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Bitter Cigars

By  •  General, Cigar

When cigars taste bitter, and what you can do about it

Bitterness is a key component in the taste of many foods and beverages–coffee, beer, olives, even some kinds of …
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Aging Your Cigars

By  •  General, Cigar

Aging your cigars–why and when

Aging your cigars is exactly what the name suggests–you put your cigars away for a certain period of time and let them rest, undisturbed, while …
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A Cigar Not to Love?

By  •  General, Cigar

It shouldn’t happen, and it especially shouldn’t happen if you’re a savvy smoker who pays attention to and keeps tracks of the attributes of the cigars you like, but every …
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Making the Right Cut for Your Cigar

By  •  General, Cigar

Guillotine, V, punch–there are many ways to prepare a premium cigar for smoking. In a pinch, you can even use a scissors or a knife…and if you’re really desperate, your …
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Leaving it on or stripping it down

By  •  General, Cigar

When you come across a cigar as fully dressed as the Fuente Anejo, whether you should leave all the wrappings on or take them off is a logical question. The …
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Freezing Cigars

By  •  General, Cigar

For long-term storage of premium cigars, sticking them in a freezer might seem to make some sense. As long as you put them in and leave them there, it’s not …
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Cutting Cigars in Half

By  •  General, Cigar

In theory, it makes some sense—buying a longer version of your favorite cigar if the shorter one’s not available—and chopping it into two. Two cigars for maybe a little more …
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Cigar Trivia

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Did you know that…car cigarette lighters are actually cigar lighters? They were originally designed as such, which makes sense when you consider their size, which is a much better fit …
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A Cigar Case in a Pinch

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If you lift weights or work out in some other way, you might have come across protein shots packaged in thick plastic tubes. It seems kind of a shame to …
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Small Batch Cigars

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Small-batch cigars occupy a small segment of the cigar market, and that’s exactly what their manufacturers intend them to do. These cigars are created in limited quantities, often very limited …
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