Category: Cigar Brands


Hav-A-Tampa Wood Tipped Cigars

It was over ten years ago when I tried and became fascinated with wood tipped cigars, specifically the Hav-A-Tampa which are machine made cigars made in Altadis USA, by the same makers of Phillies and Backwoods. This cheaper alternative to hand rolled cigars came in different variations–original, black and gold as well as sweet and vanilla. I would occasionally purchase all flavors, but I personally loved the black and gold and the sweet and vanilla ones. Back then they were widely distributed in the United States and were popular for ...

How to Start Smoking Your First Cigar

Cigar smoking is something that people would initially try for the sake of curiosity. Sure you will always hear that Cuban Cigars are the best but are banned. Or perhaps hear that cigars come in different flavors. Cigars are also good for the health, depending on the resources used in the hand-rolled tobacco and so forth. Cigars will surely capture the attention of most people, both smokers and non-smokers alike. For the beginning cigar smoker, it would be best to try buying one piece instead of the usual ...

The Gurkha

There are cigars and then there are cigars. Cigar aficionados would certainly understand what I mean and they would also probably feel a rush of excitement each time they hear the word Gurkha. For those who have no clue as to what I am talking about, the Gurkha is now being considered as one of the hottest cigars in the market. The Gurkha, as popular and sought after as it is now, was not always considered so highly. It hails from India, where it was once looked ...

Alternative: Greek Cigars

The credit crunch still bothering you? I wouldn’t be surprised. Despite the positive aura that a lot of people had at the beginning of the year, things do not seem to be getting that much better. It seems that we still have to face the worst before things start looking up. If you are having problems finding the money to enjoy your favorite cigar, I have an alternative for you – Greek cigars. I actually read about these cigars from a report by the Associated Press, ...

High Tech Cuban Cigar

Everyone wants a Cuban cigar, and everyone knows that they are illegal in the United States. So unless you want to get charged for bringing in contraband, you cannot really enjoy the real deal. Now what if I were to tell you that you have an alternative? I just heard of a new product from USACIG, Inc. and Hop-on, Inc. dubbed "The Electric Cuban Cigar(TM)." I am sure you’re heard of similar products before – we have even featured electric cigars in the past. The big ...

Montecristo White Especial No. 1

If you are looking for a high quality mild cigar, I have the perfect suggestion for you. Why don’t you try out the Montecristo White Especial No. 1 cigar? The length of this cigar is 6 5/8 inches – just right for a long leisurely smoke. The ring gauge is 44 and it has an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper. That is, the wrapper has a pale creamy tan color, which gives you an idea of just how mild the flavor is. The binder is Nicaraguan ...

The Origin of Cuban Cigars

Mention cigars and a person would instantly associate it with Cuban cigars. Cuban cigars are acclaimed to be the best hand rolled tobacco in the world, being the preferred country where such finely prepared tobacco leaves are found. Cigar production is controlled by the Cuban government where they are rolled in the various cigar factories that are existent in the country of Cuba. Habanos SA and Cubatabaco are known to be the leading groups that handle the manufacturing and distribution of their finest roles ...

A Perfect Combination of Cigar and Coffee

aAlthough there is no clear explanation for it, cigar and coffee are known to be a good combination on any given day. Relaxing and soothing, combining both at your favorite coffee hangout seems to be the common way of enjoying finely made tobacco leaves today. Cigars would come in different flavors such as natural and chocolate flavors. While no one would really understand what the bearing of flavored tobacco would be, the cigar experts would be the best people to ...

The Curing Time of Cigars

Tobacco leaves are the main components of cigars today. The qualities of lit cigars vary on the curing time allocated for used tobacco leaves which would usually last between 25 to 45 days. Other factors such as the temperature and climate conditions are contributing factors to which tobacco leaves are considered prior to actual manufacturing of the end product that most people know today as cigars. After the proper curing time for quality tobacco leaves has been derived, it would all depend on the person tasked to ...

The Secret behind Bundled Cigars

People may not know it, but unlike the usual product purchases by consumers, bundling consumer goods is preferred since they give value for their money. In the world of cigars this is totally different. Sure there will still be the presence of getting their money’s worth but in the cigar industry, bundling is often associated with selling second rated cigars that may not meet the standards of the professional cigar smoker. Preference for quality smoked cigars is a given and it is no mystery why people would prefer buying cigars ...