Cutting a Cigar with a V Cutter

One of the most popular cigar accessories you will find amongst dedicated cigar smokers is the V-Cutter tool. This type of tool will make a wedge cut into the cap of the cigar. This gives your cigar great circulation and will reduce the bitterness experienced by smokers who use a different style of cutting tool. […]

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4 Main Cigar Bunching Techniques

Hand rolling cigars is an incredibly difficult skill that can only be mastered after years of practice. If you’ve watched any videos on cigar rolling, you will probably agree that the step that seems the most straightforward and simple is the bunching of the filler leaves. However, even this seemingly basic step can be incredibly […]

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Top 10 Boutique Cigars

The term “boutique” cigar has been around for many years, probably since the first cigar boom of the 1990’s. At that time there were plenty of new brands that called themselves boutique. Through the years, many characteristics have been used to quantify the term boutique. A production number of less than 1.5 million cigars has […]

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Cigar Cutters: Pros and Cons

How do I cut a cigar? Let me count the ways. Purpose built cigar cutters have been around since the mid 1800’s. Before that, I guess people used knives or their teeth if they needed to cut open a cap. Since those early accessories, designs have evolved and almost everyone who smokes a cigar carries […]

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7 Best Guillotine Cigar Cutters

When my grandfather gave me my first cigar at high school graduation, I was so eager to light it up that I bit the cap off like a savage and spit it out. After all, that’s the way I had watched him do it for so many years. I had no idea that I could […]

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