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!

Guide to Cigar Ring Gauges

cigar cutter with cigar

Fashions change all the time, and while we would expect this from our clothes and décor, the same can absolutely be said for our cigar preferences too. One of the most noticeable phases for cigars is the size of ring gauge. Over the years, the in-vogue cigar size has shifted, and these days we see […]

How the US Trade Embargo Impacted Cuban Cigars

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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 […]

Cocktails to Try with Cigars

cigar next to an old fashioned

While a warming glass of Scotch whisky is the perfect pairing for your cigar in the winter months, the summer may call for something a little more fresh and fizzy to suit patio dining in sunny weather! We share some of our favourite cocktail recipes that will work wonderfully with your favourite smoke. Old Fashioned […]

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, […]

New Cigar for the Cigar Smoking World Championship

rocky patel cigar smoking world championship

A new cigar for a new decade of champions, Rocky Patel is now officially the new supplier for the Cigar Smoking World Championships, with their Mareva cigar now available to buy online. What is the Cigar Smoking World Championship? As the name suggests, the Cigar Smoking World Championship seeks to find the world’s best at […]

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 […]