Cigar Store Indian

The cigar store Indian has an interesting history. Wooden Indians have been displayed at tobacco shops for centuries and depict the Native Indians who introduced tobacco to the rest of the world. The tradition started during a time when store signs were pictorial because many customers could not read. By the 1800’s the wooden cigar-store Indian figure was kept on the […]

What Cigar Size Are You?

I recently read an article in Cigarcyclopedia about how men select the size of their cigars based on their own height and weight. While at first blush it might make sense, in practice it doesn’t. I know many tall men who enjoy Corona  and Robusto cigars, and many short ones that smoke long and fat […]

A Cigar and a Tobacco Leaf Are One and the Same

Premium Cigars are hand made with natural tobacco leaves and lots of skill. There aren’t any additional additives, other than natural tree sap glue. Yet under a proposed litter law in Ontario Canada, if you throw out a cigar or cigar butt  along or adjacent to a highway you will be fined from $2,000 to $3,000 […]

Nicaragua’s Tourism Minister Visits Cuban Crafters

Nicaragua’s Minister of Tourism Mario Salinas and Laureano Ortega, son of President Daniel Ortega, visited Cuban Crafters to talk cigars and tourism. They were accompanied by the Honorable Luis Martinez, the Nicaraguan Consulate General in Florida. The cigar industry in Nicaragua plays a vital role in their economy. In the tobacco areas of the north economists estimate that nearly […]

Maduro Cigars Get Five Stars

Maduros range in taste from mild to full-bodied, depending on the tobacco used and how the dark, almost black wrapper was processed. True Maduro cigar lovers enjoy the stronger taste that brings the earthy and dark chocolate tastes. That’s why we conducted a small experiment with the J.L. Salazar y Hermanos Reserva Especial Series cigars. It’s a […]

Medina 1959 Miami Edition Cigar Goes Habano

Medina 1959 Miami Edition is considered the finest cigar made in Miami. That’s saying a lot as Miami is now the cigar mecca of the United States. You’d think that even Manuel Medina, a Cuban cigar legend, would be satisfied with the success of his cigar. But when one of Miami’s well known aficionado walked into our […]

Cigar Shop Best Sellers – Don Kiki Brown Label

Cigar Shop Best Cigar - Don Kiki Brown Label

Guest review of the Cuban Crafters Cubano Claro

Originally posted by the Stogie Guys Desflorado tobacco, from what I understand, is difficult and laborious to grow, which is why sticks that use this finicky leaf are relatively expensive and hard to come by. Our friends at Cuban Crafters, however, have come out with an affordable lineup of cigars that make use of this […]

Guest review of the Medina 1959 Miami Edition

Originally posted by CigarPalace.WordPress.com This Cigar was introduced By Cuban Crafters last November as I remember. As mentioned in their website it was called after the Master Roller “Manuel Medina who played a formidable role in Cuba’s cigar history. He started as a roller at the H. Upmann factory in Cuba. His talents were quickly […]

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