Women like cigars for the same reason men do. From the ritual of lighting, cutting and handling the cigar, as well as the taste and aroma. However, the best part for many is the social aspect and camaraderie that just seems to happen when you are sharing your cigar experience.
This is not an overwhelming trend, only around one percent of cigar smokers are women- but if you are paying attention, the numbers are growing. With cigar lovers like Demi Moore, Sharon Stone and Linda Evangelista joining the ranks of aficionados, it’s refreshing to see a confident woman who enjoys her down time relaxing with a good smoke.
The best place to do this is in our very own Broadway Cigar Company. You can also find one of the best Ladies Night in town on Thursday’s at The Mark Cigar Sports Bar, a firm supporter of Broadway Cigar. It’s a good place to meet cigar smoking ladies and let’s not forget that ladies get 50% off of their tab, not including alcohol or gratuity, from 4-6pm. Needless to say, we are a little jealous.
We have all seen the guy who gives himself away by smelling the cellophane wrapper to get a sense of the cigar. Or perhaps lights the wrong end. Even worse, when we are not paying attention and ‘that guy’ happens to be ourselves.
Outta the box the ‘Trunk Show” is that guy’s friend. No cellophane wrapper to trip us up, and it is really okay to smoke right on through the band. Each and every band is cut from tobacco and is 100% smokeable, printed with vegetable dye and patent pending.
The happy addition to our humidor being both affordable and a ‘limited availability, due to short production’ cigar. It makes this stick a must grab for that guy and the rest of us who actually like to think we know a thing or two about cigars.
The Trunk Show cigars are rare and limited-edition cigars from La Gloria Cubana. Only 500 boxes of 26 were slated for total production, making Trunk Show one of the smallest runs ever by La Gloria Cubana. La Gloria Cubana is always an excellent cigar maker and these are no exception, expertly crafted and blended with aged and carefully selected tobaccos. So aside from the novelty of a smokeable band-Trunk Show cigars are some of the better cigars LGC makes.
Available for as long as we have them at both of the Broadway Cigar locations, Portland and Lake Oswego.
Cigars and golf go together naturally. Because it has become increasingly difficult to smoke indoors, with golf being an outdoor pastime it is the perfect pairing for cigar smokers. You’re able to light up without offending anyone, and depending on how you are playing, the cigar can enhance your game by both celebrating your skill or calming your nerves.
How many other sports can you say that about? Golf is a game that is social in nature and the whole ambience of smoking with friends on the course only adds to the experience. Or maybe, like some of us- golf is just your excuse to smoke a cigar, ride around in a cart and justify hanging out with friends.
In talking with the folks coming in for a stick to take to the course, a more medium bodied cigar is preferred, and medium price range to go along with that. Anything too complex or expensive is a waste of time until after the game. Hopefully you already know the location of the nineteenth hole is back at BCC. No rain to wash out your game here, and private outside smoking is available when the sun is shining.
Our personal golf day favorites-
- La Aroma de Cuba- versatile & medium bodied. Try the Robusto or the Monarch.
- Macanudo Cafe- mild, easy to find, and affordable.
- Camacho Corojo for the more experienced smoker- full bodied but not overpowering.
- Diamond Crown- Arturo Fuente knows their cigars and while this one is a tad pricier than the above mentioned it is a cigar that makes a statement.
The last of our top 12 of 2012 is the La Flor Dominicana DL700 Maduro. This strong powerhouse smoke is not for the light hearted. Get ready for a full bodied stogie, sure to leave you satisfied.
The Ecuadorian Sun Grown wrapper pairs nicely with a Dominican binder and filler, creating a complex smoke. The rich taste of this cigar includes coffee, leather, and a hint of spicy sweetness. Prepare yourself before lighting this stogie, even seasoned cigar smokers may want to have something in their stomach.
The Romeo Y Julieta Reserva Real Churchill was a clear pick for our top 12 of 2012. It’s smooth and creamy with the consistency of the Romeo brand. The easy burn and mild to medium flavor make this cigar a nice smoke any time of day.
The beautiful Connecticut Shade wrapper is practically flawless with its rich caramel coloring. But this cigar isn’t just a looker, prepare yourself for hints of creamy, nutty, and earthy flavors. This smooth smoke has a rich taste and is a perfect choice for your next stogie.
The Diamond Crown Figurado #6 is a great medium to mild bodied cigar from our top 12 of 2012. It’s the perfect first cigar of the day- light, but full of flavor. As a consistent smoke you may want to make this stogie a staple of your collection.
This mild and creamy stick brings forth flavors of cedar, cream, and nut. It’s a mellow smoke that creates a rich smoke and has an easy draw. If you like a milder cigar, the Diamond Crown #6 is a fine stick that will deliver time and time again.
After the heavy winter months, do you find yourself daydreaming of white sand, blue water and classic sticks? Lucky for you it’s time to get out. Take your relaxation to the next level this Spring Break by acquiring a box of your favorite sticks. We’ve got a wide variety of cigars perfect for any location, weather and time of day. Stop by soon and cross if off your checklist so the only thing you’ll have to worry about is remembering the sunblock.
Not able to go anywhere this year? Create your own dreamy staycation with a box of your favorites by your side or spend a few days hanging in our cigar lounge. Let the fun begin.
My Father has been all the rage this month and the My Father #2 is no exception. As one of our top 12 of 2012 this stick topped our charts because of its classic Pepin Nicaraguan pepper. No doubt that this stogie is a My Father gem.
With the Belicoso shape, Ecuadorian wrapper, plus a Nicaraguan Filler and Binder, this tasty blend makes for a complex smoke. Powerful flavors like pepper, spice, wood and earthy notes really surface as you navigate through this rich stogie. If you’re looking for a full bodied cigar perfect for relaxing, this is the one you’ve been waiting for.
One of the best things about March is surely St. Patrick’s Day. This infamous holiday invites us to indulge in all things green and good. Whether it’s dyed brewskies or traditional bacon and cabbage, we are all for celebration. Broadway Cigar has the best treasure of all, a wide collection of premium cigars. So follow the rainbow into Broadway Cigar before March 17th to prepare for St. Patrick’s Day, your pals will be green with envy.
Catch My Father Cigars, including the #1 Cigar Aficionado pick of 2012 Flor de las Antillas Toro, at our Broadway Location March 9th at 11:00am. This kick off to Spring will feature a tasty meal, offsite liquor tastings, the BCC girls and the tastiest of cigars. Register here for FREE now for your chance to win an ashtray, lighter or even a cigar.
Looking for something a little different? We’ve set up a winery tour bus at 12pm to take you to the wine festival “Sip”. The price is $50, including wine tastings, food, cigar and bus transportation to and from Broadway Cigar’s NE Portland location. Click here for more information.
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