While Winston Churchill is perhaps best known for being the Prime Minister to lead Britain successfully through the Second World War, the man is also known for his love of food, liquor and, most importantly, cigars. We take a look at these three loves in this iconic man’s life.
First impressions count, and as the first thing the smoker notices when looking at a cigar, the colour and sheen of the wrapper are incredibly important for revealing the quality of the cigar. The cigar wrapper essentially acts as a marketing tool for the cigar, and the manufacturer, trying to sell us the stogie with its appeal of attractiveness. But does the look of it sometimes forsake the flavour?
Whether you’re an advocate for smoking your cigar after dinner, before dinner, or not revolving around your food schedule at all, the growing trend in the world of cigars is to pair them with food flavours, much like you would with whiskies and wine. This trend is somewhat splitting opinion; you either believe in the practice of food pairings, or you don’t. We could debate forever as to what is the proper practice in regards to mixing the bite with the puff, but we reckon that as a cigar can enrich any moment anyway, you may as well give it a go! To help you on this delicious journey, we have a few tips to get you started.
The golden leaves have almost all fallen off the trees, the days are getting shorter, and the occasional frost is appearing on the ground in the mornings. As winter sets in, we all begin to think about the festivities ahead. Eating delicious winter warmers, spending quality time with friends and family and sharing gifts and a great time with one another on Christmas day.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Mince pies are hitting the shelves, decorations are going up, and our fires are being lit. At Christmas it’s finally acceptable to indulge ourselves in the little luxuries we’ve been after all year; in fact, it is encouraged! But sometimes, all the fun of Christmas can be spoilt by having to face that bitter cold and battle through the Christmas rush to get those last minute gifts. Luckily, Havana House is here with an expertly crafted shortlist of our best cigars that would make perfect gifts for you and your cigar-smoking loved ones this holiday season! Whatever your budget, buying from this exquisite selection of cigars will give you longer to relax and properly enjoy those finer things in life.
You don’t need to have a full understanding of the workings of your cigar to enjoy it, however, knowing a little more about the anatomy of your cigar may give you a better appreciation for it and enhance your experience.
We all have an opinion on what constitutes the finest way to take your whisky; be it straight, on the rocks or with a splash of something sparkling. While whisky enthusiasts have long debated how the beverage is best enjoyed, science may finally provide us with an answer. New research into diluting the drink suggests that mixing your whisky with water may be the way to go.
Sherlock Holmes is arguably Britain’s most beloved fictional detective, and whilst he may not be the first, he is certainly the most well-known. The Guinness World Records has even listed him as the ‘most portrayed movie character’ in the entire history, gracing our screens in numerous television, movie and game adaptions throughout the years. He is widely recognised as a British cultural icon; his character and the Victorian environment he inhabited has had a great effect on both the genre of mystery writing and popular culture as a whole.
The experience of cigars is always a welcomed one, regardless of the occasion. However, there are some milestones in your lifetime where a cigar is apt to celebrate the momentous event. In our latest guide, we highlight the times where you should arm yourself with some high-quality Cuban cigars, take a few puffs and simply enjoy the moment.