What Was Your First Cigar?
Do you remember your first cigar? What was it?
Your first cigar is an important part of your history. For me at least, my first cigar marks the beginning of one chapter of my life and the beginning of another.
Cigars tell stories. Each and every handmade, handcrafted work of art holds adventure. As the saying goes, over 200 different hands go into making a cigar, and each of those hands belongs to someone with their own story to tell.
And, when you smoke a cigar with a good friend, what are you going to do?
You're going to tell stories.
The Story of My First Cigar
My first cigar was in college. After graduating from high school, at a graduation party, one of my fellow thespians brought cheap cigars for us to smoke as a celebration.
When I got to Baylor University, I continued smoking these gas station cigars. I smoked Black & Milds and Swisher Sweets, and I thought I was cool. Then, one evening, a friend I'd met at the beginning of my freshman year brought me a cigar that would change my life.
The first real cigar I ever smoked was a Helix X652. From that cigar on, I quickly weaned myself off of gas station cigars (if you can even call them “cigars”) and I was hooked.
After my friend's introduction to Helix cigars, I started learning everything I could. Now, 17 years later, I've smoked thousands of cigars from hundreds of different companies. And it all started with a friend offering me a cigar to smoke while we told stories of growing up, girls we'd met since coming to Waco, and about our classes, professors, and everything in between.
I love smoking cigars because of the relationships they help create. When you smoke cigars, you talk with the people around you and you share stories about life and stories of adventure.
That's the story of my first cigar.
What's your story?
Leave a comment below and tell me about your first cigar!