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Cigar 101

On this page you will find the tools to build your palate and discover a variety of useful cigar 101 facts.

The ever-growing resources include cigar flavors, strengths, wrappers, sizes, shapes, and origins.  The below page covers how to cut and light a cigar. Furthermore, you will find helpful hints to develop your palate. 

What do I need to start smoking cigars?

We know there is a lot of information out there, and it can be overwhelming to know where to start.

What cigar should I smoke first?

Maybe you have a lighter and cigar cutter. You might even have a few cigars laying around that you’re not ready to smoke yet. Note: It's normal to ask, which one first?

How strong is my cigar?

Mild, Medium, Bold/Full Bodied.

Maybe you have googled cigar strengths before and fell down the rabbit hole of what that exactly means.

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Cigar Strength 101

Let's take a little deeper dive into cigar strength. 
Part 1 of 4.

Cigar Strength 101

Let's talk about mild cigars. 
Part 2 of 4.

Cigar Strength 101

Now onto Medium Strength Cigars.
Part 3 of 4.

Cigar Strength 101

Today we wrap up the series with Full Strength Cigars.

Part 4 of 4.

Cigar Wrappers and Color

The variety of colors and shapes of cigars can be confusing if you are new to cigars, or consider yourself an afficionado. Check out our helpful guide to cigar wrappers and color. 

A Cigar Rating System

Ever looked at one of those cigar scores and wondered, "how did they come up with that?" Us too! That's why we developed a simple rating system. Check it out below!

What is long ash, and how do I get it?

What is a cigar long ash, why is it important, and how do I get it?

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