I am a co-founder and contributing member of Developing Palates. My passion for cigars started 6 years ago, first namely smoking Nicaraguan tobacco. Since then, my palate has developed into enjoying tobacco from all parts of the world. I am always in pursuit of cigars that are full of flavors, aroma and balance. Aside from cigars, my hobbies include being a foodie, craft beer, whiskey, wine and power lifting.
John “Cigar Surgeon” McTavish
I got into cigars approximately 11 years ago, and started blogging in 2012 before moving over to Cigar Federation in 2013. I founded and ran a live cigar pairing show, Sharing Our Pairings, for over 3 years. I’m passionate about whisky, craft beer, travel and somewhat obsessive about coffee.