Cigar Articles

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Nikka Coffey Gin

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published February 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Jameson Whiskey

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published February 2024

The Current State of Cuban Cigars: An Update

In February of 2019, Ministry of Cigars posted an article called ‘The current state of Cuban cigars’ in which the author voiced a lot of criticism towards Cuban cigars. The...

Published February 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Bumbu XO Rum

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published February 2024

Why Doesn’t Honduras Have a Cigar Festival?

Back in 1999, Habanos S.A. made a bold move. Right after the cigar boom, when sales dropped like lemmings from a cliff, the distribution and marketing company for Cuban cigars...

Published February 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published February 2024

What Kind of Smoker Are You?

What kind of smoker are you? I’m writing this from next to the rooftop swimming pool of my hotel in Bangkok, where me and the wonderful woman I call my...

Published February 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Jim Beam

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published February 2024

Best Valentines Day Cigar You Can Buy in 2024

Valentine’s Day is a special occasion for couples to celebrate their love and affection for each other. One way to do this is by gifting your partner a nice cigar...

Published February 2024

Cuban Brands and Their Non Cuban Counterparts

Cuban brands and their non Cuban counterparts Almost every Cuban cigar has a Non Cuban counterpart, usually only available in the United States due to trademark legislation. For the longest...

Published January 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Plantation 3 Stars

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published January 2024

Cigar Traditions: New Fathers Handing Out Cigars

Celebrating a new baby with cigars is a cherished tradition. Though less common today, it’s a heartfelt gesture for proud fathers, marking a significant life moment. Premium cigars designed for...

Published January 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Thinkers Jerusalem Dry Gin

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published January 2024

Why Are So Many Companies Marketing The Chinese Zodiac Calendar?

Why are so many companies marketing the Chinese Zodiac calendar? It started in 2011 with Davidoff, who saw a big marketing opportunity to tap into the huge Chinese market if...

Published January 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – De Kuyper Vieux Special

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published January 2024

Cigar Traditions: Smoking Jackets

Encountering someone adorned in a smoking jacket while indulging in a cigar is a rare spectacle these days. Although the allure of this garment may not be experiencing a modern...

Published January 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Gouden Carolus Blaasveld Broek

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published January 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Monkey 47 Schwartzwald Dry Gin

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published January 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Limoncello Liquore de Liguria

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published January 2024

Entertainers With Their Own Cigars

Entertainers, like actors and musicians, often enjoy premium cigars. Rocky Patel, an entertainment lawyer, was inspired by sharing cigars on movie sets with clients like Bruce Willis. This led him...

Published January 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – New Grove Plantation Rum

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published January 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Teresa Rizzi Brut Prosecco

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published January 2024

Be Grateful That You Have This Hobby

Cigar smoking is a great hobby, but I think most of us, including me most of the times, are not grateful enough that we are in the position to have...

Published December 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Bowmore 18 Year Old

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published December 2023

My Thoughts About The Cigar Aficionado Top 25

The 2023 Cigar Aficionado Top 25 is out, the most crucial and talked-about list in the cigar community. Manufacturers and retailers love it for its potential to drive sales with...

Published December 2023

Professional Athletes With Their Own Cigar Brands – Part 3

It is very well known that many entertainers, including professional athletes, love premium cigars. Some entertainers and athletes take the step from just being an afficionado, to having their own...

Published December 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Roku Gin

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published December 2023

Dealing With Nicotine Sickness

Picture this – you’re seated, savoring a fine cigar, lifting it to puff, and suddenly, a wave of light headedness and nausea hits. Your pleasant cigar experience turns sour, and...

Published December 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Stalla Dhu Saorsa Single Cask

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published December 2023

Professional Athletes With Their Own Cigar Brands – Part 2

It is very well known that many entertainers, including professional athletes, love premium cigars. Some entertainers and athletes take the step from just being an afficionado, to having their own...

Published December 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Stalla Dhu Royal Brackla 2006 Single Cask

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published December 2023

Professional Athletes With Their Own Cigar Brands – Part 1

It is very well known that many entertainers, including professional athletes, love premium cigars. Some entertainers and athletes take the step from just being an afficionado, to having their own...

Published December 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Don Q 2007

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published December 2023

Davidoff Orchant Seleccion Liverpool Edition Toro Cigar Review

Introduction The Davidoff Orchant Seleccion Liverpool Edition is a limited edition cigar, with only 300 individually numbered boxes available. Each box contains 10 Toro-sized cigars, reflecting the detailed craftsmanship and...

Published December 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Citadelle Gin

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published December 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Gibson’s London Dry Gin

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published December 2023