Cigars & Leisure: I hear you’re a cigar aficionado.
Colman Domingo: I am! My managers have made me one, and I think that they’ve actually been schooling me on cigars for the past few years. There are a couple cigar places in New York that we go to.
There’s one lounge, Davidoff of Geneva, that is so beautiful. It’s like you slipped into a whole world of cigar culture, and they do Scotch pairings as well, so you really feel like you’re getting all of it, the whole experience.
What’s your favorite part about smoking a cigar?
I think maybe it’s indicative of my dad, who’s from Belize, and I think it makes me feel like him in a way. You know that [a cigar] was a well-deserved thing; it was a special occasion to have a cigar. I know some guys who smoke cigars quite frequently, but I think it’s for a special occasion. The Romeo [San Andres] you gave me is fantastic!
Awesome! I’m glad you’re enjoying it.
I just wish that I wasn’t smoking it in the daytime so I could have a good Scotch with it (laughing). The best part of it is just unwinding. It’s for special occasions, really taking the time to enjoy it. So, it’s not rushing it at all. A cigar deserves to be enjoyed and to have conversation and hopefully with a glass of Scotch!
So that’s the third time you’ve mentioned Scotch, I’m thinking Scotch is your go-to drink?
Yes, it is! A good single malt like Oban is always great. Or I’ve been very interested in Japanese whisky as well, and that’s wonderful.
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