Behind the Scenes – BestCigarPrices Holiday Party
So last night was BestCigarPrices’ company party, and it was a night of many firsts. Not only was it the first time I’ve seen a lot of my coworkers with a few drinks in them, but it was also the first time I’d ever been allowed to smoke inside a restaurant.
We’ve got a lot to celebrate as of late—we’ve been expanding so rapidly that we’re looking into finding a bigger facility, we launched several successful campaigns like CigarWar.com, and we’ve been the first to get a ton of the new brands out there, like the Gurkha Ninja and Viper and a bunch of others.
Company parties/picnics/whatever generally tend to be pretty awkward affairs—just imagine being stuffed into a small room with six-foot ceilings with 25 or so of your coworkers. The dynamic last night was a bit different though—work was talked about very little (unless you count talking about cigars as talking about work), and we all seemed to get along.
We sat around for a few hours, eating a bunch of great food, drinking nice (strong) drinks, and smoking cigars from a huge selection that came out of our very own humidor. Among the mix were some of our exclusive brands—Revolucion by Perdomo, Kensington by Alec Bradley, Prodigy by Rocky Patel, and our brand new Alec Bradley collaboration, Star Insignia. A lot of other premium sticks made an appearance, including Punch Rare Corojo, Romeo y Julieta 1875, Perdomo Lot 23, Oliva G, Indian Tabac Super Fuerte, and the San Cristobal Guajiro that I managed to get my hands on.
The smoke from about 20 cigars burning freely hazed the room up so badly that you could barely see your hand in front of your face—it was beautiful. It reminded me of a time I missed completely, when there was a smoking section in every restaurant and bar. These things all vanished before I was even old enough to smoke. Eventually the owner of the restaurant turned on an exhaust fan and the room cleared out a little bit, but the atmosphere was still there and it was awesome.
So with that I’d like to thank the owner, manager, and wait staff of the the restaurant for putting up with a bunch of loud, slightly liquored up cigar smokers, even for just a few short hours. Without their help, we would have had our party in the parking lot.
We’ve got pictures to prove it on our Facebook page—become a fan if you haven’t already and you’ll have the privilege of seeing them!