Seems like it’s been a busy week so far! This post is going to be a little scattered, so please bear with me! The good news is that the weather in south-east PA is getting more and more Spring-like, which means that it may be warm and sunny one minute and cold and rainy the next! I’ve smoked a few cigars so far this week, and had some other random cigar experiences.
The other night I took a Maria Mancini Magic Mountain for a walk. This is one of my go-to cigars, one I grab when I want a good, familiar cigar that I don’t have to think about too much. It’s a 6″ x 54 square presses torpedo that is a blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobacco that I believe is made by the Placencias in Honduras. I rarely have had a bad cigar from this line and they always satisfy me. The fact that they are so inexpensive is a major bonus.
This evening I went to Old Havana Cigar Co. in West Chester, PA to a Rocky Patel event. Rocky was there, along with Mark, the local sales rep, as well as Alan Price, our local CRA ambassador and rep for a couple new lines. I picked up an Edge Missile maduro and wandered into the lounge. One odd thing that happened was that I heard my name from across the room and it turned out to be a dude I went to elementary school with. I couldn’t believe he recognized me, since elementary school was a LONG time ago. It was nice to catch up with him over a cigar. The shop there was very busy, it can get pretty raucous there. I’ve only really gone to events at this particular store, and it always seems to be a big party going on. Terrific if you’re into that sort of thing, I like a quieter environment personally. Anyway, I got to talk to Rocky for a bit, as well as Alan, whom I’ve met several times. I watched a little of the Flyers/Sabres game and then called it a night. I enjoyed the Edge quite a bit, I don’t smoke a great deal of Rocky Patel cigars, and I honestly don’t know why, I generally enjoy them when I do. It was full of flavor and constructed perfectly.
A week or two ago I purchased a Groupon for Stogieboys.com, ya know, when your wife and daughter both e-mail you a Groupon deal, you better jump on it. Sometime in the near future I will make a $40 or so purchase which I only paid $20 for! I’m sure I can find something. Anyway, I e-mailed the site with a question, and received a reply from Paul Eusanio, one of the principles of the company. I ended up having a nice phone conversation with Paul, who told me about the company. They appear to have a pretty good selection and their pricing seems competitive. He also offered me a discount code to pass on to you, my loyal readers.
Here are the details:
Promo code: CigarCraigBlog (enter in promo code box in shopping cart)
10% off next order
Head on over to http://www.stogieboys.com and have a look. Paul also provided me with some of their Stogie Register Cigar Journals to give away, so leave a comment and I’ll select a random bunch of people to send these to. I’ll announce how many when I announce the winners sometime on Sunday, April 24, 2011. These will be mailed via USPS media mail because I ain’t made of money ya know!
That’s enough for now, I have a lot of exciting things coming up in the near future so stay tuned!
Until the next time,