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  1. A Beginners Guide to Cigar Smoking: Cutting and Lighting A Cigar

    Cutting A Cigar

    Regardless of who you are, or what cigar your smoking enjoying a premium hand made cigar always begins with cutting and lighting the cigar. Every individual has his or her own routine when it comes to doing this. However generally it begins with making some type of cut to the cigar in an effort  to remove part of the cap or flag leaf that closes the cigar, while leaving some of it glued around the end to keep the filler leaves together. In my experience it's always better to make a more shallow initial cut, then test the pre-light draw. If the initial cut is too deep the cigar can run the risk of unravelling.  Traditionally three types of cuts are used; a straight cut, punch cut or v-cut. For myself personally, and in my experience the majority of smokers select a straight cut, also known as a guillotine cut. Having a quality and sharp cutter makes this cut much easier and reduces the risk of damaging

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  2. A Beginners Guide to Cigar Smoking: What Goes Into Making A Premium Cigar

    A Beginners Guide to Cigar Smoking: What Goes Into Making A Premium Cigar

    I'm guessing if you're reading this article you most likely enjoy smoking premium cigars, but do you know what the process of making one looks like? Many of us enjoy the luxury that comes along with smoking a premium hand made cigar; however very few know the effort that goes into making the cigars. Making premium cigars like Padron, Davidoff, and Ashton can be  an extremely labor intensive process that can take several years, to go from seed to shelf. The purpose of this article will be to better acquaint ourselves with the process, and hopefully provide a new appreciation for the product we love.

    Every cigar begins with a seed. The seed itself is extremely small, its equivalent to roughly the size of a candy sprinkle.Just a bottle cap full of seeds is capable of planting an entire row of crops. The seeds are first transformed into seedlings, this takes about 60 days. Once they become seedlings they can be planted in

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  3. A Beginners Guide to Cigar Smoking: Why We Smoke Cigars

    A Beginners Guide to Cigar Smoking: Why We Smoke Cigars

    We all smoke cigars for a variety of different reasons, but in my personal opinion it boils down to three main ones for the majority. The first is the relaxation that comes with smoking a premium cigar. Many of us live hectic lives, trying to balance a busy work schedule, running a household and maintaining a family life. Sitting down to enjoy a cigar; whether we are at home or at a local shop allows us an hour or two of escape. For this period of time the cigar forces us to sit down, decompress and shift focus away from everything except enjoying the cigar in our hand. The second reason we choose to smoke cigars if for the camaraderie that comes along with it . Although, smoking alone can be extremely enjoyable, the true magic of a cigar is the way they can bring people together.Cigars allow people of all walks of life to enjoy an hour or two of luxury and brings those individuals together. The shared love of cigar smoking unites individuals from all professions, income levels and

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  4. Introducing The Newest Addition to The Vault : The Davidoff USA 25th Anniversary

    Introducing The Newest Addition to The Vault : The Davidoff USA 25th Anniversary

    Since its inception in 2107, the Davidoff Vault program has allowed the company to re-introduce some of Davidoffs most iconic limited editions from the past. The newest installment to the vault, is arguably one of the most anticipated.The cigar in question is the Davidoff USA 25th Anniversary. The cigar was originally released in 2013 to commemorate the company's 25th anniversary of making cigars in the Dominican Republic and its introduction to the U.S. market. The cigar upon its original release was one of the best cigars of 2013. Like all of the previously unvaulted cigars this cigar will be extremely limited and will sell out fast, don't hesitate if you want the opportunity to try this iconic cigar from the past.

    The cigar itself features tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, including a beautifully dark reddish-brown wrapper from the Yamasa region . This cigar delivers a medium to full flavor strength and tobacco intensity, providing beautiful balance of flavors, perfec

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  5. Cigar Gifting Philosophy This Holiday Season

    Cigar Gifting Philosophy This Holiday Season

    With the holidays fast approaching many of us will be looking to get the perfect gift for the cigar aficionado in our life. Cigars are unique, in the way that they allow anyone to enjoy a taste of luxury. When buying cigars this Holiday season we like to focus on a philosophy of quality over quantity. The cigar should be something special; maybe something they normally would splurge on for themselves. Brands like Davidoff, Arturo Fuente, and Padron offer some exceptional cigars that can accomplish this luxurious feeling. A perfect example of a cigar worthy of gifting this holiday season is the Davidoff Limited Edition Year of the Rat. A cigar like this is rich, flavorful and complex and is an excellent cigar to celebrate an occasion with. Purchasing one or two cigars of this caliber, rather than a handful of their “everyday” cigars is a great way to give your loved one a few hours of luxury and show them how special they are to you. Another important thing to note when purchasing cig

