How to Fix Common Cigar Problems

When it comes to tobacco smoking, nothing could be worse than lighting up a sweet-smelling cigar, whether it be store-bought or hand-rolled with whole tobacco leaves, and experiencing poor performance. Smoking cigars that are too hard, too soft, or take too much...

How Long Should I Age My Freshly Rolled Cigar?

An aging cigar is a beautiful thing – so much anticipation of the taste and aroma, but you have to be patient! While there’s nothing wrong with smoking a freshly rolled cigar (it can be quite a novelty, in fact), an aged cigar develops certain attractive qualities...

Pipe vs Cigar Tobacco

If you ask a layman, they might say that all tobacco is created equal, but true connoisseurs know that there’s a pretty big disparity between these two types of products in terms of factors like form, flavor, and more. We’ll dive into some of the most obvious pipe and...

How to Create Your Own Tobacco Blend

Using your own leaf allows you to learn and adapt to your very specific palette. With time and practice, you can find the ultimate experience perfectly designed for you. Your skills and tastes will mature over time, and so will your expertise in the art of...

Whole Leaf Tobacco vs Cigarette Tobacco

For those of you wondering if there is a difference between whole leaf tobacco and cigarette tobacco, the short answer is “yes”. There are some key differences between whole leaf tobacco and the tobacco used in cigarettes. Both pipe smoking and cigarette smoking have...