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  • Writer's pictureDavid Connolly


It’s fun to be the guy who brings the cigars to your holiday gatherings, be it the upcoming Christmas or New Year celebrations or to the bachelor party or family reunion. But we’ve all been there – you bring a handful of great cigars and only half the people smoke even half of it. Here’s my guide to three cigars that will make you proud to share, might surprise and delight your friends and family who know a little about cigars, and that won’t break the bank, or your heart, if they’re left only half-enjoyed.

00:00 Intro

00:36 Size Matters

01:14 Padron 2000 @PadronCigars 

01:58 My Father Le Bijou 1922 @myfathercigars-officialacc9997 

02:43 Tatuaje Black Label @tatuajecigars8798 

03:24 Winter Old Fashioned

Winter Old Fashioned:

3 oz Rye Whiskey

.5 oz Cardamom Simple Syrup

4 dashes Walnut Bitters

Stir with ice

Garnish with flamed orange peel

Cardamom Simple Syrup:

2 cups water

2 cups sugar

3 lemon peels

Dash vanilla extract ½ cup crushed

Cardamom Pods

Bring to boil and simmer til reduced by half. Strain out into a serving bottle.

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