The best cigar shops in Montreal and Orlando, FL

Vasco Cigars

In Montreal, Terry likes to buy his favourite cigars at the Vasco cigar shop. The Vasco store is located on St. Catherine Street, between Bishop and Crescent. It is there that Terry Pomerantz finds his famous Montecristo No. 2, “the perfectly balanced creamy taste” of which he looks forward to while talking to us.

Partagas and Cohiba

Terry also confides that he loves the powerful spicy flavours of a Partagas Serie P No. 2 Tubo. “As you smoke it, you discover its beautiful cinnamon notes. I also like the Cohiba Siglo VI. It’s made from a balanced blend of Ligero, a lighter tobacco. Since this Cohiba is lighter, it’s a cigar you can smoke as an aperitif.”

Cigar lovers like Terry and his friends will also find humidors, cases, cigar cutters and butane lighters at the Vasco tobacco store. “It’s important to choose a good lighter. I use a butane lighter. It’s a clean, odorless, tasteless gas that doesn’t alter the flavor of the cigar.”

The Corona Cigar Company & Drew Estate Lounge, Florida

When people talk about this cigar shop, Terry Pomerantz marvels like a child visiting Disneyland for the first time! The Corona Cigar Company is located in Orlando, Florida.

“This cigar shop is exceptional! There is a beautiful lounge where you can enjoy the cigar you just bought while drinking excellent Scotches. This shop is a real treasure chest. In fact, it’s a huge 10,000 sq. ft. humidor with 30-foot-long shelves! It’s the cigar supermarket! And what a supermarket! You’ll find Cuban cigars that were bought before the United States embargoed trade with Cuba in 1962. These cigars have been literally pampered and preserved with the utmost care for nearly 60 years!”

The happiness makers

“Whether it’s on St. Catherine Street in Montreal, on Sand Lake Road in Orlando or in an artisanal factory in the Dominican Republic, I always find quality cigars. When I quietly savour one of these masterpieces, I let their smoke carry me along in their rainbow of exotic flavours and aromas, which anonymous artisans have so carefully assembled.”

“These artists don’t make cigars. They create happiness,” concludes Terry Pomerantz, as he gently blows the smoke of a Romeo Y Julietas Churchills into the sky.




A cigar enthusiast, Terry Pomerantz shares his expert advice on the different brands, types of cigars, and essential accessories to have. Immerse yourself in his recommendations to magnify your experience with each cigar, which you can enjoy in good company, an invitation to take the time to live each moment to the full.