Just like any other red blood American boy in the 1980’s I watched the A-Team… Religiously. And by far one of the one of the highlights of every episode was when George Peppard’s character Hannibal would clinch his cigar between his teeth and utter the phrase “I love it when a plan comes together”. Usually this took place after something had just been blown up or there had been some sort of a shootout.
That was one of the first moments I remember seeing someone smoke a cigar, and I must admit it was pretty f’n cool. That memory came back to me the first time I ever smoked a cigar and I could resist the urge to clinch the cigar in mouth and utter those words… In my head at least. Now that is not the reason that I started smoking cigars, but it was a cool experience.
I am the type of person who will try most things, at least once. And that is how I got started smoking cigars. The first time I stepped into a walk in humidor and took in the sight of the all the different cigar brands, shapes and sizes I was intrigued enough to give it a try. I will say that after the experience of smoking that first cigar I was hooked. Then began the seemingly never ending quest to increase my knowledge of cigars and more importantly smoke my next one.
That was the start of journey in to the wonderful world of cigar smoking. What was yours like? Maybe yours is just now beginning. Maybe you are just now having the experience of smoking your first cigar and you are left wanting more.
The hunger I have for knowledge as driven me to learn more and more about cigars, lighters, cutters and humidors than most casual or new cigar smokers know. That is why I am here, to spread my knowledge, guide the newbies and hopefully make cigar smoking and everything that goes along with it even more enjoyable.