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898 Collection Cigars Brand
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper: Connecticut
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Strength: Mild


 

Mike's Cigars is proud to be the trademark owner and distributor of The 898 Collection. 898 Collection is a Super-Premium cigar in a class by itself. An awesome cigar with a medium body but, so flavorful. With rich notes of French Vanilla Chocolate and a dash of...


Mike's Cigars is proud to be the trademark owner and distributor of The 898 Collection. 898 Collection is a Super-Premium cigar in a class by itself. An awesome cigar with a medium body but, so flavorful. With rich notes of French Vanilla Chocolate and a dash of honey nut, each 898 Collection cigar provides a spectacular smoking experience. There are 25 cigars in classy cabinets, arranged in the Cuban Classic 8-9-8 in three layers. Buy this fantastic cigar or any other cigar you like at Mike's Cigars where you get the best deals, customer service, and guarantee in the United States.

Customers frequently ask what lies behind the name 8-9-8, and why did we chose 8-9-8 Collection to name of this brand? If you take a good look at any cigar box it can help you get to the answer. All cigar boxes are bear a few tell tale markings which help learn about its contents, origin and so forth. Besides the commercial name of the cigar manufacturer, the cigar name etc. you will find, printed, usually on the bottom of the box, a number stating how many cigars are there. Usually it is 25, that is, a standard box contains 25 and the reason for that was, originally, to enable the consumer to pull out the first cigar from a new box. Later on, cigar makers started to use better packaging than the standard cardboard material. The cigar cabinet prevailed as the popular choice for what we call today the “Super Premium” cigar. The cabinet is made of solid-wood, with a curved structure that provides strength and enhances the beautiful presentation of the box. At the same time, the process require different proportions to the packaging, in order to improve on the “flat” appearance of the box, the height was increased, so instead of two layers of cigars we find three. That’s when the traditional count of twenty-five prevailed and the normal lay-out became to be known as 8-9-8.

8-9-8 Collection was our idea to commemorate the long tradition of the 25 cigar cabinets. We selected General Cigars to help create the blend and make the cigars. It was an easy choice. General was already making a special cabinet size in their Paratagas line. That was the venerable Partagas 8-9-8, check out this one and discover how different it is from the other Partagas front marks. In addition it was agreed that 8-9-8 Collection will be made at the Macanudo factory, as an off shoot of the coveted Macanudo Vintage. The 8-9-8 collection is a great example of a high quality cigar which was designed, from birth, to be a mild-to-medium body cigar. We like this type of cigars because they are rolled to perfection. Smooth and creamy the 8-9-8 leave your palate with the a taste of dry roasted almonds and Cuban Coffee.

Any discussion about 8-9-8 Collection is a great opportunity to go on with the theory on
cigar flavor v. cigar quality, which we discussed sometime last year (link).
We discovered that higher ratings are increasingly afforded to heavy, full body cigars,
while the mellower, milder cigars, are awarded lower ratings. It is well known that
cigars are “acquired taste”, meaning that over time, you feel more comfortable with your
smoke, eventually ‘moving up’ to more interesting stogies. This is a natural phenomenon,
and, being a cigar aficionado myself, I am not surprised that “cigar raters” acquire the
flavor for more full-bodied cigars over time, and could not be gratified with the intrinsic
subtleties of delicate and mild cigars. However, what I wrote still remains viable. The
reality is that consumers tend to inject the whole issue of “quality” into the equation,
while in truth, the two: whether the cigar is “good” or not, and what kind of “body” it
has, have nothing to do with each other whatsoever.
This is easy to understand since if you were, let us say, used to smoking “strong” or
heavy body cigars, you’d discover that, with time, it would become harder and harder
for you to recognize a “good” mild cigar, because your taste buds simply require a much
more pronounced stimulation to sense the subtle undertones in the delicate aroma of such
a smoke. Conversely, if you are used to smoking only mild cigars, and you stumbled
upon an extra strong one, your palate will naturally transmit cries of foul to your brain.
Interestingly, our customer service representatives are used to accept , every once in a
while, complaint calls, from consumers, who testify that “(some cigars they were trying)
were harsh and bitter”. When we check into cases like this we discover that the particular
customer was used tosmoking Macanudos all the time, but on his last purchase changed,
for some reason, to a Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte.
The 8-9-8 collection is a great example of a high quality cigar which was designed,
from blue print, to be a mild-to-medium body cigar. We like this type of cigars because
they are perfect during the day, and even for the evening. They don’t leave your palate
with the sour, dry irritation that combines ever so often with heavy cigars. The 8-9-8
COLLECTION became the epitome of “swimming against the stream” in a generation
that only knew the harsh verdict of cigar authorities about anything which didn’t boast
its spiciness loud and clear. We always said: “The best cigar, is the cigar you like!” Do
not let others determine what’s good for you. Be critical and independent. Do not judge
a cigar by its band or by its box. Do not judge a cigar by its rating or its price. Always
make up your own mind, and do not be ashamed to say: “Yes, I like mild cigars”.

