3 Reasons You Have Tight Draws

Like sucking a banana shake through a straw, it’s a shame to have a premium cigar that you can’t enjoy because of functionality issues. We’ve all had that uncomfortable, vein-in-the-forehead-bulging experience that makes or breaks our cigar experience, but they can be avoided if you at least know what’s causing it. Rolled Too Tight Pretty…

Take a One-Hour Cigar Vacation

I love the beach as much as the next person, but most working adults don’t always have the luxury of taking extended time off from the J.O.B. and leaving their day-to-days behind. We’re constantly shown images of private islands, resorts and 12-star hotels (exaggeration) where we can enjoy our cigars, but in our lifetime it’s highly…

The Best Cigar I’ve Ever Smoked

“What’s the best cigar you’ve ever smoked?” People always ask. It’s a fair question, I guess. When people know that you’ve had a lot of cigars they’re naturally curious. Maybe they want to try the stick that you identify…maybe they want to criticize your choice. Maybe they want to share a common or unpleasant experience with…

New School Cigars, Old School Blending

Times change, people change, processes change. 25 years ago we listened to music that was made using instruments. Today the tracks are made with computers and “artists” have to Google their own lyrics to see what they said. 35 years ago, skilled hands on the factory floor in Detroit made our cars, now they’re produced from a…

Cigar Nights

Sometimes you just want to enjoy a cigar among friends in an environment where you can hear yourself think and engage your companions in conversation. Take a break from reviewing, hit the pause button on legislation, and save lists and tips for another day. And nothing beats getting an unexpected Saturday afternoon text from a…

4 Ideal Cigars For Any Newcomer

Entering the cigar lifestyle can be intimidating and challenging. And while those that aren’t familiar with premium cigars may think that getting started is just a matter of grabbing something from a store and lighting it, one’s first cigar selection is a critical moment in their journey. The one thing (besides the occasional jerk) that…

When a Cigar Talks, Listen

It is said that there is an art to conversation. If you get on the Google and search the topic, there are numerous blogs and books that give tips on how to effectively break the ice, build relationships and establish critical social bonds that are necessary for personal and business survival. The conversational pointer that…