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Cigar Bands why they exist and what to do with them

By  •  General, Cigar

About the only thing to know about cigar bands is that they’re nice to look at. They really have little functional purpose beyond their looks. But they can definitely be …
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Butane Lighters

By  •  General, Cigar

Why butane is the only choice for lighter fluid, and we mean the ONLY CHOICE!

This next is from an email sent by one of our regular customers, who found …
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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

By  •  Cigar

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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