Since its grand opening in April 2011, The Cigar Room in Madison, AL has been providing area customers with an inviting place to enjoy a good smoke. Then in October 2014 we opened The Cigar Room in Florence/Shoals, expanding our offering to western North Alabama. We offer an incredible selection of world class cigars, personal humidors and related products, and our large, walk-in humidor guarantees any cigar you select will be in pristine condition. We also rent private, climate controlled, humidified cigar lockers so that our customers have a place to store their favorite selections.

We invite you to relax in our spacious smoking lounge where seasoned and new cigar smokers alike can grow in their taste for cigars. The warm and inviting ambiance features four large flat screen TVs, comfortable leather chairs and a serviceable kitchenette. It is a perfect place for you and your friends to enjoy good company and great cigars.

The Cigar Room Crew

Donald Waddell

Donald is a native of Huntsville and has always been in the retail industry. His love of cigars began many years before the inception of The Cigar Room. Donald had a casual relationship with the leaf and over the years slowly refined his taste through a variety of cigars. In 2010 while reading Cigar Aficionado he saw an ad for The Big Smoke, a learning conference for consumers. It was there that he learned about cigars from seed to stick, meeting some of the faces of the industry. When he returned home, the idea to open a cigar shop was solidified. Donald wanted to share his love of the cigar and of the industry with others and to establish a shop where everyone, no matter their background, was welcome. In April 2011, The Cigar Room was opened, expanded in 2013, and in 2014 The Cigar Room opened in Florence. Donald continues to learn about cigars and the industry, but the best part in his opinion, is his interaction with the customers and sharing his love of the leaf with them.

Stephanie Waddell

Stephanie grew up in Huntsville and married Donald in 2001. Always encouraging his pursuits, she urged him to open the shop when he brought the idea home from The Big Smoke. Stephanie’s role is behind the scenes at The Cigar Room. In addition to a full-time marketing job, she uses her expertise to help promote the shop. She writes the newsletter, emails out event notifications, maintains the website, consults on advertising opportunities, and helps out as needed at the shop. She enjoys the occasional cigar and meeting new friends at The Cigar Room.

Leslie Russell

Leslie has been with the Cigar Room team for over 4 years but he’s been working in the industry for many years. His first job was with Lane in Dallas-Ft. Worth where he mastered his blending of pipe tobaccos. He’s been collecting pipes and pipe tobacco for over 26 years with his wife, Robyn. He has over 420 pipes and thousands of tins of pipe tobacco. He’s often referred to as the “Pipe Guru” because his knowledge of pipes and tobaccos is extensive. He’s an avid cigar smoker and spends most of his days in the Cigar Room Shoals shop as well as researching and ordering new cigars and helping plan our annual IPCPR shopping trip to bring new cigars to the smokers in North Alabama.

Robyn Russell

Robyn came to us almost 4 years ago as our Social Media Director and has used her marketing skills to establish our footprint online to share our two shops with the world! After retiring from years of teaching high school English, she’s made a home as a member of our Cigar Room Shoals team helping customers with all their tobacco needs. Robyn has been smoking fine cigars for years, beginning with visiting cigar shops all over the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. She enjoys pipe collecting with her husband of 26 years, Leslie. She’s also an avid reader and writer in addition to her time spent in the lounge.



Cigar Room Madison

7407 Highway 72 Suite E
Madison, AL 35758

Mon – Wed: 10 am – 9 pm
Thurs – Sat: 10 am – 10 pm
Sun: Noon – 6 pm


Cigar Room Shoals

845 Cox Creek Parkway
Florence, AL 35630

Mon – Thurs: 11 am- 10 pm
Fri – Sat: 11 am – 11 pm
Sun: Noon – 8:00 pm