De-Constructed Basic Cigar Terms

De-Constructed Basic Cigar Terms

Cigar terms and vernacular can often be confusing and to be honest, there’s nothing basic about them. Here we try and sort out a few in plain English that we find both humorous and head-scratching Doghouse- For many of us, it’s the place a cigar smoker...
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...