It must have been the spring of 2013 when I started smoking cigars. Well, I did have my very first cigar a long time before that. New years eve y2k to be exact. We were going to celebrate the coming of the new millenium big and when I asked the store clerk from the Davidoff store in Amsterdam for his finest cigar he sold me a Davidoff Aniversario No. 1.
A bit after midnight I lit my first long filler cigar. It was completely wasted on me. I was partying too hard, not giving the cigar the attention a good cigar deserves.
Finally many years later in 2013 I decided to have another go at cigars. I can’t recall what I started with but I do remember trying a lot of NUBs by Oliva. After trying a lot of different cigars I discovered that I enjoy Cuban cigars best, especially if they have a little age on them.
So that’s really what I try to smoke nowadays. I try to stay away from cigars younger than 5 years but I’ll make an exception once in a while, only to regret it later on in most cases.
Through the beauty of the tobacco leafs I’ve also developed an interest for other natural products like herbs, spices and tea. I always have some sort of side-project going on. Right now it’s trying to figure out the perfect chai recipe. I’m also a cinephile and currently working my way through the IMDb Top 250 list.