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  6. The Tatuaje Escasos

    The Tatuaje Escasos

    One of the newest edition to the Tatuaje line up of cigars is the Escasos,which means rare. This a cigar that has been in the works for the better part of a decade. This line by Pete Johnson is unique and special for a few reasons. Firstly, all of the tobacco used for Escasos would be of a Havana-seed origin and secondly, all of the cigars would be produced in Miami. The Escasos line allowed Johnson to release unique, experimental and limited production product out of the Miami facility. As it currently exists the Escasos line features the six original sizes of the Selección de Cazador line, more commonly referred to as the Brown Label. The cigars feature an Ecuadorian grown Habano wrapper leaf; over Nicaraguan binder and filler. These cigars will be very limited in quantity with small amounts of boxes, released occasionally. Only a small handfull of retailers have been presented the unique oppurtunity to offer this special cigar. We are more than thrilled to have been selected as o

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  7. The Ashton Estate Sun Grown

    The Ashton Estate Sun Grown

    The Ashton Estate Sun Grown (ESG) was originally conceived in 2005 to celebrate Ashtons 20th anniversary. This cigar is a unique collaboration between between Carlos Fuente Jr. and Ashton to celebrate the anniversary.Probably the thing that makes this cigar so special is the fact that it uses wrapper leaf from Chateau de la Fuente. This is the Fuente family farm where the Fuente Fuente OpusX wrapper tobacco is grown; It was produced at the Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia factory. Over the next 5 years ashton released an addition size to the line. Given the special nature and rarity of the tobacco used these cigars can be limited and more difficult to find.

    Tasting Notes:

    The cigar typically begins with ample notes of earth, leather and pepper. As the cigar continues to develop notes of cedar and a touch of sweetness introduces itself. The Cigar is extremely balanced from the first to final puff. The cigar is extremely smooth and as a result can have a “sneaky” amount of s

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  8. Cigar Overview: Liga Privada T52

    Cigar Overview: Liga Privada T52

    The Liga Privada T52 was originally released in 2009, as a humidor companion to the original Liga Privada cigar; the Number 9. The Liga Privada T52 has proven itself over the last decade to be worthy of the Liga Privada name.The cigar is ideal for Liga fans looking for a slightly bolder and fuller bodied smoking experience. The cigar was originally blended, as a personal blend for Drew Estates former president Steve Saka. The T52 features a variety of Nicaraguan tobaccos. The Habano wrapper used on the Liga Privada T52 is stalk-cut. that the stalk-cutting process adds a depth of flavor to the finished leaf not found in traditionally primed tobacco.The cigar provides ample notes of cedar, earth and sweetness. All of these rich flavors are balanced nicely by notes of pepper, that are especially present on the retrohale. As the weather begins to cool here in New England many cigar smokers are reaching into their humidor for smaller sizes. Luckily for us Drew Estates has added a var

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  9. Cigar Overview: Zino Platinum Z-Crown Series

    Cigar Overview: Zino Platinum Z-Crown Series

    The Zino Platinum Z- Crown line of cigars was originally released in the year 2017. The cigars were released in two sizes; with each size featuring its own unique blend of tobaccos. The sizes in question are the Z- Crown Chubby (4 15/16 x 54 Perfecto) and Z - Crown Stout (7 x 52 Belicoso). One of the many things that make this cigar special is the amount of ageing dedicated to the tobacco. Dominican tobaccos are aged 8 Years, then expertly blended with tobaccos specifically chosen to accentuate exceptional flavors. Rolled and rested for an additional 4 Years to reach achieve peak maturity. The end result after 12 Years of impeccable care and patience is an absolutely phenomenal cigar worthy of celebrating life's special special occasions. Another aspect of this cigar that is unique is the way it is presented. Each cigar is housed in its own royal blue, lacquered coffin.The coffins are packaged in very modern, but elegant ten count box. Each box featuring a mirror on the inside of th

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  10. Introducing the Newest Davidoff Vault Release the Exquisite Toro

    Introducing the Newest Davidoff Vault Release the Exquisite Toro

    The Davidoff Vault program which began in 2018, is a place where cigar aficionados can go to visit, or reacquaint themselves with factory reserves, vintage classics, and private and rare collections; these are cigars you won’t find anywhere else and are only offered in limited quantities. The newest release from the Vault is the Davidoff Exquisite a 6 x 52 toro. The Exquisite is unique because Master Blender Eladio Diaz chooses this cigar as one of his favorites to end his day. As a result he has aimed to create an exquisite smoking experience that he can pair with some of his favorite whiskeys that provide complementary flavors. The cigar is meticulously blended with a variety of tobaccos from the Dominican Republic; including a Dominican wrapper from the Yamasa region, which has become a favorite for many. The cigar begins with spicy & sweet creaminess, cinnamon spice, oak wood and dark cocoa. The retro-hale is spicy with medium-strength. As the cigar builds notes of wood and

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