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Few activities are as universally beloved as the tailgate. Whether you’re a dedicated sports fan — or you’re just in it for the party — a tailgate is a great way to hang out with friends and family. And, of course, tailgates are fantastic occasions for cigars as well! With football season in full swing, now’s the perfect time to introduce our essential guide to tailgating and cigars. Check it out here!

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This is a tough trifecta to beat: bourbon, cigars, and football. The truth is that you don’t *need* a guide to have a great time smoking cigars, drinking bourbon, and watching sports. 


However, if you want to ensure you have the optimal experience come gameday, we’re here to help. Check out a few of our favorite bourbon and cigar pairings for your next gameday gathering.

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Humidor maintenance is — admittedly — not the most fun part of the cigar hobby. However, a humidor is essential for keeping cigars in their ideal smoking condition. A humidor doesn’t require much tinkering once you’ve set it up, but knowing how to keep it functioning could save you a lot of stress. Here are a few best practices for maintaining your humidor. 

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The Best Cigar Luxury Lounges

Ah, the lounge: a cigar smoker’s natural habitat. Even the word “lounge” seems to carry an aurora of luxury and sophistication. Of course, smoking outdoors, on a patio, or at an event can be a rewarding experience. However, if you want to relax with a cigar in a traditional setting, you can’t beat a good lounge. Today, we’re counting down a few of the best luxury cigar lounges in the US.

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Whiskey and cigars just work together. Sure, cigars pair wonderfully with a wide variety of spirits and drinks. It’s whiskey, though, that so many cigar lovers come back to time and again. So, it’s no surprise that plenty of cigar brands have collaborated with distilleries to create specialty cigars. Here are our favorite whiskey and cigar crossovers that are worth your time.

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These cigar oddities certainly deserve a spot in your humidor. Learn more here.

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These cigar oddities certainly deserve a spot in your humidor. Learn more here.

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Our Favorite Fall Cigar Events

The arrival of fall not only brings about a breathtaking display of nature's colors but also signals the start of a season filled with exciting cigar events that aficionados eagerly anticipate. From the heart of Tampa to the vibrant streets of Las Vegas, the fall season offers a plethora of opportunities to immerse yourself in the world of cigars. Here are our top picks for fall cigar events you won't want to miss

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Top 5 Best Bonfire Cigars

A crisp in the air and the changing leaves can only mean one thing. It’s bonfire season! Nothing makes a night by the fire better than lighting up a cigar. Whether it’s a new variety or an old faithful you can’t go wrong. If you’re looking for a little guidance on which cigars to sample this bonfire season, we’re here to help. So light up the bonfire then light up a cigar. Here are our top 5 recommendations for the best cigars this fall season!

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Best Cigars for a Tailgate

Break out the bratwurst and the beer keg; it’s tailgate season again! Of course, cigars are a fabulous addition to any pre-game, tailgate, festival, or watch party. Not only do many cigars pair well with beer, but there’s no better way to celebrate a big win than by lighting up your favorite smoke. So let’s get to it — these are the best cigars for bringing to your next tailgate

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Barrel Aging Cigars

Spirits and cigars have long been the perfect pair. As a result, one day, some genius thought to themself, 'What if I could enjoy both...at once?' And just like that, the barrel-aged cigar was born. The time-intensive process of aging spirits and cigars separately has been around for centuries. However, this synergetic way of aging cigars is relatively new.

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Our Favorite Lancero Cigars

Thanks to its unorthodox shape, the Lancero offers a unique smoking experience. In terms of construction, the lancero is difficult to master — balancing the tobacco and rolling the cigar is much more challenging than in your traditional smoke. However, it’s this requirement for craftsmanship that makes the lancero so enjoyable. Because this cigar has less filler, the wrapper plays a key role in the overall flavor profile.

So if you consider yourself a cigar aficionado, the lancero is for you. Ready to put this puff to the test? Keep reading to get to know our favorite lancero cigars.

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Every successful cigar company has a story to tell –– something that makes it unique and stand out from the crowd. However, some cigar brands are “more unique” than others. Enter Room101 Cigars. While you may have heard of Room101 (or smoked a Room101 cigar) before, you may not know the entire mythology behind the brand. Today, though, we’ll fill in those gaps and give you a complete picture of the Room101 Cigar story.

