About Chuck

Cigar Pals shirt and cigar

Hi folks, Chuck here: I am a full time traveler and my passion is fine premium cigars! That is why I created Cigar Pals. I travel about six months out of the year on my 2014 Harley Ultra and when I’m not on the bike I do outages at nuclear plants around the country. I am an avid fan of premium cigars and smoke every day all day. As such I am constantly on the look out for cigar stores to ensure I don’t run out!


How the Adventure Began

I started smoking cigars in 2009 and immediately became a big fan of premium cigars. That brought me in contact with a whole new group of people whom I never knew existed. In my travels I have met people all over the country who share this passion and enjoy smoking and talking cigars!

One of the first things I realized is that cigar people share! I have had guys I just met hand me a $20 stick (this doesn’t usually happen and I can’t afford to hand out $20 cigars, but you get the idea). I have met people from all walks of life and when it comes to cigars they don’t discriminate, it’s an even field. Whether it’s a $20 stick or a $2 stick, it’s all about our love of cigars.

Since I travel so much and am constantly searching for places to purchase cigars, this puts me in contact with the cigar stores which can and have been an adventure in their selves . The shops range from tobacco chains to little mom and pop operations. Some even have smoking lounges and humidified lockers where members leave their cigars stashed. I have had a lot of fun in these places and plan to recount some of my adventures in this blog.


My Hope For You

I love to share the cigar experience with others and hope to give you an opportunity to get a look into the world of premium cigars that many know nothing about. I also desire to introduce you to the many places around the country where these cigar adventures take place and encourage you to get out and have your own adventures.

I have followers on Facebook who follow my motorcycle adventures and even though I encourage them to get out and have their own adventure, I know that many never will, and that’s fine. They live vicariously through me and my fellow travelers.


Good For You, Great For Me

My plan with this blog is to share fine cigar adventures. I am excited about this venture because while I am always looking for cigars, I now have a double mission and a reason to seek out shops to write about and introduce you folks to. I hope you enjoy the blog and please feal free to comment below


Founder of Cigar Pals


  1. I have known Chuck Wimer, the writer of this blog for approximately 45 years. He is quite a character, however his character is unquestionable. If you need advice on a good stick, or just want a good chuckle. Continue to follow his blog. He’s never let me down.

  2. Robert

    Hey chuck,

    I like a cigar made by Drew Estate called the Big Juicy. It has a smooth sweet taste to it when you first hit the cigar. Any recommendations on any other sweet cigars out there ?

    • Hi Robert: Thanks for checking out the site and your question. I don’t smoke a lot of infused cigars, but I like the Drew, Acid Atom. They are not easy to find though you can go through the Famous Smoke link on my site and order them. You can also order the “Big Juicy” through that link. I would also highly recommend contacting Hector Marquez who I did my second post on. The heading is “Infused cigars- an interview with Hector Marquez of Jacobs ladder” This stick is totally unique, especially the after taste. His contact info is at the bottom of the post.
      By the way Robert, we are in the Dominican Republic and have just created our own line of cigar and will have a stick infused with Hennesey Cognac. We will be a few weeks after we get back to place an order to our factory, however if you are interested let me know and I will make sure to have some sent. btw, my editor loves them.
      Any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

  3. Deb

    Just a new smoker myself, so much to learn, but Chuck makes it easy…and entertaining too. The stories are great and even help with life lessons. Thanks Chuck for what you’re doing…I don’t ever want to outrun an adventure!

    • Thanks Debbie for checking out the blog: Thanks for your kind comments, I am pleased that you enjoy and are enlightened by my posts and I am glad you don’t want to out run an adventure, especially since I participate on so many of the ones you have

    • Thanks as always Pete for checking out the blog. For a guy who doesn’t smoke cigars, I can alway count on you as a fan of my blog and for that I am deeply appreciative! I would never want to tempt you to go back to smoking, but am glad you enjoy the stories.

    • Thanks for checking out he blog Mom: I never smoked a cigar with my Dad, but I think that would have been cool and I imagine it was especially cool for a young girl. Were you a Daddies girl?

      • A.T. Oliver

        Chuck in your travels you gotta go to Iwan Ries & Co at 19 South Wabash Ave 2nd floor, Chicago, ILLINOIS 60603–312-372-1306! Please let me know if you go and it’s a must you look them up ?. Keep smoking my friend!!!

  4. Scotty Johnson

    Really enjoy your posts and comment’s i ride alot in va, tn,nc have a hard time finding good cigar shops i buy cigars now from all the big cigars places on line but would love to support the local shops but they are so hard to find any recommendations like ashville , mt city , Boone nc , learned about you on Scotty scooter tramps videos thanks alot for what you do badhabitslj@yahoo.com

    • Hi Scotty: Thanks for checking out the post. I am sorry that I am not posting these day, have a sickness in the family and don’t have time to keep up with this, however, in Asheville, NC there is a shop called B&B Tobacconist that I usually go to when in that area. The way I look for shops it to type cigars (name of city) in Google. Often the only thing that will come up are vape shops, but sometimes they have a humidor. I have even found them with small lounges. Hope this helped. Also Scotty and I have been friends for years, even went to Mexico together a few years ago.

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