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How to Light Different Shaped Cigars

Collection Lighters Lighter

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 […]

Risks of Buying Cigars from Unaccredited Online Sellers

Buying cigars online

In recent years, the sale of items online has seen a meteoric rise, thanks to Ecommerce giants such as eBay, Amazon and many others. This has also paved the way for many small businesses and individual sellers to set up online based businesses to sell their products, giving them an opportunity to expand their reach […]

A Guide to Cigar Smoking in New York

New York City

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 […]

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. […]