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Cigars and Scotch

I’m not a man.

I just play one on the Internets.

That being said, I am mildly obsessed with good whiskey. And now good cigars. But maybe just cigars because you don’t have to inhale. And I have no idea how to inhale. I have no future as a chain smoker. I’ve tried and failed a time or two. I look like a dorky awkward kid coughing and red faced.

But I like the taste of a good cigar now and then.

There are enough cigars around during hunting season that everything begins to smell like a good Cuban.

Even the dogs get into it.

Sort of.

With a look of mild concern.

The smell of a cigar makes me feel like I have a library made of rich mahogany and many leather bound books. Will Ferrell would be proud.

There’s something very social about cigar smoking.

A tad otherworldly…

Hunt some doves, breast them, stick a cigar in your mouth, pop a PBR, preferably in a corn field…

Add some molasses to your hog. Maybe some bacon too. Smoke the cigar some more.

Then get out a guitar. Play a few crowd pleasing favorites. Take a few more puffs.

Or just sit in silence and contemplate life. Cigar smoking takes the place of words. No talking necessary.

And then there’s this.

This could be trouble. Or it could be pure connoisseurship. An 18 year old bottle of this is a life moment to savor. It also makes me feel like my mahogany library with many leather bound books also has a vast mahogany desk with leather seating and twenty foot ceilings. I’m just sayin’.

Or some green label. With some venison tenderloin. Straight from the deer you’ve hunted.

Does one need much more than this in a life?

Tell me, what’s your favorite cigar and drink?


  • Greg
    Posted June 2, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Holy cow. You and this blog just keep getting better and better. Smoking a cigar is truly a social experience, and one of the few such social experiences that I welcome (I'm a bit of a curmudgeonly loner.) I know when I step into my favorite smoke shop and sit down in their lounge, the other folks there will nod hello to me and welcome me, verbally or tacitly, and my spot on the couch is assured. I need not join in the conversation or off-color jokes; my participation can simply be when I toast the foot of my cigar, gently blow on the embers and let out a billow of smoke. I’ve been enjoying Illusione cigars lately. Dion Giolito has created an intriguing lineup, from medium-mild blends to a peppery little stick. I tend to gravitate toward medium-bodied, woodsy smokes but I try to get out of my comfort zone by smoking something more full-bodied now and again. I also like Ashton Heritage Puro Sol, Oliva V, and my newest fascination, the Kristoff Criollo. There are a few Rocky Patels that I groove on, too. When it comes to Scotch whisky, I’m even more of a newcomer, but I like Lagavulin 16 years. It strikes me as a formal drink, maybe because it’s a bit expensive, but also because it’s all peat and brine and the definition of Scotch whisky. It’s unforgiving but it still grows on you. I just got turned on to The Balvenie DoubleWood (12 years), which almost tastes like a bourbon at first, honey and oak, then turns on the peat. That particular distillation spends a few months in a sherry cask to give it that bourbon character.

    • Georgia
      Posted June 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm

      Haha, thanks Greg. Have you ever tried Stranahan's Colorado whiskey? It's amazing. I got to go visit them when I was writing my book.

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  • joe e
    Posted January 28, 2015 at 11:40 am

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    greetings from mexico!

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