Renegade Cigars Blog

  • Tobacco Fermentation

      Last week, we talked a bit in depth about the process of curing tobacco. This week, we’re taking a deep dive into yet another critical process i...
  • Curing Tobacco

    In the last edition of our ongoing educational emails about cigars, we talked about primings—or the different types of leaves that grow on the to...
  • Best Nicaraguan Cigars (Spring 21')

      It’s fun to make lists of favorite cigars—this time we tackle some of our favorite Nicaraguan cigars. Not only does it help remind you to stay s...
  • Best Mild Cigars (Spring 21')

      While it’s a common misconception that mild cigars are made for new cigars smokers, they are an excellent and highly recommended place to start....
  • How Different Primings of Tobacco Affect Flavor, Aroma, and Burn

    When a cigar is created, it’s important to know the different grades (or thicknesses) of the tobaccos that are being used. The reasons why are evi...
  • A Brief Overview of Cigar History

    Humanity’s love affair with tobacco—and in specific, with the cigar—dates back centuries. It makes sense to think that the cigars we enjoy today ar...
  • Why are there stems in my cigar?

    Every so often, I hear from customers who discover tobacco leaf stems in their cigars. Many want to know why, and it makes sense to ask. Should the...
  • What is retrohaling?

    If you’ve been around cigars for any length of time, you’ve no doubt heard the terms “retrohale” and “retrohaling” being thrown around. But what ex...
  • How to Get More Out of Your Cigar

    It’s no secret that cigar aficionados have a special relationship with their favorite smokes—yet some people struggle at the periphery of achieving...
  • How to Age Cigars

    There are a couple of different schools of thought when it comes to the aging of cigars. Some people believe a good cigar should be delivered ready...
  • Smoking Cigars in The Winter

    Smoking a cracked cigar is like trying to drink through a split straw—some, like us, might say it’s even worse. At least with a drink you can toss ...
  • Understanding Connecticut Tobacco

    When you think of a Connecticut cigar, the first thing that comes to mind is a light colored, rather mild cigar. While this is certainly the case i...