I'm a few weeks from my 10th wedding anniversary. I've probably smoked five cigars during that time. Before that I was a Cigar aficionado wannabe. I used to like a brand called Montesino. It was made by Arturo Fuente but it was cheaper. I'm all about cheap. Montesino Diplomaticos, I think that was the smoke. I used to smoke the maduros to try to fit in with my Cigar-snob friends, but I liked the lighter smoke of the naturals. I also used to smoke a cigar from Fonseca, the 7-9-9. I have no idea what 7-9-9 means, but it sounds good. There was another Fonseca cigar, the Triangulares or something like that. It was expensive for the cigars I smoked, but I used to spring for them becasue it seemed to impress my Cigar-snob friends.
I have a big pile of rings from back in the day...El Ray Del Mundo, Arturo Fuente, Punch, Hoyo De Monterrey, The Griffin's, Don Tomas, Nat Sherman, H. Upmann. Some I don't remember. Evelio? Casa De Nicaragua? Free Cuba? Evidently I was also fond of a sweet smoke called Baccarat that I remember being cheap and the ash flying everywhere...kind of the Cigar-snob approved Swisher Sweets.
Anyway, now I wish I had a cigar. Thanks.