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The Story Behind

TSB Graycliff Cigars: From Captain Graysmith to Great Cigars
September 16, 2014

TSB Graycliff Cigars: From Captain Graysmith to Great Cigars

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In 1740, Captain John Howard Graysmith built a mansion he named Graycliff in Nassau, the Bahamas. Graysmith had gained both fame and riches as a pirate of the Caribbean in …
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TSB: The Diamond Crown Maximus Cigar and Three Legends
September 16, 2014

TSB: The Diamond Crown Maximus Cigar and Three Legends

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Here’s today’s edition of our series “The Story Behind” which gives you an inside look at interesting topics in the world of premium cigars.

Diamond Crown is one of the …
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TSB Carlos Toraño Exodus 1959 Cigars: Liberty and Great Cigars
September 16, 2014

TSB Carlos Toraño Exodus 1959 Cigars: Liberty and Great Cigars

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The story has been told often since the late 1950s. Cuba, a land too familiar with war and revolution, was once again “liberated” from a dictatorship, this time the relatively …
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Cigars for Troops
November 30, 2009

Cigars for Troops

Dear Cigarsdirect,

I got your package in the mail today. You guys are awesome! Thanks so much for your support and your extremely generous donation of Cigars and humidor. My …
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My Journey With Cigars
November 25, 2009

My Journey With Cigars

I will start by saying, that after smoking cigarettes for 33 years, I finally came home to cigars again. I am writing this with the average cigar smoker in mind …
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My Little Cigar World
November 19, 2009

My Little Cigar World

Here I am, on a Saturday afternoon, doing what I love best. Hanging out, chomping on a cigar, and writing on my laptop. What a life.

I’m pretty lucky, my …
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Urban Campfire
November 16, 2009

Urban Campfire

Mark Twain once wrote, “The Cigar is the urban mans campfire”. In the old west, the campfire was the place where the community could come after a long …
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The Cigar Experience: Our Bond is Greater than 007
November 15, 2009

The Cigar Experience: Our Bond is Greater than 007

There may be no greater bond than sitting down to unwind and enjoy the terrific company amongst friends, family, and work associates. And the best way to enhance …
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Premium Cigars 101
November 14, 2009

Premium Cigars 101

Wouldn’t it be great if there was such a college class as Premium Cigars 101? I know I would attend.

            As a cigar collector (2000 and counting) …
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Saint Christopher’s Gift
November 9, 2009

Saint Christopher’s Gift

“Hey buddy, got any spare change?”

I turned to see a disheveled man huddled in the shadows as I walked to my car after a long day in the University …
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