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  • Reasons Why You Should Pair Your Cigar with a Drink

    Reasons Why You Should Pair Your Cigar with a Drink

    It’s not rare to come across the popular image of a person smoking a cigar in one hand, whilst sipping on a glass of liquor, using the other hand. The dream pairing of cigars and alcohol is something that has been popularised in modern culture, but does this pairing taste as attractive as it looks? […]

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  • The Most Common Ways to Classify Cigars

    The Most Common Ways to Classify Cigars

    Robusto, Belicoso, Churchill and Corona are just a few of the different types of cigars available for you to try. Whether you are new to cigars or want to discover more about the most popular types of cigars, it’s always a good idea to explore your different cigar options to find out which cigars will […]

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  • How to Touch Up Your Cigar

    How to Touch Up Your Cigar

    Enjoying a cigar after a hard day at work is one of the best feelings in the world. Cigars have a way of distressing us of our worries in the way that they fill our lives of musky flavours and soothing aromas. Having a cigar in your hands is almost like having a flashlight that […]

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  • The Tobacco Fermentation Process

    The Tobacco Fermentation Process

    Fermentation is the vital process that you’ll need to perfect to make wonderful wine, tea, vodka, and even cheese. Similarly, tobacco fermentation is a critical step in the process of making premium cigars, as it involves a lot of close monitoring to ensure transitions to nicotine. Not many tobacco manufacturers have shared their methods in […]

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  • Protecting Your Cigar Against Humidor Mould

    Protecting Your Cigar Against Humidor Mould

    Nothing will ruin your day more than discovering that your fresh supply of cigars has been ruined with mould! Whilst some mould-types won’t do much harm to you, it is recommended to throw away any cigars that you suspect have been affected and to clean out your humidor. Once you have removed all the mould-infested […]

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  • How to Pick the Perfect Cigar Gift

    How to Pick the Perfect Cigar Gift

    While it may not be your initial thought when you think of Valentine’s Day, the simplicity of a single fine cigar can be a unique and special surprise for someone you love. Cigars provide the perfect mix of luxury and allure, standing out against other “regular” gifts such as jocks, socks and candles. Celebrate with […]

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  • How to Pair Whiskey with Cigars

    How to Pair Whiskey with Cigars

    Pairing a high-quality whiskey with the complex flavours of a cigar can be an incredibly rewarding experience. The problem for many, is that choosing the right type of cigar and whiskey to pair can be a tough one – even an intimidating one. Because they are respectively highly complex flavours, choosing the wrong whiskey and […]

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  • What to Do with Under- or Over-Humidified Cigars

    What to Do with Under- or Over-Humidified Cigars

    Experiencing a cigar that has been perfectly maintained is a beautiful thing – it represents the full spectrum of flavours imbued in the tobacco and burns perfectly. Experiencing a cigar that has suffered an issue with humidity can, on the other hand, be a huge disappointment – the subtleties of the cigar can be compromised, […]

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  • Inhaling Cigars: What You’re Doing Wrong

    Inhaling Cigars: What You’re Doing Wrong

    Many people who aren’t familiar with the art of smoking a fine cigar will jump to the understandable conclusion that cigars are just like cigarettes. However, that could not be further from the truth. This becomes particularly problematic when it comes to inhaling the smoke. While there’s no steadfast rule, the fact is that cigar […]

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  • Cigars for Christmas: Flavour Matching

    Cigars for Christmas: Flavour Matching

    Many of the world’s cigar connoisseurs will enjoy a smoke between meals, but when better to do so than on the day of all food days: Christmas. The festive season brings some magnificent flavours that are sometimes only enjoyed once a year, so why not capitalise on the array of tastes on offer and enhance […]

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Binder Tobacco

    Everything You Need to Know About Binder Tobacco

    While the binder is often the least revered of the tobaccos that make up a cigar, due to its lack of contribution to the overall flavour of the stogie, it is actually one of the hardest working leaves in the bunch. The blend of this leaf with the rest of the tobacco is paramount to […]

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  • How Is My Cigar Rolled?

    How Is My Cigar Rolled?

    While technology has improved various aspects of cigar making, it really makes no headway in a competition with the classic, tradition of hand rolling. The cigar industry is one of the few that remains intact when it comes to handcrafted consumables and it is showing no signs of shifting to a machine-powered business anytime soon. […]

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  • What You Should Know About Long Cigar Ash

    What You Should Know About Long Cigar Ash

    Have you ever seen a cigar that has kept its shape almost completely while it burns? This is called a ‘long cigar ash’. You don’t need a particular type of cigar to create a long ash, although some are better than others at maintaining the cigar’s shape once it has turned to ash. It’s a […]

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  • Things Every Guy (And Gal) Should Know About Cigars

    Things Every Guy (And Gal) Should Know About Cigars

    There’s nothing worse than finding yourself in a situation where knowledge on a particular topic is assumed by one or the other party. No one wants to look like a fool so we just play along, keeping the interaction as vague as possible. Particularly when it comes to high-end business, cigar smoking is all the […]

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  • Mother Country: The Homes of the Most Popular Cigars

    Mother Country: The Homes of the Most Popular Cigars

    Ever wondered what gives cigars from different regions such varied flavours? It has a lot to do with climate and the soil the tobacco plant is grown in. In this blog, we take a look at the top 4 most popular cigar regions, the characteristics you’ll find in cigars from each region and what makes […]

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  • Cigarman’s Tips for Choosing a Cigar

    Cigarman’s Tips for Choosing a Cigar

    There are three major questions to ask yourself when you’re selecting a cigar to purchase. How long do I want to smoke? The first question you should be answering for yourself is, “how long do I want to smoke for?” This will give you direction on size, shape and gauge. Longer wider cigars will take […]

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  • Understanding Different Wrapper Leaves

    Understanding Different Wrapper Leaves

    Whether you are a seasoned smoker or new to the game, one of the trickiest components of knowing your cigars is understanding the wrapper leaves. There are hundreds of different colours and shades of cigar leaves that can range from light green to black. There are also a number of indicating factors or “tells” that […]

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  • Your Guide To Cigar Sizes & Smoke Times

    Your Guide To Cigar Sizes & Smoke Times

    The length of a cigar is always measured in inches or fractions of an inch, whereas its diameter is measured in ring gauges. This unit of measurement is unique to the cigar industry. There are a few different shapes and sizes that are pretty much standardised across the industry. Double Corona Double coronas are the […]

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  • How To Sharpen Your Cutter

    How To Sharpen Your Cutter

    As you use your cigar cutter more and more, the blades will dull and become blunted, imperfections will form and it will ultimately reduce the effectiveness of your tool. These imperfections can leave jagged edges on the head of your cigar, which will change — and in most cases — hinder your smoking experience. Which […]

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  • Aging Cigars: Everything You Need To Know

    Aging Cigars: Everything You Need To Know

    Cigars are evolutionary objects that can offer a depth and complexity of flavours unlike anything you can consume. Aging your own cigars is a great way to save money and, if it’s done right, you’ll enjoy the tender caress of complex smoke on your tongue for a fraction of the price. How long do I […]

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