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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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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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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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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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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 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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We’re celebrating National Tequila Day today –– salud! Naturally, we’re pairing our favorite tequila drinks with some of the finest cigars you’ll find on the market today. As you might have guessed, partnering cigars with tequila's unique agave spice can be tricky. Not to worry, though. No matter what kind of tequila and what kind of cigars you prefer, we’ll fix you up with a recommendation that’s sure to hit the spot.

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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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The Best Cigars for Camping

What summer is complete without a good camping trip? After all, camping is relaxing, it’s fun, it’s easy (relatively), and –– best of all –– you can enjoy cigars basically the entire time you’re exploring the “great outdoors.” On that note, let’s dive into some of the best stogies you can take along your next camping adventure. 

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Deep Dive: CAO Flavours

If CAO is known for anything, it’s for passionately creating premium cigars with the world’s best tobaccos.

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CAO is back to #MixUpAGoodTime the best way they know how—with another badass pairing. This one will have you busting out the bourbon and a Flathead, just in time for National Bourbon Day. 

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The latest installment of the CAO Mix Up a Good Time video series has dropped. 

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