The Tale of Trinidad

Cuba threw a huge party in February centered around the 50th birthday of the Trinidad brand, but that golden anniversary left many people scratching their heads. For most of its history Trinidad Cigars was a shrouded in secrecy and mystery. It didn’t become widely known until the 1990s, and the cigar as we know it today…

Cohiba—15 Fascinating Facts About Cuba’s Most Famous Cigar Brand

In a few decades Cohiba went from a private-label brand for Fidel Castro to becoming the most recognizable, sought-after cigar in the world. Up there with Dom Pérignon vintage Champagne, Rolls Royces and Patek Philippe watches, the Cohiba name is now synonymous with luxury goods, and for the most part, they live up to the…

Principal Cigar Shapes and Sizes

One of the glories of Habanos is the sheer choice – 27 brands with more than 250 different cigars between them.  Here are the main cigar sizes and shapes that it is useful to know about. Habanos come in lengths from under 4 inches (100mm) to over 9 inches (230mm). The industry standard measure for…

The most common questions we get asked by people about Cuban cigars

Here are a list of some of the most common questions we get asked by people about Cuban cigars, we hope you find them useful. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly. What is a Habano? The official Denominacion de Origen Protegida (D.O.P) or Protected Denomination…

Cigars and Cigar Accessories for the Christmas Party Season

Here is your guide to cigars and cigar accessories for a simply successful Christmas party season. Whether you are hosting a lavish ball, a guest at a prestigious party at a London hotel, or mingling with your colleagues at your office Christmas party, you will want to be properly prepared – from your choice of cuff links…

Common Cigar Smoking Faux Pas

Whether you don’t want to look like a novice or just want to lay down the law on your fellow cigar smokers, here are some common bad practices that go by unnoticed too often. Removing the Band Prematurely This seems like a natural thing to do for most novice smokers. You might get lucky and…

What makes Cuban cigars so great?

So what makes Cubans some of the finest cigars in the world? “If you’re interested in cigars, we’re already friends” says James Suckling, Cigar Aficionado Magazine’s Man in Havana. He’s an American based in Italy who has been coming to Cuba since 1992 and agreed to dispense some advice on a recent visit. We’re sitting in…

Top Selling Cuban Cigars by Brand

Here are our top-selling Cuban cigars by brand. With over 16 years of trading we know continuity in quality, the wonderful flavours and character as well as a minimum ageing of eighteen months, keeps our customers returning. It’s said that every hand-rolled Cuban cigar goes through at least 222 different stages before it is ready to…

The Origins of Cigar Aficionado

Cigar Aficionado is the worlds best selling  magazine that is dedicated to the world of cigars. Published since September 1992, the magazine is known for its articles about different brands of cigars worldwide, and for the celebrities that have appeared on its cover. It is also noted for its opposition to the Cuban embargo. The…

Winston Churchill’s 50th Anniversary Biography Quotes

London Mayor Boris Johnson grew up with Winston Churchill. That is, his parents would often quote the British Bulldog around the house. So when Churchill’s estate asked Johnson to write a biography to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death, the mayor agreed. We spoke with Johnson about Churchill’s legacy and his new book, The Churchill Factor.