I haven’t done a Celebrity Cigar Chat in a while, and what better way to launch the new and improved CigarCraig.com. Brian Propp has been a fixture on the Smoke Magazine tasting panel for a while and I figured I’d reach out to him with a couple questions. For those of you who don’t know, here’s a bio from his website:
Brian Propp was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round in 1979, and launched an outstanding career in the National Hockey League that spanned three decades. The first round pick joined the Flyers team in 1979 and made an immediate impact on a line with Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach. The Flyer’s recorded a record 35 games without a defeat that season. A complete player in all aspects of the game, Propp put up his best scoring totals during the 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons, accumulating 97 points in each season. Propp was elected to the Flyers Hall of Fame in 1999.
He is currently the Vice President of Strategic Account Management at The Judge Group. The Judge Group specializes in technology consulting, enterprise-wide staffing, corporate training and unified communications.
1. When did you start enjoying premium cigars?
“I started smoking cigars after my daughter’s birth in 1996. I usually have them when I am playing golf.”
2. What are some of your favorite cigars?
” My two favorite cigars are Hoyo de Monterrey double coronas and Montecristo # 2’s.”
3. What do you find most interesting or challenging about being on the Smoke Magazine tasting panel?
“I believe that it is interesting to be on a Smoke Magazine tasting panel because of the different tastes and types of cigars. The challenging part is that most countries have improved their product so it is tough to rate the different cigars.”
4. If you blended your own cigar, what traits and flavors would you try to achieve?
“I would like to have a cigar that was consistently well rolled with mild-medium taste with earthy yet chocolate flavor.”
5. How do you like the Flyers Cup chances this year?
“I have seen the Flyer’s this year score a lot of goals. They are very fast and have a nice mix of veterans and young players. If they get great goaltending down the stretch they will have a chance to win the Stanley Cup this year.”
Thanks, Propper, for taking the time to answer my questions. I always enjoyed watching you play, then listening to you on the radio when you did the color commentary for the Flyers games. I hope everyone enjoyed this brief glimpse into the cigar life of a celebrity!
Until the next time,