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José Blanco

Cigar Knowledge: What Is Meant By Strength?

Arguably the biggest misconception in the cigar industry is the use or misuse of the term “strength.” Many smokers often describe it as the flavors or lack of flavors that entertain the palate. In actuality, the palate has very little to do with determining the strength of a cigar. We asked a few industry heavyweights to clarify the term for us.

José Blanco

Cigar Knowledge: What Is Meant By Strength?

Arguably the biggest misconception in the cigar industry is the use or misuse of the term “strength.” Many smokers often describe it as the flavors or lack of flavors that entertain the palate. In actuality, the palate has very little to do with determining the strength of a cigar. We asked a few industry heavyweights to clarify the term for us.

Cigar Scene

Ratings & Awards

Cigar Journal Best Buy Cigars 2018

Looking Back: Cigar Journal’s Best Buy Cigars of 2018

We combed through our blind tastings from the year 2018 again to find out which cigars received particularly good evaluations during the course of the year but are offered for a much lower price compared to others of the same rating. We characterize such ratings in our magazine with the stamp “Best Buy”.

Cigar Friendly

Mina’s Cigar Lounge | Cigar Friendly: Baltimore, MD

What started as an investment in a business quickly became a passion for premium cigars. For Mina Herran, owner of Mina’s Cigar Lounge, the venture didn’t go as originally planned, which proved to be a blessing in disguise. In June 2017 Herran became the first African-American Female owner of a premium cigar brick and mortar in the city of Baltimore, MD.

Mina’s Cigar Lounge | Cigar Friendly: Baltimore, MD

What started as an investment in a business quickly became a passion for premium cigars. For Mina Herran, owner of Mina’s Cigar Lounge, the venture didn’t go as originally planned, which proved to be a blessing in disguise. In June 2017 Herran became the first African-American Female owner of a premium cigar brick and mortar in the city of Baltimore, MD.

City Shrine Tokyo Cigar Lounges

The Best Places to Smoke Cigars in Tokyo

Those visiting Tokyo for business of pleasure have an array of opportunities to indulge in cigars. Here are the best places to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours.

From the Magazine

José Blanco

Cigar Knowledge: What Is Meant By Strength?

Arguably the biggest misconception in the cigar industry is the use or misuse of the term “strength.” Many smokers often describe it as the flavors or lack of flavors that entertain the palate. In actuality, the palate has very little to do with determining the strength of a cigar. We asked a few industry heavyweights to clarify the term for us.

Turmeaus Shop

Turmeaus Cigars & Whisky – UK’s Largest Cigar Shop

Liverpool’s favorite tiny tobacconist, Turmeaus, has just become the UK’s largest specialist cigar shop.
 C.Gars Ltd took over Turmeaus in 2003. The London-based company’s new flagship store, rechristened Turmeaus Cigars and Whisky, is now in the center of Liverpool.

Enrique Sanchez, Global Premium Cigars 1502

1502 Cigars: Enrique Sanchez is Proudly Nicaraguan

Nicaraguan heritage is very important to Enrique Sánchez, founder of Global Premium Cigars. When he walked into Néstor Plasencia’s office in 2010, he was told to emphasize his roots. It was not the first time – and certainly not the last – that he took the cigar legend’s advice.

Norway Viking Cigars

Viking Cigars: Spreading the Viking Spirit

Viking Cigars represents the nordic spirit. Embodied in three cigars. It’s about swords and schoolyard fights, an just a hint of Cuba. Arnt Ånensen and Hawk Aanonsen want to offer cigars for “real” men.

Alec Bradley

Alec & Bradley

Most people know the cigar company Alec Bradley, but many don’t realize the company’s founder is actually Alan Rubin.

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