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5 Things You Need to Know About... Maduro Cigars

Maduro-nados: Besides the fact that you love this sweet, dark leaf, what else do you know about this delicious cigar choice? Go deep in the weeds with us as we dig out 5 fun facts about this fetching, extra-fermented tobacco, and why it’s such a fan favorite.
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Fan Mail: Your Burning Cigar Questions, Answered (Part 26)

More Fan Mail: with more readers' cigar questions coming in, the Cigar Advisors lighten the load and answer their top 4 burning questions with a trick for cutting cigars, what your cigar's ash color means, keeping your cigar lit and premium vs. machine made. Watch our videos now!
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5 Things You Need to Know About… Whiskey and Cigars

This relationship actually runs pretty deep…so I'm sharing 5 Things I learned that bond whiskey and cigars together: how cigarmaking dovetails with distilling, why a smoke is a natural fit with a pour of whiskey by its side, and what else these indulgences have in common.
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Building a Cigar Box Guitar w/Shane Speal

They call him "the king of the cigar box guitar." Shane Speal, an avid cigar smoker, guitar player, woodworker, and author, is not only building some of the best cigar box guitars, he's also serving-up a lesson in American history. Working out of his modest backyard shed in York, PA Shane takes pride in recreating the "poor man's guitar," which dates back to the turn of the 20th century.
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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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5 Things You Need to Know About... Pennsylvania Broadleaf Tobacco

Cheesesteaks, Yuengling (pronounced ying-ling), and potholes the size of moon craters are as Pennsylvanian as it gets - but what about the tobacco? We spent a day at the Drew Estate PA Barn Smoker which, as a life-long Pennsylvanian, led me down the rabbit-hole of what goes into growing and using this heavy tobacco in cigars - and why some say it's making a comeback.
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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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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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5 Things About Culebra Cigars

Seven years ago I wrote a short article titled, "Those Crazy Culebras," about those gnarly-looking cigars entwined in…
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Fan Mail: Your Burning Cigar Questions – Answered (Part 24)

The cigar questions are coming fast and furious, and from all sides...email, Twitter, even Facebook Live has been a ...
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