Benji Menendez Partagas Master Series

One of the cigars in the shop right now is the Benji Menendez Partagas Master Series. The cigar is named after the infamous Benjamin Menendez, a cigar maker who has a unrivaled family pedigree in the business. Celebrating 57 years as a maker of cigars, this cigar could be considered a gift to us all in his honor.

The smoke is a slow, easy draw, which gives you a little time to highlight the sometimes contradictory flavors. Sometimes sweet, sometimes spicy, with notes of cedar, leather and coffee hidden in there. Once you get down to it, the end packs a punch and grows sharper, something that is appreciated by more experienced smokers.

Our final thoughts? The Cigar lives up to Benji’s name. Between the initial smooth flavor and the bite that comes when the ashes burn down, this cigar has a little something for everyone.

The limited series consists of only 5000 boxes, and is definitely worth the try, while they last!

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Partagas Friday today! Buy 2, get 3rd free. Come on down, boys. Flat screen TV, smoking lounge, free wi-fi, coffee… it’s time for a smoke.

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Why I Smoke Cigars – And Write About It.

This guest post is provided by Luke, the talented blogger who maintains The Aspiring Gentleman.

I wonder if our grandfathers and great-grandfathers are looking down at us, pipe or cigar in hand, wondering why we’re in such a rush. Why are we taking shots of Jack when we could be sipping and savoring a fine whisky? Why are we smoking 2 minute cigarettes instead of enjoying the complex and evolving flavor profile of a fine stogie? What is this thing, the “travel mug”? Can’t we just sit and enjoy a coffee without constantly speeding about?

I’ve been pondering these questions for some time. What has caused the death of these once cherished manly rituals? And what have we lost by abandoning these traditions – shelving our fine badger-haired shaving brushes for goop in a can? Is there a way to return to those simpler times?

Talking with a colleague of mine a few months back, he was shocked that it can take me upwards of 2 hours to smoke a cigar, and that I’ll sometimes sit with a friend sipping a coffee or a scotch for hours on end. It has slowly dawned on me that the demise of these manly traditions is largely to blame on our new-found servitude to the clock – the constant desire to shave 3 minutes off our commute, to get 15 minutes more sleep, to optimize our daily routines. The cigar becomes the cigarette. The trolley becomes the high-speed train. The restaurant becomes the drive-in. The straight blade becomes the disposable razor.

I suppose it is all with reasonable intent. We’re being thrifty with our time so we can spend more doing the things we really want. Is this really happening though? Is watching more TV really what made you speed 20 mph over the limit on your way home from work? Because according to A.C. Nielsen Co. the average American still spends 4 hours a day glued to their TVs. You’re probably thinking “I don’t watch TV,” but how long have you been mindlessly browsing the internet before stumbling across this post?

In the pursuit of finding more time to do the things we really want to do, we have actually done the opposite, discarding those activities which are truly meaningful. This is why I founded The Aspiring Gentleman, and is likely why you’re reading this. I’m searching to reinstate these manly rituals into my life and recapture a long forgotten bliss. I want to learn how to take the long road home, to force myself to relax with a cigar, to chat for hours with a peer over a fine scotch. I want to be my clock’s master instead of its slave, to enjoy more moments of substance. These are the reasons I chronicle my pursuit towards gentlemanliness.

Check out  The Aspiring Gentlemen’s blog here for more on cigars and all that is manly in that Old World way.

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Looking for an inexpensive, strong cigar? Try the El Rico Habano, from the makers of La Gloria Cubana. Available in our store now.

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Sit down and Relax at Broadway Cigar

From Friday’s edition of The Lake Oswego Review:

The new Broadway Cigar in Lake Oswego could not make a better first impression.

As soon as you walk inside you see the smoking room with men sitting in ultra-comfortable chairs, chatting amiably and watching sports on a 50-inch flat screen television. And, of course, puffing cigars.

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Partagas Friday today! Buy 2, get 3rd free. Come on down, boys. Flat screen TV, smoking lounge, free wi-fi, coffee… it’s time for a smoke.

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Looking for an inexpensive, strong cigar? Try the El Rico Habano, from the makers of La Gloria Cubana. Available in our store now.

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