Is it just me or do you collect and save Cohiba cigar boxes too? Well I
personally think that all Cohiba cigars are the smoke of the gods, so the
cigar boxes to me are just as valuable (And apparently to people on ebay
too lol). You see, Cuban cigar boxes are pieces of art as far as I’m
concerned. Did you know that even the stickers and labels on a cigar box
is placed by hand. Talk about attention to detail. I just think that the
Cohiba cigar boxes (Actually all cigar boxes) are highly underated when it
comes to overall packaging of a product. Cigar boxes are not only
beautiful what have practical use for your Cohiba cigars such as the cedar
(that you can use to light your cigar as wood is THE choice for lighting a
cigar) and the box itself that can keep your cigar babies cool. So my hope
is that you are collecting your cigar boxes because what kind of person
throws real art away anyways?
Very excited today guys. Time to tell you about another Cohiba cigar that I tried today. The Cohiba Siglo IV (4) – They say this is one of the best Siglos to age. Unfortunatley, mine was not aged, but I still enjoyed the
rich creamy flavor combined with cocoa bean aromas.
Siglos were introduced in 1992. They are a little bit lighter than the rest of the Cuban Cohiba cigar brand but they do the job just fine. This Cuban beauty came in a box of 25 and is 100% hand made like the all of the Cohiba cigars (Except the Cohiba Cigarillos). Anyways, I lit this one up two hours after dinner.
Got my self a nice glass of Oban 14 year single malt, went to my patio as it was a beautiful day to smoke (Sunny in Vancouver at around 8pm, yeah believe it or not!) So I just sat in the balcony and forgot all my worldly troubles and just kept puffing. I always was a big fan of the Cohiba Siglo brand but Cohiba Siglo IV might be my new favorite out of the bunch. I would say when its sunny outside, the Cohiba Siglo IV is just perfect.
Have you ever thought about giving Cohiba cigars as a gift? Of course you have, but I know you would rather smoke them yourselves – but seriously, due to the recession, a lot of people are going through some tough times. So I decided to lighten things up and spread some positive energy around my office. I thought why not hand out a Cohiba cigar (Cohiba Robusto to be exact) in my meetings with potential new business partners? Everyone loves a free gift and who can say no to a real Cuban cigar right? So about three weeks ago, I started handing out a Cuban cigar at the end of all my
business meetings and frankly, I don’t think I will ever stop again. The connection that you make with your potential business partner is much stronger with this simple gift. It is absolutely unbelievable how this gesture totally changes the energy in the room. I think it’s because as men, we all have a few things that we can find common ground on (Such as women, sports, cars) and Cuban cigars is definitely one of them. I feel that after my potential partners touch the Cohiba cigar, they automatically become my buddies, and it usually leads to a fun conversation about Cuban cigars and stories begin to exchange between all parties. That little Cuban cigar give away leads to really getting to know your potential business partner as a person, rather than just some ‘Business Zombie’. Overall, it had led me to some amazing friendships and fruitful business partnerships. Almost all the guys I gave Cubans to are now also my regular drinking buddies (You know how I love scotch and Cohiba cigars right?).
So next time you have meeting with your potential partner or client, try the Cohiba cigar give away, I guarantee you will build a very long lasting and fruitful relationship. I think what I’ve learned from this recession is you can always add more value to people’s lives even when things are looking down. Regardless, I think we should all try to give more value each and every day because it will make you feel good, and whatever you give, you get.