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Much is made about cigar reviews. Check out any cigar brand’s website, and you’ll be sure to see displays indicating the plaudits the company has earned over the years. While we appreciate professional reviews, we also value how you, the actual consumer, rate cigars! That’s why we encourage our members to rate their favorite cigars, and that’s also why we’re sharing seven of the best-reviewed cigars on Cigar World.

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The Best Ballgame Cigars

With baseball season in full swing, there’s certainly no shortage of cigar-worthy occasions on the calendar. Check out these top cigar brands honoring America’s favorite pastime, and discover smokes that are sure to hit a home run at your next tailgate or watch party.

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“Tradition” is one of the most important terms in the cigar industry. A few cigar brands can trace their roots back to the 19th century, and many cigar manufacturers try to carry on — if not replicate — the traditions laid down by their predecessors. Punch Golden Era is an exciting case study in tradition because it heavily features a type of tobacco that was once incredibly popular but is now a rarity: authentic Corojo.

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Within the cigar industry, America is often viewed as a consumer of premium cigars instead of a producer. But that simply doesn’t tell the whole story. Cigar makers regularly utilize tobacco grown in the United States, and some of the biggest manufacturers still operate factories in America. Here, we’ll explore every aspect of American cigar tobacco and share a few of our favorite “USA cigars” to add to your collection. 

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Do we hear wedding bells? Like any celebration, a wedding is a fantastic occasion to light up a premium cigar. However, finding the right cigar for the groom, the wedding party, or 150+ guests isn’t always straightforward. With wedding season in full swing, today we’ll showcase a few of the very best cigars for weddings — updated for 2024.

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For some consumers, the quality of Brazilian tobacco comes as a surprise — even in 2024. While South America’s largest country is famous for its soccer team, beautiful beaches, and exports like coffee, it is not generally the first place people associate with incredible cigar tobacco. However, Brazilian tobacco, specifically Brazilian Mata Fina, has a rich history in the cigar industry. And the exotic and flavorful nature of Brazilian tobacco can captivate any smoker. 

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Cookouts. Barbecues. Camping trips. Lawn games. Summer is the perfect time to engage in many of our favorite activities. And, of course, we recommend enhancing your summer engagements with a tasty cocktail and a premium cigar! If any of that sounds appealing to you, you’re in the right place. Check out our summer cigar and drink pairing guide!

 

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While tobacco originated in the Americas, the growth of the cigar industry has seen new forms of tobacco developed in places like Africa, Southeast Asia, and Europe. And as cigar companies have sought to innovate, more brands are looking to these “exotic” tobacco varietals for new releases. This is the case with the new Macanudo Emissary España. Take a deep dive with us as we explore the backstory of this intriguing new smoke.

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Cigars and whiskeys are—at their core—artisanal products that require skill and patience to craft. Learn more here.

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Take Note

See how to sharpen your palate to pick up subtle but rewarding tasting notes in whiskeys and cigars.

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Giving Orders

Neat or on the rocks? Our experts explain when and how to change up your standard whiskey order.

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Getting Into Whiskey

Everyone has to start somewhere. Discover the ideal way to begin your whiskey journey on the right foot.

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Brown Spirit Basics

What’s the difference between bourbon and rye? At what age does “Scotch” become Scotch? Learn all that and more.

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Long summer evenings cry out for big, delicious cigars. Whether you’re out camping, hanging with friends, or just chilling on your back porch, these plus-sized cigars will supply you with at least 90 minutes of solid enjoyment.

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While there’s a time and a place to ignore price points and opt for a big, luxurious cigar, value smokes offer cigar lovers everyday quality at reasonable prices. Indeed, consumers are spoiled for choice when it comes to cigars under $10 per stick. Given the stubborn effects of inflation and the current state of the economy, there’s never been a better time to try out a new wallet-friendly cigar. 

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With PCA 2024 in the books and summer quickly approaching, it’s a great time to highlight some new cigars to try this year (2024). While we all have old favorites, some major new releases have garnered well-deserved attention from the industry. So let’s get straight to brass tacks — here are five(ish) great new cigars to add to your rotation.

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No trip to Miami is complete without a visit to a cigar lounge. After all, Miami is a city steeped in cigar history, and it offers a range of fabulous cigar shops across its metro area. Whether you’re visiting for work or pleasure — or you live in South Florida — this list will help you find the perfect cigar lounge for your next evening out in Miami.

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If you travel due west from the Miami International Airport, you will run right into the new Drew Estate headquarters, in Doral, Florida. Unfortunately, this is not a place for tourists to visit, but while Cigar World was in Miami, we thought we should spend some time with our friends at Drew Estate, so we spent the entire day with the team in Doral.

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Many factors can affect the cigar-smoking experience. From the age and quality of the cigar to the setting to the drink pairing you choose — various elements can influence your enjoyment (or lack thereof) of any given smoke. Few things, though, are as crucial to cigar quality as proper humidification. Since cigars are natural products made out of tobacco leaves, preventing them from drying out is essential to ensuring a pleasant smoking experience.

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The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) 2024 trade show is officially in the books! While PCA kicked off a little earlier this year than years prior, some of the biggest brands in the cigar industry used it as an opportunity to showcase new and exclusive products! Thankfully, Cigar World was there to provide a quick recap on all the highlights you may have missed at PCA 2024!

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A single premium cigar can impart an array of different flavors. From “standard” tasting notes like chocolate and cedar to exotic flavors like red pepper, leather, and fruit, the best cigars offer complex, dynamic smoking experiences. 


Today, we’ll focus on sweetness, one of the most common — yet wide-ranging tasting notes found in cigars. Here are the top 5 cigars with sweet tasting notes to try in 2024!

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A good cigar lounge is more than just a room. It can be a sanctuary, a place to entertain, and a point of pride. Unfortunately, building a cigar-smoking room at home isn’t always easy. It often requires serious maintenance and upkeep, including updates to your home’s ventilation system. That’s why we’re here to help with a few essential tips and tricks for creating a smoking lounge in your home — check them out before you start!

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There’s an old misconception that cigars are just for men. This has never been the case, and in recent years, more and more women have begun smoking cigars

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There are many great places to smoke a cigar. The beach. The golf course. Your own back patio. However, the classic cigar lounge is still the preferred choice of many aficionados — and for good reason. Many cigar lounges boast a fantastic selection, offer tasty cocktails, and, best of all in bad weather, protection from the elements! 

 

Today, we’re highlighting five excellent cigar lounges that are absolutely worth visiting in 2024 — check them out here!

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For many, smoking in the winter presents a challenge. While we’d all love to have a top-class cigar lounge in our homes, the reality is that sometimes that isn’t possible. This blog is for anyone who’s ever tried (or at least thought about) braving icy-cold conditions to enjoy their favorite cigar. Here’s Cigar World’s Guide to smoking in the winter months.

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