Originally Posted by ///M-Night
Where did you get the montes for $300 a box?
St. Maarten. A place called cigar emporium, guy had it all decked out upstairs, humidity controlled and devoted to cigars. Bunch of humidors too that looked pretty good. Original retail he was asking was $360 or $380 - can't remember.
The box looked authentic, the government seal checked out at the Habanos website when I checked (before purchase), had the stampings at bottom and hologram. The feet seem cut even and smells right as far as I can tell, but I'm no expert. I guess when I light up I'll know more, but that is months away. For now they are safely stored in my humidor.
The Rocky Patel's 15th anniversary cost $180 for 20. I think he might have got the better of me there, but at $9 per cigar I'm not complaining as its a heck of a lot cheaper than I can buy here.