You may think you’re a sophisticated smoker: You can detect hints of heather in your stick, you understand the general flavor characteristics of cigars based on the tobacco’s country of origin, you light up like a pro and smoke it to the nub. Good for you.
Now take your tobacco pleasure to the next level by investing in a traveling cigar kit — a box not for transporting cigars, but for transporting your cigar accessories.
Pack the following:
- Cutter or punch
- Wooden matches
- Cedar strips
- Cigar drill or large paper clip (for breaking plugs)
- Compact sommelier knife (for opening bottles of beer or wine)
- Small notepad and pencil (a form of cigar journal) … and if you have room, a baby stapler or small paper clips to keep your bands for future reference.
- Business cards
For an extra bit of Savoir faire, pack your accessories in a sturdy used cigar box. Put your name on it and keep it in your car or your smoke-shop locker for easy access. You could even put a few personal touches in the box, like including a photo or a knickknack that serves as a conversation starter.
Cigars sometimes give you trouble, but with your own well-stocked cigar kit, nothing will deter you from enjoying every last puff.