With the colder, wintery weather fast approaching, the autumn season poses a final chance for many cigar lovers to enjoy a smoke in the great outdoors. Of course, there’s absolutely nothing stopping you from smoking all year-round, but a cigar typically takes around an hour to smoke, and most people don’t want to be out in the cold for that long!
Changes in the season also bring about changes in the flavours that we would like to experience. A cigar that you enjoy in the summer might have fruity, citrus notes, whereas, in the autumn, you probably fancy something slightly richer. Think spiced notes, like clove and cinnamon, as well as dried fruit.... Click here to read more
Cuban cigars are consistently ranked at the top of many cigar aficionado’s favourites lists. However, the very real threat of global warming is having an affect on the Cuban cigar industry. Here are some of the effects being felt by Cuban plantations.
Back in 2015, the El Niño season led to an intense period of drought in Cuba; the worst seen in the country for over a century. Following this, the opposite weather hit hard in the winter, with heavy rain hitting what is normally the dry season. Tobacco plants are incredibly delicate, which leaves them vulnerable to harsh, and unpredictable weather conditions. These heavy rains during the 2015-201.... Click here to read more
Embarking on your cigar smoking journey? The biggest hurdle you’ll face at the beginning will be finding the right cigars to make your first experience an enjoyable one. This is an important decision, and it can be quite difficult to make.
As a newbie to the cigar world, it can be extremely difficult to know what to look for when you’re choosing those first few cigars to try. The sheer number of brands, wrappers, smells, colours, appearances and sizes of today’s cigars make it hard. However, it’s these variables which add to the overall charm of cigar smoking, making it a luxury.
Choosing a cigar without a.... Click here to read more
When searching for the perfect cigar, one thing that can often prove to be a stumbling block for many first-time buyers is cost. Across the market, cigar prices can vary greatly, making it difficult to know which cigars are best to purchase. While some are suspiciously low-priced, others seem to be ludicrously expensive. So, what impacts the price of cigars? Below, we take a look at some of the factors that can influence their overall cost:
Like most products, the brand name of a cigar can greatly impact its cost. You’ll often find that the most renowned cigar manufacturers tend to produce the cigars with the highest value; generally speaking, the bigger the .... Click here to read more
The Cigar Industry is one of the largest legal industries in the world. It is responsible for the employment of hundreds of thousands of people, especially in parts of the world where there's little other forms of employment. Obviously, there are some health issues associated with smoking.
However, like anything, a cigar every now and again in moderation is less harmful than a habit. In fact, cigars - due to being made up of natural ingredients - don't have some of the additives that cigarettes do.
Cigars are believed to have been founded in and around the Latin American cultures around 950AD. There were pockets of cigar smokers around Latin .... Click here to read more