What is Dokha Tobacco?

Dokha Arabic Tobacco

Something we’ve recently added to our offering here at Havana House is Dokha, an Arabic tobacco that is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. There are a number of reasons for its popularity which we’ll explore in this article in more detail, however, in short it offers a more intense smoking experience – perhaps something […]

How to Build Cake in a New Tobacco Pipe

When discussing pipes, the word ‘cake’ no longer means a delicious baked good, but rather refers to the process of building up a layer of carbon on the inner walls of your pipe’s chamber! Cake, in this context, is the black layer on the inside of tobacco pipes, however, achieving the perfect cake is not […]

What is Festival Del Habano?

Cigars at the Festival Del Habanos

Cuba is perhaps the most famous cigar producing country in the world, it brings in roughly $450 million every year from cigar exports and therefore is the country best placed to hold the largest annual gathering of cigar professionals and lovers, the Festival Del Habano. But what is this event? In this article, we’ll look […]

Cigar Bucket List 2019

Havana House Bucket List 2019

Let’s be honest with ourselves, new year’s resolutions are a lot of work with often not much reward, that is, unless your targets involve more whisky drinking and cigar smoking! Fortunately, that’s exactly what we’re about at Havana House which is why this year’s bucket list is all about enabling you to be the best […]

How to Light and Relight a Tobacco Pipe

a man lighting a tobacco pipe with a match

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 […]

What to Wear for New Years

Man with beard wearing suit

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 […]

Cigar Aficionado Reveals Cigar of the Year 2018

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 […]