Q: Tell us how you got your start in the cigar industry.
A: Been smoking cigars since i was 16 (22 yrs ago) - opened a cigar lounge - Little Cuba Cigar Lounge - in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 2014. Sold it within a year.
Q: Tell us why you decided to get into the cigar industry.
A: I didn't want to work for someone else. I had a very good job as a financial analyst but resigned and opened a cigar lounge because i love the culture and wanted continue to learn more about the industry.
Q: What was the motivation for the name Sinistro Cigars?
A: The word sinistro means left in Latin. It is the derivative of the word sinister, left bad, right good.
Q: What is your favorite cigar to smoke other than Sinistro and why?
A: It's very hard to say a specific brand, but I am a sucker for anything with Candela leaf. I do enjoy boutiques more than the bigger brands. If i were to pick ONE cigar though that sticks out, i would say Leaf by Oscar from Jim Robinson.
Q:What is more important to you in a cigar? Flavor, Build, or appearance and why?
A: Definitely flavor, no matter how well 'built' the cigar is or how beautiful it may look, if i don't enjoy the flavor, I don't enjoy the cigar.
Q:If you could smoke a cigar with anyone who would it be and why?
A: Don Johnson from Miami Vice - its my favorite TV show ever and I still watch it to this day and he was such a bad-ass dude.
Q:Do you have any advice for someone just getting into cigars?
A: Try a little bit of everything, from infused, to mild, to medium, to full body.... don't read into the 'reviews' too much... what someone else give an 88 rating to, you might think is the best cigar ever.
Whats in the Box?
Luxury Cigar Club has teamed up with Sinistro in order to offer you this fantastic sampler showcasing some of the amazing sticks on offer from Sinistro. Included in the Sinistro Brand of the Month Sampler: