Cigars are a way of life. This is our blog about it.

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...

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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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Workaholics Day

July 5 is Workaholics Day, an unofficial holiday dedicated to people who devote the lion’s share of their waking hours to working, often ignoring other pursuits in the process. The purpose of the celebration is to remind people that all work and no play could be...

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American Made Cigar Brands

The Fourth of July marks summer’s biggest holiday. Bring on the patriotism, parades, backyard barbecues, fireworks, and ball games. In between the celebrating, you can make time to relax and take in the lazy days of summer. What better way to do that than in the...

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What’s Inside of a Cigar Anyway?

Even if you love smoking cigars, you may not know exactly what is rolled up inside of your favorite cigar. Cigars are pretty straightforward. They are made of leaves—three kinds, in fact. Each of the three types of tobacco leaves contributes to the cigar’s overall...

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History of Cigar Names

Cigars come in various sizes, shapes, and flavors. They often bear unique names, which have interesting backstories. Here are some prominent cigar brands and how their names came to be: Gurkha – The name of this brand came from the town of Gurkha in Nepal. The term...

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The History of Diamond Crown Cigars

Torch Cigar Bar in Phoenix, Arizona carries top brands of cigars from around the world. One of Torch’s best-loved cigar lines is Diamond Crown Cigars. Diamond Crown Cigar Manufacturing was founded by Stanford Newman. Stanford was the son of Julius Caesar Newman, who...

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Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is celebrated in different countries around the world every third Sunday in June. The holiday recognizes the influence that fathers and father figures have on individuals and the community at large. Father’s Day is celebrated many ways, but it’s most...

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What’s a Cigarillo?

If you are a cigar lover, you may be well-versed in different types of cigars. They come in different widths, shapes, colors, and strengths. There seems to be a different type of cigar for every taste and palate. But beyond cigars, there are also cigarillos, which...

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A Hint of Wood in Your Cigar

Cigars may be described using several core flavors. Most of the flavors are similar to those used to characterize wine because cigars and wine share a lot in common. The core cigar descriptors include plants, spices and herbs, earth and minerals, fruits, nuts, and...

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Mayans and Their Tobacco

A 1,300-year-old flask from an ancient Mayan civilization was discovered to contain traces of tobacco. The flask was likely used for the storage of tobacco leaves. The Mayans ground the leaves into a powder which they used as snake repellent and to make a potent...

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Armed Forces Day: Cigars for Warriors

Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day every third Saturday of May. The day is dedicated to paying tribute to those who serve in the armed forces of the United States. It is a day to honor the men and women in uniform who served the country in times of war and peace....

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