“You never find an uptight cigar smoker, which is what makes cigar stores such sociable places. On any day you can be talking to a DA or a guy who pours cement. And we all have something in common – the love of a good cigar. Our customers want to learn more about cigars – about where cigars come from, about the differences between wrappers, about cutting and lighting – and we are glad to teach them. I have several favorite places where I enjoy cigars – but my favorite is probably the deck of fishing boat. I have enjoyed many fine cigars with a fishing rod in my hand.”
Learn more about Dave Mayer's journey from loyal customer to owner of Wooden Indian Tobacco Shop and online cigar store.
“I associate cigar smoking with relaxation. There’s nothing better than enjoying a cigar along with a glass wine at the shore at sunset, when the beach is empty and it’s just you and the waves. I’ve learned a lot about everything cigars, and I enjoy sharing what I’ve learned with my clients. They are usually very impressed – as I was – by how many years and how much work goes into making in every cigar. It’s a fascinating process.”
“Enjoying cigars is a great way to meet a lot of people from all walks of life who share a similar interest, and that’s the main reason I got into them – although I also enjoy the taste. I love smoking in the Liga Privada Lounge right here at the Wooden Indian Tobacco Shop but smoking outside at sundown with friends is pretty great, too."
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“Cigar smoking is wonderful because of the community around it. Being around new people for an hour or an hour and a half while you enjoy cigars together gives you a chance to figure out what else you have in common and make new connections and friends. I can enjoy a smoke just about anywhere, because it’s who you are smoking with, not the location, that makes the moment special.”
“I’ll smoke a cigar just about anywhere, but my absolute favorite place to enjoy one is in my colleague Todd’s backyard – he’s got a great setup, with a covered porch and a nice crosswind. Smoking is a very relaxing experience for me. I love a cigar’s aroma and the sizzle of the burn when you take a draw.”
“I love cigars. I’ve been smoking 29 years. I love talking about cigars with people, and of course smoking with them. I really enjoy the peacefulness that cigar smoking can bring, which is why I often smoke out in front of my house early in the morning or at night after the gym.”