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.
The factory founder’s name is almost entirely unknown today. However, towards the end of the 19th century, Pedro Murias was one of the leading manufacturers of cigars in Havana.
The market for collecting Cuban cigars is downright extensive. These, however, aren’t the kind of humidors that can be found in the house of every cigar lover. Replica Antique Humidors are based on historical models and very rare.
Few topics in cigar lore attract a greater disparity of views than the effect that wrappers have on the taste of a cigar.
Ernst Gocaj speaks in an interview with Cigar Journal about the important role of the binder in the cigar production.
Founded in the Sixties in Jamaica, Macanudo is one of the cult brands of the cigar industry. The brand is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Time to take a walk through history.
We all love the aroma of a good cigar … but when the smell lingers longer than we’d like, it’s time to find a cure that will remove that smoky smell from our clothes or car, and make them fresh and presentable.
When it comes to harvesting the tobaccos that will eventually be turned into premium cigars, there are two basic methods: leaf priming and stalk cutting.
What is the cost of flavor? Depending on your cigar, about USD 45 per pound. We talked to an expert to understand tobacco valuations.
The method used for rolling a cigar affects its burn and draw characteristics. In this article, we’ll have a look at the different techniques used to bunch a cigar.
The Construction Imperative, a Myth? Franca Comparetto analyzes tasting data to show how construction quality and ash characteristics relate to off-flavors.
Mitchell Orchant, managing director of C.Gars Ltd and organizer of the world’s biggest annual cigar auctions, says he believes that we’ve seen the last great sales of the hugely prized vintage Cuban Davidoffs.