Buying Cigars Online

buying cigars online

This holiday season you might be considering buying cigars online, and for some of you it could be for the first time.  Maybe you’re looking for a great gift or adding to your personal cigar collection.  Whatever the case, it’s that time of year to find something new and special.  Although your regular retailer probably has some new options, going online to find something new can be very rewarding.

Here are few tips and suggestions to consider when you are buying cigars online.

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Custom Engraved Whiskey Stones

Our friends over at Groovy Guy Gifts sent us a set of custom made whiskey stones.  These are high quality whiskey stones that you can get anything you want engraved on them.  As you can see in the photo they did an excellent job for us.

As many of you know, we do custom cigar bands for all occasions, weddings, bachelor parties, corporate events and any special occasion you can think of.  We appreciate the custom work that the Groovy Guy Gifts did.  Sometimes it’s not always easy to find a supplier that can get something done quickly, that is good quality and at a great price.  The Groovy Guys really delivered on the whiskey stones.  These stones are only $34.99 for a set of 6, which includes the cost of the engraving and they even beat their quoted lead time to us.

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Cigar Pairing with Bourbon

Paring a cigar with bourbon or whiskey is a classic.  It’s probably the most common drink people have with a cigar besides scotch.  As far as pairing a bourbon with a cigar you can’t go wrong here.  The main trick to pairing a drink with a cigar is that don’t want one to overpower the other.  You want to find something that will complement each other.  As a rule of thumb, most bourbons and whiskeys are strong enough to stand up to a good cigar and they will complement each other nicely. We found a relatively new micro distillery here in our great state of New York and wanted to give them some props for their fine bourbon that complemented our cigars very nicely.

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Cigar Pairing with Beer

With the growing popularity of craft beers on the market these days, we thought we discuss a couple pairing tips for cigars and beer.  Whether you prefer a pale ale, IPA or an oatmeal stout there are many options to pair your favorite cigar with.  A beer is a nice choice as summer comes to an end as well just because it’s cold and nothing beats a nice cold refreshing beer.  Having the wide varieties of craft beers available makes for some fun and interesting pairings.

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Cigar Pairing with Gin

Summer is in full swing folks and there is nothing quite like a Gin and Tonic to cool you down.  The gin lovers out there will hopefully appreciate this post, but needless to say, gin and cigars are not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of pairing a drink with your smoke.

Pairing a cigar and gin can be done, but you have to have the right combination.  In general, having a stronger cigar will help stand on its own and the gin will act as a refreshing palate cleanser between puffs.  A milder cigar will most likely be over powered by the gin and you will lose the flavor of your cigar, so it’s not recommended.

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