13 Minutes with Nestor Miranda

Every Wednesday night at Cabernet Steakhouse in the northern suburbs of Atlanta is scotch and cigar night. Cigar lovers from all around the city gather to socialize, listen to live music, and take advantage of the special ten dollar deal on the cigar and scotch pairing of the week. But May 12th was a special Wednesday: Nestor Miranda of Miami Cigar Company was on hand to introduce Cabernet’s new house cigar, made, of course, by Miami Cigar Company.

With my FlipCam in tow, I was able to grab a little of Mr. Miranda’s time between the glasses of port and sultry serenades by the lovely Lauren, the house’s regular performer. We sat down in the quietest, best lit area we could find and he talked about the latest Miami and La Aurora cigars out on the market, his current favorite smoke, as well as the scoop on a number of projects in the works right now. For example, he is working with Don Pepin Garcia again to create a cigar he’s named “Art Deco” as well as an “elite” line of cigars called “Casa Miranda”. But for more details, I’ll turn you over to the moving picture box below. Enjoy!

(Note: Though the FlipCam did a heroic job of handling the poor lighting and sound conditions, some of the audio may be difficult to hear. Watching with headphones does seem to help. Also the camera seems to add about 25 pounds to the right side of the video.)