Tips for Storing Your Best Cigars – Without a Humidor

Few things are as enjoyable as a great cigar! While using a humidor is the ideal way to store and maintain quality cigars, there may be times when you’ll have to come up with an alternative. The following are a … Read More

Much More Than Just a Cheap Plastic Cutter: The Xikar Story

Cigar smoking is more than a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. And as the premium-cigar industry continues growing at a rapid pace, consumer choice has never been so great. Not only are manufacturers creating unique blends with tobacco-leaf combinations unheard of … Read More

The Official 2015 Thanksgiving JR Cigar Blog

The Pilgrim leader, Governor William Bradford, had organized the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621. He invited the neighboring Wampanoag Indians to this bountiful buffet, which lasted three days. From that historic day forward, American families have all gathered on what … Read More

History of Cohiba

The island of Cuba has long been the considered the “El Dorado” of tobacco.  It is almost a mythical place, where the tobacco fields stretch as far as the eye can see, and the Havana Club rum flows like water.  … Read More

The History of Montecristo

Montecristo, also known as “Mountain of Christ”, is a small mountainous island off the coast of Italy.  The name gained worldwide recognition following the publication of Alexandre Dumas classic novel The Count of Montecristo.  However, in today’s world, it … Read More


In my mind day three seemed to be the most important day of the IPCPR show.  The glitz and glamour of the big manufacturers was fantastic, yet in terms of the cigars, well most of them have been announced for … Read More

Frank Llaneza 1961 Cigars – The Forgotten Treasure

Highly regarded as one of the most famous cigar makers in our lifetime, Frank Llaneza began working in the cigar industry at the age of 15. One of the first cigar manufacturers to set up shop in Honduras following … Read More

Top 10 Cutting, Lighting & Smoking Tips

JR 10 Smoking Tips… for a more pleasurable cigar smoking experience. There is plenty of advice out there on how to select, store, and smoke cigars. Rather than repeat what everyone knows or says, here are 10 quick, lesser-known tips, … Read More

Cigar Gift Ideas – JR University

Cigar Gift Ideas Jump to HumidorsCuttersLightersAshtraysCigar Cases Finding a great gift for your favorite aficionado can be a daunting task if you don’t … Read More

Cigar Mold and Cigar Plume – JR University

The Difference Between Cigar Mold and Cigar Plume Jump to What is Plume? What is Mold? How to Recognize Mold What to Do If You Find Mold  … Read More

Variety Is the Spice Of Life: The JR Premium Cigar Sampler Blog!

It happens all of the time—a smoker buys a box of premium cigars because a friend recommended them, or because he read a review, listened … Read More

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