Mr Cigarman’s Blog

  • A Guide to Cigar Terminology

    A Guide to Cigar Terminology

    Cigar Glossary – Terms and Phrases You Should Know Aging The act of letting tobacco rest for extended periods of time. This ranges from months to years and is done under precise conditions. Tobacco can be aged as loose tobacco or already-wrapped cigars. Aging Room The room in which cigars are stored after they are […]

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  • Cigar Smoker of the Year Awards 2019 – Who Do You Think Will Win?

    Cigar Smoker of the Year Awards 2019 – Who Do You Think Will Win?

    Now in its 6th year, the Cigar Smoker of the Year Awards, held by Boisdale in association with Vina Carmen Wines, has become one of the most prestigious cigar events outside of Cuba. This year, it will take place on December 2, 2019 at Boisdale of Canary Wharf, bringing together the most celebrated cigar influencers […]

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  • Cigars & Craft Beer Pairings

    Cigars & Craft Beer Pairings

    Contrary to popular belief, cigars can pair just as well with beers as its traditionally favoured partner, whisky. The immense growth of the craft beer industry throughout the last decade has also led to a maturation of the beer market. As a result, the availability of beer choices has come to be just as nuanced […]

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  • How to Best Enjoy Your Cigars in the Winter

    How to Best Enjoy Your Cigars in the Winter

    For many of us, smoking inside is not an option. And once the cold weather hits, smoking outside seems impossible as well. Instead of giving in and just braving the cold, you may want to consider investing in a better experience. So what do you do when the weather turns cold? Here are some best […]

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  • How to Store You Cigar without Humidifier?

    How to Store You Cigar without Humidifier?

    Cigars are made of rolled, fermented and dried tobacco leaves.  These leaves are harvested from tropical environments. To protect the quality of your smoke retaining the moisture balance of the leaves is key. The most common and effective means of retaining the appropriate moisture balance is a humidor, basically a humidity-controlled space which can monitor […]

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  • Cigars of the Silver Screen

    Cigars of the Silver Screen

    The Best Cigar Movies Around For the next instalment of our series of great cigar traditions, we look at some of the most iconic appearances of cigars in film. Often the coda to an action sequence, cigars in movies serve to give a hero depth and an air of devil-may-care. From sci-fi to political biopic, […]

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  • What Factors Influence the Price of Cigars?

    What Factors Influence the Price of Cigars?

    At the most basic level, cigars are a collection of rolled, dried and fermented leaves. How then do they become so expensive?   Like any other product, many factors influence the price of cigars. Those factors include their rich history, contemporary supply and demand, craftsmanship and taxation. Let’s start with history. According to history books, […]

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  • Cigar Festivals of the World

    Cigar Festivals of the World

    This is where the best cigar festivals are in the world For many of us, cigars are a private luxury. Nevertheless, a few times a year, cigar enthusiasts, aficionados, new initiates and leading lights of the industry get together to indulge their passion and sample new offerings. Across the world there are hundreds of cigar […]

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  • Cigars of the Silver Screen

    Cigars of the Silver Screen

      For the next instalment of our series of great cigar traditions, we look at some of the most iconic appearances of cigars in film. Often the coda to an action sequence, cigars in movies serve to give a hero depth and an air of devil-may-care. From sci-fi to political biopic, we have selected some […]

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  • Women That Love Cigars – Cigar Traditions

    Women That Love Cigars – Cigar Traditions

    Which Female Celebrities Love Cigars Most  Name the most famous cigar smokers of all time? Got a few in mind? Are you thinking of Winston Churchill or Clint Eastwood; perhaps Orson Wells or Mark Twain?                                            […]

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  • Politics, Power and The Pleasure of the Perfect Smoke

    Politics, Power and The Pleasure of the Perfect Smoke

    If there was a place where England touched the Caribbean Sea, where FDR and JFK sat down with Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, where Arnold Schwarzenegger had a meeting of minds with Winston Churchill, they would serve cigars. Far-fetched perhaps and not on any map, it would be the place where powerful leaders went to […]

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  • Cigar Production: A Primer

    Cigar Production: A Primer

    Fair warning: cigar aficionados tend to get a little obsessed. From creating the perfect whisky pairings to curating the most exclusive collections, to know them is to love them. When selecting exceptional quality cigars for the best flavour profile and smoking experience, knowing a little about how they are made is helpful. Here we have […]

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  • Cigar Traditions – Celebrating a New Addition to the Family

    Cigar Traditions – Celebrating a New Addition to the Family

    Many of the tobacco rituals we cherish come down to us from Native American cultures. Used in ceremonies, tobacco was the centrepiece of many rites and used as an offering to the spirits. Before setting out on a journey an offering of tobacco ensured safe passage; a pinch of tobacco marked the beginning of a […]

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  • Christmas Gifts for Cigar Lovers

    Christmas Gifts for Cigar Lovers

    In our opinion, nothing tells the gentleman in your life that you care about him more than a beautifully-crafted cigar case for Christmas.  A highly-personal and luxurious gift, thoughtful selection will allow you to find one that perfectly suits his style. From classically-styled leather cases to elegant and hardwearing carbon fibre, a quality cigar case […]

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  • Picking the Best Cigar to Gift for Father’s Day

    Picking the Best Cigar to Gift for Father’s Day

    Cigars are a great way to show your dad or husband that you value them and want them to recognise how much you care. Make this Father’s Day a special celebration by gifting your dad with a cigar that will make him feel like he is on top of the world. For those who are […]

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  • Cigar Lounges in Australia

    Cigar Lounges in Australia

    Cigar lounges offer you a warm space where you can enjoy your cigar and pair it with a drink while you are out with your friends. There is a vast range of cigar lounges across Australia that are worth experiencing. If you ever find yourself in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth, these are the […]

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  • The Different Ways to Light Your Cigar

    The Different Ways to Light Your Cigar

    When it comes to perfecting the art of lighting up your cigar, the most important feature is to ensure that you light up your cigar’s wrapper and filler evenly. Choosing the right equipment and method in igniting your smoke is also vital in helping you ensure that your cigar experience is a pleasurable one. To […]

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  • Cigar Smoking Tricks That Will Impress

    Cigar Smoking Tricks That Will Impress

    As we have already discovered, smoking a cigar is a fine art and requires a lot of practice and exploration. Once you uncover which smoking technique works best for you, you can further enhance your cigar smoking skills by mastering a range of cigar smoking tricks. These cigar smoking tricks are not for the weak […]

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  • How to Put out a Cigar Properly

    How to Put out a Cigar Properly

    What most new cigar smokers will do when it’s time to put out their cigar is stub it in a similar fashion to stubbing out a cigarette. For cigar smokers that have made a habit out of stubbing out their cigars, they will soon be met with a distinct off-putting smell that can be distasteful […]

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  • The Difference Between Smoking a Cigar and Smoking a Pipe

    The Difference Between Smoking a Cigar and Smoking a Pipe

    When it comes to smoking cigars and smoking with a pipe, there are multiple aspects to consider in choosing which smoking method is the most ideal for your personal tastes and preferences. Curious to discover whether you should stick to treating yourself with a pipe or switch to spoiling yourself with cigars? Find out below […]

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