Tag Archives: Cuba

How the US Trade Embargo Impacted Cuban Cigars

box of cigars

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 Country Spotlight: Cuba

Colourful houses and cars in Cuba

Cuban cigars are often considered amongst the best cigars produced globally. But how was tobacco growing introduced to Cuba, and how did the island nation gain this reputation for excellent premium smokes? We take a look at how Cuban cigars have evolved into one of the best smoking experiences in the world. Cigars Were Created […]

6 Cuban Rum Cocktails to Try

cuban rum cocktail

With many rums produced in Cuba, the country has become linked with some tasty alcoholic beverages using this spirit. Here we share some of our favourite Cuban rum cocktails that you can make at home! Mojito One of the most popular cocktails in the world, the mojito originates from Cuba and makes use of delicious […]

The Fascinating History Behind Cuba’s Cigar Industry

Cuban cigars

Cigar smoking tends to lend itself to moments of calm, allowing you to sit back in a chair, as the luxurious smoke swirls around you, and have a good think about things. If you’re a fan of Cuban cigars, you may have thought about where they come from and how they have gained such a […]

A Merry Cuban Christmas

three cars in Havana on Christmas day

Christmas is a beautiful time of year, a chance for family and friends to spend time together, and eventually, grow tired of seeing each other. One of, if not the most prominent Christian holidays, Christmas has spawned some unlikely traditions across the globe. With the Krampus in Austria (a Christmas demon who punishes naughty children), […]

Top 7 Travel Destinations for Cigar Lovers

Travel Destinations for Cigar Lovers: A green car driving on a street in Havana

Whether you want to enjoy a cigar under the summer sun, head somewhere that you can smoke in peace in public, without fear of smoking bans, or find yourself some bargain stogies, there are plenty of holiday destinations for the cigar fanatic to visit! Cuba Something of a given when it comes to countries linked […]

Does the Country Tobacco is Grown in Make a Difference to Cigars?

Tobacco plants in a field in Cuba

Usually, when you look to buy a cigar, the country of origin for each section of the cigar – filler, binder and wrapper – are all proudly displayed, and are often considered to be a good indicator of what to expect from your stogie. While it is certainly not the case that you can determine […]

Cigar Festival Season is Here for 2018

For many, January is a miserable month. However, for cigar enthusiasts, it signals the arrival of festival season! Throughout January and February around the world, a number of cigar festivals take place each year, all celebrating cigars, tobacco and the all-round experience of enjoying a good old stogie. So, if you fancy a winter getaway […]

How is Climate Change Affecting Cuban Cigars?

A tobacco plantation for Cuban cigars

Cuban cigars consistently rank at the top of many cigar aficionado’s favourites lists. However, with weather conditions changing for the worse due to global warming, how is the Cuban cigar industry being affected? We take a look at some of the effects on Cuban plantations: