Cellophane & Your Cigars

Why are a majority of the cigars on the market today wrapped in cellophane and what, if anything, does that mean to you? The primary reasons manufacturers go to the expense and trouble to wrap each cigar in it’s own cellophane cocoon is mostly based on protection of the cigar from damage. On the journey that cigar takes from the…

Wondering What’s Up?

It has been a whirlwind week and a half and I’m just catching my breath. Millions of business fail every year and Chesapeake Cigar & Tobacco Company is one of them. Our monthly rent obligation outstripped our income and we had no choice but to shutter the business as it existed in Edgewater. That’s the bad news. The good news…

Kafie Trading Company Cigars

I come across hundreds of new cigars a year through social media and blogs. Most are the passion project of some cigar fan that cobbled enough money together to stroke their own ego by having their toe dipped into the vast ocean that is the premium cigar universe, but few do it consistently right at a level high enough to produce…

Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel Aged

For those that have been fans of Perdomo for a while, the name Perdomo Habano isn’t new. But, the Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel Aged is! Perdomo introduced this latest iteration of their Habano line at the IPCPR Tobacco Show in July 2015. They began to ship to a handful of retailers in October of 2015 and have been steadily increasing…

The Art Of Tasting Spirits

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of attending a class on the Art Of Tasting Scotch given by The Dalmore’s Master Blender, Richard Patterson. The primary thing I remember from that class is that you “hold” the spirit your tasting in your mouth, as Patterson describes in this video, for one second for every year of aging. So,…