Category Archives: Guide

How to Build Cake in a New Tobacco Pipe

When discussing pipes, the word ‘cake’ no longer means a delicious baked good, but rather refers to the process of building up a layer of carbon on the inner walls of your pipe’s chamber! Cake, in this context, is the black layer on the inside of tobacco pipes, however, achieving the perfect cake is not […]

Cigar Bucket List 2019

Havana House Bucket List 2019

Let’s be honest with ourselves, new year’s resolutions are a lot of work with often not much reward, that is, unless your targets involve more whisky drinking and cigar smoking! Fortunately, that’s exactly what we’re about at Havana House which is why this year’s bucket list is all about enabling you to be the best […]

How to Light and Relight a Tobacco Pipe

a man lighting a tobacco pipe with a match

Whether you’re smoking a cigar, cigarette or tobacco pipe, the lighting stage is essential and can have a great impact on the burn, taste and enjoyment of your smoke. Pipes are perhaps the hardest of the three to light accurately, so once you have packed your pipe with tobacco, it is important to carefully introduce […]

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 […]

Do You Need to Use a Filter With a Pipe?

Something you may not have considered when purchasing a new tobacco pipe is whether or not you will use a filter when you smoke it. There are a number of pros and cons for smoking with or without a filter, and this guide should help you decide what is right for you and your pipe. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Movember

Man with an impressive moustache

With the end of October fast approaching, it’s time to set our sights on November, and one of the biggest charity events of the years for men all over the UK and beyond. November is now commonly known as Movember, and unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ll recognise […]

Pairing Cigars with Japanese Whisky

Whisky Rocks with Cigar and Guillotine

Japanese Whisky is known for its subtlety and complex flavours. Typically juxtaposed against the bold but straightforward designs of Kana script, Japanese whisky takes something with centuries of history and thousands of years of miles away in the Scottish highlands and puts its own respectful reinterpretation in a bottle.