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An excellent full-bodied smoke with generous rich flavor, the Cohiba XV has been flying just south of the radar in recent years. Originally released in 2004 as a response to market demand for a stronger Cohiba cigar, the XV (“extra vigoroso”) showcases a sun-grown Sumatra wrapper that is tercio-aged for three years before rolling. This […]
Nat Sherman Epoca Prince (6 x 50) W: Ecuador CT B: Dom. Rep. F: Dom. Rep., Nic. Origin: Quesada Cigars, Santiago, D.R. Originally a clear Havana cigar produced in the United States before the embargo, Nat Sherman re-introduced their classic Epoca brand as both a tribute to the company’s roots and an updated new blend for today’s […]
Many cigar lovers have a preferred lighter style for sparking up a stogie. Some use triple-jet torch lighters, others are fine with cheap Bics, and then there are purists who only use cedar spills. While the spill users may not pay it much mind, other smokers have asked the question: is it better to use a soft flame or a torch lighter to light my cigar? Let’s lay out some pros and cons for each style of lighter.
Imagine a society where handmade cigars were the legal currency. If I handed you a Davidoff cigar as payment for a pound of coffee, perhaps I’d get back 5 Factory Throwouts as change? Of course, this idea is pure fantasy and speculation, unlike the Orleans Currency Humidor, which is 100% tangible and in stock now […]
With all due respect to bundles and bags, cigar boxes have become the preferred way to package premium cigars, and rightfully so. Not only does a sealed box assist in keeping cigars fresh, but the box itself has become a canvas that allows cigar makers to truly leave an impression. But how did they become so popular? Well, the best place to start is at the beginning.