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“1876 Reserve were cheap, so I tried em. Hell they were so good I ordered a bunch more. Even got my Brother-in-law from California to try a cheap one. Now he has ordered some as well. We are going to visit our son in Hawaii and I had 40 of them sent over there so I do not have to travel with any, he will have them ready for me when I get there.”
“All I can say about this cigar is this - These babies are GREAT right out of the wrapper but for best results, put them in the humidor for a few days and let them rest AND THEN - Make sure it's a nice night, get out your brandy, go out on the patio, deck, veranda, whatever, relax in an chase lounge, look up at the stars, and light the 1876 up! I tell you, this is the best deal! They're smooth, mild, tasty, good ash, etc. I will be buying more of these mild mama's! HA! and they say this sort of thing is only for the rich ;)”
“I have since moved on from the 1876 to Frank's Way as my daily smoke. There are better cigars out there for a small upgrade. Try Frank's Way instead for a buck more per stick.”
“i like this brand (1876 Reserve)”
“A great smoke (1876 Reserve) for a buck a piece!! Smooth, Creamy Coffee taste that is consistant from start to finish. Have burnt my fingers on em. Bought the Torpedo's. Hint. Let them rest in your humi a fews days before lighting up. Thanks CI for a great cigar at a great price with great customer service to boot.”
“Bought these for our cycle road trip with my buddies to Key West...WOW (1876 Reserve)! I like smooth Dominicans (Ashton, Don Lino,Dunhill, etc) and these were on par in both smoothness and construction. Easy draw, light ash,hints of pecans/nuts with a little spice at the end...but for the price, they are excellent! Great price and taste - I'm buying more to give out as my "Christmas Cigars".”
“Don't buy! Cigar falls apart in your mouth and burns very uneven. Taste is not terrible, but quality is an issue, even for a buck a stick.”
“Got the 50 Torps for 50 bucks-smoked one right out the mazo-not bad! Does better in the humi after two weeks; creamy, mild, (but ashes like a cigarette). Some uneven wrapper coloring, but for buck-a-stick, it's nice. My daily smoke.”
“Had a chance to sample from my stash of 1876 Reserve Churchills. All told, they taste great, but the construction is inconsistent. The first one drew and ashed as easily as a cigarette. The draw on the next one was like trying to suck air through a broom stick. I got to enjoy my third one the other night by the fire in the back yard, and it the draw was perfect and it tasted great!
If the quality was more consistent, I might consider calling it an everyday smoke, but I couldn't recommend this even for a dollar apiece.”
“I usually smoke high end "flavored" cigars like Tatiana's, Heaven's and CAO's Moontrance, but for some reason I decided that I needed an "everyday" non-flavored cigar that I wouldn't go broke to smoke....But finding such a cigar can be a very expensive proposition trying the multitude available out there...Boy did I luck out!!! Rarely do you find what you're looking for on the first try!!! The 1876 Reserve is everything I'd hoped for! Mild, tasty, great palate...great flavor...right down to the paper ring! I'm in love...please don't ever run out of these cigars!”
“Just got these last week and took them on a weekend away in the wine country of CA! 1876 Reserve They were the perfect compliment to great food and wine! For a buck a cigar, I thought they were a solid smoke. I plan on making these my everyday cigar.”
“The first bunch of these I got started out pretty awful, but I let them sit for a while -- and now I love 'em. I smoke nothing but cheap cigars, I try as many brands as I can, and these are top rank. More recent batches don't seem to need the aging, so maybe they were a little raw when they first came out. Strength is on the mild side but not pure steam like many "mild" cigars. Nice taste. Nice strength, when you're looking for something lighter.”
“Just received my shipment of 1876's couldn't wait to light one up. What a pleasant surprise….a great tasting cigar! Especially for the price. Sending in another order tomorrow. Great service and what a cigar. I knew I wouldn't be disappointed…..being from the Lehigh Valley myself, I will make a point to visit on my next trip home.”
“Very mild, great draw and a great deal (1876 Reserve). Only ding is they are rather loose and be gentle or you'll get more tobacco than you bargained for. But...for a buck a stick...worth the money.
“Wow....I lit one of my 1876 reserves up for the first time about 2 hours ago. The construction of the cigar is top notch, although the filler could look a lil' better. I'll tell yah though, for the ridiculous price, this cigar is AMAZING. It tastes great, very mild, with a sweet, tangy flavor. I highly reccomend this cigar. For the price, and the amazing quality (which honestly I wasn't expecting from such a low priced cigar), it's worthy your dollar. I'd say it's a PERFECT for the poor college student, such as myself! Although, even you country club, mercedes driving, lawyers and doctors would be sincerely impressed.
“(1876 Reserve) Very nice, very mild, very smooth, very consistent. It's hard to beat this incredible quantity combined with the incredible price to use as your everyday cigar.”
