For most Canadians, the luxury of comfortably enjoying a cigar outdoors disappears during the colder months of the year.
As I type this on a windy early November morning, I watch red leaves rapidly descend to the ground from the large Maple tree that stands beside our Hamilton, Ontario home.
Though it’s a brisk 9 degrees celsius outside (47 degrees fahrenheit), the sun is shining strong through cloudless blue skies, and thus, I’m contemplating having cigar outdoors.
After all, the Canadian fall scenery is breathtaking and would certainly be lovely to take in while enjoying a short smoke with a coffee.
Given the less-than-ideal temperatures, I’ll be bundling up proper; complete with downfilled vest, polar fleece lumberjack jacket (so Canadian, I know), touque (again, very Canadian), insulated Sorel boots and fingerless gloves (no thermal underwear just yet, but It’d probably be the smart thing to do).
Yes, I’ll be wearing pants.
As for my cigar, I’ll be reaching for something relatively short that can occupy no more than 45 minutes of my time. After all, I’ll be on a work break and as I’ve said – baby it’s cold outside.
Colder temperatures generally see me reaching for more medium to full-bodied cigars as they seem to better stand up to the intake of cold air than mild options.
Having said that, I’ve laid out 5 solid options for a short smoke. They are as follows: