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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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The 2021 New Year’s Eve Cigar Checklist

  Watch the ball drop live from a cold New York City street, surrounded by fellow tourists. Enjoy a late night at the cocktail lounge and celebrate another strange year–or around a firepit with close friends and midnight pots and pans to bang. Or simply take a secluded hour in...

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How Are Torch Lighters Different from Normal Lighters?

How you light your cigar helps determine how well your cigar smokes. Torch lighters provide a constant, precise flame that creates an even burn across the surface of the cigar.  Flick lighters and other varieties can lead to tunnelling, canoeing, or an uneven burn. A high-quality butane achieves the best...

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How Exactly Does a Humidor Work?

Humidors are an important tool for any cigar enthusiast, and some would argue owning one is a requirement, not a recommendation. Humidors allow us to invest in a collection of high quality cigars without risking their deterioration due to a poor environment.   We tend to take a lot for...

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What Exactly Is a Humidor?

Even if you’re new to the world of cigars, you’ve probably heard of—or had other cigar enthusiasts mention to you—a humidor. But what is it?  Like any hobby, cigar appreciation is simple on the surface, but once you start to appreciate the finer elements of it, you’ll find there’s more...

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The Best Humidors on Amazon

For the conscientious cigar enthusiast, humidors are a necessity rather than an accessory. Humidors house your cigar collection and protect them, keeping them at the right humidity level and ensuring an enjoyable experience whenever you choose to partake. For those just beginning their journey into the world of cigars, finding...

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The Ultimate Guide to Seasoning a Humidor

Your humidor is the easiest and most important way to keep your cigars in good condition and tasting great. But without proper “seasoning,” your humidor is just a plain wooden box—and an improperly seasoned humidor can actually damage your cigars. No one wants to ruin a fun investment.  While every...

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How to Set Up and Use a Humidor

When you buy your humidor, it doesn’t come ready for you to pop your cigar collection in there right away. You need to set up your humidor before you can use it.  This setup doesn’t take too long, and it’s not a difficult thing to do, but it is important....

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