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  1. Famous Cigar Smokers: Clint Eastwood

    Famous Cigar Smokers: Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood is an American actor with a career spanning more than fifty years. A true cultural icon of masculinity, Eastwood emerged as one of Hollywood’s most popular stars in the 1960s with his Western films and went on to become a prolific director and producer as well as an actor. Early Life Born during the Great Depression, the early...
  2. La Corona “Club King” 1950 Vintage Review

    La Corona “Club King” 1950 Vintage Review
    La Corona “Club King” 1950 Reviewed by Nic Barker.   Length: 5 ¼” Ring gauge: 44 Vitola: Eminentes Just shy of the classic Corona format’s length, but with a slightly heavier ring gauge, this box-pressed beauty sports a mottled claro wrapper leaf, and a light springiness to the touch.   The first draw once lit feels perfect, with a subtle...
  3. Famous Cigar Smokers: J. F. Kennedy

    Famous Cigar Smokers: J. F. Kennedy
    John Fitzgerald ‘Jack’ Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. He began his term in January 1961, and served at the height of the Cold War, with most of his presidential dealings involving managing relations with the Soviet Union. JFK was a beloved president, achieving an average approval rating of 70%, the highest of any president, before his...
  4. The Gift of Cigars for a Gentleman's Birthday Celebration

    The Gift of Cigars for a Gentleman's Birthday Celebration
    Whether it’s a young man taking his first venture into the world of cigar smoking, or a finely aged, cigar aficionado reaching one of life’s milestones, there is no greater gift for a gentleman’s birthday than the gift of cigars. Whilst a bottle of whiskey, a new set of golf clubs or a beautiful watch might make a fine gift...
  5. Cigar Country: Italy

    Cigar Country: Italy
    As we continue our journey into the Cigar County series, this time we are looking towards a glorious nation saturated in a rich, incredibly long history: Italy. When one considers the cigar, this Mediterranean land may not be the first country that springs to mind when compared to the likes of Cuba or Nicaragua. However, Italy has an interesting history...
  6. Famous Cigar Smokers: Whoopi Goldberg

    Famous Cigar Smokers: Whoopi Goldberg
    Caryn Elaine Johnson (known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg), is an American actress, comedian, author and television host. One of the few entertainers to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Academy Award and a Tony Award, Whoopi Goldberg’s impressive career spans decades and is accrued with success. Childhood Whoopi was born in New York City’s Manhattan borough on 13th November...
  7. A Match made in Heaven: Cigars and Weddings

    A Match made in Heaven: Cigars and Weddings
    A wedding is one of those life events where the finer details cannot be overlooked. At such a momentous occasion, cigars are almost mandatory. They are the perfect addition to a day dedicated to celebrating the joining in Holy matrimony of two people in love. You can make the perfect end to an unforgettable day with cigars. Whether your guest...
  8. Cigar Country: Nicaragua

    Cigar Country: Nicaragua
    In this edition of our new Cigar Country Series, we’ll be putting the spotlight on a country we recently had the immense pleasure of visiting. In fact, we had so many wonderful experiences in Nicaragua that we couldn’t even fit it all into one blog post – we had to create two instalments to chronicle all that we experienced and...
  9. Habanos Festival XXI 18th February – 22nd February 2019

    Habanos Festival XXI 18th February – 22nd February 2019
    2019 sees Cuba celebrates the 500th anniversary of the City of Havana. A nation with a magnificent history, and at times a convoluted history, put on a week to remember as they organised events from sunrise to well after sunset for the 21st Habanos Festival. The Gala Dinner The grandiose closing spectacle did not disappoint as the 21st Habanos Festival...
  10. Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona Gran Reserva Cosecha 2013

    Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona Gran Reserva Cosecha 2013
    Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona Gran Reserva Cosecha 2013   Wednesday night was dedicated to the Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona Gran Reserva Cosecha 2013. Coming in their most revered vitola, double corona - 7.6’’ (194mm) x 49 ring gauge, this is the first time the Hoyo brand has been granted the Gran Reserva status.   The Gran Reserva cigars are...

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