Cigar Articles

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Ron El Rumbo Superior Cuban Coconut 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 September 2023

What If? (Legislation Edition)

In earlier “what if” episodes I wrote about owning my own lounge, my own brand and even Habanos. This time I share my thoughts on what I would do if...

Published September 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Amrut Fusion

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 September 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Angostura

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 September 2023

The Problem with Cigar Tunnelling

Tunnelling, the problem when the burn of your cigar burns the filler but not the binder or the wrapper anymore, creating a tunnel. And it’s an issue, an issue that...

Published September 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Dominique London Privee Liberation Cigar Cognac

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 September 2023

The Dilemma of Cigar Brand Coattail Riding: Identity, Reputation, and Creativity in the Cigar Industry

Recently my friend and fellow cigarinspector.com contributor Ray showed me picture of a cigar. My immediate response was “what an odd shape for a Hoyo de Monterrey” but then I...

Published September 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol: Balvenie Doublewood 12 Years

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 September 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Stalla Dhu C.Gars Ltd 25th Anniversary Cigar Malt Port 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 September 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Jack Daniels

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 September 2023

La Gloria Cubana: Rediscovering the Hidden Gem

La Gloria Cubana, a brand considered as a hidden gem within the portfolio of Habanos, has long been neglected, with only regional and La Casa del Habano (LCDH) cigars being...

Published September 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Ron El Rumbo Premium Cuban Añejo Oro

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 September 2023

Cohiba Ideales: The Latest Luxury Cigar to Hit the UK Shelves

The Cohiba Ideales, the latest premium release from the renowned Cuban Cohiba line, has made its much-anticipated debut in the United Kingdom. Contrary to its official price tag of £400...

Published August 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Tanqueray London Dry

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 August 2023

Are Cuban Cigars Really Overpriced?

In recent years, there has been a noticeable surge in the prices of Cuban cigars, raising concerns among aficionados about whether they are truly worth the investment. The steep increase...

Published August 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Tio Pepe Palomino Fino

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 August 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Ferdinand Red Vermouth

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 August 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Marsette Peruvian Chocolate Essence

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 August 2023

Reviewing The Ramon Allones No. 3 Cigar

In the ever-evolving world of cigars, enthusiasts and connoisseurs are constantly seeking new and exciting offerings to tantalize their palates. One such addition to the market is the Ramon Allones...

Published August 2023

Gold Edition Guantanamera: The Budget-Friendly Surprise

In a remarkable collaboration, Promocigar S.L. and TimeCigar have introduced a limited edition Cuban mini cigar, the Guantanamera Coronas Tubo Gold Edition. Surprising many in the cigar world, this budget-friendly...

Published August 2023

Habanos, S.A. Presents the Monterreyes No. 4 Limited Edition: A Cigar Lover’s Dream

Habanos, S.A., the esteemed leader in the world of premium cigars, has once again captivated cigar enthusiasts with their latest release, the Hoyo de Monterrey Monterreyes No. 4 Limited Edition....

Published July 2023

The Cigar Boom is in Full Effect: Oettinger Davidoff AG Reports Record Year

Oettinger Davidoff AG, a Swiss company renowned for its premium cigars, has recently announced that 2022 was a groundbreaking year for its cigar business. The company experienced remarkable growth, with...

Published June 2023

5 Great Rum Cocktails To Pair With Cigars – Part 2

During covid I was bored. So I watched a lot of television and a lot of old episodes of Bar Rescue, where ‘the Gordon Ramsey of the bar industry’, Jon...

Published June 2023

5 Great Gin Cocktails to Pair with Cigars

During covid I was bored. So I watched a lot of television and a lot of old episodes of Bar Rescue, where ‘the Gordon Ramsey of the bar industry’, Jon...

Published June 2023

5 Great Cocktails to Pair with Cigars – Part 1

During covid I was bored. So I watched a lot of television and a lot of old episodes of Bar Rescue, where ‘the Gordon Ramsey of the bar industry’, Jon...

Published June 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Hansen 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 June 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Flor de Caña 18

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 June 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Chartreuse Green

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 June 2023

5 Great Rum Cocktails To Pair With Cigars

During covid I was bored. So I watched a lot of television and a lot of old episodes of Bar Rescue, where ‘the Gordon Ramsey of the bar industry’, Jon...

Published June 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Jose Cuervo

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 June 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Angostura 7 Year Old 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 June 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Oslo 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 May 2023

Hunters & Frankau’s Bold Prediction: Cuban Cigar Supply to See Remarkable Improvement

Sean Croley, one of the directors at Hunters & Frankau, recently shared positive news regarding the supply of Cuban cigars at a special event held at St James C.Gars. During...

Published May 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Nikka Coffey Grain

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 May 2023

Cuban Cigar Market Struggles as Imports to Europe Increase by 30%

According to data from the European Cigar Manufacturers Association (ECMA), imports of cigars and cigarillos to European Union (EU) countries increased by almost 30 percent last year. This rise was...

Published May 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Bulas Porto 10 years white

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 April 2023