Light My Fire

The great poet laureate Lauryn Hill once penned, Come on baby light my fire Everything you drop is so tired Music is supposed to inspire So how come we ain’t gettin’ no higher For years cigars have served as an inspiration for me. An inspiration to write, to share, to entertain and even to try…

#IPCPR17 Behind The Leaf

There’s a huge misperception of what the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) trade show is all about. Many think that it’s a “Trick or Treat” bag grab and smoke fest for dudes that like cigars, and this couldn’t be further from the truth. Like any other industry that is made up of independent…

How Many Flames Do You Prefer?

There are so many ways to light your premium cigar…cedar, matches, torches, etc. Even amongst these methods there are a variety of options. Butane torches, used and trusted due to there reliability, power and style, provide as much or as little flame as you need to fire up your premium cigar. So how much fire…

Cigars Can Go Green Too

Humidors are like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get. From big to small, traditional straight shaped (parejo) to figurados (pyramids, torpedoes, perfectos.), green to brown, the characteristics of premium cigar are all over the spectrum. With so much variety, choosing your ideal cigar can be difficult, especially if it’s not something…

Cigar Smoking; There’s a Championship For That

Cigar enthusiasts from around the country and the world descended upon Nashville, TN the week of May 7th, 2017 for the Nashville Boutique Cigar Week. Centered around the Steeplechase horse races every year, organizer Darren Cioffi of Principle Cigars brought together dozens of his closest friends from around the pond to not only experience the…

Aladino Smoke Break With Justo Eiroa

Corojo, Corojo, Corojo. Corojo tells the story of a Cuban family that relocated to the valleys of Honduras so that they could continue doing what they love. Corojo tells the story of the name behind the original Camacho brand that gave it the reputation for quality, taste and tradition. Corojo tells the story of the re-entry…