy.
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-22-2012, 11:47 PM
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Re: Aging / Strength / Liga

Hey, Robert. I'd be happy to trade you some good, but less-full-strength cigars if you'd like.

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post #3 of 13 Old 07-22-2012, 11:49 PM
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Re: Aging / Strength / Liga

Sorry to say this, but my feeling is that you'll probably not enjoy the T52 since it is still pretty full. And the No 9s will not really take any of the strength off any time soon.

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Robert, if you don't want to trade Derek, I'll buy them off of you, bro.

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post #5 of 13 Old 07-23-2012, 12:41 AM
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Re: Aging / Strength / Liga

If it's not a financial hardship, I suggest you hang onto them and try the next one in a year, then one every 3 to 6 months. To my taste, these sticks get noticeably smoother with 12 to 18 months' rest. Your mileage may vary. At the very least, it will be an interesting learning experience.

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post #6 of 13 Old 07-23-2012, 01:03 AM
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Re: Aging / Strength / Liga

the thing about premiums like these is you will NEVER have a problem selling or trading them away.
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post #7 of 13 Old 07-23-2012, 01:19 AM
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Re: Aging / Strength / Liga

I've had 3 yr old LP 9 and the strength has not diminished to a point were they would be less than full bodied from what I remember.

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post #8 of 13 Old 07-23-2012, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Aging / Strength / Liga

Appreciate all the feed back guys! I'll chaulk it all up to the learning process of getting into this hobby. At least now I know I do not like over the top full bodied cigars.
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Re: Aging / Strength / Liga

This may also change over time. You may start liking more full bodied cigars and when (or if) that happens. It might be nice to have a rested #9 or T-52
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Appreciate all the feed back guys! I'll chaulk it all up to the learning process of getting into this hobby. At least now I know I do not like over the top full bodied cigars.
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-23-2012, 02:13 PM
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Re: Aging / Strength / Liga

I agree with newbcub. Don't get rid of them. Just keep them resting in your humidor. You won't like them now but your palate is always changing. So just hide them in the back of your humidor and try them again in the future.

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This may also change over time. You may start liking more full bodied cigars and when (or if) that happens. It might be nice to have a rested #9 or T-52
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