Category Archives: Cigar History

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 […]

Why Should Cigars Be Smoked Slowly?

man smoking a cigar

One of the biggest mistakes a cigar smoker can make is to rush their cigar. Cigars can take quite a long time to complete, and when you’ve spent good money on a smoke, you probably won’t want to waste it. It can, therefore, be quite tempting to puff a bit faster to finish a cigar, […]

Cigar Smoking Icons: Orson Welles

A legend of film and radio, Orson Welles is widely regarded as being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. As well as directing, Orson Welles starred in over 60 movies, as well as acting on stage and in television productions. Early Life Born in 1915, Welles spent much of his childhood living in […]

Iconic Cigar Scenes from Hollywood Classics

Film crew shoot iconic cigar scenes.

When it comes to cigars, there are a number of ways in which we can enhance their enjoyment. While a quality cigar can easily be appreciated alone, many cigar aficionados like to add a little extra to their experience. Some may pair their stogie with a fine glass of Scotch, while others may opt for […]

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 […]