June 26, 2017

Effective July 1, 2017, Minnesota is lowering the tax on premium cigars to support small businesses, create jobs, and keep business local. The new tax will allow local retailers to compete with internet pricing, and offer a larger selection of premium cigars. But, that...

May 21, 2016

 

Cuban cigars will never be legal in the US. 

 

All day, every day, customers ask me when Cuban cigars will be available. Last year, I wrote an article siting the “what’s in it for us, what’s in it for them?” perspective on lifting the trade embargo. The only thing in it...

The Peterson 2016 Saint Patrick's Day pipe are in! Peterson has once again done a spectacular job on these highly collectible and functional St. Patrick's Day Limited Edition pipes. They feature a smooth, contrasty medium-to-dark brown finish, which shows off the grain...

Here at King Smoking Pipes and Cigars, we get to try a lot of new cigars, some of which we've never heard of. That was the case with Marco V Cigars. I guess we just weren't paying attention. After all, they were named the best cigar at the 2013 IPCPR show!

 

Marco V...

November 7, 2015

With so many blends to choose from, McClelland Tobacco Company has pipe tobacco blends to suit every taste. One could spend hours reading through descriptions, reviews, and labels in search of their own personal "holy grail" of pipe tobaccos. To make it easier, we've c...

 

Drew Estate, one of the most iconic premium cigar makers, now offers smoking pipes, made by the infamous Tsuge pipe company in Japan. The pipes feature a modular design, easily disassembled for cleaning. Each pipe also features a custom cap, engraved with the Drew Est...

 

Robert Caldwell's cigars have burst onto the cigar scene and are rapidly gaining popularity amongst seasoned cigar smokers who appreciate complex and unique cigars. The King is Dead, Long Live the King, and Eastern Standard are three such cigars. All use rare, aged to...

 

Aside from a well made pipe and quality pipe tobacco, a good pipe lighter is the best tool a pipe smoker can own. A soft flame is the most important feature of any pipe later. If you are a pipe and cigar smoker, you never want to use a torch flame cigar lighter on y...

 

It seems to be the question on every cigar smokers' mind these days. When will Cuban cigars be legalized in the USA? Just to be clear, as of this writing, the Cuban embargo has not been lifted. Some restrictions have been lightened, which is a positive step. Keep in...

 

I've been smoking cigars for over twenty years. I've tried everything from Backwoods and Garcia Vega to Cuban Cohibas and Dominican Davidoffs, along with just about every other Dominican, Honduran, and Nicaraguan cigar there is or has been. I've smoked some good (an...

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