Author Archives: Ellie

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 […]

World Whiskies: Indian Whisky

Scotland has long dominated the world’s whisky production, being renowned for producing some of the best malted beverages in the world. But with strong competitors growing from elsewhere in the world, such as Japan, incredible whiskies are continually emerging from global markets. To celebrate the diverse selections of whisky created globally, we are taking a […]

4 Cuban Regional Edition Cigars to Try

cigars on a cigar box

Seeking something rare to smoke? Many aficionados are on the hunt for a rare or unusual cigar to try, and that’s where Regional Edition cigars can offer an exciting opportunity. If you’re interested in enjoying a limited edition smoke, then take a look at our recommended regional editions below! What Are Regional Edition Cigars? A […]

How Should You Put Out a Cigar?

A cigar resting on an ashtray

You’ve just enjoyed an hour of relaxing with an incredible smoke, but now it’s time to stop and return to your daily tasks. But how should you extinguish your cigar? Don’t Stub It Out When you get to the end of your cigar or want to stop smoking, the biggest temptation is probably going to […]