Cigar Country Spotlight: Cuba

Colourful houses and cars in Cuba

Cuban cigars are often considered amongst the best cigars produced globally. But how was tobacco growing introduced to Cuba, and how did the island nation gain this reputation for excellent premium smokes? We take a look at how Cuban cigars have evolved into one of the best smoking experiences in the world. Cigars Were Created […]

Cigar and Tea Pairing Guide

While we know of drinks like whisky and coffee being classic pairings for cigars, how do these smokes fair with the British favourite – a good cup of tea?! Why Do Tea and Cigars Pair Well Together? It is believed by some that the similarities in the growth process of both tea and tobacco are […]

6 Cuban Rum Cocktails to Try

cuban rum cocktail

With many rums produced in Cuba, the country has become linked with some tasty alcoholic beverages using this spirit. Here we share some of our favourite Cuban rum cocktails that you can make at home! Mojito One of the most popular cocktails in the world, the mojito originates from Cuba and makes use of delicious […]

New Cigar Releases Announced at Festival Del Habano 2020

festival del habano

This is the 22nd year of the Festival Del Habano, with this huge event on the cigar lover’s calendar now attracting over 2,000 people. As well as offering a range of exhibits, seminars and tours relating to the cigar industry, one of the key highlights of the festival is the announcement of upcoming releases. View […]

Guide to Japanese Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages are popular in Japan and are enjoyed at the end of a busy workday, for fun, or with a delicious meal. Japan is home to an assortment of drinking establishments, from bars and pubs to izakaya, where you can enjoy tasty treats alongside your drink. We take a look at some of the […]

How to Pair Cigars and Wine

cigar and wine

From comparable creation and ageing processes to being a luxury collectable, there are a lot of similarities between cigars and wine. With similarities comes the potential to form a great pairing, and cigars and wine can offer just that. We take a look at how you can create a great pairing. How Does Pairing Work? […]

Cigar Country Spotlight: Dominican Republic

dominican republic

As one of the biggest exporters of cigars in the world, the Dominican Republic is likely to be on the travel bucket list of many a cigar aficionado. The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that is located close to Cuba, and the two countries have a long relationship and history when it comes to […]

Cigar Smoking Icons: Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

While the likes of Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been spotted smoking cigars on screen, one famous face was known for smoking stogies behind the camera instead. Known as the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock directed over 50 feature films and is established as one of the best and most influential filmmakers in history. […]