While on my way to Florida for a little vacation I stopped through Ky to check out the Equesterian games. While in Louisville, Ky I looked for cigars as I always do and was really unimpressed with the local shops I found until a concierge at the Seelbach hotel (Nice Place by the way!) told me about J Shepherd, a fantastic shop in the Highlands area of Louisville. Talk about southern hospitality. Not only did they have every cigar I was looking for, the owner recommended me some fantastic cigars I have never even heard of. Over all it was one of my favorite shops I have visited, and I travel a lot. Worth a visit, and yes they also mail out of state which has been great since NY taxes are ridiculous.
Triple Crown is great, Its really laid back and the staff are very intelligent when it comes to cigars, The have a large selection of cigars. The best part is the store offers their own house blend from a factory in the DR and those are amazing espically considering the price point. The house blend come in all sizes and a strength for everyone from 2 bucks to 6 bucks, Ill put any of their cigars up against any 8-12 dollar stick. All cigar lovers should stop in. They even give your a free one if its your first time.
Triple Crown Cigar is by far the best shop I have visited. As a novice smoker the owner was happy to assist me in picking a "sampler of cigars" form his vast selection. Instead of trying to sell me the most expensive cigars and accessories he offered a selection of mid priced smokes and a very nice lighter priced at 24.95 when it was sitting by lighters priced at 50.00 and higher. I highly recommend this shop to any novice smoker looking for a helpful hand in getting started in the vast world of cigars.