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HUMIDORS AND HYGROMETERS: SEASONING AND TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS

September 18, 2018 Blog

HUMIDORS AND HYGROMETERS: SEASONING AND TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS Cigar storage requires close attention to humidity, which is why most smokers invest in a humidor to protect their finely-crafted purchases. Shop owners are a primary source for information on humidor preparation and maintenance, but many smokers lack such a knowledgeable resource in their region. Fortunately, the process is simple enough to explain, but it does require diligence and patience on your part. The basic tools for cigar storage include a humidor, distilledRead More

DETERMINING WHETHER TO KEEP THE BANDS ON A CIGAR

September 18, 2018 Blog

DETERMINING WHETHER TO KEEP THE BANDS ON A CIGAR The band of a cigar is often a topic of debate when it comes to proper etiquette. The etiquette of cigars has many different ideas, and ultimately, the decision about whether to remove the cigar band or keep it on is a personal choice. Understanding the arguments for both sides will help in determining the best choice for the situation or personal preference. ORIGIN OF REMOVING THE BAND Removing the bandRead More

THE BASICS OF CIGAR CUTTING

September 18, 2018 Blog

THE BASICS OF CIGAR CUTTING Cutting a cigar is a traditional ritual, but with a high quality cigar, you want to make sure that your cut is precise and exactly where it needs to be to get the best smoke. A badly cut cigar downgrades the experience, and no one wants to ruin a perfectly good smoke. The premise is rather uncomplicated. You simply want to make an opening for smoke without causing harm to the rest of the cigar.Read More

HOW TO MAKE A COOLER-DOR FOR CIGARS

September 18, 2018 Blog

HOW TO MAKE A COOLER-DOR FOR CIGARS Whether you are a cigar manufacturer, enthusiast or simply someone who collects different types of cigars as a hobby, a Cooler-dor can be quite beneficial. For those who are in need of storing a large number of cigars, a Cooler-dor is the perfect alternative option. Store your cigars in the perfect environment where they will stay fresh with the same taste and aroma that they would typically produce on the day they wereRead More

WHERE IT ALL BEGINS: HOW TO GROW AND HARVEST TOP QUALITY CIGARS

September 17, 2018 Blog

WHERE IT ALL BEGINS: HOW TO GROW AND HARVEST TOP QUALITY CIGARS The best cigars are made with only the raw basics. Soil and climate directly affect the taste, smell, ash and burn types associated with different types of cigars. The seeds that you use to plant tobacco ultimately decide the color, size and texture of a cigar leaf. Typically, cigar growers plant their seeds during September and October, allowing the seeds to grow for six weeks. The best ofRead More

PAIRING UP ALCOHOL AND CIGARS

September 17, 2018 Blog

PAIRING UP ALCOHOL AND CIGARS Enjoying a relaxing evening with a cigar and some alcohol is a good choice, but only when the pairing is appropriate. Although the traditional pairing of strong spirits with a cigar is common, it is not the only option available. It is possible to pair a cigar with beer if the right flavor combinations are considered. BASIC CHOICES Pairing up any type of alcohol with a cigar is something that requires careful consideration. It isRead More

UNIQUE LEAF WRAPPERS AND OTHER UPSCALE CIGAR TRENDS

September 17, 2018 Blog

UNIQUE LEAF WRAPPERS AND OTHER UPSCALE CIGAR TRENDS In order to gain and keep new clients, an industry must constantly develop new strategies, and this rule of thumb also applies to the cigar industry. New products, sizes and blends serve to make some of the older cigar products obsolete while other traditional products continue to retain their popularity. One positive aspect of the cigar boom that occurred in the mid-1990s centers on the fact that a number of new fansRead More

HOW TO ROLL A CIGAR

September 17, 2018 Blog

HOW TO ROLL A CIGAR EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ROLLING A CIGAR Those who have the chance to visit a cigar factory will absolutely want to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. By simply seeing the process of rolling a cigar and all that goes into this business, you’ll be surprised that these smoking cigars don’t cost an arm and a leg. The extensive process of manufacturing and rolling a cigar includes many different and unique portions. ThoseRead More

BASIC DETAILS ABOUT CIGARS

September 17, 2018 Blog

BASIC DETAILS ABOUT CIGARS Cigars are commonly used for celebrations, special events or personal enjoyment, but many people do not understand the basics of the cigar. By learning about the basic facts and details, it is possible to find the best cigars for personal tastes, preferences and occasions. SHAPE BASICS The shape of a cigar has some common features that are well-known to people looking at the options in a store. A cigar is commonly a long and cylindrical shapeRead More

THE BEST CUBAN CIGARS

September 17, 2018 Blog

THE BEST CUBAN CIGARS Although many assume that the Cuban cigar is the best in the world because of past glory, the reality is that many cigar brands from other countries are starting to take the spotlight. Cigars produced in countries such as Nicaragua, Honduras and the Dominican Republic are showing that Cuba is not the only place that is creating legends among the cigar connoisseurs. CHANGES FOLLOWING COMMUNISM The rise of communism in Cuba played a key role inRead More