I went through a cigar phase with a couple of buddies about 10 years or so ago. We'd smoke once or twice a month, not a lot, just a way to let off some steam every now and then. (Until, that is, my life insurance people said that the stuff in cigars can be traced in your blood up until a year after your last smoke and that my life insurance rates would be higher because of it. Yikes!). Anyway, we were at nice cigar bar in Denver (Trios Enoteca, for anyone who frequents LoDo, though I haven't been in that neck of the woods in years and don't know if it's still there). The guitar steward was selling Cubans literally out of his jacket pocket like some kind of corner pusher. We bit. $30 for the nicest cigar I ever smoked. Made me a believer, too.
Good on ya' ... and I hope it doesn't hoist your life insurance rates. : )
"Mmmmm ... maple!"
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