Take A Cigar For A Walk: Guest Review by Tommy Berry Jr. – Wednesday February 16, 2011

Here’s the first in what I hope will be a long series of guest reviews in what I’d like to call “Take A Cigar For A Walk”.  I will be contributing to this as well as Tommy, and I’d like to encourage others to “Take A Cigar For A Walk” and I will happily include reader submissions as guest reviews.  Again, I don’t want to come off like some fitness zealot, because I’m not, but lets face it, walking is something we all do (barring unfortunate accidents or birth defects) and could probably all do more of.  Sure sitting and relaxing with a cigar is nice, but there’s something to be said for hoofing it around the block with a nice cigar too!  Without further ado, here’s Tommy Berry Jr.’s   “Take A Cigar For A Walk” review:

“I took the first walk this week, only one…but it was a start! I walked this past Tuesday night for sixty five minutes with a buddy of mine, Dr. Scotty Short. It was cold but we enjoyed a great walk, great conversation and a great smoke. We both had a full body Rocky Patel Maduro. I chose a full body smoke as I feel when it is cold, you get the most from a full body smoke…something strong. As the air is so cold, a lighter, Connecticut style cigar seems to lose it’s “punch” and aromatic qualities as your senses seem muted by the cold air. The Maduro has many great features, one being my favorite, “leather”. It also had many “woodsy” hints…something that went well with the cold air and burning wood in the air from area fireplaces. Anyway, enough scientific mess…we both loved the “punch” that this cigar had. I seem to like any strength of cigar, but I really enjoyed this stick by Rocky. Like I said, we ended up walking a full 65 minutes. It wore my lazy rear out…but it was so worth it. I don’t really have any good excuses for not walking since…but I am not done. Who knows, maybe I will make the time to walk again very soon and enjoy another fine smoke during the hike. The weather is warming up here…so I won’t be able to use “its too cold” as an excuse anymore!

Oh, by the way…let me address this for some of you. As you may have read in my previous post with a bit of my bio…I am largely overweight. With that being said…and because of the fact that with smoking cigars, you don’t inhale…I never lost my breath. I had no problem walking a strait, hard 65 minutes, carrying on a great conversation…while smoke a full body cigar. So, if you are scared of such, take the chance and see that you too can do the same. I have to say, with the smoke…I really enjoyed the walk. I look forward to doing it again.”

I too took a cigar for a walk on Sunday. My wife and I had some errands to run around town so we decided to do it on foot.  We ended up walking about 3 miles as I enjoyed a CAO Black Bengal.  This cigar is one that is an OK cigar to me.  It’s not a bad cigar by any means, but it lacks any real “wow” factor.  For me it’s just kind of a generic cigar.  My wife got me three 5 packs of CAO cigars for Valentine’s Day last year and this it the last of these.  I will say that this was the best of the three.  All that being said, this was an enjoyable cigar for a long walk in the cold.  I chose this cigar for a couple of sentimental reasons, one of which being that it was a day shy of being a year old.  I still have a couple Brazilias and an Italia from that batch of cigars, the previous Italias have had terrible burns.  There were also some CAO VRs in maduro which I enjoyed quite a bit, as well as MX2s that were very good.

Anyway, that’s about it for now.  Thanks to those who have offered words of encouragement and to anyone who wants to join us in “Take A Cigar For A Walk” and contribute a review, feel free to send it to me at craig@cigarcraig.com.

Until the next time,




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2 Responses to Take A Cigar For A Walk: Guest Review by Tommy Berry Jr. – Wednesday February 16, 2011

  1. Lloyd L.

    You may be starting a nice trend here, Craig. I’m gonna give it a go once the rain stops out here in SoCal. I used to walk regularly, but never with a cigar.

    • Tommy Berry (quo155)

      Lloyd…you can do it! Trust me…I am BIG…I am out of shape…and I have tons of excuses…BUT, I’m doing it…loving it…the cigar makes me walk and the walk makes me enjoy a cigar! I can’t wait to hear how you do!