I am sitting in my garage, enjoying a Criollo at 9:30 p.m., 85 degrees, 95 if you factor in humidity. Can anything (even a premium cigar) be enjoyed in these conditions? About the only thing I can think of is a popsicle.
I have recently heard complaints that cigar smoking is an expensive endeavor. Can you really get a good cigar for less than $10 or will you just be smoking a glorified dog turd? Who wants to smoke away hundreds of dollars on something you’ll never remember and that is bad for your health?!
A grande coffee from SBUX will run you around $4-$5. Many people I know have a 2-3 coffee per day habit.
Others enjoy going to the movies. Depending on where you live and whether or not you’re paying for one or more tickets– that’s at least $7… and that’s if you don’t get anything to eat or drink (unless you’re Brandon Fibbs).
I submit to you that smoking the sweet leaf could be a far less expensive pleasure than much of what Americans consume on a daily basis. And I’m going to prove it by purchasing 4 great cigars for $25.
A good friend, who enjoys cigars but doesn’t know much about what to get, has asked me to be his personal shopper and buy 4 decent cigars for $25. His brother is coming into town for the 4th of July. Many of you might be wondering, is that even possible? Aren’t cigars really expensive?
The guys want to celebrate a job promotion. So I am going to get them each Cigar Aficionado’s Cigar of the Year for 2008– the Casa Magna Colorado Robusto. Here’s a more in depth review if you’re interested. This cigar is readily available for $5.25 leaving me around $7 per cigar for the next two. This gives me an almost infinitesimal number of options:
Arturo Fuente; Alec Bradley; JFR; Kristoff (a personal favorite of mine); La Gloria Cubana; Rocky Patel; Punch; CAO; Macanudo; and so many more. All these cigars can be had for $7 or less (some much less).
Do you think cigars are too expensive? Maybe you just need to tweak your budget.