It’s winter, and we have conflicting survival suggestions.
Our head tobacconist, David Schulman offers his advice to give yourself a treat on New Year’s Eve by smoking the most expensive cigar you can obtain at The Depot. He points out that we now have a smoke that is even more expensive than our most pricey Padron – namely, the limited edition Opus X Lost City at (ouch!) $41.95.
David’s new intern, Stewart Thomas, counters that January should be a month in which we specialize in short smokes because of the cold weather—such as Arturo Fuente Short Stories ($9.10), or Cohiba Nicaragua ($11.95), or Nubs ($7.80), or Acid Blondies ($6.05).
But Store Mgr Kathy Batewell points out that neither one of them is authorized to speak on such an important matter. After leveling this criticism at David and Stewart, she then points out that her own favorite, Flor de las Antillas by My Father Cigars ($8.75) remains our biggest seller since being named as “Cigar of the Year” four years ago, and that it remains our “official recommendation”.
BUT … Kathy goes on to say that it’s important to approach January with power-outage protection, and she suggests beautifully-scented Colonial Candles, or the battery-powered “flicker-flames” at The Depot.
What's Coming Next Month
We are awaiting the arrival of the newest “Cigar of the Year” which was just announced last week. Kathy’s favorite company My Father Cigars won again, this time with its Le Bijou 1922, a torpedo-shaped box-pressed stick which traces its Nicaraguan origins to Pepin Garcia. More about that when it arrives here at The Depot Cigar & Candle. If you can't wait until the February issue, take a look at the photo at the top.