I suppose your answer would depend on what cigar it is! Of course, I am sure that there is a large number of people out there who would answer an unequivocal no to my question. However, for those who know their cigars, I am sure that they would say yes â€“ if they had the money to spend.
The 1956 Partagas is the epitome of cigar preservation and a HUGE status symbol. This cigar was rolled in Cuba way back when it was still perfectly legal to purchase and own Cuban cigars in the United States. There are only a handful of these cigars left today but what is left is a testament to the wonderful techniques of preservation.
These cigars may not be particularly remarkable in appearance but are considered to be one of the best â€“ if not the best â€“ in the world today. If you ever have the $500 to spare and you get a hankering for these fine cigars, where should you go? Head on over to the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North.
For the whopping price of $500, you get a 1956 Partagas plus 2 glasses of premium cognac. If you do not drink cognac, then you can get the cigar alone for $425. Still think itâ€™s not worth it? Ask Bill Ellis, the food and beverage manager at the Four Seasons. He describes the cigars as â€œmedium, mellow smoke with a dense ash that keeps its shape until the very end.
Originally posted on June 8, 2008 @ 3:41 am