Articles

  • There's No Such Thing as Plume on Cigars: Let's Stop this Nonsense

    Cigar plume or bloom is entirely fabricated. There is no evidence to suggest that plume exists and claims of such things have almost always been debunked. Unfortunately, many in the cigar industry continue to perpetuate this falsehood and this means that cigar aficionados are being mislead.
  • English Market Selection Cigars (EMS): Are They Really All That They're Cracked up to Be?

    English market selection (EMS) cigars have gained quite the reputation. There's this idea that they are superior to all other Cuban cigars. Essentially, the rumors are that Hunters & Frankau have special access to cigars produced in Cuba; therefore the UK gains the best of the batch. The question is, how much of this rumor is actually true?

  • Cuban Cigars Versus New World Cigars: Which Ones Are the Best?

    It seems to be the age old battle, Cuban cigars versus new world cigars, which of the two are actually better? Many cigar smokers will only smoke specific kinds of cigars and tend to stray away from experimenting. A large number of Cuban cigar smokers won't even consider trying anything from outside of the country.

  • 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?

  • Prove Me Wrong: There's No Such Thing as Cigar Plume, Its All Mould

    One of the things I've heard plenty of times is about how cigars produce something called plume on their surfaces. Although I cannot conclusively rule out this possibility of plume appearing on cigars, so far I have see no evidence of it existing anywhere. 
  • Three Reasons Why Cuban Cigars Are In-Fact The Best

    Ever since I started smoking cigars, one of the most common things I have heard is about how Cuban cigars are overrated. Personally, I think that's complete nonsense especially considering the fact they continue to outsell the competition in most markets where they're available.