Should You Take the Band Off Your Cigar?

Should You Take the Band Off Your Cigar?

It may surprise you to learn this, but there's actually a longstanding debate around whether or not smokers should remove the bands (labels) from their cigars. But why is there so much controversy over such a simple thing?
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How to Get the Most Out of Cigar Smoking

How to Get the Most Out of Cigar Smoking

If you've been following along with our blog, you know how to cut and light a cigar like a master. Now, you're ready to become an expert at the act of smoking. Cigars are nothing like cigarettes; they are meant to be enjoyed differently and there is an art to it— not to mention, if you're smoking with others who are more experienced than you, doing it wrong could be embarrassing. Appearances matter, and cigars are a symbol of wealth and power, so you want to look like you deserve to be smoking one!
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The Best Way to Light Your Cigar

The Best Way to Light Your Cigar

The Best Way to Light Your Cigar

 

If you've invested in a quality cigar for your enjoyment, the last thing you want to do is somehow harm the experience for yourself. Many people new to cigar smoking simply treat them like big cigarettes, and by lighting and smoking them incorrectly, they are never able to fully appreciate the cigar the way it is meant to be smoked. However, experienced cigar smokers know that cigar smoking is an art, and they know just what to do to get the very best smoking experience.

 

First, we are assuming that you know how to properly cut your cigar, a necessity before you light it. If you need a refresher, check out our blog entry How to Properly Cut a Cigar.

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Jean Nicot & Tobacco

Jean Nicot & Tobacco


How did snuff and tobacco become so popular you ask?


Jean Nicot experimented with crushed tobacco leaves used as a snuff for curing migraine headaches. In 1560, Nicot gave a sample of this home remedy to Catherine de Medici who also suffered from chronic migraines. It was effective in relieving her headaches and the popularity of tobacco snuff grew among the aristocracy. In fact, people became so enthusiastic about its powers that tobacco became known as "Herba Medicea" or "Herba Catherinea".

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Cigar History – Part 1

Cigar History – Part 1


Tobacco was first used by the peoples of the pre-Columbian Americas. Native Americans apparently cultivated the plant and smoked it in pipes for medicinal and ceremonial purposes. On October 12, 1492, in the gulf of San Salvador in the Bahamas, Christopher Columbus discovered tobacco. He and his crew saw the natives there growing the tobacco and soon realized that it would become a valuable commodity. The name tobacco and its origin are still being debated. The word tobacco was used among pre-Columbian natives of the West Indies. Those who took it back with them called it tobacco; the Mayan verb "sikar" meaning "to smoke" later became the Spanish noun cigarro.

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The Legacy of White Owl Cigars

The Legacy of White Owl Cigars

Smoking tobacco has been something that people have been doing for almost as long as civilization has been around. Over the years, there have been ways to enjoy the rich flavors and calming nature that many smokers find from their favorite brands, there is also another part to all of this, however. Many of the popular companies that we see today started off as just a simple dream. Before these brands grew into the well-recognized labels, they had to first start off with something much smaller. White Owl Cigars is one of the companies that not only was able to grow in popularity but can also be viewed as a story of the American dream.

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Welcome to Unique Cigars of Orlando!

Welcome to Unique Cigars of Orlando! 

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Here in our blog, we will discuss topics concerning smoking cigars.  Our topics will include anything cigar-related and we will also cover any special deals we have.  We wish to keep the topics lively and interesting and also invite any commentary and feedback on any of the posts. Cigars most certainly have a rich and vital history and numerous aficionados and enthusiasts have enjoyed their full rich flavor!  From Winston Churchill to Ernest Hemingway to Babe Ruth and Mark Twain - the Cigar has been an inimitable and ever-present icon for many famous cigar smokers.  History is also full of wonderful quotes concerning cigar smoking:
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