Category Archives: Tobacco History

The Anatomy of a Cigar

Three Cigars and tobacco

You don’t need to have a full understanding of cigars to enjoy smoking them; however, knowing a little more about the anatomy of your cigar may give you a better appreciation for it and enhance your experience. Parts of a Cigar Cap of the Cigar The cap is an essential component of the cigar, holding […]

Guide to Cigar Shapes and Sizes

4 Cigar aficionados will have a pretty good idea about what size cigar they like smoking, but for novice smokers, all of the different vitola names can prove a little confusing. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you understand the difference between each. What is a Vitola? The term vitola is used in […]

4 Methods Used to Cure Tobacco for Cigars

Tobacco leaves hanging in a barn to dry

Any cigar that you’ve smoked has been on quite the journey. From the initial planting to the final product, there’s so many steps taken to ensure that the cigar in your hand is the best that it can be. In this guide, we’re going to walk you through the main methods used for curing tobacco […]

Cigar Wrapper Guide: Maduro Wrappers

A Marburo cigar next to a glass of whiskey

In this instalment of our cigar wrapper guide series, we’re going to be taking a more in-depth look into the classic Maduro cigar. When it comes to cigars, there are countless ways for us to categorise them, from size to brand and even colour and taste. But perhaps the easiest way to separate our favourite […]

Cigar History: Padrón Cigars

Padron Cigar in a box

1 Padrón Cigars are one of the most desired cigars available. It’s far from uncommon to hear the words: “that was one of the best smokes I’ve ever had” after the last draw of their Padrón Cigar has been taken. Although smoking is a very personal subject matter, and we all have a very different […]

The Top 11 Most Expensive Cigars in the World

5 We won’t deny that, sometimes, smoking cigars is not the cheapest of habits or hobbies. That being said, for the quality of a good cigar and the amount of skilled work that goes into making each stick, there are some good deals out there that are worth every penny. However, there are also a […]

Cigar Wrapper Guide: Corojo Wrappers

A pile of plastic wrapped cigars with an unwrapped cigar lying on top

Cigars are crafted to be enjoyed, the craftsmanship qualities of a cigar are impressive, every fine detail serves a delicious purpose- including the wrapper. If you are intending on purchasing a cigar that has been entwined in a Corojo wrapper, then look no further. Here at Havana House, we not only pride ourselves on our […]

Cigar Smoking Icons: Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud wearing glasses and smoking a cigar

Cigars can be enjoyed in solitary, but there is no denying the rich and passionate community of aficionados that has existed for over 500 years. As we explore the community of cigar lovers, we will be delving into the past to explore the life of Sigmund Freud, a fellow cigar smoker. For those who need […]

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