Savoring a cigar is an ideal way to celebrate a maiden yacht voyage, the birth of a best friend's child, and winning your 100th game of Monopoly. Blow celebratory smoke rings with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of cigars and accessories at Hiland’s Cigars in Scottsdale.
Hiland’s Cigars' experienced tobacconists flourish the palates of pipe smokers and cigar aficionados with robust pipe tobacco and a stockade of more than 1,000 brands of hand-rolled stogies from around the world. Mix and match a bushel of individual cigars from a garden of imports and finesse the senses with delectable samples from the fruits of Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Rocky Patel, and everything else that embargoes allow ($2.75–$23). Relax with an Olivia Casada ($5.95) or utilize a v-cutter ($3.98) to guillotine the unwanted tip of a Habano Classico ($3.67). Keep cheroot treasures safe from whiskey-and-soda hurricanes in a water-resistant, air-tight travel humidor ($24.98) or say "I love you" to a hyper-intellectual sleuth with scores of aromatic and English blend pipe tobacco.
Hiland Cigars' cozy atmosphere invites patrons to savor puffs in a comfortable, flat-screen-TV-equipped smoking room. In between stuffing a pipe and perusing an issue of Cigar Aficionado, chat with a knowledgeable staffer about the best kinds of blends for celebrating a promotion or bribing a neighborhood-council member.
For nearly 50 years, Hiland’s Cigars has carried a cornucopia of imported cigars from brands such as Casada, Rocky Patel, and Montecristo. A visit to their store will also reveal an inventory of pipe and chewing tobaccos from lines that include Somerset, Black Gold, and Snowflake. And both in-store and online shoppers can snag cigar accessories in the form of ashtrays and stainless-steel cigar cases that could also transport miniature guitars in a pinch.