Tastes and smells, sights and sounds… they all shout of autumn and become the focus of cigar mixtures being designed to recreate the essence of autumn. Does the cigar manufacturing industry in general consider seasonal products this seriously in designing, manufacturing and marketing the best autumn cigars? Do smokers respond to the marketing as they seek to choose the best autumn cigars?
The sale of rum seems to increase in late summer and autumn, and since cigars are products of the same region that produces rum, would one assume there is a natural connection there? With the right marketing, it might be equally natural to promote a robust smoke with some reference to its natural partner, rum. The next time you choose the best autumn cigars, will you, as a cigar smoker, consider combining your favorite rum-based beverage with a cigar choice that would compliment those flavors?
When selecting the best autumn cigars, you may run into a conflict between choosing what is seasonally popular and available and being loyal to a certain brand. Some cigar smokers will drive miles out of their way to maintain that brand loyalty, but what might happen when, in the face of extreme marketing, they are offered the opportunity to choose the best autumn cigars, perhaps something new - promising a totally different experience on a cool, adventurous autumn night? What about you?