Monthly Archives: December 2018

How to Light and Relight a Tobacco Pipe

a man lighting a tobacco pipe with a match

Whether you’re smoking a cigar, cigarette or tobacco pipe, the lighting stage is essential and can have a great impact on the burn, taste and enjoyment of your smoke. Pipes are perhaps the hardest of the three to light accurately, so once you have packed your pipe with tobacco, it is important to carefully introduce […]

What to Wear for New Years

Man with beard wearing suit

The Christmas and new year period can often cause stress and pressure, often unnecessarily, over the smallest of things. Whether it’s buying last minute gifts for people or trying to cram in visits to family and friends in an impossibly small time frame, worrying about what we’re wearing sits pretty near the bottom of the […]

Cigar Aficionado Reveals Cigar of the Year 2018

Cigar Aficionado Magazine is a big name in the cigar world and many cigar fans have been waiting in anticipation for the release of this year’s top 25 cigars, including the cigar they deem to be worthy of being the ‘Cigar of the Year’! Luckily, the day has come, and in 2018 the accolade has […]

New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Party with glasses of beer

Something of an age-old tradition, celebration of the new year is something that everyone treats differently and has different opinions of. At its simplest, it’s a chance to celebrate the good times of the past year and look forward to the opportunities that the forthcoming year will bring. If you’re planning on seeing in the […]

Which Cigars Burn the Slowest?

Every smoker looks for something slightly different when on the hunt for their ideal cigar. Some may look for a stronger cigar, whereas others may focus on finding one with specific caramel flavours, for example. Not focussing on the specifics of taste, other cigar smokers will rather consider the time it takes for the cigar […]

Why Is Japanese Whisky So Expensive?

Over the past few years, the popularity of Japanese whisky has grown continually, and it certainly doesn’t look like the trend is set to stop any time soon. However, as more turn to the world of Japanese whiskies, we have seen price tags skyrocket. What was once a modest interpretation of Scottish malt whiskies has […]

A Merry Cuban Christmas

three cars in Havana on Christmas day

Christmas is a beautiful time of year, a chance for family and friends to spend time together, and eventually, grow tired of seeing each other. One of, if not the most prominent Christian holidays, Christmas has spawned some unlikely traditions across the globe. With the Krampus in Austria (a Christmas demon who punishes naughty children), […]