Cigar and Tobacco Facts – Mold versus Plume

Cigar and Tobacco Facts – Mold versus Plume

We had a shopper in the other day with a slight panic look on his face asking us the difference between plume and mold on a cigar.  We get this question a lot. Plume looks like white dusty powder on a cigar. Plume is evidence that you have a well-aged and properly...
Cuba Open For Business?

Cuba Open For Business?

November 15, 2021 marked a special day for Cuba as the Island officially reopened for tourism on Monday.  Mandatory quarantine restrictions were lifted for travelers who carry proof of vaccination, or can show a negative test for Covid-19 within 72 hours of their...
Aging, Curing and Fermenting Cigar Tobacco

Aging, Curing and Fermenting Cigar Tobacco

We hear these terms interchanged all the time. However, each refers to very different but specific stages in bringing tobacco from the fields to the cigar rollers productions bench. Let me try to sort these stages out for you. Curing – Curing is what occurs to...
A Brief History of Cigar Boxes

A Brief History of Cigar Boxes

Cigars are universal; hence, there are different regions with different theories and histories related to cigars!! As one may not believe, cigars have quite a long and fascinating history. Cigars have existed for over a thousand years since their first discovery. The...