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This brand might have reached a new bottom....
Ron Mexico! Where to begin with this goodie-laden offering....where to begin. Well, you've got a band with a dude dressed incognito, cigar in mouth, striking a Heisman pose. WTF. Who's the genius that thought that was a good idea - can't you just picture the group of Einsteins in a boardroom somewhere dreaming up this brand and actually believing they were on to something. But I gotta tell you, if you set aside the hopelessly goofy art you've got yourself a Dominican cigar here that's all long-filler. A serviceable if unremarkable mellow, knock-around handmade. It's not going to win any awards - ever - but dadgummit it's cheap enough to burn on a regular basis and barely make a dent in your wallet.
These are a great, economically priced everyday smoke. Much better than I anticipated. The ole humidor will have space reserved for these babies. As usual, CI just keeps pumping out bargains that keep the local cigar shops shaking their heads!
Great cigar. Smokes and burns perfectly. Enjoyed them.
While the Ron Mexico might not be on par with the $10 cigars, it's certainly better than some of the $3 and $4 stogies I've bought in the past. I'm setting a few aside in the humidor to see if it will really change their flavor over time.
Michael Vick's nickname is Ron Mexico!
As comfortable as a well worn pair of Khakis. One of my "standby's." Highly recommended
Allow me to add my (limited) kudos for this el cheap-o. The ones I've had from the Po' Boy are actually not unpleasant and significantly better made than most of the others on offer in that bountiful blend of smoking weirdness. As an everyday cigar it's not bad at all.
I have bought the 40 cigar sampler which included these several times, and always thought that they were a far better cigar than their brothers which were included in the sampler. Mild and smooth, with a nice burn. This time, I decided to order a bundle of just these instead of fishing through samplers trying to find something worthwhile.
I had this cigar first as part of the "Po Boy Sampler#2" and thought that it was pretty good. I then found that I could order them in a 20 pack for $19.99. Always a consistent smoke. I am 1/4 of the way through my third 20 pack and finally had a few that were very peppery and one that fell apart. Still I will buy them again. For $1 they are still a bargain. I just figure I got a bad 20 pack.
I am going to let you in on a little secret. Buy This "Ron Mexico" $20, (or any $20 bundle) and put it inside a desktop humidor for 5-6 months. In addition I would suggest buying a pouch of Captain Black pipe tobacco ($5) opening it and setting it inside of the humidor along with the $20 of cigars. After about 6 months the humidor along with the delicious pipe tobacco give the once $1 cigar the taste of an $8 cigar. Try it. I actually did it by accident. There was a Ron Mexico cigar left over from my po Boy II sampler. The one I smoked 6 months ago was as expected, but now like I said it has a nicer hit being partially aged and flavored.
I was intrigued by the writeups for all of the unsmokeables. In this case, too much work for no payoff. If I'm going to expend energy drawing, I at least want to feel like I'm doing more than drawing slightly heated air... The buck a pop I can live with...
I picked up a couple of these in a sampler and after about a week or so in the humidor I decided to try one out. I love the dark shark on the "unsmokeables" list. The flavor of the Ron Mexico was nice but the wrapper on the one I had was so thin it was almost transparent. If the wrapper was a wee bit more durable I could see me ordering more of these. The flavor was not complex but was pleasant with a woody cedar tone throughout. very nice and mild
I saw these on the Unsmokeables list, and thought what the hell, why not. The band was kinda cool, even thought it's cheesy, and for a buck a stick I could always give them to my bum buddies, so I ordered a bundle. When I received them, one of the wrappers had already crumbled completely off. I smoked another one but it was bland and rolled very loosely. Wrappers on these cigars are paper-thin, like 1/2 sheet of paper thin. I put the rest of the bundle in the bottom of my humi, underneath some cheap maduros (to hopefully pump some flavor into them), for a nice long nap. Will see how much they improve.
These are my every day smokes, the price is right and they burn nice and even for what I pay for them. Humidor number two all ways has this cigar waiting for the ride to work. :-)
It is an established taste-testing FACT that a one-year-aged RON MEXICO Churchill is as good as any OPUS X!!! My bundle has 5 months to go! Imagine, 20 OPUS X Knock-offs at $1 each.
ONLY FROM CIGAR INTERNATIONAL!
I got this cigar in a sampler with a bunch of other no name churchills and for an every day smoke it isnt bad at all. I usually smoke this one when im drunk with friends because I dont wanna waste a really good stogie on a night that I wont remember lol..Decent flavor and a good burn, its an everyday cheapie smoke for sure
Do you guys really not know who Ron Mexico is? You can google it, or better yet offer one to a particular quarterback....
Upon receiving these cigars I was not surprised on the horrible taste and that they fell apart upon lighting. But now after 3 months in a humidor they are not bad at all and on par with any 4-5 buck smoke.
not bad for a cheap cigar
Ha! Best cigar band of all time.