Monthly Archives: October 2021

Cigar History: My Father Cigars

my father cigars bands

Cigars have been enjoyed across the world for centuries. It’s thought that the first recorded depiction of cigar smoking was found painted on a ceramic pot in Guatemala that dates all the way back to the 10th century. So, it comes as no shock that a great many of the big-name brands we talk about […]

Cigarillos vs Cigars | What’s the Difference?

hand holding a cigarillo

There’s one question that every new aficionado asks when they first begin their dive into the world of cigars: what is the difference between cigars and cigarillos?  In this article, we’re going to be exploring the key difference between these two smokes, from how they look, how they’re made, and how they’re smoked.  If you’re […]

Cigar History: Hoyo De Monterrey

hoyo de monterey cigar

Hoyo De Monterrey has long since established itself as one of the top luxury Cuban cigar brands in the business. Known for their somewhat sweet and creamy tasting notes, Hoyo de Monterrey is one of the most sought after smokes in the cigar world today, with some aficionados even travelling abroad to sample a taste. […]

How to Store Pipe Tobacco

a pipe filled with tobacco

Pipe smoking has been around for centuries and remains a classic way to enjoy smoking tobacco. Much like with cigars, pipe smoking is an experience that focuses on tasting complex blends of tobacco, but with the use of a pipe. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned smoker, when you purchase pipe tobacco you’ll likely […]

What Does James Bond Smoke?

While James Bond is perhaps best known for his signature martini, shaken not stirred, did you know that Bond is also partial to a good smoke? We take a look at his smoking habits, and how he has even taken to using his cigar as a weapon! James Bond Smokes In The Novels Ian Fleming’s […]

Cigar Care Tips

Cigars in a leather case

Whether it’s a car or a pair of Italian leather boots, the things we love need to be taken care of. This includes our cigar collections. In this handy guide, we’re going to be sharing some of our top tips on caring for your cigars so you’re guaranteed that perfect smoking experience every time. 1. […]

The Best Cigar Lighters to Buy

man lighting cigar

Cigar smoking is an experience that goes way beyond just smoking. It’s a ritual with precise steps that, if done incorrectly, can negatively impact the whole experience.  One of the most important steps when it comes to smoking a cigar is how you light it, both in terms of your technique and the tools you […]

The Complete Guide to Cigar Smoking

24 Whether you are just starting out in the cigar world or are looking to freshen up on the basics, this guide will help you turn from a beginner to a refined and well-educated smoker of cigars! Click a topic, or scroll down to learn everything! What Cigar Should You Buy as a Beginner? Understanding […]

Dos Cientos Event

Ambassador of Honduras, H.E. Iván Romero Martínez and Paresh Patel holding cigars

September marked the 200th Independence Anniversary of Honduras and Central America, so we hosted a ‘Dos Cientos’ event to celebrate. We enjoyed a unique selection of Honduran and Nicaraguan cigars supplied by Tor Imports to mark the occasion. The event took place on the evening of Tuesday, 21st September, in Windsor. We were honoured to […]

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