My journey to CC from NC started when my dad used to smoke the Hav-a-Tampa Jewel cigars. I was too young to smoke at the time, but I was intrigued by the smell. Not too long afterwards, he ended up missing 1 here and there every now and again, lol. So my first cigars were those. Not too bad since that was all I knew. A couple of years forward I turned 18, and the local convenience store ended up getting a small humidor (mind you this was around the time of the 90’s cigar boom here in the states). So I selected a white tubo with the word “Sublimes” from the humidor (Didn’t know or care at the time, but it was a La Aurora Sublime). At the time I didn’t know anything about how to clip the cigar, so I used to just “peel” the cap off the head of the cigar and smoke it. Well, the first time I lit one of those up, I fell in love with that cigar. It tasted absolutely wonderful! I couldn’t believe the flavors I got from that stick of tobacco. So, I bought ‘em up until they ran out. After that, I started going to a local B&M cigar store looking for those particular cigars, but they didn’t carry them. So that’s when I started Really looking at all the selections available. I may catch some heat from this, but I ended up spending quite of bit of money (for me at the time) buying those damn Lars Tetens Cigars. Looking back now, I paid too much for them, but what did I know? A young novice smoker trying to find his way through the endless cigar choices. I did like the Lars Tetens “grass” cigars, so that’s what I predominately bought. Now, during that time I was also interested in trying out other cigars, and I remember asking the owner, what he recommended that was similar to the “Sublimes”’ I used to smoke, and he recommended the Arturo Fuente “Curly Head” cigars. Well, once again I found a great cigar that was up my alley flavorwise, so I started buying those along with the Lars Tetens. Anyway, that lasted for a few years, off and on smoking those cigars on occasion. Well, shortly after that I went to college. So, with less time for cigar smoking, I started smoking cigarettes...I smoked cigarettes for a few years, then quit, (thank goodness). Around the time I quit smoking cigarettes, the local cigar B&M closed down. So I went without tobacco for a couple of years until I found cigars at Spec’s. Since there were no more Lars Tetens, I ended up trying a bunch of flavored cigars, mainly Acids. These I smoked on occassion unti about 2013. During those years before 2013, my sister knew I had an affinity for cigars, and bought me a 20 count Perdomo Humidor (which I have to this day) for my birthday one year. I never used it. It just sat on my desk as a decoration for a few years. It wasn’t until Christmas of 2013, where my brother bought me a 150 count desk top humidor, that I truly got into cigars. However, that humidor too, sat in it’s box for several months. It wasn’t until my brother called me one day the following year and asked how I liked the humidor, and if I bought some cigars for it. Well, to not disappoint my brother about his gift, I lied. I told him I loved it, and I had a few cigars in there already. So in order for him to not catch me in a lie, I searched the internet for cigars, and found ALL kinds of cigars. Little did I know, but my hobby would soon develop into a Multi-Humidor Hobby, lol. Had my brother never called me inquiring about the humidor he bought for me, and if I was using it, I more than likely wouldn’t be here at FOH today. So, that one fateful day I started with an empty humidor, then a sampler here, a sampler there, a 5 pack here, a 5 pack there, a box here, a box there. So, fast forward about 4 years of smoking NCs, I ended up getting interested in CCs. How? I don’t know. I think I was perusing many a cigar forums, and started reading about people talking about CCs. Well, I was wondering what in the world were these CCs, that these people were talking about. Well, lo and behold I found out. Now that I found out CCs were referring to Cuban cigars, I really did want to see what all the hype was about, so I made my first purchase blind. I was also tired of being asked SO MANY times when smoking a cigar in the smoke shack at work, “Is that a Cuban?” So that lit my fire, lol. After my first successful buy, I did further research and saw people talking good things about FOH. What in the world is FOH, I thought? Well, after some further research and digging up I landed here, and I’m glad I did. My first couple of boxes that I received blind, were crap boxes. I didn’t even know too much about CCs at the time, but I knew the cigars I received were dog rockets by appearance. BUT luckily, I did receive a good box too, and that box was none other than a fine box of Partagas D4. Well let me tell you, after Trying to smoke those dog rocket Monte 4s I bought, I tried one of those D4s, and it absolutely blew me away. It had flavors I never tasted before in NCs, and it was a flavor that I really enjoyed. Today, I realize that just like Honduran, Dominican, Nicaraguan, and other tobaccos have different tastes and profiles, so does Cuban. And I must say, although I still enjoy smoking NCs, I have a hard time not picking up a Cuban!