"I am the smoker of the fine Perdomo 10th Anniversary Champagne Torpedo cigar, they are a medium to mild smoke. I buy them at Doc James Cigar & Golf in Shrub Oaks NY...." Ira

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I am the smoker of the fine Perdomo 10th Anniversary Champagne Torpedo cigar, they are a medium to mild smoke. I buy them at Doc James Cigar & Golf in Shrub Oaks NY. I smoke them most times at Doc James. The members sit back and relax, while they smoke their chosen cigars. The camaraderie at the club, only enhances my smoking pleasure.   

I started smoking cigars 38 years ago,Hav-a-Tampa's, over the years I naturally graduated to finer smokes.Since most of us can't smoke around our kids,it became my "alone" time, and a serious integral part of my relaxation and concentration while I was doing what I do best. So if anybody thinks its a vice or a habit they are greatly mistaken, it's part of my lifestyle.

For several very satisfying years of Cigar smoking, Doc James Cigars and its proprietor Adam has been my exclusive purveyor of high quality smoking pleasure.  As I have narrowed my favorite strengths and brands of sticks, Doc James' eclectic array of product and Adam's adept guidance, has allowed me to find those specific brands that provide me maximum smoking enjoyment. For me, that service is further enhanced by the adjacent "Cigar Lounge" to the Doc James Shrub Oak location.  After work, or after dinner, I can join my fellow aficionados in a great cigar, enjoyable conversation, or a stimulating video event on one of the four big screen TV's that surround a large smoking lounge.  

My love affair with a fine cigar began in 1966. Already a pipe smoker for 5 years, my quest for perfection in a cigar was focused on a brand that had the the ideal qualities of a a perfect burn, easy draw, consistency, balanced flavor and overall experience--Davidoff became my brand of choice for 30 years, with the Grand Cru and Special R blends--never smoked any other cigar brand or blend since 1982. In early 2012, I happened to stop in Doc James Cigars & Golf in upper Westchester, NY. The proprietor, Adam DeSiena, aka, Doc James, was a goldmine of info and the Doc James retail section of the shop contained a plethora of premium and high quality moderately-priced cigars. It was highlighted by the widest collection of Davidoffs and a rare collection of vintage Davidoff blends, aged to perfection. Intrigued, I challenged Doc James for a "test blend". The Millennium Pyramid then soared to #1 in my small collection. He then introduced me to the AVO brand ("sister" brand of Davidoff). Totally satisfied by almost every suggested "tester", my humidor, previously occupied with only Grand Cru and Special R, now is overflowing with 8 Davidoff blends and 3 AVO blends. Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks! Initially, the retail section shared space with the Smoking Lounge, until Adam, aka, Doc James, decided to expand and create a separate Cigar Club area, more than twice the size of the old lounge with multiple seating areas and even an area of tables, often used by home business members. The lounge is surrounded by 4 big-screen HDTV's and the best feature is the option of solitude for total relaxation or joining a discussion group, ranging in size of 3 to 15 members. The group is highly diverse and the comradery is unsurpassed. I'm partially handicapped in the legs and every member offers to help, even a home pickup and return...Good people, great cigars, perfect environment and a superior merchant.