Category Archives: Cigar History

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

2 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 […]

4 Methods Used to Cure Tobacco for Cigars

Tobacco leaves hanging in a barn to dry

Any cigar that you’ve smoked has been on quite the journey. From the initial planting to the final product, there’s so many steps taken to ensure that the cigar in your hand is the best that it can be. In this guide, we’re going to walk you through the main methods used for curing tobacco […]

Cigar History: Punch Cigars

A man in a dark room smoking a cigar

Punch Cigars have been producing popular cigars for over 170 years. It hasn’t always been easy. From the Wall Street Crash to the US Embargo, this venerable brand of cigar has persevered. Join us as we delve into the rich history of these cigars to see how they came to be the brand we know […]

Cigar Wrapper Guide: Maduro Wrappers

A Marburo cigar next to a glass of whiskey

In this instalment of our cigar wrapper guide series, we’re going to be taking a more in-depth look into the classic Maduro cigar. When it comes to cigars, there are countless ways for us to categorise them, from size to brand and even colour and taste. But perhaps the easiest way to separate our favourite […]

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