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How to Prepare Your Cigar for Smoking

Gentleman looks up guide for preparing a cigar.

Everyone needs to start somewhere. Even the most seasoned of cigar smokers were once beginners who needed to learn the ropes for storing, cutting and even lighting a cigar (Yes, there is a wrong way to do this). While the process of lighting a cigar isn’t overly complicated, it’s often what puts beginners off from […]

Cigar Care Tips

Cigars in a leather case

Whether it’s a car or a pair of Italian leather boots, the things we love need to be taken care of. This includes our cigar collections. In this handy guide, we’re going to be sharing some of our top tips on caring for your cigars so you’re guaranteed that perfect smoking experience every time. 1. […]

The Complete Guide to Cigar Smoking

24 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 […]

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 […]

7 Best Mixers for Gin

A glass of gin garnished with lemon and coriander

1 When it comes to gin nowadays, you’re spoilt for choice! You might be surprised to know that there are some stern requirements for a beverage to be considered gin by law. These include: Being a neutral spirit distilled from something natural like wheat, barley, potatoes or grapes. The predominant flavour must be juniper. There […]

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 […]

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 […]

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