Soldiers and Cigars – A Break Well Deserved

Soldiers and Cigars American soldiers were first introduced to cigars during the Mexican War of 1846 to 1848 and they have been smoking them ever since. Why do our service men and women smoke cigars? The same reasons we all smoke them, of course.  But, the time for a cigar is much more special because […]

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How to Blow Smoke Rings

If you are a smoker, then you have probably thought about trying to blow smoke rings at some point. You may have even tried to blow the rings and then found out that it was a little more difficult than you thought it would be. Try as you might, the only thing that you could […]

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Top 5 Super Bowl Cigar Smokers

Today’s guest blog post was written by our 2016 Spring intern, Corey Shore, a student at University of Tampa! Gentlemen, prepare your cigars! Super Bowl 50 is right around the corner! Although most athletes refrain from smoking, there are a handful of NFL stars that enjoy a fine cigar on occasion. After all, there is […]

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What Does the Shade of a Cigar Tell You?

Cigar shades have a great deal of influence on how the cigar actually tastes. They are the results of different curing processes and, because of that, the shade of the cigar is generally very important to experienced smokers who have very specific preferences regarding the taste, burning qualities, strength and other elements of a fine […]

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Understanding Cigar Flavor Terms

People who smoke cigars regularly know that different cigars have different flavors and tastes to them, and it’s sometimes possible to tell the brand of cigar after a few puffs. Flavor is very important in the cigar world, and many different factors go into creating the flavor of a cigar, including the type of tobacco […]

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The Art of Pairing Cigars and Coffee

Because most cigar smokers are pretty set on their favorite brands, it’s almost better to ask which coffees go with your cigars. In reality, any coffee goes well with cigars and vice versa. Tobacco and coffee have tastes that naturally complement one another. If you want to find the perfect match for you, consider the […]

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Pipe Smoking 101

In the words of the great Albert Einstein, “I believe that pipe-smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.”  Just like cigars, pipe-smoking is an age-old tradition that serves as a relaxing hobby to many.  It serves as a sign of sophistication and an aid for contemplating life. Pipe tobacco […]

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