CIGAR LOUNGE ETIQUETTE

September 18, 2018 Blog

CIGAR LOUNGE ETIQUETTE 1. Buy from the shop where you are smoking. This shouldn’t need to be said, but there is always an element that shows no respect for the establishment. Retailers don’t have big profit margins and when you bring a cigar into a shop from another source you are taking money from the store. IF YOU LIKE HAVING A PLACE TO SMOKE SUPPORT IT!! 2. Don’t take over the Television. The tv’s are there for everyone’s enjoyment. ItRead More

HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT CIGAR?

September 18, 2018 Blog

HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT CIGAR? A cigar connoisseur has peculiar preferences that only another cigar lover can understand. Is there a method that every cigar smoker can follow to ensure that he is smoking the right cigar? Since the right cigar depends upon each person, one individual may not agree with another smoker about whether a cigar is perfect. Nonetheless, the following simple strategies can help any zealous cigar smoker pick the perfect cigar. LOOK TO GEORGE BURNS FORRead More

WHAT IS THE CLOSEST CIGAR TO A CUBAN?

September 18, 2018 Blog

WHAT IS THE CLOSEST CIGAR TO A CUBAN? “Eating and sleeping are the only activities that should be allowed to interrupt a man’s enjoyment of his cigar.” — Mark Twain Because Cuban cigars are not legal to purchase or smoke in certain parts of the world, many cigar aficionados turn to other, similar brands and flavors. The very unique flavors of a Cuban cigar can be difficult for blenders to duplicate, making the quest for a similar product quite difficultRead More

TOP 10 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CIGAR FRESH WITHOUT A HUMIDOR

September 18, 2018 Blog

TOP 10 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CIGAR FRESH WITHOUT A HUMIDOR “By the cigars they smoke, and the composers they love, ye shall know the texture of men’s souls.” — John Galsworthy Perhaps you enjoy purchasing and smoking cigars, but you lack a humidor at the present time. Although many cigar aficionados choose to use a humidor for keeping their cigars in good condition with ease, they can still be kept fresh without the use of this product. By simplyRead More

PICKING A CIGAR AS A GIFT? DOS AND DON’TS

September 18, 2018 Blog

PICKING A CIGAR AS A GIFT? DOS AND DON’TS As a cigar enthusiast, you may consider introducing friends or family members to the world of cigars. Because there are so many different types and styles of cigars out there, choosing the right one to start their introduction with can be quite difficult. You may already know that there are hundreds and thousands of different cigar types and brands out there, including Cubans, Nicaraguans and Dominicans. One thing that you shouldRead More

FAQS ABOUT CIGARS

September 18, 2018 Blog

FAQS ABOUT CIGARS SPARKING UP A CIGAR For many, one of the most enjoyable parts of smoking a cigar is actually lighting it up. There are several ways that people may choose to spark up their cigars, but there is only one way that truly allows you to enhance the overall experience from lighting it to taking in the aroma and flavor. To start, the cigar holder must prime the cigar or get it ready to rotate the end ofRead More

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