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Father’s Day 2022: Humidor Gift Ideas

We love buying our fathers cigars throughout the year. A gift that’s quick, affordable, and easy to give on a whim and without occasion. But when it comes to Christmas, birthdays, Father’s Day, and life events, we go with something more substantial, more meaningful, and that we know he’ll find...

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What Will $100-$300 Get You In a Humidor?

Buying a boutique cigar humidor box is kind of like opting to build a bigger and better garage for your car collection. Ever seen someone park their Corvette collection inside a dilapidated shack? Neither have we. But just like collector cars, we can’t take every cigar we own with us...

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Maintaining Your Torch Lighter: Cleaning, Bleeding, Refuelling

A good torch lighter isn’t hard to find. But maintaining a torch lighter properly is a tougher ask. If you, like many others, grew up with a handful of cheap BIC lighters floating in one rummage drawer or another, just keeping track of a quality torch lighter requires effort. We’re...

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The Ultimate Bug-out Bag for Cigar Enthusiasts

Survivalists prepare for the looming emergency situation when they need to flee their home in a hurry by prepping what’s known as a bug-out bag. This prepared bag includes basic short- and long-term survival items sure to benefit someone in a crisis. Think food rations, a multi-tool, water filtration system,...

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Cigar Accessories: The Perfect Bachelor Party Gifts

Of the many iconic celebratory events perfect for cigar smoking, the classic bachelor party ranks high, close on the heels of celebrating childbirths and winning Super Bowls. More often than not, the smokers in your crew will bring along several different cigar selections for the golf course, the whiskey room,...

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Can I Store Cigars Long-Term?

Cigar appreciation is a fun hobby that can take a lot of different paths. Some like to keep it more casual. They keep one or two cigars on hand, smoke them at will, and smoke them as they buy them.  Others prefer to keep a healthy stock of cigars around...

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How to Shop Humidors on Amazon

Buying a humidor is one of the best first steps you can take as someone new to cigar collecting. By purchasing a humidor, not only do you get the most from the cigars you buy, but humidor ownership also represents your willingness to learn more about the culture of cigars...

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How You Cut and Light a Cigar Matters

  Several factors contribute to your individual experience with a cigar. The type and brand matter, and that’s typically what we attribute to whether or not we enjoy the cigar. But those aren’t the only big contributing variables. How the cigar has been stored or aged matters–especially if stored incorrectly....

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Humidor Travel 101 - How to Protect Your Cigars While Traveling

A time will come when you’ll need to travel with cigars. Whether for a good friend’s destination wedding, or you pick up a few imports at a specialty shop on a business trip, traveling with cigars requires more than just throwing them in a ziplock baggie and hoping for the...

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