I'm beginning to dip my toes into this world of cigars after my girlfriend's father invited me to smoke with him after Christmas dinner. I just wanted to introduce myself here to start!
He gifted me one of his extra 50 count humidors (something he got for free) and I'm starting off with pretty large collection I've ordered over the last few weeks. Overflow going into a cleaned "weathertight" Container Store unit with some Spanish Cedar trays and boxes along with 65% Boveda packs.
My Father, My Father Le Bijou, My Father Conn, Flor de las Anitllas, Avo XO (girlfriend is Armenian so this was a must), La Aurora Preferidos, Ashton VSG, The Griffin's, Aruturo Fuente Don Carlos, San Cristobal, Drew Estate Undercrown and Shade, plus a bunch of Perdomos, RyJ reserve and special editions, Avo Syncro and Signature, AJ Fernandez New Worlds, Montecristo's, and some sampler fillers of Padilla, Partagas, Alec Bradley, Fonseca Serie F, Aging Room, La Gloria Cubana and so on.
Mostly in 5 packs or singles, with several 10 packs and boxes, that I know I can gift if I'm not a fan, as I'm trying to figure out what my taste leans toward. I've been having fun getting the humidors set up and figuring out what humidity I like best. Will get to toasting and tasting on my roof more when the weather cooperates. This below freezing stuff isn't helpful...
If this becomes a hobby/habit I fully get into then I'm sure I will go down the path of seeking out rare, limited, Cuban, and ever pricier sticks. Just what I need, another expensive hobby.