Category Archives: Cigar History

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 […]

The Complete Guide to Cigar Smoking

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 Cigar […]

Cigars in Popular Culture

man in a suit holding a cigar

Renowned for their quality and long-associated with power and money, cigars have been a strong part of popular culture for many years. From plot devices in films to being spotted between the lips of the elite, cigars have long had a place in the cultural spotlight. While other methods of smoking, such as cigarettes, have […]

Cigar Smoking Icons: Groucho Marx

groucho marx smoking a cigar

Considered one of America’s greatest comedians, Groucho Marx is a distinctive figure of stage and screen. Making a cigar a central part of his character and appearance, Marx has long been an icon in the world of cigars. To celebrate this cigar-smoking icon, we take a look at his life and relationship with cigars. Early […]

How the US Trade Embargo Impacted Cuban Cigars

box of cigars

Since 1962, an embargo has been in place for trade between Cuba and the United States. With Cuban cigars being such a key export for the country, cigar lovers in the US have been unable to legally get their hands on a Cuban smoke, unless they leave the country. We take a look at the […]

Cigar Smoking Icons: Mark Twain

Mark Twain in a white suit with a smoking pipe

One of the great names of American literature, Mark Twain was an international figure of great recognition during his lifetime. A wizard with words, he became a source of inspiration for many around the world through his humourist approach and exciting tales. Mark Twain was a larger than life character in many ways, including his […]

4 Cuban Cigar Traditions That Are Still Used

a cigar with a watch

Traditions are everywhere. Whether they are cultural traditions or ones you have created with your family; traditions can keep things fun while offering a sense of familiarity. The same is true for cigars. With hundreds of years of history, cigars have gained numerous traditions of their own. We take a look at some of the […]