Similar to buying a bottle of scotch, there’s an art to selecting a stogie. Here, where to find the best choices in Vancouver.
You can’t go wrong Arnold Schwarzenegger’s favourite place in town. The staff won’t tell us what the Governator purchased at Canada’s largest cigar store, but it couldn’t have been easy to choose from the selection of tasty rarities, including CAO’s MX2, a double maduro combining top tobaccos from six countries. 888 West 6th Ave., 604-879-0208.
Join the Alpha Cigar of the Month Club and have three premium Cuban cigars delivered to your doorstep each month. Choose from 200-plus brands of Cubans at the downtown shop, where you’ll also find stogies from the Dominican, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua. 829 Denman St., 604-688-1555.
Revolucion Fine Cigars and Gifts
Stop by this Yaletown men’s lifestyle boutique for accessories to complement the Cuban and international cigars. Covetable accessories include a colourful collection of Lamp Bergers lamps and Siglo humidors and lighters. 1062 Mainland St., 604-662-4427.
Join the Connoisseurs Club at this clubby, old-school Gastown shop and choose a rare stogie from the “Collector’s Corner,” which has featured unique choices like Vegas Robania Famosos — hand-rolled, sealed and signed by the late great tobacco grower Alejandro Robaina. 346 Water St., 604-682-4427.
La Casa Del Habano
The glass walk-in humidor here is heated to the exact temperature of Havana so the Cubans feel at home. Come here for the freshest stogies in town. 402 Hornby St., 604-609-0511.
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