Humidors are specialized containers designed to store and preserve cigars, tobacco leaves, and other items that require a specific level of humidity to maintain their quality. They are essential for cigar aficionados who want to ensure their cigars remain fresh and flavorful for an extended period. But how do humidors […]
How To Know When Humidor Is Seasoned
Do you like fine cigars and value the freshness of your collection above all else? If so, then you likely understand just how crucial it is to properly season your humidor. Seasoning a cigar humidor means preparing the interior to maintain the proper humidity level for storing cigars. When you […]
Cigar Cooler vs Humidor: Which One Do You Need?
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 […]
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 […]
What Is the Most Expensive Cigar in the World?
With the rich culture surrounding cigars, you’re probably wondering why some have hefty price tags. Cigar lovers will tell you of the special experience they get from each exquisite cigar they cross out from their bucket list. If you just developed a taste in smokes, you’re most certainly interested in […]
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 […]
How To Calibrate Your Hygrometer – Cigar Humidor Maintenance
While smoking cigars is the father of all hobbies, properly storing them and keeping them well-protected is a craft of its own. Most stogie smokers will own humidors and almost all modern cigar humidors come with a hygrometer, either digital or analog. These measuring units often tend to be inaccurate […]
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 […]
Cigar Plume vs Mold – What Are They And How To Tell Them Appart?
As cigars grow old or are stored improperly, they start showing signs of that same aging process. One of the most common conversations in the cigar world is one of cigar plume vs mold. The reason for that is because beginners often have a hard time telling them apart. But […]
5 Sure Ways To Tell A Cigar Has Gone Bad
Smoking a cigar is something many people prefer to enjoy on their off days, golf trips, and other occasions. However, improper cigar storage conditions, long periods without smoking them, and other factors can greatly impact a cigar’s quality and might even be responsible for ruining it. So, how to distinguish […]
5 Unique-Tasting Cigars To Pair With Your Coffee
It is very common in the cigar world to pair cigars with cognac, whiskey, or other types of liquor. However, smoking one with your morning cup of joe is severely underrated. Coffee provides a flavor-rich background for cigars and both share similar processing stages of their development. Hence, they should […]