Cigar Articles

Cigar Buying Etiquettes: How to Choose the Perfect Cigar

Cigars are a timeless indulgence for many individuals, but buying a cigar from a cigar store can be intimidating, especially if you are new to the world of cigars. Fortunately,...

Published December 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Ultimatum Infinitum 12

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 – Hendrick’s 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 – Johnnie Walker Blue Label

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 November 2023

How Did We Get to Cigars?

How did we get to cigars? I like baking, I like drinking, I like smoking cigars. And I do have a basic understanding of milling, of distilling and of fermenting....

Published November 2023

Is Cigar Media Bias?

Is Cigar Media Bias? The answer in one word is simple: yes! But it’s a question that shouldn’t be, or can’t be, answered in one word, as it’s a complex...

Published November 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Suntory Hibiki Harmony

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 November 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Stalla Dhu Saorsa Aois

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 November 2023

5 Ways to Cut a Cigar

Almost every handmade cigar comes with a capped head. One of the main reasons for this is to prevent the wrapper and binder unrolling while being transported or stored in...

Published November 2023

5 Ways to Light a Cigar

To smoke you need fire, but not all fire is suitable for a cigar. For a cigar you need a source that is neutral in flavour. So a gasoline lighter,...

Published November 2023

A Novelty Too Far: Why We Shouldn’t Embrace Massive Cigars in the UK

Cigar enthusiasts are a discerning bunch, always on the lookout for new and exciting offerings from the world of tobacco. In recent years, a peculiar trend has emerged in the...

Published November 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Zwettertje kruidenbitter

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 November 2023

Exploring the Legacy of Cuban Cigar Blending and the Birth of Casa 1910: An Interview with Manolo Santiago

In a captivating video interview recently uploaded to YouTube, we had the privilege of delving into the rich history and fascinating journey of Manolo Santiago, a prominent figure in the...

Published November 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Don Julio 1942

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 November 2023

The Cigar Lounge Phenomenon: Why More People Are Turning to Cigars

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our daily lives in countless ways. One of the more unexpected outcomes has been the change in the way people spend their leisure time. One...

Published November 2023

The Truth About Cigar Sizes for Beginners: Debunking Common Misconceptions

Cigar smoking is an enjoyable and nuanced hobby, but for beginners, it can be overwhelming to navigate the world of cigars. One common misconception is that smaller cigars are more...

Published November 2023

5 Reasons to Stop Smoking Cuban Cigars

A few months ago, Cigar Inspector gave five reasons to keep on smoking Cuban cigars. Lovers of Habano cigars fully agreed with our reasons, while others laughed, called it nonsense...

Published November 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Penfolds Grandfather Rare Tawny

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 November 2023

Cohiba Behike Cigars: Luxury Smoking Experience or Overpriced Status Symbol?

Cohiba Behike cigars have been touted as the epitome of luxury Cuban cigars, with their rich flavours and luxurious smoking experience. However, there are growing concerns about whether they are...

Published November 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Musgrave Pink 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 November 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Gouden Carolus Single Malt

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 November 2023

5 Reasons to Smoke Cuban Cigars

Cuban cigars still hold a reputation, they were the first cigars to become popular. Cuba was the largest producer and many brands have a legacy that is not rivalled by...

Published November 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Disaronno

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 November 2023

Plasencia Cigars: A Tradition of Quality and Excellence

Cigar enthusiasts are always on the lookout for the perfect blend of flavor, aroma, and quality. Plasencia Cigars, a brand that has been around for over 150 years, offers just...

Published November 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Flowstone Bushwillow

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 November 2023

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Best 5 Arturo Fuente Cigars That Won’t Break the Bank

If you’re a cigar enthusiast, you’ve probably heard of Arturo Fuente cigars. Known for their exceptional quality and unique flavors, Fuente cigars are highly sought after by cigar aficionados around...

Published November 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Macallan Quest

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 November 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Stalla Dhu Truthbetold 22

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 October 2023

The Best Budget Cigar We’ve Tried: Regius Serie Limitada Review

The Regius Serie Limitada is a fantastic budget cigar that delivers on flavours and quality without breaking the bank. It is a perfect choice for those looking for an enjoyable...

Published October 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Zonin Cuvee 1821

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 October 2023

The Netherlands Has a Hypocritical View on Cigar Tobacco

The Netherlands is often viewed as a country with liberal policies on drugs, with cannabis being decriminalized and available for purchase in coffee shops. However, the country has a very...

Published October 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Joseph Guy V.S.

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 October 2023

Cuban Cigar Sizes Are Becoming Ridiculous and I Hate It!

Have you noticed how Cuban cigars have been getting larger lately? I mean, twenty years ago, the thickest Cuban cigar had a ring gauge of 52. Now, there are more...

Published October 2023

Here is Why Curing and Fermenting Cigar Tobacco is So Important

Curing and fermentation are two critical processes in the production of cigars that play a significant role in determining the flavour, aroma, and overall quality of the final product. Understanding...

Published October 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Stalla Dhu Proven8

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 October 2023

What’s the Most Important Cigar Country in Europe?

What’s the most important cigar country in Europe? I think that’s an interesting question and the answer will differ on the way you look at it. Some might say it’s...

Published October 2023