Cigar Companies That Grow Their Own Tobacco

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February 17, 2020

You may accuse us of oversimplifying, but to us, at least three types of people are responsible for a great cigar: the farmer who cultivates and ferments the tobacco, the blender who chooses the tobaccos and finds the right combination for their target palate, and the rollers who produce the cigar at-scale and are responsible […]

Old-School Cigar Companies that Survived the Nicaraguan Revolution

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February 10, 2020

These days, just about every top brand is filling their cigars with Nicaraguan tobacco. As cigar smokers, we just can’t get enough of the stuff. This is the millennium of the full-bodied cigar and Nicaraguan tobacco has the earthy spice to satisfy even the most punch-drunk smoker’s palate. But it wasn’t always that way. And […]

Growing Greener Tobacco with Plasencia Cigars

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February 3, 2020

You might think that just about every premium handmade cigar is blended from organic tobacco. After all, cigars are all about natural tobacco and traditional methods, right? Well, as it turns out, there’s not many. At the time of this writing, just one we’re aware of: The Plasencia Reserva Organica. The Plasencias are experts in […]

4 Cigar Brands to Visit in the United States

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February 1, 2020

As a cigar enthusiast, there’s nothing cooler than visiting a brand and meeting the people behind cigars we love. But you don’t have to write for Cigar Aficionado or front the money for a trip to Nicaragua to visit your favorite brands. More and more brands are opening US stores, headquarters, and cigar lounges where […]