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Saga Short Tales Tomo IV
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2022 Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest Seminar: Cigar of the Year Meets Whisky of the Year

2022 Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest Seminar: Cigar of the Year Meets Whisky of the Year

The Cigar of the Year and the Whisky of the Year were paired together in a moving, yet informative seminar at Big Smoke Meets WhiksyFest.

June 1, 2022
Ports of Call

Ports of Call

Portugal’s most illustrious pour not only offers a compromise between wine and spirits, but this fortified grape beverage is also one of the classic partners for cigars.

February 2, 2022
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

where to smoke

Members-Only El Septimo Cigar Lounge Opens In California

Members-Only El Septimo Cigar Lounge Opens In California

El Septimo’s new private cigar lounge in Burbank, California is now reviewing applications for membership.

October 5, 2022
219 Restaurant, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

219 Restaurant, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

This humble looking spot is a cigar and music lover's paradise.

September 19, 2022
Schweizerhof Hotel, Zermatt, Switzerland

Schweizerhof Hotel, Zermatt, Switzerland

The Schweizerhof Hotel is arguably the best luxury hotel in the mountain town of Zermatt, Switzerland, and certainly is the best for cigar lovers. 

August 3, 2022
Legacy Club, Circa Casino Resort, Las Vegas

Legacy Club, Circa Casino Resort, Las Vegas

Exceptional views, cigars, and drinks are all on the menu at the Legacy Club atop the new Circa Casino Resort in Old Downtown Las Vegas.

June 8, 2022
America’s Cigar-Friendly Casinos

America’s Cigar-Friendly Casinos

There are more than 900 casinos across the United States, and most will throw you out if you light a cigar inside. A select few, however, welcome cigar smokers, some in spectacula…

May 23, 2022
Cuban Creations, New Orleans, Louisiana

Cuban Creations, New Orleans, Louisiana

Cuban Creations, a full-service cigar bar in the French Quarter, was once a fancy bath house, and the cavernous back room is an ornate marble atrium with high-vaulted ceilings and …

May 9, 2022

cigar gear

S.T. Dupont Puts The Ping In New Lighters

S.T. Dupont Puts The Ping In New Lighters

The new Le Grand Cling lighters were previewed at the PCA tradeshow and will be shipping in a few weeks.

August 31, 2022
Xikar Revolution Cutter Shipping This Month

Xikar Revolution Cutter Shipping This Month

Accessories company Xikar brings a novel mechanical concept to the world of cigar cutters, and the new unit only requires a simple flick of the wrist to operate.

August 2, 2022
Elie Bleu’s Flor De Alba Motif Now On Lighters And Cutters

Elie Bleu’s Flor De Alba Motif Now On Lighters And Cutters

Elie Bleu has taken its signature Flor de Alba humidor motif and put it on its J-15 cigar lighter and EBC-4 cigar cutter collection.

July 7, 2022
A Patriotic Pair From J.C. Newman And Brizard

A Patriotic Pair From J.C. Newman And Brizard

Tampa’s J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has teamed up with cigar accessories maker Brizard & Co. for a patriotic package that includes three cigars and a leather cigar case.

June 30, 2022
Xikar Slims Down Its Jet-Flame Lighters With Astral

Xikar Slims Down Its Jet-Flame Lighters With Astral

A new series of svelte lighters from Xikar is on its way to retailers.

March 18, 2022
God of Fire and Prometheus International To Release Humidors and Cigars For Milestone Anniversaries

God of Fire and Prometheus International To Release Humidors and Cigars For Milestone Anniversaries

Cigar accessories company Prometheus International and its sister company God of Fire are both celebrating two big anniversaries this year.

February 3, 2022

Connoisseur's Corner

Flor Del Punto Dunhill Selección No. 305
Like Dunhill Selección Don Candidos and Don Alfredos, the Flor del Punto line was discontinued in the 1980s after the Dunhill brand was created. It’s really amazing how much refined, nutty character has developed in this large, toro-sized cigar, which bursts with rich layers of chestnut, almond and pecan. As the nuttiness becomes more intense, the smoke takes on a marzipan and praline character, but does so …

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