A Happy New Year present from a reader


This morning there was a knock at the door…it was a courier, and there was a little box addressed to me.

Inside that little box was 3 cigars with a trimmer and a note.

The note said:

Hey Cameron, thanks for another year of entertainment – especially loved the Poverty Kids and calling BS on the Salvation Army attack!  

The unbanded cigar is my own The Humidor Company – Honduran rolled (at the Raices Cubanactory) Short Gordo, a beefy solid cigar with an interesting blend of tobaccos.

The Nica Rustica is a signature line from Drew Estate, created for my good friend Pedro Gomez to showcase new blends of Nicaraguan tobacco and they they (Nicaragua) are now the powerhouse of the cigar-world.

Lastly I have included the Herrera Esteli Priamide Fina which was named the #8 cigar of 2013 by Cigar Aficionado magazine, blended by another great friend of mine, Willy Herrera at the Drew Estate factory in Nicaragua – this has a very Cubanesque profile.

Awesome, can’t wait to try them…might save them for launch date though.

Some people like to save seals or frogs or dolphins…me? I want to save political traditions and I think we should start by bringing back the smoke-filled rooms where political deals are done. Trevor Mallard wants to bring back the Moa, I want to bring back smoke-filled rooms.

I wonder what is involved in creating a Whaleoil brand cigar…so readers can blow smoke into watering liberal eyes as they turn red with rage that someone dared to make a choice to smoke a cigar and to save smoke-filled rooms of course.

Anyway, to celebrate the new year if you go to The Humidor online and use the discount code NY2015 you will get $10 off your first order over $100, so you can enjoy cigars like the ones I have been sent.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.