Every cigar aficionado out there has probably asked whether or not they should use a cigar cooler or a humidor. That’s totally understandable. After all, we want our cigar collections to look good, stay fresh, and taste great. In the battle between a cigar cooler vs humidor, how do you […]
Do You Leave Cigars Wrapped in a Humidor?
The flavor and aroma are what make a cigar irresistible, but there is an entire history behind every single stogie that you shouldn’t waste. Sadly, these qualities are often disregarded or forgotten by beginner cigar smokers. For example, not having enough knowledge about proper cigar storage results in the poor […]
How Long Do Cigars Last in a Humidor?
Cigars are like bottles of wine—they get better with age. However, how well they age will all depend on how you take care of them, particularly when it comes to storage. Cigar aficionados often use a humidor to store their cigar collections and let them age, but how long do […]
What Is a Humidor?
When cigar lovers talk about their cigar collections and accessories, the humidor will always be part of the conversation. If you are a fresh cigar enthusiast, or you’re not familiar with how to store cigars at all, you might be wondering what is a humidor in the first place. For […]
Crazy Alice Cigar Review
The cigar industry is riddled with countless cigars, so it isn’t impossible to find the perfect taste palate you can call home. Well, the thing about that is some cigars are not meant to make you feel at home all the time. Some of them should feel like a wild […]
Big Papi Cigar Review
The cigar industry has been around for centuries, so it’s not surprising that it’s saturated with countless products from globally known to less popular brands. There was one cigar that may not have rocked the entire cigar world, but it still did create some buzz because of its uniqueness and […]
Fat Bottom Betty Cigar Review
Gas station cigars are incredibly cheap, which is also probably why they’re quite popular with those who enjoy the occasional smoke. If we told you that if you go just a little bit above your budget, you could smoke an affordable but premium cigar, you probably wouldn’t believe us. Let’s […]
How to Use a Cigar Punch the Right Way
Cigar lovers will tell you about different factors contributing to every cigar smoking experience with each unique type of cigar. While cigar brands and types matter, a wide range of cigar accessories, such as cutters and humidors, are also important. Regardless of what quality cigar you smoke, using a cutter […]
Can You Light a Cigar With an Arc Lighter?
An arc lighter has many uses at home, but can you light a cigar with an arc lighter? Understandably, this is a question only asked by those who enjoy smoking a cigar once in a while. To answer that question and understand how doing so affects your cigar, you first […]
5 Best Acid Cigars
If you know how it feels to hold a freshly-cut cigar between your fingers, you also know how to savor life’s most significant moments. That said, the quality of the cigar you’re smoking matters. Whether you want to upgrade your cigar experience or looking for something new, you should check […]
Are Cigar Ashes Good For Plants? – Well, It Depends…
Depending on the type of smoker you are, chances are that you go through at least a few good cigars per week. This might not create a ton of leftover ash but it can be annoying having to dispose of it separately. But what if there is a way to […]
How To Taste A Cigar – Cigar Tasting 101
One of the most overwhelming parts of the cigar world is just how many cigars there are out there. If you’re just now starting to get into cigars, the sheer number of different options you can try can quickly become too much. This is why knowing how to taste a […]
Cigar Tasting Notes and Flavors – A Complete Guide for Beginners
When you enter the world of cigars, the first thing you will notice is that different cigars taste completely different from one another. Some might have a fruity flavor to them, while others might taste like cinnamon with notes of black pepper or cocoa. Learning all these cigar tasting notes […]
How To Tell If A Cigar Humidor Is Sealed Properly
In the world of cigar humidors, there are quite a lot of cheap, medium-priced, and expensive options for you to choose from. One of the main differences between cheaper and premium boxes is that the budget humidors hardly manage to keep their relative humidity in check. In most cases, this […]
How To Season And Set Up Your New Humidor
Cigar humidors come in all sizes and shapes. The accessories that come with them also vary from model to model. This is why setting up a new humidor box isn’t always as straightforward as one would hope. Some models will come with their hygrometer unassembled (and uncalibrated), while others will […]
Cigars Strength Guide – Mild, Medium, or Bold?
Smoking your favorite cigar after a long and successful day at work is one of the most enjoyable experiences out there. When you are just getting started in the cigar world, however, there will be plenty of information you will have to absorb. One of the most important aspects of […]
Why Are Cuban Cigars So Expensive?
Cuban cigars have held their dominance over the market for centuries. But with the US embargo in place and with other countries claiming a stake in the cigar industry, Cuban cigar prices tend to be put under question. So, why are Cuban cigars so expensive? And do other cigars from […]
How To Spot A Fake Cuban Cigar – Top Methods & Tips
During the entirety of cigar history, cigars have been counterfeited and sold for more than their worth. This was done to fool beginner smokers with premium brands at a bargain price. The reality was (and still is) that there are cigars made from worse and cheaper tobacco leaves that are […]
How To Travel With Cigars – My Top Tips & Recommendations
If you’re a cigar aficionado and you’re planning a long trip or a vacation, the first question that will pop into your head will be how to travel with cigars. Moreover, how to do it without having issues with the TSA at the airport or ruining the cigar’s freshness in […]
Best Cuban Cigars To Have In Your Humidor – The Go-To Guide for Beginners
While the current trade embargo prohibits the import of any Cuban cigars, there have been a lot of conversations on allowing travelers to return with $100 worth of cigars in their luggage. Even without having to import them, how would you spend $100 if you had to buy the best […]
Cellophane Wrappers – Common Questions and Storing Tips
Cigar cellophane wrappers (or cellos) have been around for around a century now. They’ve slowly become an irreplaceable part of cigars and it is hard to find a company that ships their cigars unwrapped. Whether or not you should remove them, however, is a question as old as the wrappers […]
Are Cigars Safer Than Cigarettes?
One of the most common misconceptions in the cigar world is that replacing your everyday cigarettes with occasional cigars is better. The main reasoning behind this is that you end up puffing far less frequently and less is better, right? Well, according to numerous research papers and studies, cigars are, […]
What is Cigar Humidor Solution?
In the beginning, collecting cigars can seem both exciting and complicated. Fail to provide the proper storage environment and you’re left with dried out cigars. Add too much moisture and your cigars are hard to light, or even worse, moldy. Storing your cigars in a humidor is definitely the way […]
6 Good Reasons People Smoke Cigars
There are many good reasons for people to smoke cigars, whether it’s celebrating the start of a new year, a promotion at work, or the birth of a child. Cigar smoking can be the perfect way to commemorate important moments in your life, or they can be a great way […]
5 Great Cigar Blogs to Follow in 2023
Cigar blogs are often the go-to place for new smokers and aficionados alike, but why? These blogs keep tabs on the latest news in the industry, whether your favorite brand is coming out with a new cigar, a lounge in your neck of the woods is opening, or you’re looking […]