Cigar Buying Guides

2018 CA REPORT: The 2018 Cigar Journal Trophy Award Cigars

It’s the 2018 Cigar Journal Cigar Trophies: Read as we reveal to you – and give our take on - the winners for "Best Brand," "Best Cigar," "Best Value" and more, along with a few reasons why each cigar earned its trophy.
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Cigar Ratings & Reviews

CA Review Panel: La Gloria Cubana Esteli Cigar Review (Video)

La Gloria Cubana Estelí cigar is a more full-flavored take on the classic La Gloria Cubana cigars, heightening the flavor and character of the brand’s original "white box" blend. Here's what the Cigar Advisors thought of it. . .
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Cigar Buying Guides

2018 CA Report: The Essential Cigar Advisor Guide to Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars

Hoyo de Monterrey cigars have been lining the humidors of cigar lovers for generations. Whether you're a Hoyo devotee, or a rookie in search of a quintessential classic – click now to see the Advisors’ review notes for the entire Hoyo lineup - including AJ Fernandez and Excalibur selections!
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Cigars 101

Fan Mail: Your Burning Cigar Questions, Answered (Part 25)

Fan Mail returns: so many questions have come in since our last presentation it was hard to choose, but some of topics we're talking about today include tips for cutting extra-wide ring gauge cigars, a trick to unplug a torch lighter, plus questions about Maduro and cigar flavor profiles...watch our videos now!
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Cigar Ratings & Reviews

CA Review Panel: CAO Signature Series Cigar Review (Video)

Dressed in a dual ring, CAO Signature Series cigars are a full-flavored step up from their popular CAO Gold selection; they share one of the same bands, but the blends are miles apart. While the Gold Series has been a long time recommendation for new smokers, the Signature Series is more of a follow-up cigar.
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Cigar Buying Guides

Cigar Advisor’s Essential Nub Cigars Tasting & Buying Guide

When Nub cigars arrived on the premium cigar scene in 2008 they weren’t a so-called “novelty” for very long. Originally created by Sam Leccia at the Oliva Cigar factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, this unique, fat, half-cigar shapetook the industry by storm and was even chosen as a “2008 Best Buy” by Cigar Insider.
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Cigar Ratings & Reviews

Cigar Review: Aganorsa-Casa Fernandez Reserva Miami Maduro

It all starts with the authentic Cuban seeds planted by Cuban farmers in the rich soil of Nicaragua's Jalapa Valley. As they grow, the plants are carefully nurtured to fruition, then cured and aged in the "old school" Cuban tradition. Only one more important ingredient is added – "time"...
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Cigar Buying Guides

Cigar Advisor’s Essential H. Upmann Cigars Tasting & Buying Guide

Hailed as one of the iconic Cuban heritage cigar brands, H. Upmann was founded in 1844 by German banker, Hermann Upmann. Upmann had arrived in Cuba a year earlier to open a German import-export business; he also set up a banking business for tobacco dealers and cigar makers, and shortly after bought his own cigar factory.
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Cigar Ratings & Reviews

CA Review Panel: Fratello Cigar Review (Video)

Fratello Cigars was founded by Omar de Frias, who was born in the Dominican Republic, grew up in the United States, was a college basketball star who qualified for the NBA, earned a Master’s in engineering, and eventually became a rocket scientist.
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Cigar Gifts

2018: Top Father’s Day Cigar Gifts

Stumped on a Father's Day gift? No problem. When it comes to treating Dad to some…
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