About once or twice a year, I get to splurge a little on myself. Due to the seasonal nature of Octoberfest, this time of year is one of those times. This weekend I visited several shops in Wichita, including Cigar Chateau, owned by Kris Booker, a former Rep for Esteban Carreras (AND IPCPR 2013 mechanical bull riding champion), and The Westside Humidor & Lounge, the functional home of Dissident Cigars.
My cigar targets were very specific this trip; my beer targets were only slightly less specific.
On my way in to Westside, I came across the Dissident Touring vehicle, which conveniently has its own special parking space.
All of this, of course, resulted in a few select purchases being made, mostly of things I haven't had the opportunity for yet.
The only one of these I've had so far is the Cabal Short Robusto, and I got another because, well, they're awesome and I wish I could have grabbed more. On the other hand, the AFR-75 was total divine intervention, as I was going to pass over it this time due to price. While at the Chateau, I ran across my sister-in-law's little brother, who had recently come home from his honeymoon. He had been smoking Cuban cigars in Mexico, and wanted some advice on where to go on this side. I promptly pointed him to the Herrera Esteli, but as I was grabbing some Cabal myself, I also suggested them, not as comparable to Cubans, but just as an excellent smoke. In return for the advice, he also picked up the AFR-75 for me. Totally blown away by some excellent generosity. I picked up the Flores Serie Privada, Angel's Anvil, Jericho Hill, and Norteno there as well. The Fratello, Intemperance, and (of course) the Soap Box I grabbed at Westside (only place in Wichita I know of that carries RoMaCraft).
And since there were more than enough places available, I also grabbed these:
A happy collection of Octoberfest and Pumpkin seasonal selections, plus some imports and other random selections I haven't had yet. Overall, quite a productive shopping trip.
Awesome - what's the beer list?
Awesome -- nice selection. A lot of those I can't even get!
Damn look at your son. Is the Dissident ride a total POS on the inside?
Clean but blue carpet, its old school. I get sick riding backwards in that thing! Needs custom ashtrays as well.
Nice hauls Jared, Very jealous that you found some Dissident, does Westside ship do you know?
Oh & IL....thanks mang
Those are great smokes you picked up! I think the only one you could have swapped out is the AFR-75, I feel they are a bit over priced. You will have a package coming your way here pretty soon, today or tomorrow.