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2021 Big Smoke Seminars: An Iconic Tasting of Rum And Cigars

2021 Big Smoke Seminars: An Iconic Tasting of Rum And Cigars

There is a very strong parallel between the Bacardí rum family and the families behind storied cigars such as Romeo y Julieta.

November 9, 2021
Cigar of the Year Meets Whisky of the Year

Cigar of the Year Meets Whisky of the Year

The makers of the No. 1 cigar and the No. 1 whisky guide the audience through the sublimely synergistic experience.

November 2, 2021
Rum for the Ages

Rum for the Ages

If your only experience with cane spirit is with clear rums meant for tiki drinks, get set for the sipping style. When aged in wood, rum plays well with cigars and turns ordinary …

September 21, 2021
After 100 Years, Jack Daniel’s Shows Its Age

After 100 Years, Jack Daniel’s Shows Its Age

The world’s top-selling American whiskey is marketing a bottle with an age statement: Jack Daniel’s 10 Year Old Tennessee Whiskey.

September 8, 2021
Perfect Pairings: Michter’s Bourbon And The Eye of the Shark

Perfect Pairings: Michter’s Bourbon And The Eye of the Shark

A 10-year-old Bourbon from and former Cigar of the Year pair superbly in this taste test.

August 31, 2021
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

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Continental Cigar Club, West Los Angeles

Continental Cigar Club, West Los Angeles

A cigar club and store with limited public seating that emphasizes cigar education.

December 23, 2021
The Grand Cathedral of Cigars Casts Fuente in a Holy Light

The Grand Cathedral of Cigars Casts Fuente in a Holy Light

The brick building still stands 115 years later, but the religious denomination has been converted.

November 22, 2021
Luxe New Eight Cigar Lounge Opens In Las Vegas

Luxe New Eight Cigar Lounge Opens In Las Vegas

Things just got a notch better for Sin City cigar lovers.

November 4, 2021
The Cigar & Whiskey Bar At The Maybourne Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

The Cigar & Whiskey Bar At The Maybourne Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

This is the new Cigar & Whiskey Bar at the Maybourne Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

October 11, 2021
The Preserve Club, Richmond, Rhode Island

The Preserve Club, Richmond, Rhode Island

 A club where having it all includes cigars and whisky.

September 21, 2021
Ash Cigar Lounge, Los Angeles

Ash Cigar Lounge, Los Angeles

The Ash lounge is somewhat of a “professional business incubator” with cigars on the side.

August 19, 2021

cigar gear

Romeo y Julieta Bed of Roses Humidor With 24 Special Smokes

Romeo y Julieta Bed of Roses Humidor With 24 Special Smokes

A limited-edition humidor from Altadis U.S.A. is heading to retailers in March.

January 21, 2022
Posh New Humidors From Rocky Patel

Posh New Humidors From Rocky Patel

Limited-edition humidors from Rocky Patel.

November 12, 2021
Oliva and Elie Bleu Collaborate on Limited-Edition Humidor

Oliva and Elie Bleu Collaborate on Limited-Edition Humidor

A commemorative limited-edition humidor called the XXI Selection Humidor.

November 3, 2021
Rolls-Royce Unveils $61,000 Cigar Humidor

Rolls-Royce Unveils $61,000 Cigar Humidor

Grab your finest cigars and fire up the Phantom.

October 21, 2021
Montecristo Collector Series Humidors Are Coming Soon

Montecristo Collector Series Humidors Are Coming Soon

The cigar-filled case includes the humidor and 135 various smokes.

October 20, 2021
Pocket-Sized Cigar Scissors

Pocket-Sized Cigar Scissors

Cigar scissors you can put in your pocket.

September 22, 2021

Connoisseur's Corner

Bolivar Belicoso Fino
The silky, dark wrapper on this old Bolivar captivated me, from its supple feel to the markings left by 26 years of being crammed in a dress box next to other Belicosos just like it. The cigar swallowed the flame from my wooden match, showing a mellow, earthy character that revealed nothing of what the cigar would become. Slowly, as the ash grew longer, layers of flavor emerged, first dark chocolate, then peanuts, …

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