Gah! So, I got my Cigar spreadsheet and “Had it, Got it, Want it” list all updated the other day and made a discovery: This weekend I’ll be smoking my 300th different cigar.
300 different cigar blends
95(ish) different brands
All in the last year. Now I’m trying to figure out: What will number 300 be?
I don’t know. Saturday is a My Father Cigars event at Broadway Cigar. I do work Saturday but I’m off early enough to attend. I attended the same even last year, and enjoyed a couple cigars, and it was the second time I had smoked a cigar. I ended up smoking a Flor de las Antilles and a Padron 1926 #35 Maduro at the event and took home a few others. It would be neat to go back and enjoy my 300th cigar at a place that really helped introduce me to cigars. The only downside, however, is that I’m not sure that there will be many My Father’s that I haven’t smoked. Yes, there are a few, but I’m not sure what will be on hand at the event.
At work we just got in a box of Padron Family Reserve #45. They’re gorgeous. I will be getting at least one. My first thought was to make that number 300, but I also would really rather let a Padron rest in my humidor for awhile. While I do not doubt that the cigar will be excellent, right out of the box, I do know that it can only get better with time.
I had the same thoughts with the venerable Opus X. I’ve still never had any of the Opus X line, but I also can’t help but think that toasting up a fresh Opus would be somewhat sacrilege. That’s one of the reasons why I’ve only smoked on of my God of Fires. Yes, they are excellent cigars, but they’ll be even better next year. And even better a year after that, and so on.
So, I’m still stumped on what #300 will be. Maybe it doesn’t have to be something special. It probably will be though. I’ll have to see what comes up. In the mean time, I still have four to go before I hit 300. I even have a few cigars around that I’ve had before, so I can push that magic stick to a later date until I find something.