From Our Editors
An aroma of high-quality tobacco swirls with a rhapsodic bouquet of whiskey and leather to greet each guest who walks through the Scottsdale Cigar Club's unassuming façade. The club's staff warmly invites patrons to enjoy sumptuous leather club chairs, card tables, and humidors. These fixtures imbue the smoke haven with the ambiance of an old-world retreat modernized by eight 50-inch televisions, hooked up to Directv and playing business news and sporting events. Resident cigar experts translate a collection of more than 400 cigars—which include Churchill and Robusto cigars from Romeo y Julieta, Arturo Fuente, and Kristoff—revealing the flavorful nuances hidden within each cigar's origin, wrapper shade, and long filler leaves.
The well-ventilated club rents out its prestigious quarters for parties, special events, and the rebirth of Sigmund Freud, which scientists predict will happen any day now. The team also rents out humidified lockers to keep members' cigar stashes fresh, and the in-house cigar shop purveys cutters, ashtrays, and humidors to prevent patrons from fashioning them out of partially ripped plastic electronics wrapping, their cereal bowl, and a box situated in the rainforest, respectively.