Cigar World Education
From beginners to experts, we have educational content nearly anyone can find useful.
When you follow Room101 Cigars, Room101 Gin or any other Room101 social accounts, including @itsboofybaby himself, you will see mention of the Shadow Army. What in the hell is the Shadow Army?!
I was able to chat with two members of this illustrious group, and as you can imagine, I am keeping their identities anonymous, so I will just refer to them with their soldier number. Let the absurdity begin…
When you walk into your favorite cigar shop, you encounter the familiar environment that you love. The smell of delicious, aged tobacco, the humid air produced by the humidor, the usual cigar enthusiasts gathered around catching up on the usual topics, and in some shops the friendly face of a furry friend.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be out on the open water with the wind at your back, the sun overhead, and a box of fine cigars just waiting to be enjoyed on your boat? Enough hypotheticals –– let’s talk about making it happen! We may not be able to help you acquire a boat, but we can help you pick the perfect cigars for any fishing/boating/cruising adventure. So let’s get to it!
Father’s Day presents a marvelous opportunity to get your dad something special –– and by that, we mean a cigar. But you don’t need any occasion to pick up a quality stogie for your old man. So whether you’re looking to get your dad a box for an event like a holiday, anniversary, or party, or you just want to surprise him with a cigar for the weekend, we’ll help you find the perfect gift here.
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.
Here at Cigar World, we love maduro cigars. And if you’re reading this, you probably do as well! Or, maybe you’re new to the category and want to know more about maduros. Either way, you’re in the right place because we’re going to rattle off some of our favorite maduros that will delight beginners and seasoned cigar lovers alike.
Everyone who knows the cigar industry knows Matt Booth. He is the creative genius behind the Room101 brand, which includes Room101 Gin, Room101 Cigars, and his Room101 DTLA jewelry line. Matt’s aesthetic is Southern California badass with a sexy silliness sprinkled on top. Room101 Cigars are standouts in the humidor. The artwork is unique, compelling, and colorful.
The history of cigars extends back centuries –– to the ancient Mayans who first rolled and smoked tobacco –– and it encompasses thousands of larger-than-life historical figures and events. One such figure may not have been a cigar smoker himself but has nonetheless had a massive impact on both the cigar industry and world history. This is the story of Simón Bolívar: the liberator of South America and the inspiration behind one of the most respected cigar lines in the world.
Fishing is an ideal activity for smoking a premium cigar. It’s relaxing, outdoors, and can be enjoyed alone or with friends. To be fair, you can’t really pick a “bad” cigar to take fishing with you –– just about any will do! However, if you want to take your fishing trips to the next level, or you’re simply looking for some quality cigar recommendations, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of our favorite cigars for fishing.
The story of Warfighter Tobacco began in places like Mosul and Tikrit, Iraq, during the initial US invasion of 2003. There, the four men who would eventually found Warfighter –– Scott Jansen, Jon Simmons, Bryan Bettey, and Chris Ferdico, all served within several hundred miles of each other –– though they didn’t know it yet. It was there that they experienced the conflict that would affect them for the rest of their lives. It was also where they developed a love of cigars.
If you needed an excuse to break out the grill (and let’s be honest, you don’t), then good news: May is National BBQ Month! Of course, every barbecue is enhanced by lawn games, cool drinks, and –– you guessed it –– fine cigars. Whether you’re planning to grill up a few burgers with your family or you’re hosting the barbecue event of the century, any of these cigars will make a fabulous addition to the occasion.
There are countless factors that make a cigar unique –– from the types of tobacco used to the altitude at which the tobacco is grown. These factors and more will affect the overall cigar-smoking experience. Another way to influence the flavor profile of a cigar is through different harvesting methods, and the most common way to harvest tobacco is through priming. Priming is a term used to describe the basic concept of working your way up from the bottom to the top of the tobacco plant.
This holiday is rarely celebrated south of the US border, other than in the city of Puebla, but north of the border, the tradition is to imbibe in some delicious Mexican fare, including but not limited to some tasty tequila shooters!
Cigars make a memorable addition to any celebration. So it’s no surprise that cigars are popular mainstays at weddings! As we approach peak wedding season, now’s a great time to review some of the best cigars to mark a special occasion. Note: we’re going to arrange our list a little differently this time –– so you should be able to find the ideal cigar no matter what you’re looking for.
In a perfect world, nothing would keep you from enjoying a premium double corona every time you wanted to smoke a cigar. However, we don’t live in a perfect world. Bad weather, a busy schedule, and plenty of other factors may limit your relaxation time with a cigar. Thankfully, even if you only have a few minutes, you can still find a great smoke for any occasion.
In honor of Earth Month, we’re going to look at the biodegradability of cigars. Though you may not know it, basically all cigars are –– in fact –– biodegradable!
For most cigar smokers, the term “green cigar” means one thing: a candela. If you don’t know, a candela (or “double claro”) is a cigar with a light green wrapper. Candelas tend to have a grassy, herbal tea taste, and while they were once wildly popular, they have mostly receded into obscurity over the past few decades.
However, today we won’t be discussing “green” cigars in the literal sense, but rather the eco-friendliness of cigars and cigar smoking. Here’s a quick overview of the cigar-making process and how you can make your smoke sessions more environmentally friendly.
Step aside, fellas. This blog is about some of our favorite, famous cigar aficionadas –– both past and present. You’ve probably heard of just about all of these women, but you may not have known about their propensity to indulge in a fine cigar. (At least from time to time.) Well, enough preamble. Let’s get to the most famous women who smoke cigars!
Few milestones call for a more significant celebration than retirement. After all, retiring just means you’ll have plenty more time to dedicate to cigars! In that spirit, today, we’ll focus on the best cigars to pick up for a retirement party. Don’t worry –– we cover a variety of cigars, so you’ll be sure to find something perfect for your situation.
Cigars are –– by their very nature –– great conversation pieces. And for nearly as long as there have been cigars, there have been cigar clubs. After all, it’s easy to see the appeal of gathering with like-minded individuals to bond over a mutual love of high-quality smokes. Cigar World is on a mission this year to meet with, get to know, and potentially work with female-cigar groups.To continue our series on the remarkable women of the cigar industry, we’re focusing on a few female cigar clubs that every smoker should have on their radar.
The cigar community is full of colorful characters –– both real and fictional. Indeed, cigars and cigar brands are often mythologized by consumers and by the brands themselves! As a happy result, we have a litany of fictional cigar ladies who have captivated smokers for generations.
When people talk about pairing whiskey with cigars, they usually stick to bourbon or Scotch. However, whether you’re prepping for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration or just looking for a change of pace, Irish whiskey is a fabulous partner to a fine cigar. So, without further ado, let’s examine some of the best Irish whiskeys to pair with your favorite smoke.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting some of the most influential ladies of the cigar industry: from famous women smokers to women who run their own cigar brands.
As we’ve covered before, women are playing an increasingly significant role in the cigar industry –– not just as consumers –– but also as leading figures at some of the most popular brands. Indeed, numerous women have stepped into prominent roles at traditional cigar giants while other enterprising aficionadas have struck out on their own to form new brands. As part of our focus this month on women in the cigar industry, today, we’ll highlight a few of our favorite female-led cigar brands (several of which may surprise you)!
Everyone’s favorite bracket-based competition has returned! That’s right –– it’s time for another season of Cigar World Cigar Madness. Eight of the most popular and critically-acclaimed cigars are set to compete for the title of Cigar World Cigar Madness Champion. And the best part is that you –– yes, YOU –– get to decide who wins! Make sure to follow us on Instagram and vote for your favorite smokes all month long.