Finding a moment to celebrate is one of the greatest pleasures of being a cigar enthusiast. Armed with a cutter, lighter, time, and a great cigar, celebrating is what we do best!
But how do you choose which cigar to celebrate with? Surely something like graduating college, purchasing a new home, or marrying the bride of your dreams demands only the best, right? Some will say yes, others might say otherwise. Today we’ll go over the different schools of thought when it comes to picking the perfect cigar to celebrate with and reward your attention with a discounted sampler.
How to Choose a Celebratory Cigar: Go Big or Go Home
The most popular school of thought is also the most satisfying! The Go Big or Go Home crowd celebrates in style every time, saving the best of the best for those moments that must not be forgotten.
The more exclusive the cigar, the more satisfying the smoke! And when we think big, we’re thinking Davidoff, limited edition Fuente, and Padron. These brands consistently top our most requested lists for personal celebrations and are always in style.
Upside: Smoking the best is it’s own reward.
Downside: The hype train is real, and placing a cigar on a pedestal can lead you to becoming left at the station with an inquisitive look on your face. Smoking that same cigar without preconceived notions will usually increase your enjoyment.
How to Choose a Celebratory Cigar: Ole Faithful
A second theme that’s becoming more popular is to select cigars that you’ve enjoyed in the past to celebrate your favorite moments. This crowd focuses on finding quality cigars that they can enjoy over and over in order to invoke nostalgia over time.
There’s one caveat to this school of thought that greatly differs from the first: you must have smoked your celebratory cigar beforehand, thereby knowing it’s qualities and your tastes are a match. This is particularly important if you want that cigar to take you back in time throughout the years.
Upside: You’ll always celebrate with a cigar that you know how to enjoy.
Downside: You won’t always have that feeling of smoking a cigar that makes all of your friends jealous.
How to Choose a Celebratory Cigar: Buddy Up!
Regardless of how you choose your cigars, we’ve noticed that a lot of celebrations are happening in pairs. Just like the old adage that you shouldn’t drink alone, cigar enthusiasts are very likely to share their favorite moments with friends.
And really, there’s nothing quite like introducing a new enthusiast to the hobby or lighting up something rare with a seasoned smoker while explaining why you’re celebrating. The cigar community is often the best part of the hobby, and smokin’ ‘n jokin’ is about as good as it gets.
Upside: You’ll likely be in great company!
Downside: The cost of doubling down on your celebration might prohibit some from smoking what they prefer.
Celebratory Cigar Sampler
Below you’ll find a sampler of our Top 3 most requested cigars for celebrating your favorite moments. We’ve included two of each so that you can try each cigar before saving another for your big day. Or maybe you’ll want to pass one to a friend! However you like to party, we've got you covered.