• Nosakhere Kamau

Good Cigar Reads

It’s Imperative for the enthusiast to keep their stogie game sharp...the following four books are key to increase your cigar knowledge and expand the quality of your humidor...

The Ultimate Cigar Book: 4th Edition

by Richard Carleton Hacker

Considered one of the most comprehensive guides to all things cigar, Hacker’s book covers everything from the history of cigar smoking, the manufacturing process, how to select the perfect cigar, and what other “indulgences” pair well with specific blends. Whether you’ve been a cigar enthusiast for some time or are just looking to get started, this book is a great place to start!

The Cigar: An Illustrated History of Fine Smoking

by Barnaby Conrad

This is an impressive book that’s suited for perfect display on a coffee table or in your smoking room. Conrad pairs stunning photography with an in-depth examination of cigar history and culture. You’ll be drooling by the time you put this one down!

The Cuban Cigar Handbook: The Discerning Aficionado’s Guide to the Best Cuban Cigars in the World

by Matteo Speranza

With the United States’ recent lift of its trade embargo against Cuba, the Cuban cigar will no longer be a “forbidden pleasure.” Speranza’s guide will leave you eagerly anticipating the arrival of this precious cargo. He takes you on a virtual journey to Cuba and into the world of tobacco growing, the art of hand-rolling cigars, and even offers tips for how to select the best specimens!

The Cigar Legend: Cigar Journal

by Barrett Kincheloe and Spencer Smith

This one’s a bit on the pricey side, but it’s a fantastic gift for the true enthusiast. With spaces to save the bands from your favorite cigars, journal about your personal cigar memories and preferences, and also rate your best (and worst) smokes, this book allows you to be the author and preserve your own “history” for a future generation of aficionados!

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Plumeberg Media Inc. 2019

by Nosakhere Kamau

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