The year was 2011. I was working at a company making way more money than I was worth. With a little extra cash, I got into high end cigars and whiskey for a solid 3 month stretch spanning April 2011 to June 2011. It was short lived, but also, an incredibly fun time in my life.
When I’d get home from work, I’d prop my feet up on my deck, slide into my chair, pour myself a glass of whisky on the rocks, put on some tunes and light up a cigar as I’d watch the sun slowly set over the horizon. It was something I really looked forward to, and it really helped me calm down after a stressful day.
I look back fondly on those times, and I was casually mentioning these times to co-worker at lunch yesterday about my cigar ritual, and he said that it sounded awesome.
“Why’d you stop?” he asked.
Cigars and whiskey aren’t the healthiest habits to indulge in, so I eventually chose to give it up amongst other reasons (girlfriend at the time hated it).
But recently, I’ve had the itch to step back into the Cigar Life. I love trying all different varieties, and the thrill of finding something that fits yo
ur budget and tastes. I love the sound of the cigar cutter as it makes it way through that first cut. I love the relaxation and the combination of smooth whiskey and soft music as you take in a beautiful sunset.
There’s truly nothing better in the world.