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  • Hunters & Frankau Releases It House Reserve Aged and Rare Cigars for 2021: Here Is the Full List

    Hunters & Frankau, the UK Cuban cigar importer has just introduced its second aged and rare collection for 2021. This collection includes a wide range of Cuban cigars including much loves vitolas from Cohiba such as the Esplendidos. 
  • 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?

  • Importing Cigars Into the U.K? Here's How Brexit Will Change Things

    Importing cigars into the UK has been a common thing for many cigar smokers. Since the Brexit deal was announced on the 24th, many people have been wondering how this new deal will impact their cigar imports from the EU. 
  • 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". 

     

  • Zippo Soft Flame Lighters Can Be Used To Light 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Unboxing the Beautiful but Pricey H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva Cosecha 2011 Cigars

    The H. Upmann Sir Winston cigars are in my view, some of the best Churchill sized cigars currently on the market. Obviously, these cigars are named after Prime Minister Winston Churchill, which gives it more of a special place in British society. In my latest video I take a look at a box of these special cigars. 
  • 15 Things You May Not Have Known About Davidoff

    Davidoff is one of my absolute favourite cigar brands. The quality of their cigars are completely in a different league. It's extremely rare to come across a Davidoff cigar that has bad construction. Also, their cigars are some of the most enjoyable I've ever had too; the best for me being the CGars Orchant Selection Lancero