Cigars 101

Torpedoes Cigars and a Few Things you Need to Know

If Torpedoes are your favorite cigar shape – you’ve not only got good taste, you’re among a loyal following of cigar enthusiasts. But have you ever wondered why you were drawn to them in the first place? For me, Torpedo cigars are a great “change of pace” pick, because there’s big flavor in there. But there’s more to know – and appreciate – about them, than just their pointed heads.
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Cigar Makers

Rick Rodriguez Discusses the 5 Cigars that Made his Career

CAO Cigars’ Rick Rodriguez wasn’t always a cigar maker…but he’s always been a cigar guy. Well before the days of LinkedIn, networking was as much luck as it was hard work; and it was one of those chance meetings that led Rick down the path to making premium cigars, and coming full circle with his family’s history. He’s trained alongside the masters: Daniel Nuñez, Benji Menendez, Edwin Guevara, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo.
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Cigar Lifestyle

Share Boxes Full of Blues: The Best Cigar Boxes to Make Cigar Box Guitars

igar guys love everything about cigars; we Cigar Advisor guys happen to love our Blues, too. And today, we’re digging into both of these passions with the building and playing of cigar box guitars. This is pure Americana: there is both an art and a history to it, even though you don’t need to be a master craftsman to make one. But if you’ve wanted to try it for yourself...
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Cigars 101

Five Pros Teach: Top Tricks to Cleanse Your Palate Between Cigars

or those of us up north, it’s (finally) high cigar season: that means smoking two or three cigars in an afternoon by the pool, or a double-header while you’re feet-up at the fire pit. But have you noticed that your second or third smoke doesn’t burst with its usual flavors? Mellow, or even medium-bodied cigars don’t seem as tasty...
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Cigar Buying Guides

Memorial Day 2018 Cigars: What You’ll Smoke on Repeat This Summer

The world has been moving pretty fast – but weekend time is upon us, as is…
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Cigar Makers

Share 5 Cigars That Made My Career: Ernesto Perez-Carrillo of EPC Cigars

Settling in Miami was supposed to be temporary. “Things happen for a reason,”…
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Cigar Makers

CA Master Blenders Video Podcast: Eladio Diaz of Davidoff Cigars

“A master blender ‘has control over the content, the diversity and time.’” And this is the blender’s…
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how to make a mojito and cigar pairing

How to Make a Mojito + Cigar Pairing Recommendation

Next to their cigars, it has been called “Cuba’s Finest Export”: it is the classic Mojito, a rum-soaked slice ...
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How to Make a Havana Cocktail + Cigar Pairing Recommendation

Your cigar horoscope: we see a hot Summer day. Feet up. A mellow cigar. An icy Cuban cocktail ...
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how to make a Cuba Libre cocktail video cigar pairing

How to Make a Cuba Libre + Cigar Pairing Recommendation

It’s not hard to learn how to make a Cuba Libre cocktail, but when it comes to mixing ...
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