Sigmund Freud once said, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” at which point he mistakenly attempted to light the lollipop dangling from his lower lip. Dig into the psychology of stogies with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a cigar sampler package at Good Karma Cigar (a $40 value). The package includes one of each of the following:
- Camacho LegendArio Maduro Toro (a $7.50 value)
- Cigar One by Nestor Miranda Gordo (a $7.50 value)
- Monte Pascoal Belicoso (a $7.50 value)
- Rocky Patel Renaissance Robusto (a $7.50 value)
- Berger & Argenti Schnorr Maduro Robusto (a $6 value)
- Alec Bradley Tempus Magnus 2nd (a $4 value)
Plumes of aromatic smoke waft through Good Karma Cigar’s 4,000-square-foot storefront and lounge, where hand-rolled stogies await the jaws of cigar cutters within wrappers and wooden boxes. The sampler package’s prized selections include a Rocky Patel Renaissance Robusto, which smolders with hints of cocoa, spices, and coffee within a silky Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. Sweet and smoky essences characterize the Camacho LegendArio Maduro Toro, a medium-strength blend sheathed in a Connecticut wrapper made from the fine-grained hockey tape of former Hartford Whalers. Good Karma Cigar invites guests to puff new purchases in the company of fellow connoisseurs in the store’s spacious lounge.
Good Karma Cigar
Plumes of aromatic smoke waft through Good Karma Cigar’s 4,000-square-foot storefront and lounge, where hand-rolled stogies await the jaws of cigar cutters within wrappers and wooden boxes. Aficionados on staff curate and update the fragrant selection with boutique cigars by brands such as Viaje, Illusione, Curivari, and El Triunfador. Specialty cigars recline in humidors, including Dos Capas by Montana Azul, folded by artisanal rollers who apprentice for years by wrapping mummies. Others, such as the Jesus Fuego, prioritize the smooth flavor admired by connoisseurs, carefully monitoring quality by culling tobacco leaves grown specifically for the brand. After navigating shelves of cigars, humidors, and cutters, shoppers can kick back, sample their purchase, and summon the ghost of George Burns in a smoking lounge.