Sunday, July 3, 2011

More Cigars and Troops

Thanks to all of you who were able to help a few months ago when I was sending some cigars to members of my old unit who are deployed to Afghanistan. I received a very nice card signed by about a platoon's worth of troops (and it is VERY hard to assemble that many for a non-mission function in a war zone!).

If anyone would like to send some more, JRCigars is having $.99 shipping for the month of July. A 12-pack of JR Special Corona #5s, a cheap cigar cutter, and a small humidifier will set you back less than $21. Email for address if you're interested...and it's not a bad deal for everyday cigars for you, either.

Other inexpensive cigars that are favorites of mine are Maria Mancini Robusto Largas and El Rey Del Mundo. Lastly, probably my favorite cigar is the Romeo Y Julieta Reserve Maduro.

Should you decide to enjoy any of these yourself, or purchase them to store and share with guests, remember all cigars benefit from being kept in a moderately moist environment. If you don't have a humidor, an inexpensive humidifier and a small cooler work. I actually use a cheap plastic tool box that I've lined with bamboo skewers.


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J.R.Shirley said...

Unfortunately, most of the "cigars" in that link are pretty low-quality. I especially look for very smokable but inexpensive cigars.

The cigars I buy now may seem more expensive, but the cheap machine-made cigars I sometimes smoked last deployment are a false economy; the ones I buy now last 3-10x as long, while tasting dramatically better! For an occassional use- no more than once a day, and usually less- item like a cigar, it's just better to look for a quality but value-priced product.

JLit said...

Sending cigars to the troops? What a great idea! A luxury item they actually want. I would say check out too, they have fast shipping and good prices.