Made in Cuba or Made in Havana?

You may have seen or heard two different terms when describing Cuban Cigars. “Made in Cuba” and “Made in Havana.”

The two words are interchangeable and in either case come from the island of Cuba. The term “Made in Havana” is largely due to the fact that most Cuban cigars are made in or around Havana.

Besides, it sounds way better than “Made in Wells, NV.”

Where Did Punch Cigar Get Its Name?

punchandjudyYou wouldn’t think a cartoon character would be the inspiration of cigar line, but that is exactly where Punch got its name around 1840. 

The name Punch was taken from an English humor magazine (and a very popular puppet show)

The character “Punch” smoked and stogie and repeatedly hit everyone with his club. You may vaguely recall the names “Punch and Judy” as they were seldem apart. 

Who Invented the Cigar Band?



Sit back, light up your favorite smoke and consider, perhaps for the first time, the lowly band that encircles your cigar. A simple paper ring of no consequence to you… something to be discarded without thought. Yet for some it is an object of great debate, its origin shrouded in mystery and romance. [Read more…]

Cigar Do’s and Don’ts

The sum and total of cigar knowledge, lore, etiquette and practical advice could fill dozens and dozens of books.  True cigar aficionados aren’t born; they’re bred with a body of knowledge that is the product of their experience.

But if you had to extract the essentials, it would look something like this: [Read more…]

How to Cut a Cigar

Here’s the skinny on using a simple, single-blade cutter:

A cigar has two ends – the Foot (already cut) and the Head (sealed and uncut). You will be cutting the head. [Read more…]

Misunderstood Opus X

Most times when I am in a cigar store I hear people complaining about Opus X and I have to educate them on it. [Read more…]

Who Discovered Cigars?

Everybody knows that Christopher Columbus discovered America, but do you know that he also discovered cigars?

Columbus did not invent nor create cigars, either. However, he online casino did observe the local natives in the Caribbean smoking an unfamiliar substance, either rolled up inside of a large leaf, or through a tube referred to as a tobago.

Columbus and his sailors packed up some of their newly discovered tobacco and returned to Spain, where the methods of making cigars and pipes were readily perfected.

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Hold the Mold!


Horrors!  You open your humidor to grab and smoke and what do you find?  Mold!  To break the “mold-cycle,” you’ll need to get all potentially contaminated cigars out of your “regular” system while you clean it out.  

While you’re cleaning your humidor, you’ll have to find temporary quarters for your cigars.  First, wipe off the contaminated cigars with a clean paper towel, slightly moistened with distilled water. (Be careful – you don’t want to get the cigars any soggier than they already are!)  Separate the cigars you know were contaminated from the others. Smoke them as soon as possible. [Read more…]

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Cigar Talk…Rising X Opus

The Rising X is the one Opus X that is not aged . It was made for Hurricane Katrina and was called the Katrina Cigar that’s why it is shaped as a perfecto and a pigtail to give it that rising look.