Education Cigars 101
The category of sweet cigars is quite abundant with a myriad of flavors. You’ll find hand rolled cigars that produce flavorful hints of cocoa, coffee, and vanilla with each puff, the list goes on and on. But today, we’re going to talk about one of our favorite, and most underrated tasting notes found in cigars: caramel.
Variety is the spice of life. But spicy cigars are the variety you need in your humidor.
I was reading a fact the other day that in the U.S., people who drink coffee normally consume over 1,000 cups every year. 1,000 + cups. To say that’s a lot would be quite the understatement. Now, seeing as one of the main reasons we smoke cigars is due to the flavor, the fact that a growing number of cigar smokers are running to their local tobacco shop to buy and smoke cigars that feature coffee tasting notes shouldn’t surprise anyone.
When talking about vanilla cigars, there’s nothing vanilla about them - cue the Seinfeld bass riff.
In all seriousness, a vanilla cigar is any cigar with flavor notes reminiscent of vanilla. Think creamy, smooth and mellow. We’re going to drop some of our favorite cigars with vanilla notes at the bottom, but first, let’s break down what exactly constitutes a vanilla cigar.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably waited too long (yet again) to get the dad in your life the perfect gift for Father’s Day. Well, breathe easy ‘cause we’ve compiled some totally dad-tastic gifts that will without a doubt make you the favorite kid on any cigar-puffing pappa’s list.
Check out some of the best sweet cigars. Learn about cigars with sweet tasting notes.
Check out some of the best cigars with chocolate tasting notes. Learn about chocolatey cigars.
The old saying goes, “age before beauty.” Well, normally when we’re using this phrase, we’re talking about looks, but when talking about premium cigars, that saying aligns perfectly.
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how long it takes to age a cigar to perfection or if aging a cigar makes it taste better, you’re in the right place.
To understand the whats, hows and whys of tobacco curing, you kind of have to dig into cigar history. Some say history is boring. Well, they clearly never studied the history of tobacco curing ‘cause it’s chock-full of innovations that push the boundaries of tobacco all in the name of a beautiful smoking experience.
Think of this as the ‘birds-and-bees chat,’ but about a different kind of anatomy. Cigar anatomy. When breaking down the anatomy or parts of a cigar, you can think about it in two different ways:
For any cigar lovers out there, there’s nothing more heartbreaking than staring into your humidor to find your precious cigars staring back with some mysterious white or green substance clinging to the wrapper.
Is it our worst nightmare, cigar mold? Or is it something less threatening like plume? That’s what we’re here to answer.
So, before you decide it’s mold and start throwing all your cigars to the trash, check out this blog so you can 100% know if you’ve got a serious problem, or just some cigar plume.
Now that your cigar is properly lit, it’s time to relax and enjoy it. But are you doing everything you can do to get the perfect puff out of each and every one of your cigars?
No matter if that answer is yes, no, or maybe so, this blog will teach you everything you need to know about getting the perfect puff so you’ll never struggle with another cigar again.
Throughout our lives we have many rights of passage. Learning how to tie our shoes. Learning how to drive a car. And for us cigar smokers, learning how to light a cigar.
Let us preface, properly lighting a cigar isn’t about torching the foot (the end of the cigar) as you wish and puffing away like a maniac. There’s a method to this madness, and this blog will teach you everything you need to know so you’ll never struggle to light another cigar again.
What do you get for the guy or gal who has everything? The answer isn’t a flashy PS5 or even the new iPhone 12 Mini, it’s more cigars and cigar accessories!
Check out our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide so you can check off your holiday wish list in style, and make sure your friends, your family (and maybe even yourself) have an absolutely smokin’ holiday.
Your complete guide to understanding cigar beetles.
Every week, we’re breaking down the Behind the Band series and delivering you the best cigar pro-tips and tidbits from each and every episode. This juicy morsel from Episode 1 just couldn’t be overlooked.
Here’s the best entry cigars from Cohiba, Macanudo, and CAO straight from Sean Williams, Laurel Tilley, and Rick Rodriguez themselves.
There’s no question, over the history of cigars it’s been an industry dominated by men. But, as times change, the world evolves, and that’s no longer the story. If there’s anything these women are showing the world, it’s that they can not only live in this man's world, but own it.
Learn about the history of Cigar Bands.
Check out a few basic tips for cigar smoking on the golf course.
What cigar accessories do you need? Get recommendations on the best cigar accessories.
Most of life’s big events go perfectly with a celebratory cigar, from graduations to bachelor parties, weddings and the birth of babies, special occasion cigars are a great way to celebrate.
If you’re new to cigars, you might have some simple questions that you’d rather not ask a true aficionado.
The mystery surrounding how different tobaccos blend together to create a distinctive and consistent flavor can be attributed to the talents of the blender and the quality of tobaccos used.
A dictionary of terms you’re likely to use when speaking to fellow cigar connoisseurs.