Category Archives: Guide

Does the Size and Shape of a Cigar Affect Its Taste?

As you browse for cigars online, you’ll notice that there are a vast range of different vitolas available. Vitolas are the descriptive name for a particular size and shape of a cigar. For example, a Churchill cigar is a cigar with dimensions of around 7 inches in length with a ring gauge of 47. If […]

Do You Remove the Cigar’s Band Before Smoking?

Cigar bands

A very commonly asked question when it comes to smoking cigars is: should I remove the band when I go to smoke it? Ultimately, this decision is up to you. Some choose to smoke keeping it on, whereas others remove it. We look at the arguments behind all of the options! Taking It Off Before […]

How Should You Put Out a Cigar?

A cigar resting on an ashtray

You’ve just enjoyed an hour of relaxing with an incredible smoke, but now it’s time to stop and return to your daily tasks. But how should you extinguish your cigar? Don’t Stub It Out When you get to the end of your cigar or want to stop smoking, the biggest temptation is probably going to […]

The Complete Guide to Cigar Smoking

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 Cigar […]

Complete Guide to Whisky

Two glasses of whisky being poured from the bottle

When it comes to alcoholic beverages, whisky can be one of the hardest to get into. This isn’t because it doesn’t taste great, but because, generally speaking, a decent bottle of whisky is going to cost a great deal more than a decent bottle of wine, and many people are reluctant to commit to such […]

The Ultimate Guide to Enhancing Your Cigar Smoking Experience

man holding cigar

Once you’ve grasped the basics of cigar smoking and know more or less what it is you are looking for in a cigar, you can start to look for ways in which you can enhance your cigar smoking experience. In this guide, we will share some of our advice and top tips to help you […]

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 […]

Five Tips for the Perfect Pipe Smoke

A smoking pipe on a piece of wood with smoke from the bowl

There’s something special about the time spent pipe smoking. Whether it’s a contemplative moment by yourself or a long conversation with friends, pipe smoking is a wonderful way to unwind from the world. One of the joys of pipe smoking compared to other methods is the whole routine that surrounds the practice. Whether you’re trying […]

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, […]