A Guide to Cellaring Pipe Tobacco

a man in a flat cap smoking a pipe

While we recommend trying various blends of pipe tobacco until you find a match, it does lead to one inevitable outcome; you’re going to end up with more tobacco than you can smoke. Be it cigars, chewing or pipe, it’s essential to know how to store your collection properly. Otherwise, you could find yourself with […]

Cigar Smoking Icon: Whoopi Goldberg

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For decades, Whoopi Goldberg has been a household name. If you don’t know her from her iconic appearances in Oscar-winning films, then you may know her from her hilarious comedy shows – or maybe from her run on Star Trek? But there’s one thing you may not have known about Whoopi, and that’s her affinity […]

6 Facts About Laphroaig

A cocktail of Laphroaig with a bottle in the background

Anyone who knows anything about a good Scotch whisky knows the name Laphroaig. In 1815, brothers Donald and Alexander Johnston realised that it was far more profitable to distil whiskey than raising cattle, so the Laphroaig distillery was born. From then on, it’s been years of refining and perfecting to bring the iconic whisky that […]

How to Store Cigars Without a Humidor


We all know that a humidor is the best way of storing your cigars, but there may be a time in which you find yourself without one. Whether your existing humidor has broken or is too full to fit your newest cigar additions, or you have ended up being gifted a cigar that you’re not […]

7 Best Mixers for Gin

A glass of gin garnished with lemon and coriander

1 When it comes to gin nowadays, you’re spoilt for choice! You might be surprised to know that there are some stern requirements for a beverage to be considered gin by law. These include: Being a neutral spirit distilled from something natural like wheat, barley, potatoes or grapes. The predominant flavour must be juniper. There […]

Tips for Creating a Cigar Collection

A selection of cigars lined up

2 After discovering a love for cigars, you may wish to start growing a collection. Whether this is a collection you intend to smoke at a later date, age over a number of years or keep as a collectible, there are many things to consider when deciding what cigars to purchase. Here we share some […]

4 Methods Used to Cure Tobacco for Cigars

Tobacco leaves hanging in a barn to dry

Any cigar that you’ve smoked has been on quite the journey. From the initial planting to the final product, there’s so many steps taken to ensure that the cigar in your hand is the best that it can be. In this guide, we’re going to walk you through the main methods used for curing tobacco […]

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