Any discussion about 8-9-8 Collection is a great opportunity to go on with the theory on cigar flavor v. cigar quality, which we discussed sometime last year. We discovered that higher ratings are increasingly afforded to heavy, full body cigars, while the mellower, milder cigars, are awarded lower ratings. It is well known that cigars are “acquired taste”, meaning that over time, you feel more comfortable with your smoke, eventually ‘moving up’ to more interesting stogies. This is a natural phenomenon, and, being a cigar aficionado myself, I am not surprised that “cigar raters” acquire the flavor for more full-bodied cigars over time, and could not be gratified with the intrinsic subtleties of delicate and mild cigars. However, what I wrote still remains viable. The reality is that consumers tend to inject the whole issue of “quality” into the equation, while in truth, the two: whether the cigar is “good” or not, and what kind of “body” it has, have nothing to do with each other whatsoever.
This is easy to understand since if you were, let us say, used to smoking “strong” or heavy body cigars, you’d discover that, with time, it would become harder and harder for you to recognize a “good” mild cigar, because your taste buds simply require a much more pronounced stimulation to sense the subtle undertones in the delicate aroma of such a smoke. Conversely, if you are used to smoking only mild cigars, and you stumbled upon an extra strong one, your palate will naturally transmit cries of foul to your brain. Interestingly, our customer service representatives are used to accept, every once in awhile, complaint calls, from consumers, who testify that “(some cigars they were trying) were harsh and bitter”. When we check into cases like this we discover that the particular customer was used to smoking Macanudos all the time, but on his last purchase changed, for some reason, to a Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte.The 8-9-8 collection is a great example of a high quality cigar which was designed, from blue print, to be a mild-to-medium body cigar. We like this type of cigars because they are perfect during the day, and even for the evening. They don’t leave your palate with the sour, dry irritation that combines ever so often with heavy cigars. The 8-9-8 COLLECTION became the epitome of  “swimming against the stream” in a generation that only knew the harsh verdict of cigar authorities about anything which didn’t boast its spiciness loud and clear. We always said: “The best cigar, is the cigar you like!” Do not let others determine what’s good for you. Be critical and independent. Do not judge a cigar by its band or by its box. Do not judge a cigar by its rating or its price. Always make up your own mind, and do not be ashamed to say: “Yes, I like mild cigars”.

 
 

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   NATURAL, Belicoso, 6 1/4 x 52

box of 25
$ 262.50
$ 117.95
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   NATURAL, Belicoso, 6 1/4 x 52



898 COLLECTION BELICOSO pack of 5
pack of 5
$ 52.50
$ 23.95
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   NATURAL, Belicoso, 6 1/4 x 52



898 COLLECTION BELICOSO cigar
cigar
$ 10.50
$ 10.50
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898 COLLECTION BELICOSO TRAVEL HUMIDOR box of 5
box of 5
$ 61.00
$ 37.95
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   NATURAL, Churchill, 7 1/2 x 49

box of 25
$ 262.50
$ 117.95
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   NATURAL, Churchill, 7 1/2 x 49



898 COLLECTION CHURCHILL pack of 5
pack of 5
$ 52.50
$ 23.95
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   NATURAL, Churchill, 7 1/2 x 49



898 COLLECTION CHURCHILL cigar
cigar
$ 10.50
$ 10.50
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   NATURAL, 5 1/2 x 49



898 COLLECTION COLLECTION WITH LIGHTER box of 5
box of 5
$ 79.75
$ 40.95
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   NATURAL, 5 1/2 x 42



898 COLLECTION CORONA pack of 5
pack of 5
$ 45.00
$ 19.95
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   NATURAL, 5 1/2 x 42



898 COLLECTION CORONA cigar
cigar
$ 9.00
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   NATURAL, Lonsdale, 6 1/2 x 42

box of 25
$ 231.25
$ 97.95
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   NATURAL, Lonsdale, 6 1/2 x 42



898 COLLECTION LONSDALE pack of 5
pack of 5
$ 46.25
$ 20.95
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   NATURAL, Lonsdale, 6 1/2 x 42



898 COLLECTION LONSDALE cigar
cigar
$ 9.25
$ 9.25
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   NATURAL, Robusto, 5 1/2 x 49

box of 25
$ 236.25
$ 102.95
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   NATURAL, Robusto, 5 1/2 x 49



898 COLLECTION ROBUSTO pack of 5
pack of 5
$ 47.25
$ 21.95
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   NATURAL, Robusto, 5 1/2 x 49



