There’s a lot talk about with Phil Zanghi III of Debonaire House; there’s always a lot to talk about with Zanghi. He’s been in the premium cigar business for decades, but he’s also got an immense amount of experience in other businesses and other parts of life. And his life includes such experiences like having a not-yet-totally-famous Jean-Claude Van Damme come over to his childhood home. That’s why it was no surprise when he told me he was working on a book about his life. The book is written, but it’s not done. I haven’t read any part of it yet but I imagine it will be the wildest story anyone in the cigar business today could tell.
As has been the case for the last few trade shows, Debonaire House is located inside of the De Los Reyes booth, the company that produces the Debonaire and Indian Motorcycle. Speaking of which, the Indian Motorcycle logo for this post is no mistake, it’s the 120th anniversary of the company and there will be a cigar to mark the occasion, it just isn’t in Las Vegas this week.