Science of Cigars
Check out an interesting series of articles by cigar expert Dr. Mitch Fadem about the science behind cigars. Read more!
Review of Nica Libre Cigars
Nica Libre is a bargain-priced cigar from A.J. Fernandez, made with a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos and a San Andreas wrapper. According to cigar expert Dr. Mitch Fadem, Nica Libre is a good cigar at a good price. What more can you ask for? Read more!
Review of Fuma Em Corda Cigar
Review of CAO Fuma Em Corda limited edition cigar, made with rare Brazilian tobaccos that have been fermented in ropes. Read more!
New Villiger Ynclan Cigars
Villiger La Flor De Ynclan will be presented at the 2017 IPCPR in Las Vegas this coming July 2017. La Flor De Ynclan is a cigar that presents a distinct full-flavor experience, due to the extended aging of the tobacco. Read more!
New CAO Fuma Em Corda Cigars
CAO's new Fuma Em Corda is a limited edition blend that will never be re-released. Just 3,000 boxes have been made for sale only at cigar shops, available in a 5 x 50 Robusto. CAO Fuma Em Corda is also being released in limited quantity in a 6 x 58 Toro, selling only through Internet and catalog retailers. Read more!
Cigars for Dad
Father's Day is Sunday, June 18, 2017. Before buying a box of My Father cigars, Perdomo Patriarch cigars, or your dad's favorite brand of cigars, check out these unique Cigar Gifts for Dad.
Red, White and Blue Cigars
Here are three unrelated cigars that you can smoke in succession (or simultaneously if you prefer) to make American holidays such as Memorial Day and the Fourth of July seem just a bit more patriotic:
Review of Cohiba Blue Cigars
Cohiba Blue is the latest Cohiba brand cigar from General Cigar, as of May 2017. These sticks are not as full as typical Dominican Cohiba cigars, but that is not a bad thing. Honduran OSA leaves are used for both the wrapper and binder, and the filler is a blend of tobaccos from three countries. Read More!
Review of EPC 2nd's Cigars
Our contributing writer Dr. Mitch Fadem found a great deal on Ernesto Perez Carrillo seconds at Cigars International. According to Mitch, these are 4-star cigars for only $2 per stick. Read More!
New Cigars Announced
Get the scoop on a couple of new and exciting cigars that are coming to a tobacconist near you:
Review of Partagas Heritage Cigar
Partagas Heritage is a new cigar made with a special blend that was developed over ten years ago. This new Heritage could now be the best cigar in General Cigar's Partagas line. Read More!
Single Malt and Cigars
Our contributing writer Dr. Mitch Fadem went looking for a reasonably priced single malt whiskey to accompany his premium cigars. Instead of Scotch, he took a chance on a single malt Irish whiskey, and hit pay dirt. Read More!
Aging a CAO America Cigar
The CAO America cigar was introduced back in 2007, before CAO became a part of the General Cigar Company. I reviewed a couple of those cigars at that time, but stashed away one of the samples in a humidor, where it has been aging for almost 10 years! This is a review of that cigar. Read More!
New Partagas Heritage Cigars
The blend of Partagas Heritage delivers spicy notes, derived from Honduran Jamastran leaves, and the same Dominican Piloto Cubano and Mexican San Andres tobaccos that comprise Partagas 160. Read More!
Big Smoke Out Cigar Events
Get two cigar events for the price of one! On April 7, start off at Mike's Smoke Out cigar event and finish up at Cigar Aficionado's Big Smoke in Miami. For the price of a ticket to the Big Smoke, the Smoke Out event is free and also includes a free ride to the Fountainebleau. Read More!
What Is a Premium Cigar?
According to Senate Bill 294, a cigar is premium if it meets the following criteria:
- It must be wrapped in 100 percent leaf tobacco and bunched in 100 percent tobacco filler.
- It cannot contain a filter, tip or non-tobacco mouthpiece.
- It must weigh at least 6 pounds per 1,000 count.
- It has 100 percent tobacco binder and is hand rolled, or is made with human hands to lay the wrapper or binder onto one machine that bunches, wraps and caps the individual cigars, or has a homogenized tobacco leaf binder and is made in the United States using human hands to lay a 100 percent leaf tobacco wrapper onto one machine that bunches, wraps, and caps each individual cigar.
More Definitions of Cigar Terms
New Temple Hall Estates Cigars
The Foundry Tobacco Company's new Temple Hall Estates cigars are available in four classic sizes, and are now shipping to cigar retailers across the U.S. Read More!
Review of Fatso Cigars
Fatso cigars were originally produced by Berger & Argenti, until the company ceased operations. After a temporary absence, Fatso cigars are back, and available in four large ring gauge vitolas via Cuban Crafters. The largest of these extremely box pressed perfecto cigars has a ring gauge of 70, and is worthy of a “perfecto” rating from CigarCzars.com. Read More!
New Torano Vault Cigars
General Cigar hired Jack Torano as a full-time brand ambassador, and also launched two new blends in the Torano Vault line. Read More!
Review of Organic Cigars
Plasencia Reserva Organica cigars are the original 100% certified organic cigars. These cigars are Nicaraguan puros, made entirely with tobacco grown on organic farms in Jalapa and Esteli. Five different sizes were sampled during my 'retro' review, which was originally written for another website and now updated. Although organic cigars are not healthy alternatives to other cigars, could they be healthier alternatives? Read More!
New Punch Gran Puro Cigars
General Cigar announced the debut of Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua, a four-cigar collection that features a rich and savory Nicaraguan-forward blend. Read More!
Great Big Smoke Events
Smoke Inn's 11th annual "The Great Smoke" major cigar event will be held in Lake Worth, Florida on February 18, 2017. Click here for details. Cigar Aficionado will host a "Big Smoke" in Miami on April 7, 2017. Click here for details. Tickets for both events are available now, and expected to sell out. Click For More Cigar Events.
Nica Puro Diamond Cut Cigars
Review of Alec Bradley Nica Puro Diamond Rough Cut cigar, a Nicaraguan puro made entirely with tobaccos from Nicaragua. This limited edition cigar has an unique box pressed diamond shape and an extra filler leaf in the blend, compared to Alec Bradley's original Nica Puro cigars. Read More!