898 COLLECTION ROBUSTO cigar
cigar
$ 9.45
$ 9.45
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898 COLLECTION ROBUSTO TRAVEL HUMIDOR box of 5
box of 5
$ 57.75
$ 34.95
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   NATURAL, Short Royale, 3 7/8 x 55

box of 24
$ 156.00
$ 102.95
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   NATURAL, Short Royale, 3 7/8 x 55



898 COLLECTION SHORT ROYALE pack of 4
pack of 4
$ 26.00
$ 18.95
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   NATURAL, Short Royale, 3 7/8 x 55



898 COLLECTION SHORT ROYALE cigar
cigar
$ 6.50
$ 6.50
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898 Collection Cigar Samplers

Our Flagship Cigar Sampler


10 cigars
Our Flagship Cigar Sampler Read More.


 
  • - 898 COLLECTION LONSDALE
  • - BAUZA PYRAMID
  • - FONSECA PREDILECTOS NO. 100
  • - LICENCIADOS CHURCHILL
  • - MIKE'S 1950 TORO


 

Macanudo Cohiba Winter Cigar Sampler


10 cigars
Macanudo Cohiba Winter Cigar Sampler Read More.


 
  • - 898 COLLECTION SHORT ROYALE
  • - COHIBA ROBUSTO
  • - COHIBA BLACK ROBUSTO CRYSTAL
  • - MACANUDO PORT
  • - COHIBA PURO DOMINICANA


 
 

Happy Hanukkah Cigar Sampler


10 cigars
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  • - 898 COLLECTION ROBUSTO
  • - ALEC BRADLEY PRENSADO CHURCHILL
  • - MACANUDO HYDE PARK
  • - MONTECRISTO ROBUSTO
  • - MONTECRISTO CLASSIC TORO


 

Ghosts Ghouls Goblins Cigar Sampler


10 cigars
Ghosts Ghouls Goblins Cigar Sampler Read More.


 
  • - PARTAGAS BLACK LABEL POCO GORDO
  • - GURKHA RED WITCH TORO
  • - PARTAGAS BLACK LABEL PURITO 9/8
  • - GURKHA PRIZE FIGHTER ROBUSTO
  • - 898 COLLECTION GOBLIN
  • - MONTECRISTO RESERVA NEGRA #3


 
 

South Florida Cigar Extravaganza Preview Cigar Sampler


10 cigars
South Florida Cigar Extravaganza Preview Cigar Sampler Read More.


 
  • - 898 COLLECTION CHURCHILL
  • - LICENCIADOS FIGURADO
  • - ROMEO Y JULIETA RESERVA REAL CHURCHILL
  • - ROMEO Y JULIETA RESERVA REAL NO. 2 BELICOSO
  • - ROMEO Y JULIETA 1875 CHURCHILL


 

Alec Bradley Christmas Cigar Sampler


10 cigars
Alec Bradley Christmas Cigar Sampler Read More.


 
  • - ALEC BRADLEY MAXX THE FIX
  • - ALEC BRADLEY PRENSADO CHURCHILL
  • - ALEC BRADLEY TEMPUS TERRA NOVA
  • - ALEC BRADLEY BLACK MARKET TORO
  • - 898 COLLECTION GOBLIN


 
 

Best Mild Cigar Sampler


10 cigars
Best Mild Cigar Sampler Read More.


 
  • - 898 COLLECTION ROBUSTO
  • - H UPMANN VINTAGE CAMEROON BELICOSO
  • - MACANUDO TUDOR
  • - D'CROSSIER PREMIUM BLEND DOBLE CORONA
  • - LA LIBERTAD ROBUSTO


 

Cohiba Fonseca Licenciados Cigar Sampler


10 cigars
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  • - 898 COLLECTION ROBUSTO
  • - COHIBA ROBUSTO
  • - FONSECA PREDILECTOS NO. 100
  • - LICENCIADOS WAVELL
  • - MIKE'S 1950 TORO


 
 

Romeo Macanudo 898 Cigar Sampler


10 cigars
Romeo Macanudo 898 Cigar Sampler Read More.


 
  • - 898 COLLECTION ROBUSTO
  • - MACANUDO TUDOR
  • - ROMEO Y JULIETA 1875 NO. 2 NUMERO DOS TUBE
  • - ROMEO Y JULIETA RESERVE ROBUSTO
  • - ROMEO Y JULIETA SPECIAL EDITION ROBUSTO


 

Support Cigars Rights of America Cigar Sampler No. 2


10 cigars
Support Cigars Rights of America Cigar Sampler No. 2 Read More.


 
  • - 898 COLLECTION ROBUSTO
  • - FONSECA PREDILECTOS NO. 100
  • - LICENCIADOS WAVELL
  • - MIKE'S 1950 TORO
  • - ALEC BRADLEY TEMPUS TERRA NOVA


 
 
 
 
 
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