I started to smoke cigars in 1997 when I first started in my industry. I mostly smoked them casually amongst friends, to celebrate personal milestones or successes in my career.
In 2008, I started to really get an appreciation for the Leaf. It was more for the opportunity to sit back, slow life down and reflect and relax.
I saw this as a new learning experience and to connect with new and old friends. This passion has provided my the opportunity to meet some fantastic people, visit new places and have fun.
It’s amazing what a bunch of fermented, rollled up tobacco can do, in terms of bringing people together and sharing experiences. Some of my closest friends have been made by firing up a cigar and getting to know people better.
This blog is a recording of my experiences as I continue to learn new things every day. I hope that you enjoy the journey with me.