So first thanks to all who responded to my post about cigar shops in Mexico. We were pretty far south in Riveria Maya and with a consensus of nothing special around I avoided the $100 taxi fare and just enjoyed my cigars for the week.
Although the duty free at Cancun airport did have 7 boxes of Edmundo Dante’s at 355 US/box. Quite honestly the provenance was more than questionable and my dog routinely takes shits which I’d rather smoke.
Now on to it. I love my wife and she loves me; so much so she asked if I would teach her how to smoke a cigar and maybe on vacation we could enjoy a cigar together. She asked this before we left so I brought a bunch of Rascc and Trini Coloniales, which are excellent cigars I believe.
Small and cheap enough that when she took two puffs asked what the hell is wrong with me and crushed it out like a cigarette I wouldn’t be too tempted to murder her. To our single brothers these feelings happen when you’re married.
I brought myself an 06 Party P2, 07 Siglo VI, and a few RyJ Capuletos and RACA.
I start her off with a trini. One of the best cigars I smoked out there honestly. The humidity was brutal on the bigger cigars.
She detected some flavors but thought it was mainly a mix of ashtray and wet ashtray. More for me I thought, but like all women my wife is stubborn and determined, 2 wonderful qualities I admire ladies, so she wanted to try again. This time we went to the cigar bar where I planned on smoking my P2 and I brought her a RASCC.
Well the P2 was amazing for the first three puffs I took. She knew they were aged and asked to try it as the RASCC was a bit more wet ashtray to her. I agreed as I do enjoy RASCC and figured a Party would knock her for a loop.
To my surprise she took one puff, retrohaled, and her eyes lit up like I just gave her a Chanel bag. I knew I had just shot myself in both feet and maybe an arm.
I didn’t see the cigar again
How old is this, how’d you get this, are there more of these? As she rattled off questions and smoked my cigar my head was spinning with ways I could hide the rest of my stash. I knew however that I had opened Pandora’s box and it wouldn’t be shut without a Herculean effort.
Last night was our final night of the trip and she wanted to sit in the outdoor jacuzzi tub and have a romantic cigar. She asked about the best cigar I had left. Of course I immediately offered the Capuletos ,a 2016 EL I told her, what about the RACA 2015! but she took one look at my Siglo VI and said isn’t that the cigar you’re always talking about; I’d been had gentleman.
Like a poker player knowing he’d just been bluffed into going all in and he was now facing a full house I swallowed hard and accepted defeat. As I sat in our romantic bath and watched my beautiful wife smoke my beautiful cigar I am not ashamed to say I shed a few tears. I pondered my options, none were any good. At least I could smell the honey and sweet grass aroma coming from the foot from time to time.
Well on the flight home my wife was raving about the cigars and asked me how often do @El Presidente and @WarriorPrincess sell 10 year old cigars because I’d like more. I had to think fast, and I believe the Gods smiled on me. This was our anniversary vacation and our first attempt at baby making. Well actually having kids, we did the deed before obviously. She’s using some pee sniffing computer which tells her when it’s the best baby making time. It was the vacation week. So I blurted out “I think your pregnant so no more cigars for you until the kid is older”.
Well that seemed to quell the beast I had awakened and I believe the rest of my cigars are safe for now... I hope. Rob can I send boxes back to you to store in the OLH? This definitely constitutes a severe emergency.
Anyway gentlemen, enjoy your cigars, share them when you can and if your wife wants to try any hit the local B&M for the crappiest thing you can find. I am of course joking, mostly, I’m very happy to share a hobby with my wife and if she starts putting money towards cigars I’m going to have one hell of a collection.
As a final note she did look quite sexy in the tub with a cigar in hand. So I won’t complain anymore. Thanks for reading and enjoy every moment we have with those we love. They are precious and we aren’t guaranteed any more of them.