“This cigar (1876 Reserve) does a magnificent job of being just what it is...a mild, inexpensive cigar. Absolutely worth the money.”
“I received my order of 1876 Toro's a few days ago and just finished the 5th one. I usually prefer a mild Corona stick, but decided to try the Toro for a change. All I can say is WOW, what a great decision I made. This stick has a great draw, outstanding appearence, and best of all, a great price. Although I will try other sizes of this brand, I don't see me changing. Great cigar at any price.”
“Just smoked my first 1876 Reserve toro. It drew easy, tasted fine, mild, but not without flavor. Maybe just a little loose. Easily worth the price.”
“I have been experimenting with a lot different brands and the 1876 Reserve is on par with the Cusano 18's and at a buck a stick it wins out every time. 1876 is my go-to smoke when I'm looking for a non-flavored stick.”
“This is the deal of deals (1876 Reserve). My buddies think I'm treating them to 92 rated cigars, and I don't tell tell them the truth, but they are the best damn cigar I've smoked in months you have to try them if you don't you'll kick yourself when you do and did not order them at these prices.”
“Can't beat it for the price. Not a very good roll, but a decent taste. Perfect cigar when you wanna go cheap.”
“I have just taken up the cigar and have bought some Romeo and Julieta's, Indian Tobak, and Fuente's, but to me none of these are as good as the 1876. I love the taste, the smell, it draws exceptionally well and for the money you can't go wrong. I really truely LOVE this cigar, awesome little jewel.”
“After lighting up my third one (1876 Reserve), I found myself in a relaxing mood with a new mild, good friend. Thanks for a good mild smoke! BL, Ohio”
“I have reordered these three or four times over two years and I have a few comments to share. Please keep in mind that they are a dollar a stick! Also, I have ordered all three sizes and prefer the robusto (5x50). I smoke these because: 1) I prefer a full size cigar instead of a cigarillo and they cost about the same ($1/stick). 2) These are great if you only want a short, but full smoke. 3) I distribute these to my (who don't know the difference between good and bad cigar) friends and they like them. 4) I take the inconsistent construction and short filler leaves as a compromise to the decent taste. These cigars do the job!”
“wow! this cigar (1876 Reserve) is great for anyone on a college student's budget. i'll agree that it's no macanudo or graycliff, but for the price, it's great! i do plan to order more.”
“Well,I have gone through my first 25 of these(1876 Reserve) and am looking for a reason not to buy them again. No can do. Let me say these are no 93 rated sticks but on the same note, they are a great everyday down to earth smoke. There is just enough spice in these to give one the impression they are a light -medium stick .I do not find these to be bland in any way. They have good draw,even burn and the construction is top notch. A great yard gar by all means.I guess you'll just have to try one (or 50) for yourself!”
“Just finished an 1876 Key West Reserve toro ... they are kind of light so I had reserved giving them to Cowboy fans ... (this is near DC) ... and actually my buddy enjoys them ... not to want to waste a decent cigar (the ones I've had are well made and draw fine) ... I put one naked in a humidor used for infusing milder smokes with bourbon ... and it came out really well, it enhanced the natural tobacco flavors ... so don't waste them or throw them out if you don't like them as is ... it was an enjoyable smoke.”
“Great every day smoke (1876 Reserve). They are a little loose, but draw great. I highly recomend them.
“Ordered these in the Robusto size, and after smoking four or five of them, have to say I have paid more and received cigars that weren't any better than these, and some not a good as these. These sticks are not a super premium ..... they're budget smokes, and fulfill that roll quite nicely. Mild bodied, with some minor burn problems but nothing to get upset about. A couple have tended to get a bit bitter toward the end, but mostly a mild, toasty flavor, decent draw, easy to light, and not bad at all. For what these things cost, I think they are a great buy, and I can see myself ordering more in the future.”
“Guys I have been smoking sigars for about 15 years. I have over 2000 cigars in my cabinet Humi. Gurkha, Cohiba, Rocky Patel you name it. I never smoke lower brands but after reading review of 1876 Reserve I decided to buy these for my friends. I smoked one today, oh my God, what a damn good cigar, How can this be so cheap. Is this price mistake. This cigar has such a good aroma and draw, I will rate it 89. I am telling you guys buy this while it lasts. CI THANK YOU, You are the best of best.”
“1876 is a very good cigar, if you prefer the mild creamy smokes its soft on the palate and lips,it does not have that sour bit on the lips. 1876 is now my favorite cigar for anytime of the day”
“if you want cheap and mild this is it. the only beef i got is the loose roll. other then that they taste fine and smoke fine, for a buck a cigar it's a deal.”
