The Cigar Smoker's Ultimate Bucket List
As we’ve said time and time again, the pleasure of smoking a cigar is one of life’s best, particularly any of the cigars for sale on our website. And as with every other pleasure in life, such as wine, food and activities, it’s also possible to increase the level of pleasure you take from a smoking a cigar. Henceforth, we’re going to give you our personal cigar bucket list, which we hope you may have already ticked off or will be inspired to.
BUY A BOX OF PRE-EMBARGO CIGARS OR A BOX OF 50 CIGARS
A box of pre-embargo Cuban cigars is considered one of the most treasured possessions and has enthusiastic collectors spending a lot of money to secure such cigars. This is because, not only do they have such historical significance, but they also demonstrate true torcedor craftsmanship and represents Cuba’s geological gift for tobacco growth pre Castro and political sanctions.
Business Insider claims that ‘the rarest category of collectible Cuban cigars was produced before February 3, 1962, the date President John F. Kennedy signed Proclamation 3447, which banned all U.S. trade with Cuba’. Therefore, you can assume that any of the pre-Castro Cuban cigars are one of the most collectible luxury products, similar to a designer brand like Chanel or Gucci’s most vintage pieces. We currently have the La Corona Coronas- Box of 50 pre-embargo Cuban cigars for sale which if purchased would be like a gold tick on this bucket list.
A box of 50 cigars is another one to be added to your bucket list. We think this is a must do before you simply can’t anymore. This is because we believe purchasing a box of 50 cigars is a mile stone in any aficionado’s life, proving yourself as one who has chosen a particular cigar in a large quantity because you believe in its quality, flavour and shape. For instance, the Por Larrañaga Petit Coronas Cigar could be the ideal box of 50 cigars for anyone who enjoys a slighter and lighter cigar which has complex flavours.
WATCH A CIGAR BEING MADE IN PERSON
Something we believe any true enthusiast of Cuban cigars should see, and even those that aren’t in fact, is to watch how tobacco leaves are grown and cultivated in Cuba. There’s something both magical and enchanting to watch the processes the leaves undergo up until the final moment it’s in the torcedor’s expert hands. It’s an experience unlike any other and one you will be unlikely to forget.
SMOKE A CIGAR IN THE COUNTRY IT ORIGINATES IN
Just as escargot, sizzled and salted in the cobbled streets of Paris and Paella stirred and sprinkled with parsley stalks in the centre of Spain will taste better than a chain restaurant in the city of London, Cuban cigars smoked in Cuba heightens the level of enjoyment to unparalleled heights. For example, if you were to smoke the Cohiba Behike 56 for sale on our website whilst you drive on the autopista from Havana it will feel miles away from your hometown and usual environment.
AGE YOUR CIGARS
One of our favourite things to do, and one we expect every one of our readers to check off their list at least once, is to age a box of their Cuban cigars. We suggest choosing one of your favourite cigars, like any of our Trinidad Cuban cigars for sale, labelling the date you have decided to start ageing them and leave them in your humidor for a few years. Patience is a virtue and this time it really will be one that pays you back aplenty, when you smoke your aged cigar with its complex flavours and aged characteristics.
Is there anything else you would add to our bucket list? Or anything you’ve ticked off? Let us know in the comments section below, we’d love to hear your thoughts!