Theodore Roosevelt – quite possibly the manliest president in America’s history – was a fan of hunting, whiskey, bacon, and needless to say, cigars! As a leader of the Rough Riders, Teddy pushed hard for America’s involvement in Cuban independence, probably because he appreciated the delicious Cuban cigars that he enjoyed almost daily. But his legendary cigar story stems from something much earlier. As tough as Teddy was, he suffered from Asthma since birth. In order to ease his Asthma attacks, young Theodore began smoking cigars at the age of eight! This may very well be the reason he turned into an American badass as an adult! As no physician has ever said but we’d love to believe: “A cigar a day keeps the doctor away!”
General Ulysses Grant was probably the most prolific cigar smoking president in our nation’s history – with good reason too. Being a career soldier and military general, times during the Civil War can be stressful! With more than 17 battle victories over a period of 11 years, President Grant had more than enough excusable reasons to celebrate and relax with a nice cigar. Legend has it that he smoked up to 12 (some say 20) cigars a day! Personally, that’s a bit too much for me, but I’m just a writer, not a freaking general. Unfortunately, his years of smoking at every waking hour eventually caught up to him; he died of oral cancer.
While enjoying a premium, hand rolled cigar, how often do you actually think about the process of creating cigars or the tobacco plant itself? Probably not often. Also, how many cigar smokers have actually had an opportunity to visit a tobacco farm to see the rows upon rows of tobacco plants? A small percentage of […]
Welcome to the first ever CH infographic! This first one is a quick reference guide to cigar wrappers. Let us know what you think. Embed code (please be sure to convert quotation marks from curly quotes to straight quotes): <a href=” http://www.cheaphumidors.com/blog/infographics/infographic-cigar-wrapper-classifications/”><img src=” http://www.cheaphumidors.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Wrapper-Classification2.jpg ” alt=” Cigar Wrapper Classifications – Infographic ” title=” Cigar Wrapper […]
CheapHumidors would like to welcome you to a brand new section of our blog. Shaken, Not Stirred will cover all topics beer, wine and liquor related. CH would like to thank guest author Stan Schubridge at Beertaps.com for kicking things off! Jägermeister actually started out as anything but the drink we know today. The term was introduced in […]