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 […]
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 […]
There’s no better way to see in the new year than with a glass of bubbly in hand! To help you welcome in the new year, we’ve found some of our favourite Champagne cocktails perfect for this time of year!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of the most important aspects of pipe smoking preparation is the way you pack the tobacco into the bowl of the pipe. The pack can have a surprising impact on the pipe smoking experience, so getting it right is essential for your enjoyment.
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), […]