Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but sometimes it's an excuse to build a working model Big Ben out of spent matchsticks. Grow your craft collection with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of liquor, cigars, and more at Milo's Cigars and More and Milo's Tobacco Road in Maryville and Edwardsville.
Milo's satiates panatela puffers and elixir imbibers with a vast array of fine cigars, high-end liquors, and craft beers culled from microbreweries nationwide. While offerings and pricing vary at both locations, a wood-paneled, walk-in humidor houses tobacco totems such as the smooth, medium-bodied Cain Daytona 654T from Nicaragua ($7.35), or the spicy, voluptuous Fuente Opus X Belicoso X3 ($12.35). Craftsman Bench Humidors are also available to facilitate basement Havana havens where the day's events can be re-enacted with personified stogies and cigar-box station wagons ($64.95+). Seasonal craft beers such as Goose Island ($13.99 for a 12-pack) and Mojo Risin ($12.99 for a four-pack) engage in competitive malted-hop volleying in Milo's Maryville location and fine spirits such as 14-year-old Balvenie rum ($59.99) and Dalmore Mackenzie scotch ($147.99) place gentlemanly bets from across the aisle.
Fire up a celebratory stogie to commend Customer Appreciation Month during April at Milo's, which hosts Monday night gatherings, visits from cigar manufacturers, and blind cigar taste tests. Offer a light to new puff partners in Edwardsville's private smoking club, a cozy, track-lit expanse complete with deep-cushioned chairs, a pool table, and Zippo-touting monkey butlers.
Milo's Tobacco Road was named Best Cigar Shop by CityVoter in 2010.