Cigar Industry Leaders: Chaim Kohn
Title: Sales Manager at Cigar Oasis
Where did you grow up? Brooklyn, NY
Favorite Candy? Joray Fruit Rolls (made in Brooklyn)
Band? Ray Conniff Singers (I’m 26 going on 80)
Food? Corned Beef on Rye (often also made in Brooklyn)
Sports Team? NY Yankees
If your house was on fire, what would be the first item you would grab? I’d probably grab my entire junk draw. You know the one you throw random crap into. Yes it’s junk, but it’s MY junk and I can’t bear the thought of being separated from it.
If you were a superhero what powers would you have?
Immortality. But I’d like to customize it so that I would in fact eventually die at an old age, but while I lived I could endure any blow.
If your life had a theme song, what would it be? Sinatra’s My Way (I’d like to think so anyway)
If you had a warning label, what would yours say? Warning: Will say something politically incorrect and/or make serious faux pas within three minutes of conversation
Cigar: La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amor (not saying it’s my favorite, just the last great smoke I had)
Lighter: Jetline New York Triple Flame – it’s durable, reliable and inexpensive
Cutter: Desktop Guillotine Cutter
Humidor: My primary humidor is still The Geneve Standing Humidor I bought from Cheap Humidors years ago together with a Cigar Oasis XL-Plus. They have both served me very well.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Chaim Kohn is a Hasidic Jew, salesman and cigar lover. He sold office equipment for 4 years around New York City, always stopping for a lunch or after work smoke at one of the city’s many fine cigar lounges like Barclay-Rex, Nat Sherman, or Cigar Inn.
Besides the cigars, I just fell in love with the atmosphere, the people and the conversations. I told myself if ever the opportunity would arise to sell a good product in the cigar industry, I would jump on it! That opportunity came in late 2012 when Cigar Oasis published a LinkedIn ad for a salesperson to promote the brand and support the retailers.
I immediately recognized the name since I had purchased my Cigar Oasis Xl. Plus only a year before, I had many failed attempts at maintaining my humidor using passive devices. So I emailed them a picture of my humidor with the Cigar Oasis running and simply wrote that I loved their product and wanted to sell for them, and the rest is history.Cigar Industry Leaders to Know: Chaim Kohn by David Sabot