Cue the Kanye West song “I’m talking bout the good life…”. Welcome. This is the good life for certain. A few months back I got a call from J.C. Newman in Tampa, FL. I was very excited. After all, they make classics like Diamond Crown and Julius Caesar. They wanted to congratulate the club on all of the success we are having and pick our brains about how to create community within the cigar world and social media. I explained that the success of our club has more to do with our members more than some magical thing I created. I then told them that to share the love and community we have all created by allowing us the honor of having an event at their soon-to-open cigar museum in Tampa and possibly making a cigar for the club(I’m always looking out for us!) They are a big company and while they do not move as quickly as some of the boutiques, their materials and production quality are top tier. This is also a company that is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting the FDA on the infamous regulations we all dread. Support them! After a few revisions to the blends, we arrived at The Good Life. Hand rolled, using the finest and thickest Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and Nicaraguan fillers, this cigar epitomizes the good life. I truly believe this to be the bench mark of today’s desert style cigars. This is a cigar I will reserve for celebrating life as often as possible. Possibly the most decadent cigar you will ever smoke. Some times I just want to eat it. Like chocolate cake? We could sell this as diet food: all the chocolate cake flavor and none of the calories. I designed the cigar band and oversaw the blend process. PLEASE send a special shout out on social media to @jcnewmancigars for facilitating this. I pinch myself each time I see it and smoke it. I’m so proud to get to share this with you. Without you, this would not be possible and The Good Life cigar would not exist. While I do not normally go after the larger ring gauges, this just felt and smoked right.