Category Archives: The Cigar Blog

Welcome to the Havana House cigar blog. Here you will find the latest cigar news. Whenever a new product is released or a big name makes an announcement we are on it! We also create a variety of other blog posts such as our hit series Cigar History where take a dive into the facinating past of cigar brands. From Cohiba to Davidoff you can learn about them all to help you become a great conversationalist. On top of this you will find informational blogs as well as quirky top ten blogs and short tips and tricks posts. The Havana House cigar blog is the definititive place to be for all aficionados!

How to Light Different Shaped Cigars

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While there are plenty of guides on how to light a cigar, standard cigar lighting practices may not always work when you are smoking a cigar of an unusual shape! Whether your cigar has a tapered end, is wider in certain areas, or is square rather than round, your usual cigar lighting method may not […]

Highlights From The Festival Del Habano

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Festival Del Habano was particularly special this year, as it is hosted in the same year as the 500th anniversary of Havana. In 2019, the focus was placed on three exciting brands; Trinidad, Hoyo de Monterrey and San Cristóbal de La Habana. We take a look at some of the highlights of this year’s festival, […]

The Fascinating History Behind Cuba’s Cigar Industry

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Cigar smoking tends to lend itself to moments of calm, allowing you to sit back in a chair, as the luxurious smoke swirls around you, and have a good think about things. If you’re a fan of Cuban cigars, you may have thought about where they come from and how they have gained such a […]

A Guide to Cigar Smoking in New York

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Whether you’re planning a trip to the big apple or you’re already stateside and want to know where you can go to grab a great Cuban cigar, we’ve put this guide together to help you get the best stogie in New York. We’ve previously looked at cigar smoking in London so this time we wanted […]

A Guide to the Types of Pipe Tobacco

With a countless number of tobacco blends available from all over the globe, it can be difficult to believe anyone could have tried them all; never mind choose which one to go for next. The variety and blends are endless, and you will often find independent tobacconists creating their own blends to add to the […]

Cigar Aficionado Reveals Cigar of the Year 2018

Cigar Aficionado Magazine is a big name in the cigar world and many cigar fans have been waiting in anticipation for the release of this year’s top 25 cigars, including the cigar they deem to be worthy of being the ‘Cigar of the Year’! Luckily, the day has come, and in 2018 the accolade has […]

Which Cigars Burn the Slowest?

Every smoker looks for something slightly different when on the hunt for their ideal cigar. Some may look for a stronger cigar, whereas others may focus on finding one with specific caramel flavours, for example. Not focussing on the specifics of taste, other cigar smokers will rather consider the time it takes for the cigar […]