Mr Cigarman’s Blog

  • Cigars: A Brief History

    Cigars: A Brief History

    Most people believe that cigars originated from Mayan culture. This is because the term ‘cigar’ stems from the Mayan word “sikar”, which directly translates to ‘smoke-rolled tobacco leaves’. Over time, Spanish-based cultures used the word ‘cigarro’ to describe what we all eventually accept today as cigars. To discover more about the interesting historical journey of […]

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  • The Top 10 Cigar Accessories Every Cigar Smoker Needs

    The Top 10 Cigar Accessories Every Cigar Smoker Needs

    So, you’ve just started smoking cigars and don’t know where to begin when it comes to cigar accessories. Fear not! We have curated a list of the top 10 essential cigar accessories for every cigar smoker, no matter what smoking experience or age. The following accessories on this list are essential to allow for you […]

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  • A Guide To Hosting Your Own Cigar Party

    A Guide To Hosting Your Own Cigar Party

    To host a cigar party that your fellow cigar-smoking friends will enjoy, there are multiple experiences and planning preparations to consider. Read this guide to help you plan for an unforgettable cigar party that your cigar-smoking friends will love and enjoy.   Consider implementing a theme to your cigar party Planning your cigar party around […]

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  • Can You Smoke Your Cigar Stub?

    Can You Smoke Your Cigar Stub?

    It’s true that there aren’t any hard rules regarding methods in effectively smoking your cigar. When it comes to smoking your cigar stub, some cigar smokers will look at you and cringe, whilst others will wholeheartedly encourage you to make the effort in smoking your cigar stubs. Cigar connoisseurs will either choose to abandon their […]

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  • How to Choose the Right Cigar for You

    How to Choose the Right Cigar for You

    It’s time to pick a cigar for your next smoking affair! Whether you are smoking a cigar to celebrate or are wanting a cigar to experiment with different flavours, here are the things you should think about when picking the right cigar to indulge in.   Experience – Your experience in smoking cigars will determine […]

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  • Cigar101: Tips on Lighting Your First Cigar

    Cigar101: Tips on Lighting Your First Cigar

    After you’ve chosen the right cigar and have mastered the art of cutting it, it’s time to light it up! Lighting up a cigar can be quite tricky, especially if it is your first time smoking a cigar. If you’re a cigarette smoker, you will notice that cigars are different in the way that they […]

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  • Cigar Etiquette: Perfect Your Smoking Technique

    Cigar Etiquette: Perfect Your Smoking Technique

    In learning the art of smoking a cigar like a pro, it may take you a while to find your feet. From learning how to choose the right cigar, to knowing how to successfully touch up your cigar, Mr. Cigarman is here to guide you on your way to becoming the cigar aficionado that you […]

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  • How to Protect Your Cigars While Travelling

    How to Protect Your Cigars While Travelling

    Whether you’re travelling for work or pleasure and are looking to bring some cigars with you, it’s important to ensure that you look after your cigar collection to ensure that they don’t lose their flavour or get ruined whilst you are in transit. To effectively safeguard against your cigars going bad, follow the simple tips […]

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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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