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In Or Out?

In Or Out?

Wait, wait, before you throw your screen through the window at yet another well-meaning attempt to decipher the unholy mess that is Brexit – we’re a cigar blog, remember?...

Taste Test

Taste Test

Taste is a very subjective thing. That applies to both taste in terms of style and what you surround yourself with as much as to the actual physical sensation of tasting food and drink....

Summer Smokes

Summer Smokes

The past weeks have been a blast from the past. Summers like these only existed when we were kids right? When teachers at school took pity on you on hot days and allowed you to work outside on the grass....

Video Nasties

Video Nasties

It’s not very British to blow your own trumpet. In fact, it’s frowned upon, although maybe not quite so much as it once was. Today, after all, is the age of boasting what you’re up to on Instagram; having selfies...

Prince of Smoke (Photo Credit: Club Alejo™)

Prince Of Smoke

Do you know Hirochi Robaina? Allow us to introduce you. Hirochi’s grandfather, Alejandro Robaina, was up there with the most famous cigar men ever. The Cuban tobacco farmer lived to a ripe old age (into his 90s) and had a...

The Inside Track

The Inside Track

Insider information. When it comes to cigars, you both need it – and should be wary of it. The cigar scene isn’t as sniffy as wine. You will find it easier to circumnavigate, not as confusing and with a lot...

State Of Mind

State Of Mind

We’ve all been on holiday abroad and enjoyed a carafe or ten of local wine. Sun, sea, sand and sangria is a well-worn theme, but why is it that when that delicious bottle of local vino is home...

Have Cigars, Will Travel

Have Cigars, Will Travel

The Silly Season is upon us, when families across the country are packed into under-sized suitcases and inappropriate motor vehicles and whisked away on holiday. The Great British holiday may not be the ice cream, kiss-me-quick-hat, hanky-on-head extravaganza it once...

First Among Equals

First Among Equals

Hoyo de Monterrey is a legend among cigar Marques. Unusually, virtually the entirety of its current production portfolio is worth revisiting time and time again. ...

The First Cut Is The Deepest

The First Cut Is The Deepest

El Jeffe, Laurence Davis, has one of those big silver cigar cutter contraptions on his desk in most of his video blogs. It has a series of holes of various shapes indented in its metallic surface and when you poke...

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