Category Archives: Cigar History

The Anatomy of a Cigar

Three Cigars and tobacco

You don’t need to have a full understanding of cigars to enjoy smoking them; however, knowing a little more about the anatomy of your cigar may give you a better appreciation for it and enhance your experience. Parts of a Cigar Cap of the Cigar The cap is an essential component of the cigar, holding […]

Cigar History: Cohiba Cigars

cohiba cigar next to a cup of coffee

While relatively new in comparison to some cigar brands, Cohiba is one of the most iconic cigar manufacturers in Cuba and the world. Cohiba is the flagship brand of Habanos S.A. and is known for producing the finest quality premium cigars using some of the world’s best tobacco. They implement unique maturation techniques to craft […]

How to Properly Age Your Cigars

Padron cigars in a humidor

If you ever had the opportunity to taste a well-aged cigar, you will know that it has an incredible taste and leaves you wanting more. If you are an avid cigar smoker, you will also know that the taste changes with age. While some prefer a young and fresh flavour from their cigars, other smokers […]

Cigar History : Montecristo Cigars

a box of montecristo cigars

When compared to some other Cuban brands, Montecristo is not particularly old. But what they lack in years, they more than make up for in history! In this installment of Cigar History, we’re going to be taking a closer look at the brand that produced the best-selling cigar in the entire world. Montecristo’s Early Years […]

Cigar History: My Father Cigars

my father cigars bands

Cigars have been enjoyed across the world for centuries. It’s thought that the first recorded depiction of cigar smoking was found painted on a ceramic pot in Guatemala that dates all the way back to the 10th century. So, it comes as no shock that a great many of the big-name brands we talk about […]

Cigar History: Hoyo De Monterrey

hoyo de monterey cigar

Hoyo De Monterrey has long since established itself as one of the top luxury Cuban cigar brands in the business. Known for their somewhat sweet and creamy tasting notes, Hoyo de Monterrey is one of the most sought after smokes in the cigar world today, with some aficionados even travelling abroad to sample a taste. […]

The Complete Guide to Cigar Smoking

24 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 […]

Guide to Cigar Shapes and Sizes

4 Cigar aficionados will have a pretty good idea about what size cigar they like smoking, but for novice smokers, all of the different vitola names can prove a little confusing. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you understand the difference between each. What is a Vitola? The term vitola is used in […]

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