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MBJ Sanctuary Cigars

Dr. Patrick G. Ryan’s business Sanctuary Cigars is selling more than premium stogies. He’s offering River Region cigar enthusi­asts a place to get away and truly enjoy the cigar experience.

FOUNDED: 2015

WHY DID YOU START SANCTUARY CIGARS? The idea came about after the realization that Montgomery lacked one thing, a first class cigar lounge that can compete with the best cigar lounges in the nation.

WHAT DO YOU OFFER? We offer more than cigars; we offer the experience along with it. We offer premium cigars, fine pipes, pipe tobacco, tobac­co accessories, as well as humidors. We carry brands such as Davidoff, Perdomo, Padron, God of Fire, Oliva, Cohiba, Romeo y Julieta, Montecristo and many more. We have just recently acquired our Liquor License that allows us to also offer domestic and local craft beers, bourbons, vodka and scotches.

WHAT SETS SANCTUARY CIGARS APART? Our 3,500-square-foot shop is separated into three different lounges, and that’s unlike anything Montgomery currently has to offer. We have a world-class ventilation system that constantly recycles and circulates air in each individual lounge. We also have the largest walk-in humidor in Alabama with close to 1,000 cigar facings.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BUSINESS? Connecting with each individual customer. Being a cigar shop employee, you not only supply consumers with the product, but you also have the incredible opportunity to educate them on the products as well as the industry. Smoking cigars is an occa­sion in itself, and as a tobacconist, it is my duty to educate the consumer so they can make the appropriate selection for any occasion.

WHAT’S YOUR BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY? Treat everyone who walks through that door with the utmost re­spect. I am a firm believer of never judging a book by its cover, and in business, customers should be treated the same.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR SANCTUARY CIGARS? The next chapter for Sanctuary Cigars is getting involved in the community with off-site events, like weddings, golf tournaments and philanthropic events.

7813 VAUGHN ROAD, MONTGOMERY / (334) 593-8552 / SANCTUARY-CIGARS.COM

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