Don Pepin Fans

Started by Joel B, 07/01/2014 06:02 PM

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Joel B

I just found out today, but it may be old news; Top Quality Cigars has DPG Blue Label cigars in a maduro wrapper. Apparently a run of 600 boxes was made in one size only. Being a fan of Señor Pepin Garcia I can't wait to get my hands on a few. 

Shukpaw

I like the blue label, but at near $9 a cigar...
I'm right 98% of the time.  Who cares about the other 3%?

StogieDad

Looked interesting,  but a but pricey.
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Mojo66

I agree it is a bit high priced.
But I'm a DPG whore and would love to have some of that.
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Cigary

DP used to be one of my favorites but over time I've been won over by other brands.  I truly think that DP has some good cigars but their history of being nicknamed Don Pepper has proven itself accurate and that has left a lot of enthusiasts with a jaded opinion of the brand.  I'd hoped that the pricing was more in line with other very good manufacturers who can produce an excellent maduro cigar for around $6-$8 w/o feeling like your senses just got pepper'd.  I love a good maduro and can deal with a 'pepper bomb' more than most as I will drink something that counters that kind of taste.  Maybe a review from you after smoking a couple will give us another chance to revisit our last opinion on this????

nirab

Not sure you can make the original blue label cigar any better than it already is...
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Smurf

I'm a DPG whore as well
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ljlemer

The early DPG were magic and then they spread themselves all over the map, trying to be all things to all people, sort of like Gurkha and Rocky Patel, although these two were never magic IMO. The original blends are either discontinued or not as good anymore. The good news is that they've recycled the magic in some newer blends, like Tres Reynas. Too many, however, are out in left field somewhere. I loved it for the spicy pepper and sweetness. Anyone know of DPGs being sold now from the old recipe?
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benchjockey

QuoteSmurf - 7/1/2014  10:51 PM  I'm a DPG whore as well

 

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DonM

I would smoke one just to see the flavor profile although $9

I do agree with Larry in that the original DPG blue label blend had a different flavor than the ones you get now.  They are still stocked in the humidor.  I still smoke anything DPG and My Father but I gave broadened my horizons to other blenders as well.  I have been smoking alot of EPC's

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toby2

another vote for dpg. great cigars that smoke well.

The Burn Ward

The newer Blue with the "Original" band is good but the Old bands are spectacular.

nirab

Some of you may not know that I run a Don Pepin Garcia Cigar Disposal Depot. Simply drop off your unwanted DPG cigars in beeuutaful Buda Tex, and I will see to it that they are disposed of properly. No hassles, no mess, and completely safe for the environment. And no questions asked!!   :biggrin:  :shy:  :lmao:  :lmao:
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''Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.''-Roberto Clemente

"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion." - Abraham Lincoln

"It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available - more than enough for you to be happy right now." -

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Jackal

QuoteThe Burn Ward - 7/2/2014  7:12 AM

The newer Blue with the "Original" band is good but the Old bands are spectacular.

Which old bands? There were the fancy blue ones with the embossing (that don't have the original second band) or the very plain old bands.

Were there any differences between the two old bands in blend, or was that just a cosmetic change of the label?

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StogieDad

http://www.atlanticcigar.com/All-Cigars/Don-Pepin-Garcia-Blue-Label-Maduro-Limited-Edition-Toro.asp?aff=5126

Atlantic has them a bit cheaper, but not by much.  Fiver is a bit easier to swallow than a 6 pack though.
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-- Winston Churchill

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices, have very few virtues."
-- Abraham Lincoln

"I call this turf 'n' turf. It's a 16 oz T-bone and a 24 oz porterhouse. Also, whiskey and a cigar. I am going to consume all of this at the same time because I am a free American."
-- Ron Swanson

Jackal

Quotenirab - 7/2/2014  9:46 AM

Some of you may not know that I run a Don Pepin Garcia Cigar Disposal Depot. Simply drop off your unwanted DPG cigars in beeuutaful Buda Tex, and I will see to it that they are disposed of properly. No hassles, no mess, and completely safe for the environment. And no questions asked!!   :biggrin:  :shy:  :lmao:  :lmao:

Better watch out or you may get a ton of Benchmades, Holt's Connoisseurs and Siboney Reserves

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I'll smoke what I like 'till I cough and I wheeze
I'll drink and I'll whore and every pleasure realize
For this time tomorrow I may die


nirab

QuoteJackal - 7/2/2014  3:31 PM

Quotenirab - 7/2/2014  9:46 AM

Some of you may not know that I run a Don Pepin Garcia Cigar Disposal Depot. Simply drop off your unwanted DPG cigars in beeuutaful Buda Tex, and I will see to it that they are disposed of properly. No hassles, no mess, and completely safe for the environment. And no questions asked!!   :biggrin:  :shy:  :lmao:  :lmao:

Better watch out or you may get a ton of Benchmades, Holt's Connoisseurs and Siboney Reserves

LOL! I can dispose of those as well, as I have multiple ways of disposing of unwanted DPG's!!  :biggrin:  :lmao:
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DON'T believe EVERYTING you THINK...
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''Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.''-Roberto Clemente

"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion." - Abraham Lincoln

"It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available - more than enough for you to be happy right now." -

Thich Nhat Hanh

"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation."

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512-361-3289
in Beeuudaful Buda, Texas!

 

                                                               



Joel B

I've never heard of an unwanted DPG, but if you find any I'll start up a west coast disposal depot.

Cigary

This reminds me of the 1932 Padillas and the tinkering of the brand.....I still have a box of the old ones and only smoke them on Blue Moon days.  When the new ones came out it was heartbreaking to me even though I wanted desperately to like them...even lied to myself and did a full review saying how there wasn't much difference.  There is and anybody who smoked the old ones and then the new noticed the differences and whatever the deal between Pepin and Padilla that nixed the old style 32's was a sad day.

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benchjockey

That's a good looking group, Jared.

tvolball

Not a huge DPG fan
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Cfickter

Jared, nice fiver there
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nirab

That's a super sweet 5'er!  :bigthumbs:  :bigthumbs:
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DON'T believe EVERYTING you THINK...
it's COOL to Be a GEEK!

''Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.''-Roberto Clemente

"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion." - Abraham Lincoln

"It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available - more than enough for you to be happy right now." -

Thich Nhat Hanh

"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation."

The Cigar Vault
512-361-3289
in Beeuudaful Buda, Texas!

 

                                                               



Jackal

QuoteCigary - 7/2/2014  8:40 PM

whatever the deal between Pepin and Padilla that nixed the old style 32's was a sad day.

From what I understand Padilla is a very hands on kind of guy who wants to be involved in every aspect of cigar production.  Pepin is an old school master who will likes to be left alone to produce his art, and does not take kindly to someone "looking over his shoulder" while he works.

Putting those two personalities together in a business is going to lead to friction.

I'll do what I will and I'll drink what I please
I'll smoke what I like 'till I cough and I wheeze
I'll drink and I'll whore and every pleasure realize
For this time tomorrow I may die



   
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