Cigar Library

The Vandermarliere Family and Oliva Cigars: An In-Depth Interview With Fred Vandermarliere

The Vandermarliere family has been a respected name in the tobacco industry for almost a century. The company was founded in 1926 in an attic in Belgium. Today’s interview is...

Published July 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye

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 July 2024

Oliva’s International Distributor Event Held in Hong Kong

A few years ago, when the world was kidnapped by the Covid-19 virus, but travel within Europe was still allowed, Fred Vandermarliere, CEO of VCF (the parent company of J....

Published July 2024

Best Places to Smoke Cigars in Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia is a country located in Southeast Asia, and its capital city is Jakarta. The country is famous for its beautiful landscapes, culture, and culinary experiences.

Published July 2024

Habanos World Days London 2024

Habanos World Days London started on Thursday, June 20th, 2024, with a cocktail party in the picturesque Belgrave Square, marking the start of a three-day celebration dedicated to the 55th...

Published June 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Captain Morgan White 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 2024

Why Cigar Competitions Don’t Make Sense to Me

I'm regularly invited to cigar competitions or read about them. I am asked to write about these competitions, judge them, and I’ve even been asked to organize them. However, I ...

Published June 2024

Quai d’Orsay Especial d’Orsay Cigar Review

This year at the Habanos Festival in Cuba, Habanos released a brand new cigar to celebrate the 50th Anniversay of Quai d'Orsay, the Especial d'Orsay. This new cigar is somewhat...

Published June 2024

Why Are Cuban and New World Cigars So Expensive?

This morning, standing proudly before my electric humidor, choosing what to smoke, I noticed the price tags on my cigars. The tax bands on these cigars range from 2015 until...

Published June 2024

A Quarter Century of Habanos: 24 Years of Ediciones Limitadas

It has been 24 years since the introduction of the first Ediciones Limitadas, or Limited Editions, of Habanos: Hoyo de Monterrey Particulares, Montecristo Robustos, Partagás Pirámides, and Romeo y Julieta...

Published June 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Nikka Coffey Vodka

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 2024

Aganorsa Leaf: An Interview with Terence Reilly

Aganorsa Leaf was founded during the cigar boom of the 90s. The brand is popular in America and is gaining popularity in Europe as well. I smoked a few of...

Published June 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Mickey Ginn Liquor

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 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Stalla Dhu Benriach 12-Year-Old Rum Wood

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 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Stalla Dhu Single Malt Blair Athol 110 Proof Oloroso

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 2024

Oliva Distributor Weekend

A few years ago, when the world was kidnapped by the Covid-19 virus, but travel within Europe was still allowed, Fred Vandermarliere, CEO of VCF (the parent company of J....

Published June 2024

Aladino Fuma Noche Cigar Review: Bold and Beautiful

Aladino may be a relatively new cigar brand on the market, but the family behind it has been in the industry for a long time. Starting with Julio Eiroa, the...

Published June 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Ancho Reyes Verde

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 2024

League of Fat Bastards: Raising Awareness for Men’s Mental Health

Adam Levine, the Australian founder of League of Fat Bastards, is using his cigar brand to raise awareness and funds for men’s mental health. By donating forty percent of profits...

Published May 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Drambuie

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 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alchol – Karo 13 years XO

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 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Grappa de Grignolino

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 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Gordon’s 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 May 2024

Track & Trace is Coming to the EU

In just a few days’ time, a huge change will come to the European Community when it comes to cigars. On May 19th, TRACK & TRACE will be mandatory for...

Published May 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Pusser’s 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 May 2024

Justo Eiroa Discusses the Evolution and Future of JRE Tobacco

In the beginning of April, I was invited to Lounge 33 near Brussels, Belgium. There I had the pleasure of meeting Vivi Eiroa, the daughter of Justo Eiroa, the CEO...

Published May 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Four Pillars Olive Leaf

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 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Los Danzantes Reposado Mezcal

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 2024

Best Soft Flame Lighters for Cigars 2024

When choosing the right soft flame lighter for your cigars, it's all about finding something reliable that won't overpower the delicate wrapper of a fine cigar. In this guide, we’ll...

Published May 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Aalborgs Akvavit

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 2024

Be Kind to Yourself, Rewind

No, this editorial has got nothing to do with the 2008 Jack Black movie, but everything to do with being kind to yourself, clock out of the modern-day rat race...

Published April 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Stalla Dhu Speyside 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 April 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – François Peyrot Mure & 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 April 2024

Jeremy Casdagli Interview: The Legacy and Future of Casdagli Cigars

One of the first cigars I ever smoked was a Casdagli Traditional Cottontail. Since then I have been a huge fan Casdagli. Recently, I had the honor to interview the...

Published April 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Godet Folle Blanche Epicure XO 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 April 2024

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Zuidam Jonge Jenever

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 2024