Our motto defines what we love and why. The phrase, “In Fumo Pax”, is Latin for “in smoke, there is peace.” The actor, Ron Perlman, summed it up perfectly: “Some people meditate, I smoke cigars.” 99 Cigars began life as a part-time, personal blog that flourished and over a short period, grew into a full-time focus on out-of-the-box cigar enlightenment and the 4 C’s: cigars, community, culture and camaraderie.
We’re the “new kid” on the block when it comes to reviews and other cigar-related lifestyle pursuits, but we like to think that we bring something fresh, unique and maybe a little disruptive to enlighten cigar lovers everywhere. While we’re still in our infancy, comparatively speaking, our plans include new content categories, give-a-ways and contests, more focus on the cigar community on social media and an online one-stop-shop specializing in unique cigar centric gifts, apparel and accessories.
I’ve been smoking cigars for over 20 years and I founded and launched 99 Cigars in the Fall of 2017. I am a molecular virologist by training, a business development pro by trade and a wandering cigar lover by choice. I choose to showcase the cigars we review in natural light and backgrounds, eschewing the dark, mysterious themes that often minimize the artisanal beauty of cigars. With an active family, a chaotic business schedule and a seemingly endless list of interests, cigars are one of the few elements in life that allow me to truly decompress.
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In Fumo Pax!