“I smoke a lot of cigars. If Joe ran my account he could attest. I'm a maduro and oscuro fan for the most part. Occassionally I like a mild Connecticut to fit into the rotation for a break from the head rippers I normally smoke. I bought these 1876 Reserve on a whim. I always buy these cheapies with much reserve so I am not totally disappointed at the bad tasting, bad burning cigars you normaly find in this price range. I have to say I was shocked. These are great. If you like 5 Vegas Gold, Gran Habano Connecticut, and that ilk you will love these. This is a very buttery full of flavor smoke. Quality construction. Even burn. Great aroma. I've found my go-to Connecticut. You won't be disappointed with these! Especially for the price!”
“For the price 1876 Reserve is a very good cigar. Its my everyday smoke. Its a bit loose in construction and some imperfection on some wrappers but hey its less than a buck. Smooth mild taste.. I really like it even though i prefer strong full cigars.”
“Very, very very light cigar. 1876 Reserve a great deal for the price. A good sampler for some one just trying a cigar and you know the a full maduro will be too much. I gave this one to a cigarette smoker a brigde over to the dark side and it seems to have worked, as stated these are very light and it didn't bother him when he inhaled the draw. It left me wanting more, though.”
“This is a GREAT smoke for $1.10 1876 Reserve This is NOT A LONG LEAF FILLER Cigar, its a sandwich blend. If I had known I would have purchased the Palma Real, or tried the cheaper (never sampled) Nicaraguan Cream. BUT, THESE WERE A GREAT TASTING SMOKE. They are a SUPERIOR VALUE cigar that tastes as good as a $3.00 cigar! I'll order these again, but will try the Nicaraguan Cream and tell you which is the BEST VALUE for the buck. Hugo Atlanta, GA. Cigar smoker 40 years, started @ 13 smoking Puerto Rician Handrolled from Cuban rollers. My benchmark cigars are Artuero Fuentes 8-5-8, Monticristo #4, Don Digeos, Don Thomas.( Light tasting Cigars. )”
“I got my hands on a a deal (1876 Reserve) when they were offering a 2-fer deal. I did not care for it...but everyone has there own taste for a smoke.”
“Great Cigar for the Money (1876 Reserve). I tried one as soon as I got them.Wasn't bad but burn very uneven. I put them in the humidor for about a week and they burned much better but still a little uneven. Tast was mild and smooth. Good as an every day cigar for the money. Light'em up”
“These are super mild cigar(1876 Reserves). They burn very even. Great for the price!
I would like a tastier cigar like a Roly though.”
“I guess I can’t get it right all the time. The 1876 are the worst cigars that I have ever brought from CI. Don’t get me wrong CI is my number one online store, but these cigars are just bad, or maybe I just got a bad batch. I put them in my humidor for over a month, the smoke starts out fine after three or so puffs the thing just comes apart, I mean it just unwrapped. I got what I paid for, I’ll stick with Victor and RP for my mild’s.”
“here again to rate a cigar for you. LOVE IT. Well for what it is i love it. I bought the poor boy sampler looking for a couple of every day smokes or something good enuff to hand to the mooches. This one fits the bill in spades. While normally a maduro man i dont mind a mild one once in awhile. I bought a 100 count humidor just for these. Very mild in flavor. Too mild for me most of the time. But something that anyone new to cigar smoking could handle. Construction is top notch for a dollar cigar. Ive even begun flavoring these with madagascarin vanilla in a seperate box. In summary for a cigar in BULK this one will be in a permanent in my humidors.”
“I think someone described this cigar in comparison to good cup of coffee. Yes, that's it and says it all. Like a latte without added flavors. I wouldn't call it a "great" cigar but, then, again, I wouldn't say that about many. But it's really, really good and you may even come close to burning a finger before putting it down. There's a little inconsistency in the ease of draw from the beginning to the end and from cigar to cigar. But it's well worth the effort. It just tastes good.”
“All of the CI service reps for CI is good, but I have used Sean for most of my question. I was looking for a good cigar that didn't rob the bank, and he suggested this one. I made the order, and it is a great knock around cigar at a good value. While being on the mild side, it has enough kick to it that would satisfy many smokers. Not only is it a good cigar, it is at a great purchase price.”
“I have smoked about a half a bundle of Toros and it's a very nice cigar. Sure it's a buck stick so don't expect a life changing event. But this is a legit cigar not a dog rocket.
I've been surprised and a bit amused by how well these draw and burn. The toros I have have a perfect draw and burn better than most "good" cigars. Straight burn and tight ash. The wrappers are pretty tough too. Usually cheapies have those thin fragile wrappers that end up looking like a busted spring by the second third. Not these. Nice Connecticut wrapper that won't crack when you breathe on it. It can even handle a bit of head chomping.
The taste is nice. Clearly mild and not really complex. But it's not a one trick pony either. You get some nice on again off again buttery taste, a bit of lemony sort of tone here and there. All around a pleasant smoke.
Bottom line is this is a decent cigar. Don't worry about getting junk. You will likely find these smokeable at worst and maybe a nice add to your mild stock for every day smoking.
“After smoking 75 of the 1876 Reserves, churchills, I can definately say that this cigar will reside in my humidor for as long as I can get them. They are mild as well as having a delicious sweet spot. I can't recommend them highly enough.”
“I was leery at first about buying stick cigars. With this one I was pleasantly surprised. Great pre-light smell, pre-light draw was good, lights well and has an even ash. They aren't "premium" cigars but they are a really good smoke. I'll be sure to have them in my humidor from now on. Thanks CI......”
“Just got these and let them set for two days in the humidor and thought I'd try one so I set down with a double bourbon and smoked away. They were very mild but I had to put it down two inches from the end because it got a little harsh- I didn't like the burn on the tongue. I have smoked cigars that were eight times the price that I would never buy again, but these I will try to keep around. The only problem was the double did not last, must make it a triple at least. Thanks CI!”
“the first couple not to good but after a while in the humi (last july) they are a fine smoke. I highly recommend!”
“Do not let the price fool you. These are a Good mild body smoke. I Found My AUTO SHIP!”
“These cigars are well a buck a peice but overall not bad. They are a good starter for newbies and have a smooth consistent flavor. Only thing is they are very mild and lack complexities but again they are only a dollar! Only problem I had with them was the construction about 3/4 of the way up the cigar split and became unsmokable but a good buy for anyone looking to get into cigar smoking.”
“These are great cigars to hand out when I have parties and some of my "less than sober" want to play cigar smoker. They are also a very good mild cigar and actually age very well and develop a nice flavor profile. these aren't going to set the world on fire... But they also do a damn good job keeping the Mosquito's away on a hot summers eve!”
“Got some 1876 Churchills in a sampler. I have been going through the different labels, but the first 1876 I smoked made me stop and order the 2-fer. Even though I had already found several labels I liked. Great smoke for the money. I have to get another Humidor.”
“Just received these today. I had to try one right away. They are a very nice mild cigar. Not real complex, but great for sitting outside and enjoying the evening. The draw was great. I had only one relight, the burn got off a little, but corrected itself. I have them in the humidor to recover from the trip, so I can imagine that they will only get better.:)”
“Ok, had the 1876 for about 2 weeks now. Smoked one right away and wasn't too bad. I do have to say that when I first received them, I thought I had gotten a couple of bundles of drum sticks. I put them in my coolidor at 70%. They actually softened up and I swear that grew. :) I am enjoying one right now and the cigar is much better than when I first received them. It is a nice and mild smoke. I really enjoy them.”
“These are my new everyday cigar, nice easy smoke with an even burn every time.”
“Smooth medium to mild. Good beginner cigar. Even my wife loves them.”
“Great golf cigar if you like it mild you just can't go wrong here. I started with these back in April have ordered a bundle once a month. Now I have been sampling 5 packs of other mild cigars to find something better, no luck there. Going to stick with these can't beat them.”
“A great cigar for the money. Last time I ordered the Churchill, next time it's the Torpedo! CI keep offering quality Dominican cigars at a very good price. Thank you.”
“Up in northern Wisconsin you need a cheap smoke for plowing, What with all the snow this year I gave the 1876 a try! Not the best smoke, but not bad, and dirt cheap. It's also well enough constructed that you aren't constantly opening the window to spit out sawdust! That's important in a blizzard.....and when mowing next Summer. I might just have to order more!”
“At $1.20/cigar, you can't beat the price for the value you're getting. I would recommend this cigar to anyone looking for a nice torpedo at a great price.”
“Tried these from the Bender Ender sampler pack. I really liked them so I am trying a 50 box. Let you know...”
“GREAT stogie for a buck a stick...”
“Very mild and a new favorite for my family and friends. No one can believe this is not a $10+ cigar! Wonderful smoke. I ordered 150 with the 2 fer deal and just ordered another 100. Will set some down for a year, give 100 away to family and friends and this will be one of my daily cigars. Thank you CI!”
“Seems like a smooth cigar, but was unable to tell fore sure. Cigars were dry and the outer wrapper were falling off. Other than that it seemed smooth. Rather disappointed about the condition of the cigars.”
“Wow nice cigar. Great Price, will buy more.”
“The 1876 are good for a cheap smoke! I smoked a couple I didnt like but I noticed after the third that the ones I put on my second humidor taste better due to higher humidity...keep them at 75 and they become a lot better when smoked. not that instence in flavor but as a daily smoke is not that bad, just dont smoke them a little pass half way because then the flovors doesn't change for the worst...