I'm Canadian, and I generally smoke Cubans (Montechristo, I like the heavier stuff), but I've picked up non-cubans in the States before. Standouts from the past have been Brick House Churchills and My Father's Cigars Toros. That being said, I'm on my way to Hawaii for some much needed Sun. While I'm there I intend to pickup some cheap American Sticks.
Does anyone have some recommendations for decent Cigars in the budget range (sub-$10 per stick)? I generally go for Churchills for relaxing with a book and Puritos for a quick smoke at work.
Well cheap cigars and Hawaii might be an oxymoron but here are a few
Drew Estate Nica Rustica comes in a robusto and Toro
Roma Craft - if like full the the CroMagnon line, I also like the Aquitaine line and Intemperance BA. Lots of vitolas. Most range on the mainland 9 to 7
Most anything from Flatbed Cigars if available that far west
Welcome... as s fellow Canadian residing in the US, under $10 makes the world your oyster. If you shop online, there is so much in that price range that you will be more than pleased with. I do not shop from stores in the US as most prices can be as much as double, although better than the quadruple or more Canadian prices. That said, Oliva V natural is a great smoke.