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Pairing Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA with Cigars

Pairing Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA with Cigars

A cult-classic beer brought back from the dead with two excellent cigars.

February 25, 2021
The Pairings: Rum Meets Cigars

The Pairings: Rum Meets Cigars

To demonstrate the many options for marrying rum and smoke, we picked two cigars with quite different body spectrums to pair with an array of fine rums.

August 14, 2020
Four Irish Whiskies to Pair With Your Next Cigar

Four Irish Whiskies to Pair With Your Next Cigar

The world of Irish whiskey has enjoyed a bit of a resurgence in recent years. We paired four standout whiskies from The Emerald Isle with a pair of outstanding smokes from our …

March 17, 2020
Bonding with Bourbon

Bonding with Bourbon

We pair 16 outstanding Bourbons with cigars to demonstrate the classic American whiskey's affinity for fine tobacco.

March 10, 2020
Pairing Laphroaig 16 With Cuban Cigars

Pairing Laphroaig 16 With Cuban Cigars

A Hoyo Epicure No. 2 and a Cohiba Siglo V go head-to-head with Laphroaig's new expression.

December 6, 2019
Cigar Pairing: Ommegang’s For The Throne Is Also For Your Cigar

Cigar Pairing: Ommegang’s For The Throne Is Also For Your Cigar

Just in time for Sunday’s season eight premiere, Ommegang and HBO have launched For The Throne, their newest “Game of Thrones”-inspired beer.

April 12, 2019

where to smoke

Multi-Tiered Studio Cigar Lounge Opens in Atlanta Area

Multi-Tiered Studio Cigar Lounge Opens in Atlanta Area

Atlanta has a new spot to smoke.

March 8, 2021
Merchants Cigar Bar Reopens In New York City After Four-Year Hiatus

Merchants Cigar Bar Reopens In New York City After Four-Year Hiatus

Merchants Cigar Bar in Manhattan reopened on Wednesday, December 2 after a four-year shutdown. The cigar-friendly bar, which had been closed since December 2016, is new and …

December 7, 2020
Review: End of the Trail Wine Bar, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO

Review: End of the Trail Wine Bar, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO

Known as “America’s Premier Wilderness Resort,” Big Cedar features just about every imaginable outdoor activity, including panoramic sanctuaries to smoke.

October 16, 2020
The Ritz-Carlton Cigar Club of St. Louis Gets a Revamp

The Ritz-Carlton Cigar Club of St. Louis Gets a Revamp

The last remaining Ritz-Carlton Cigar Club, located in St. Louis, Missouri, is getting a swanky renovation and is expected to open back up this month.

October 8, 2020
A Cigar-Friendly Steakhouse Opens in Frisco, Texas

A Cigar-Friendly Steakhouse Opens in Frisco, Texas

After two years of back-and-forth negotiation, Frisco, Texas, now has a cigar-friendly steakhouse where diners can legally puff on a post-porterhouse cigar in peace at Havana …

September 30, 2020
Cigars International Opens Second Texas Location

Cigars International Opens Second Texas Location

Retail giant Cigars International has opened a new superstore in Fort Worth, Texas, making this the retailer’s second location in the Lone Star State and fifth brick-and-mortar …

September 15, 2020

cigar gear

Winston Churchill Humidor Sells for Six Figures

Winston Churchill Humidor Sells for Six Figures

The auction hit high for Britain's famed commander.

March 19, 2021
Zippo Butane Inserts

Zippo Butane Inserts

Open Zippo. Insert butane. Light up.

February 9, 2021
Pepin Garcia Celebrates 70th Birthday With $10,000 Elie Bleu Humidor

Pepin Garcia Celebrates 70th Birthday With $10,000 Elie Bleu Humidor

My Father celebrates José “Pepin” Garcia's 70th birthday with special Elie Bleu humidor.

January 28, 2021
Cuban Flag Cigar Cases

Cuban Flag Cigar Cases

The cases for flying the Cuban flag.

December 21, 2020
Quality Importers Expands Stinky Cigar Ashtray Line

Quality Importers Expands Stinky Cigar Ashtray Line

Ashtray maker Stinky Cigar of Quality Importers now offers 13 new editions of their Original, Personal and Car ashtrays–featuring new colors and finishes.

October 20, 2020
S.T. Dupont Teams Up with Habanos for New Cohiba Accessories

S.T. Dupont Teams Up with Habanos for New Cohiba Accessories

French luxury goods maker S.T. Dupont has teamed up with Habanos S.A. to create a new collection of high-end accessories for Cohiba, one of the most famous Cuban cigar brands in …

September 29, 2020

Connoisseur's Corner

Cohiba Behike BHK 52
A decade ago, when Cuba’s BHK 52 first came out and was named Cigar of the Year, we predicted that it would improve with age. We were correct. While first puffs linger in the medium-bodied realm of cedar, herbs and wheat, the cigar shifts to a surprisingly powerful core of hazelnut and walnut liqueurs, marzipan and dark, earthy espresso bean. A big brown sugar note seems to caramelize on the palate for a complex …

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