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How to Find Cigars Near You

To enjoy a cigar, you first have to be able to find it. That might sound obvious, but as experienced cigar lovers likely already know, locating especially rare, renowned, or limited-edition smokes can be a pain –– to put it mildly. Indeed, even popular brands can suffer from stocking or shipping issues from time to time. If you’re tired of struggling to find your favorite cigars, then you’re in the right place. Here’s how Cigar World can help you out.

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How To Use a Torch Lighter

From matches to butane, there are many ways to spark life’s pleasures. We’re not here to tell you how to smoke your cigar; we’re just here to elevate the experience.

While the torch lighter is a popular and innovative way to light up a cigar, its benefits may not be as well-known. The torch’s concentrated high heat allows users to have more control over the burn, resulting in fewer puffs before a smooth smoke. 

Durable, convenient, and reliable, the torch lighter should be in every cigar connoisseur’s bag. We’ve already given you a list of our favorites, but now we’re here to break down how to use it to get the optimal burn.

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If you smoke cigars, a humidor is a no-brainer. Without a humidor, a cigar can last about 30 days at best, that is, if it’s in a cellophane wrapper. No wrapper? You’re looking at just three days.

 

In order to last, cigars need to be kept at a certain temperature, humidity, and moisture level. When these factors aren’t kept in check, your smoke will lose freshness and quickly deteriorate in flavor. There are a variety of ways to protect your cigars — from a fancy cabinet humidor to a simple acrylic jar humidor. However, if you’re looking for the best of the best, the electric cigar humidor is the way to go.

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The History of Rum

Rum and cigars have a lot in common. Both are luxury products. Both feature a rich diversity of flavors, styles, and profiles. And both have long, complicated histories that span hundreds of years and multiple continents. While we usually spend our time focused on the cigar side of things, today –– in honor of National Rum Day –– we’re going to explore the history of rum. 

And, of course, provide a few rum and cigar recommendations while we’re at it.

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Cigar Shapes and Sizes 101

What does a “regular” cigar look like? Is it thin or thick? Is it short or long? Is its head rounded or tapered off? 

 

Of course, there is no answer to this question because cigars can and do come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. And even seasoned smokers may need help keeping track of every cigar frontmark. So today, we’re going to go back to basics and review a few critical terms regarding cigar dimensions

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Our Favorite Large Humidors

At Cigar World, we love a good desktop humidor. These relatively small, often budget-friendly products look great in a home or office setting. And, if well-maintained, they should last you for years!

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Our Favorite Oscuro Cigars

First, a disclaimer: we love mellow, Connecticut-shade cigars here at Cigar World. However, we won’t be talking about any cigars like that today because this blog is all about the darkest of the dark: Oscuro wrappers.

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Cigars have the remarkable ability to make a good time great. After all, that’s one of the reasons why people love celebrating special occasions with premium smokes. So it stands to reason that if you love a good concert or music festival, having a few cigars to puff on between acts will only enhance your experience. But which cigars are best suited for a music festival?

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Look, we get it. Buying an entire box of cigars can be a big decision! If you’re going to shell out hundreds (or sometimes even thousands) of dollars on cigars, you want to ensure you’ll enjoy them first. Thankfully, cigar sampler packs offer new smokers the chance to taste numerous cigars while allowing seasoned aficionados to explore new blends. There are a ton of great cigar samplers on the market, but here are a few we’d recommend.

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Age can have a powerful effect on cigars. As with aging fine wine, letting tobacco leaves mature and develop flavor over time can improve and significantly alter the eventual smoking experience. However, not all tobaccos that are aged for a long time can truly be considered “vintage.” Sound confusing? Don’t worry; we’ll explain it further here.

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If you’ve had more than a passing interest in cigars over the past five years, odds are you’ve noticed an uptick in the number of smokes featuring “San Andrés” tobacco. And no, you’re not imagining things –– San Andrés cigars have become increasingly popular. While farmers have produced tobacco in Mexico’s San Andrés Valley for over a century, recent releases from brands like E.P. Carillo, My Father Cigars, CAO, and Cohiba have elevated San Andrés tobacco’s profile. With that in mind, it’s overdue for a breakdown of this exciting tobacco taking the industry by storm.

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Proper humidor maintenance is an issue that bedevils both long-time smokers and newcomers to the category alike. Indeed, achieving “perfect” cigar humidity at home is a tricky proposition –– particularly if you don’t have an unlimited budget to spend on high-quality humidification tools. The good news is we’re here to help regardless of your setup. Here’s how to tackle your humidification problems and keep your cigars fresh and in fine-smoking condition.

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