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  • New Sanctions on Cuba: No More Cuban Cigars to the US

    The relationship between Cuba and the US has been temperamental for quite some time now. Product produced by the Cuban government are essentially banned in the US. Barrak Obama did make a few changes during his term to open up relations, however Donald Trump has now made the stance clear with his latest decision. 
  • Can Cigars Actually Be Good for You?

    On many occasions, you'll hear about how cigars are really bad for you. The health warnings are plastered all over cigar boxes. There have strong campaigns against tobacco products and even a smoking ban. Based on this, how can anyone think that cigars could offer "amazing health benefits". 

     

  • Why Are Cuban Cigars So Expensive?

    When you consider the cost of general tobacco products like cigarettes and pipe tobacco, one could be excused in thinking that Cuban cigars are too expensive. In the UK you can purchase 25g of pipe tobacco for less than £10. For that price, you couldn't even buy a Petit Corona. So why are Cuban cigars so expensive?

  • Long Term Review of the S.T. Dupont Le Grand Lighter (Plus Unboxing)

    In a previous video, I reviewed the S.T. Dupont Le Grand Dancing flame lighter. I discussed how much I disliked the product for a good number of reasons. I've now replaced that lighter with the Le Grand Blue Lacquered version and this is probably the best lighter that S.T. Dupont produce. 
  • Montecristo Supremos LE 2019 Cigar Review: A Must Have for Collectors

    Over the last few years, I've tried to smoke as many limited edition cigars as my bank balance could allow. Most of these were Cuban cigars from well known brands like Cohiba, Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta. Unfortunately, every single limited edition cigar I have smoked in the last few years has been a complete disappointment; until now. 
  • Zippo Lighters Have No Negative Impact on Cigars

    One of the fundamental rules when smoking cigars is that you should never light it with a Zippo or liquid fuel lighter. The reason this rule exists is because people believe that the liquid fuel can be absorbed by the cigar and either change the aroma or ruin the flavour. I believed this rule for quite some time to until recently when I decided to test the theory. 

  • How Zippo Lighters Are Made

    I recently bought my very first Zippo lighter and since then I'm hopped on the proverbial bandwagon. I'm now all about Zippo lighters and love how brilliant they are. I even tried them on cigars and found that the idea that Zippo lighters can ruin cigars is complete nonsense. The fuel that Zippos use has absolutely no impact on cigars at all. 
  • The Creation of Cigars Series Has Now Been Launched

    We're very proud to announce the launch of some new products to the store. We've re-imagined and designed the Creation of Adam into an image that celebrates cigar smoking. 

    Check out all the products we currently have available using the link below. More will be coming soon 

  • Here's Why You Should Never Remove the Cigar Band Early

    One of the things I find incredibly interesting about the cigar industry, is the etiquette. I've heard people exclaim "bad form" when they've witnessed someone do something that they shouldn't do as a cigar smoker. This kind of behaviour isn't something that I would co-sign, however, there are good and practical reasons for many of the etiquettes. 
  • These Are The Best Value Cuban Cigars You Can Buy

    Budget cigars generally come with compromises. Most budget cigars are produced with lesser quality tobacco. The fillers in these cigars tend to be short filler or sometimes mixed filler. These are ok, but obviously won't offer the same quality as a premium, long filler cigar. What if, there was a budget Cuban cigar brand, that produced long filler cigars.
  • Study Suggests Cigars Can Prevent COVID-19

    As we start moving towards the second potential peak of Covid-19, we cigar smokers may have some good news. Apparently, smokers may be at a much lower risk of contracting Covid-19. 
  • Cohiba Siglo VI vs Cohiba Piramides Extra - Which Should You Buy?

    Cohiab is the flagship Cuba cigar brand and due to this they are almost always more expensive than their equivalents from other Habanos brands. I wanted to compare two relatively premium Cohiba cigars, the Siglo VI and the Piramides extra to see which one is the better choice.