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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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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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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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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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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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We live in a golden age for cigar selection. Never before have smokers had so many choices when they visit a tobacco store. While we love new, boutique cigar brands that use exotic tobacco or experiment with exciting varieties, today, we will focus on some truly classic smokes. Here are our top 5 cigars that have stood the test of time — and that you should try ASAP if you haven’t already.

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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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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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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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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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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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