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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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Should I Dry Box New Cigars?

You’ve properly seasoned your humidors, loaded them with your precious cargo, and you’ve even saved room for special occasion smokes. Now that you’ve finally finished that seemingly interminable project at work, and you’re finally home to celebrate by kicking back with that 18-year-old Islay single malt and that Padron Serie...

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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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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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How Are Torch Lighters Different from Normal Lighters?

There are dozens of accessories on the market for cigars. Things like ashtrays and travel cases are fun to have, humidors are both stylish and help keep your cigars in good condition. But if there’s one accessory to have that also improves your enjoyment of a cigar, it’s probably a...

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The History of Humidors

Track cigar culture and the popularity of the cigar over the last century, and you’ll understand that we’re experiencing a kind of modern-day Enlightenment when it comes to the quality, accessibility, and technology prevalent in the cigar industry today. We’re becoming a more informed audience when it comes to what...

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