Sunday Links – 1/13/13


Happy Sunday fellow brothers of the leaf! My favorite link this week is about Cigar shop and lounge etiquette from Cigar Advisor. Cigar Advisor often posts great editorials about Cigar smoking, but out of all the ones I’ve read this has to be my favorite to date. It is all about how often regulars take advantage of their local shops and lounges. Two out of the “10 commandments” he posts are the most common “sins” of the leaf that I see.

One is bringing in outside sticks to the shop or lounge, something that just baffles my mind. Imagine walking into a pizza place eating a slice from down the street, you’d be lucky if all that happened is they threw you out! The other is people expecting a free meal every time they drop by the shop or lounge. The amenities a shop lays out are for your convenience, not your advantage. Please be respectful and don’t abuse them.

Read the whole list of the 10 commandments here.

Casas Fumando has a new reviewer who just put up a review of the 1502 Black Gold, show him a little love by checking it out.

Stogie on the Rocks reviewed the CyB (number 4 on my top 15 of 2012), check out what he said.

Toasted Foot did a review of the Crémo Classic Maduro Intrepidus, see what he had to say.

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  • FMD

    Hey Pete, the Cigar Advisor article was a great read, as that stuff is always good to know. I was wondering when there is a cigar event held by a certain company at a shop/lounge, is it frowned upon to smoke a different brand (purchased at the shop!) during? Or should you do something like that the band off? And also what happens if you purchase a box or multiples from that lounge/shop, is it okay to bring those in to smoke? Thanks, and I enjoy all the reviews/links/articles!

  • peter

    During an event it might be slightly rude to smoke something from another company, it really depends on if its a shop vs a lounge. In a lounge often the sales area for the event is segregated from the smoking area, plus since you are a lounge member you have already paid your dues so to speak. In a shop, especially if the rep can see you, it might bother the rep a bit, but as long as you bought the stick there the staff won’t really care.

    Also if you bought them there, it is fine to smoke them there, even if it was an earlier purchase. At my B&M there are a few business men who work out of the shop fairly often. They tend to buy a box or two at an event, then not make another purchase for a month or so. Everything they smoke at the shop is purchased there, they just buy in advance.

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