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2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Blend Ambitions With Dewar’s And Rocky Patel Cigars

2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Blend Ambitions With Dewar’s And Rocky Patel Cigars

The last seminar Saturday morning at the Big Smoke Las Vegas featured not one, but four, whisky tastings along with a new Rocky Patel smoke.

November 17, 2022
2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Cigar Of The Year Meets Lagavulin Scotch

2022 Big Smoke Las Vegas Seminars: Cigar Of The Year Meets Lagavulin Scotch

The Cigar of the Year was paired with Lagavulin Scotch in the first seminar to kickoff the second day of the Big Smoke Las Vegas.

November 16, 2022
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

where to smoke

Malibu Cigar Lounge, Revisited, Malibu California

Malibu Cigar Lounge, Revisited, Malibu California

A cigar oasis on the Pacific Coast Highway with a spectacular ocean view.

January 17, 2023
The House of Grauer, Geneva, Switzerland

The House of Grauer, Geneva, Switzerland

A short walk from the Rolex Headquarters you come across a vintage, pink Chevrolet parked outside an ash-gray building in Geneva. Finding the Chevy means you’ve arrived at The …

January 3, 2023
The Cigar Warehouse, Sherman Oaks, California

The Cigar Warehouse, Sherman Oaks, California

The Cigar Warehouse in Sherman Oaks, California is back and better than ever.

November 8, 2022
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 Woodland Hills, 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

cigar gear

S.T. Dupont’s Roulette-Themed Lighter Puts A Little Las Vegas In The Palm Of Your Hand

S.T. Dupont’s Roulette-Themed Lighter Puts A Little Las Vegas In The Palm Of Your Hand

The Casino Pocket Complication Lighter was made to celebrate S.T. Dupont’s 150th anniversary in opulent style.

October 27, 2022
Two Torch Lighters From Siglo Accessory Change Color Before Your Eyes

Two Torch Lighters From Siglo Accessory Change Color Before Your Eyes

Siglo Accessory has created two lighters that are made with thermochromic material that will cause the surfaces to change color as they heat up.

October 7, 2022
Elie Bleu Cutters

Elie Bleu Cutters

You know Elie Bleu for the cachet of its high-end humidors, but you mustn’t ignore the allure of its more affordable accessories like the EBC-4 cigar cutters.

September 20, 2022
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

Connoisseur's Corner

Davidoff Dom Perignon
What a fantastic cigar. I’m so impressed at how much oil the wrapper of this long-discontinued Cuban Dom Perignon has retained over the decades. And it’s just as rich in flavor as it is in appearance. The draw is flawless, finessing the palate with unmistakable impressions of nutmeg and cinnamon that are brought together by a creamy layer of chocolate that seems to last forever on the finish. One of the true greats …

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