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

A LAYERED UNDERSTANDING OF THE MASTER BLENDER’S ROLE

September 17, 2018 Blog

A LAYERED UNDERSTANDING OF THE MASTER BLENDER’S ROLE As with any fine food or spirit, the quality and proportion of a cigar’s ingredients is what creates its taste and consistency. Master blenders spend much of their lives learning how the tobaccos used in each component of a cigar interact to provide different tastes and aromas. The skill of rolling a cigar is certainly important to the overall cohesiveness, yet it is the blending of different tobaccos used in the filler,Read More

FLAVORED CIGARS

September 17, 2018 Blog

FLAVORED CIGARS Longtime cigar smokers frequently make fun of the idea of smoking flavored cigars. Some of these individuals regard flavored cigars in the same way that wine connoisseurs view wine coolers. These experienced smokers do not even take the time to look at flavored cigars when they visit their favorite cigar shops, and they most likely will not even read this article, yet flavored cigar manufacturers are aiming to produce cigars that boast higher levels of excellence, and thisRead More

HUMIDOR TIDBITS

September 17, 2018 Blog

HUMIDOR TIDBITS WHAT IS THE RIGHT HUMIDOR? When a customer walks in my shop and asks for a humidor, my reply is what for? (not trying to be a wiseguy)  I want to know, how many cigars  do you  plan on storing?  Do you want a portable or desktop?  How long do you plan on storing your fine cigars? Customers will look at a 100 count wood humidor.  When I ask how many cigars do you plan on storing, theyRead More

CIGARS ARE HUMAN

September 17, 2018 Blog

CIGARS ARE HUMAN Ok, I let me explain the title.  Premium Cigars from seed to smoke are created by humans.  From seedlings which are planted into the earth until the time you ignite a fine stogie about 300 sets of hands handle it.  From seed, to plant, to gathering the leaves off the plant, to the curing barn, rolled, aged, banded and boxed, 300 sets of hands. The phrase Premium Cigar has little to do with price.  Definition is aRead More