Oldest Cigar Factories in USA

Founded in 1895, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is the oldest maker of premium cigars in the United States. The company is still run by members of the founding family and is responsible for the famous Diamond Crown, Brick House, and Cuesta-Rey cigar brands that are popular...

Tobacco Cultivation and Harvesting

Many of the finer things in life take a long time to make. Cigars, which have been considered a luxury item for many years, are no exception. Each time you smoke a cigar, you are partaking of the result of years of labor. Cigar tobacco begins its journey as a seed...

The History of El Baton Cigars

El Baton was introduced in 1914 and became a popular pick at the time because it cost only a measly nickel per piece. Originally rolled with Cuban tobacco leaves, the El Baton is famously known as the original nickel stick. This unique cigar brand is made by J.C....

The FDA and Cigar Regulation

For a long time, cigar lovers in the U.S. enjoyed the freedom of buying their favorite cigars from brick-and-mortar stores or online without the restrictions imposed on cigarettes. This suddenly changed on August 9, 2016, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Friendship Day

Friendship Day is celebrated by Americans every first Sunday of August. The international version of this holiday is observed on July 30 this year. Regardless of which Friendship Day you choose to participate in, you can seize the occasion to send cards or spend time...

The History of Padron Cigars

At Torch Cigar Bar here in Phoenix, Arizona, we offer a selection of more than 200 premium cigars to our members and guests. One of our best-loved brands is Padron. Many Padron lovers, however, do not know the history behind the cigars. Here’s a closer look at the...

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