Monthly Archives: October 2020

Does the Size and Shape of a Cigar Affect Its Taste?

As you browse for cigars online, you’ll notice that there are a vast range of different vitolas available. Vitolas are the descriptive name for a particular size and shape of a cigar. For example, a Churchill cigar is a cigar with dimensions of around 7 inches in length with a ring gauge of 47. If […]

Cigars and Rum Pairing Guide

A cigar next to a glass of rum

Pairings can be an incredible way to enhance a cigar. Finding the perfect food or drink item to enjoy alongside your smoke can help to develop an amazing flavour experience – drawing out subtleties and finding complementary notes. While cigars and Scotch are undoubtedly a fantastic, classic pairing, the focus on whisky amongst cigar-lovers often […]

Cigar Smoking Icons: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger is, without a doubt, a cigar-smoking icon. Having graced the cover of Cigar Aficionado more times than any other cigar smoker, we can’t think of anyone currently living that is more well-known for smoking cigars! To celebrate this cigar-smoking icon, we take a look at his life and how his love of Cuban […]

Do You Remove the Cigar’s Band Before Smoking?

Cigar bands

A very commonly asked question when it comes to smoking cigars is: should I remove the band when I go to smoke it? Ultimately, this decision is up to you. Some choose to smoke keeping it on, whereas others remove it. We look at the arguments behind all of the options! Taking It Off Before […]

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