Cigar 101: No Two Cigars Are The Same

Cigar 101: No Two Cigars Are The Same
Any common man (or woman) would look at two of the same thing – same in size, origin, color, shape, etc. – and assume they would perform the same. However, with cigars, this is certainly not the case. In fact, every single cigar smokes a bit differently, and that is what also makes buying and smoking cigars so unique. Each purchase is a process. While the same cigar maker can have ...Continue

How to Fix My Over-Humidified Cigars?

How to Fix My Over-Humidified Cigars?
Yuck - Squishy, moist cigars are about as appealing as smoking a wet sponge. Whether you bought your cigars overhumidifed, or neglected your humidor for a bit too long, over-humidification is a common issue with at-home humidors. So how do I get my cigars back to smoking condition? First let’s look at the why and how humidification affects your cigars. How Humidification Works Humidification isn’t exclusive to cigars alone, several industries including ...Continue

The 5 Best Cuban Cigars to Start Your Journey From

The 5 Best Cuban Cigars to Start Your Journey From
Starting Out With Cubans Every cigar aficionado had to start somewhere. No matter if you began smoking Dutchmasters from the gas station convenience store or got spoiled with something like a Padron from a generous family member during a party, there was always a first. However, one’s appreciation for what they’re smoking drastically changes from that first one – whether they coughed it up or enjoyed it from foot to nub. ...Continue

Do Cigars Really Get Better with Age?

Do Cigars Really Get Better with Age?
There’s nothing more tempting than tearing into a brand new box of cigars, breaking out some bourbon and lighting up the first cigar in the box. I’m here to tell you… STOP!  Before lighting up there are several factors about a cigar's age that need to be explained, and I’m going to walk you through the seemingly complicated debate of aging cigars. Let’s elaborate…. Is it True Cigars Get Better with Age? The Short ...Continue

DIY Humidors

DIY Humidors
DIY HUMIDORS There is nothing more satisfying than reaching into a DIY humidor and pulling out a good cigar. Not just any humidor, but a humidor that you made to age your fine cigars. This guide will show you how to make a humidor that will keep your cigars properly maintained. It will help you save money that can be spent on more cigars. Discover how to make a DIY humidor from ...Continue

Pairing Cigars and Beer

Pairing Cigars and Beer
Cigars and beer are a surprisingly natural pairing.. The savory and sweet notes of cigars blend well with the bitter, hoppy flavor of a wide range of light and dark beers.  You can create the perfect combination for your taste. However, you must take care to pair strong beers with strong cigars, and lighter beers with mild cigars. This is critical for keeping the flavors and aromas of either the cigar ...Continue

Cigar and Whisky and More Great Cigar Pairings

Cigar and Whisky and More Great Cigar Pairings
When you pair a good cigar with a delicious drink, you increase the complexity of the flavor profile. There’s more balance and more nuance on your palate. . Cigar and whisky combinations are the most highly valued marriages, but other beverages can complement the cigar just as well.  Cigar connoisseurs have long turned to beverages that provide additional flavors that can enrich, harmonize, or contrast with the creamy vanilla or caramel ...Continue

Can You Travel to Cuba Now?

Can You Travel to Cuba Now?
After decades of isolation and restriction, Cuba holds an allure for travelers like no other place on earth. With a warm, sunny climate, stunning scenery, and a rich cultural and political heritage, Cuba is a destination that travelers simply must visit. So, if you’re wondering: can you travel to Cuba? The good news is that most countries have significantly eased their travel restrictions in recent years. As of June 2019, there ...Continue

Cuban Food – Flavors and Style

Cuban Food – Flavors and Style
Cuban food is all about big flavors and enticing aromas. Its gastronomy evokes vibrant island culture and all that’s exotic about the Caribbean.   Cuba has a cuisine best experienced on the island, where indigenous products and time-honoured recipes still rule. Yet you can cook and sample your own Cuban food, especially some of the famous Cuban dishes.  This article explores the heart of Cuban food and many of the iconic flavours you ...Continue

Cuban Cars – Everything You Need to Know

Cuban Cars – Everything You Need to Know
Vintage cars are one of Cuba’s legendary allures. These classic Cuban cars are almost exclusively from before the 1960s, yet they’re not rusty ruins. On any Cuban streets you’ll find a wonderful assortment of carefully preserved classic bars - they’re not Cuban car models, but they feel as Cuban as rum and cigars. Part of Cuba’s allure for visitors is that the island is almost exclusively populated by cars built before ...Continue