This winter was, in a word, brutal. Between record snowfalls and cold temps, the northeast was all but pounded back into the last ice age. Cigars outside became a near-impossibility, and with the exception of my desk at work, I found myself restricted to petit coronas.
Thankfully that snow has turned to rain, and temps here have become bearable. There's no doubt about it: the check's in the mail!
As I mentioned in A Cigar for Every Season, many of us are forced to be seasonal or near-seasonal cigar smokers. With everything finally thawing out, have you given a thought as to what you'll be smoking in the coming weeks? I sure have! I miss sitting on the porch, in the yard, or around the fire, with a beer or whisky to complement my cigars.
I have a Padrón Family Reserve 45th Anniversary all lined up for the first warm-ish night of the season, to be torched by the chiminea with a few fingers of Glenlivet 18. What about you?