I had the time to blog for day one, but time got away from me for the rest of the trip and so I’ll go over the highlights: I picked up some new lines and that info will be announced as soon as the ink is dry on the contracts.
The crowd was down this year, but that was predicted. New Orleans is hot and muggy and the week I was there was no exception. That fact kept some away, but those that did brave the weather were a part of cigar history.
The ultimate part of the trip was meeting old friends, making new ones, and just being able to talk about cigars, life, and the future without having to think about getting back in the car and having to go visit another shop.
Food was excellent. We sampled and and we ate and we ate (I brought the family and they had a blast!). We destroyed an original Muffaletta at Central Market, had the best damn grilled catfish at Mother’s, and spent time with Island Jim Robinson and the gang from The Leaf at La Habana Hemingway Cigar Bar on Toulouse St. in the middle of the French Quarter.
Was it the same ol, same ol…to a degree yes it was. But you can’t beat the cigar community. We are a tight group and we stick together.
Here’s one of the new ones.
Talk to you soon.