Cigar Bet 2016 by Big Smokey Butts and c.gar

Let me begin with. . . sometimes brotherly competition leads to a cigar bet for the ages. A cigar bet that captures the pain of a shopping addiction received genetically from our mother. A pain that will ring true throughout the rest of 2016. A pain that one of us will succumb to.

On our return from CIGARfest 2016 (check out our post and video on CIGARfest 2016), Smokey Butts and I were whining, bitching, complaining, chest pounding, etc. about the over 100 cigars we just received at CIGARfest and where the hell we are going to store them. Don’t tell my wife, but I have, hmm, 30-40 boxes of cigars on hand. Smokey Butts has just as many. I have nine humidors stuffed with cigars, including my homemade wineador. Smokey Butts made a huge humidor from plastic or some crap like that. Perhaps he will write a post about it someday.

Being the brothers that we are and my love of a friendly wager, we bumped chests and decided a bet was in order.

The Cigar Bet: The first one to buy a cigar for the rest of 2016 buys the other a box of Arturo Fuente Short Storys.

Crap, I already regret this bet. Here are the rules:

–  No purchasing cigars until 1 Jan 2017

–  Presents for other people are allowed, e.g., buying our dad a box of cigars for his birthday.

–  Presents from other people are allowed as long as we don’t direct the person on what cigar brand to buy.

–  In the interest of good manners, buying a cigar at a cigar event or at a cigar shop while enjoying their smoke room is allowed.

–  Cuban cigar purchases are allowed. Why this crazy rule? Because we are traveling out of the country this summer and don’t want to miss smoking a Cuban cigar!

In the interest of fun and a little brotherly shit giving, we will document our trials and tribulations surrounding this bet in the comments box of this post.

Did I mention that I already hate this bet?

 

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c.gar loves all things cigar-related. He typically falls in love with cigars that are discontinued shortly thereafter. His first cigar was a Swisher Sweet with a wood tip. Sadly, these are still in production.

19 thoughts on “Cigar Bet 2016 by Big Smokey Butts and c.gar

  • May 19, 2016 at 6:12 pm
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    Short Stories! Holy Smokes, as in Short Stories are Holy Smokes. That’s my stick…a hearty congrats to the winner.

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  • May 19, 2016 at 9:47 pm
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    It’s not too earlier for you to give up and send me my box of Arturo Fuente Short Storys.

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  • c.gar
    May 20, 2016 at 12:22 am
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    I’m not ready to give up yet!

    Have you seen those great deals at JR Cigar, Holt’s, Mike’s, Famous Smoke, Cigars International, etc.? Once in a lifetime deals!

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  • c.gar
    May 20, 2016 at 12:23 am
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    I forgot to tell you, Smokey, that I smoked an Arturo Fuente today. It was great. You should buy some!

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  • c.gar
    May 23, 2016 at 6:47 pm
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    Yo, Smokey. I need a waiver on our bet for a series of CI blog posts. I am doing a 10 part series on how to figure out what Fuente cigar you have. Part 1 is done and posting this Thursday. I need to buy 1 of each cigar brand they have so I can take photos for the blog post and also verify that the bands match the AF website. OK with you? C’mon, help a brother out. Literally.

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  • May 23, 2016 at 8:38 pm
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    What sort of made up shit is this? You need to buy cigars for photos. Really? You can’t find photos on the internet? C’mon!

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  • c.gar
    May 23, 2016 at 11:50 pm
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    Smokey–I’m not going to smoke the cigars, just buy them for a spectacular photo shoot. I will save them until the bet is over. Don’t be a wanker. I’m doing this for the people who are clamoring for our expose on Fuente cigars.

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  • May 24, 2016 at 12:04 am
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    Alright. That seems like a fair deal. NO SMOKING The AF Fuentes you’ve purchased for photos and no purchasing anything else.

    Long live the people.

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  • c.gar
    May 24, 2016 at 12:08 am
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    Deal. I assume you want proof of life on the cigars? Ha!

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  • May 24, 2016 at 12:17 am
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    Yes. I want you to photograph the cigars everyday with a newspaper until Jan 1.

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  • May 24, 2016 at 12:19 am
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    Will you be revising rule #4 to specify the cigar must be purchased at the cigar shop?

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  • May 25, 2016 at 9:40 pm
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    Fathers day is coming and my wife/daughter have asked for cigar ideas. If I give her several options for cigars does that comply with the rules? Please don’t make me leave it totally up to them or I’ll be mailing you some of the Acids they buys me.

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  • c.gar
    May 26, 2016 at 2:37 am
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    As long as “several options” equals five or more brands, I’m good with it. No inflection when you give them the list, e.g., “I’d be happy with a box of White Owl, Dutch Masters, La Finca, Onyx, and ROCKY PATEL DECADES!”

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  • c.gar
    May 26, 2016 at 2:48 am
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    Nice try. That would be the same brand with different sizes. However, if you want to give 5 different sizes of White Owls to your family, that is acceptable.

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  • c.gar
    May 26, 2016 at 11:32 pm
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    Lucky for you, you’ll get to continue to buy White Owls. Safe? According to the FDA, no tobacco product is safe. We’re all gonna die from lung cancer!

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  • September 18, 2016 at 3:07 pm
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    Friends, family, countrymen and fellow herfers….

    We’ve come to the point in this damn cigar bet where I only have one sad and lonely Drew Estates Tabak left.

    If you’ve never had a Tabak you have no idea of the pure heaven you’re missing out on.

    With more than 3 months remaining in this damn cigar bet this is going to be terrible. Simply terrible. If you follow us you know I love my Sunday morning Tabak and coffee on the deck with a gentle breeze.

    Donations are more than welcome. I can’t tell you specifically what to donate based on the rules of this damn cigar bet. But you could probably read the above crying and whining to figure out what I’m hopeful turns up in my mailbox.

    Jonathan and Samuel, if you happen to come across. I love you guys for creating the Tabak.

    Sad Smokey Butts

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