Each cigar is a story. We learn the details of the tale as we smoke, but when selecting a case we are the writers of the story. We pick a case that reflects us and through its use, people discover more about us. Are you modern, traditional, or a little bit of both?
A humidor is a wonderful gift any cigar smoker can appreciate. Having “too much storage” is hardly a problem, and you’ll quickly find that a humidor will fill up faster than you may think. Keeping our cigars at their optimal smoking condition is critical to the smoking experience. There are endless styles of humidors available; [...]
I had forgotten how much I enjoy a v-cut cigar until the release of this well designed v-cutter was presented from Xikar. Previous v-cutters would wear quickly in my experience. The blade would get dull and start tearing the tobacco, if not the entire cap of the cigar, apart. I had almost completely written off [...]
If there is one accessory a cigar smoker can never have too many of, it’s a proper cigar lighter! The source of fire we light our cigars with is crucial to the cigar smoking experience. A tainted flame will completely take over and ruin the best cigar. The fire sources we use in lighting our [...]
Cigars are a luxury on their own, and when we look to expand on that luxury we must focus on the experience itself. The lighting ritual is a significant part of the smoking experience. It sets the tone. We must not only use the proper source of flame, but we must also take our time. [...]
When we are traveling, often it isn’t just our cigars we are carrying with us. One of the things I like about this cigar briefcase from Andre Garcia, beyond the absolute luxury, is that it doesn’t look like a cigar traveling case. In fact, you can use it to carry just about anything. Its versatility [...]