Cigars, as anyone will tell you, are bad for you. There is no question about that. But there are plenty of guilty pleasures that people partake in that are bad for us. Regardless of the health risks, there are millions of cigar smokers around the world who enjoy a nice stogie once in a while.
In the old days, the only places to buy and get information on cigars were local cigar shops or maybe a magazine. With the onset of the information age, cigars went digital and now there are plenty of cigar websites and blogs to tickle your tobacco fancy.
But which are good? Well, do not fret, here I will layout the must-bookmarks for any cigar lover.
Some of these cigar websites will be great for buying cigars, others for reviews, and some may be a combination of the both. At the end though, you will have the tools to know what you’re talking about at your next cocktail party or know where to go for the best deals on some premium cigars.
A great little blog, Stogie Review gives you tons of information on all sorts of things, from humidors to reviews of local cigar shops and lounges.
The reviews are great, giving you a breakdown of what the reviewer thought during the entire smoke process of a cigar, something that is sometimes hard to find.
Some of their reviews even have videos, which are great fun to sit back and watch.
Overall, Stogie Review is a cigar website, by cigar lovers for cigar lovers. They have informative reviews that even a seasoned veteran can find useful.
Maybe you already know the cigar you want. Well those things can get pretty pricey, so surely you want to find the best deal possible. Luckily, there are a few sites you have to check out when looking for your favorites, Best Cigar Prices is one of them.
I’ve found that Best Cigar Prices combines great prices with a good selection. I’ve yet to not find a cigar I was looking for on their site. What I like most about Best Cigar Prices, outside of the good deals I can usually find, is the no-nonsense info about the cigar. For example, here is the page for La Unica #600
I’m given the Strength, Wrapper, Origin, and Shape, all right there. I don’t have to search for it and all the information is complete.
You can get other things on their site too, like ashtrays, lighters, humidors, and cases. They even provide some recommendations which is nice to check out from time to time.
In all, Best Cigar Prices is a must if you’re out to pick up a particular cigar.
Like Best Cigar Prices, Cigar Place has a good selection of cigars to purchase, but I find Best Cigar Price’s better.
The search features are clearly placed on the front page and allow you to search a bunch of different parameters.
The best feature of Cigar Place is their “Best Price Guarantee”.
Basically, they will match a lower price if you can find it, so when you shop at Cigar Place, you know you’re probably going to get a deal.
Cigar Aficionado [No Longer Available]
Known more for their magazine, Cigar Aficionado also has a great cigar website that is full of awesome resources for the cigar lover.
Unfortunately, most of the usefulness of Cigar Aficionado’s website goes away because you need a paid subscription to access it. Luckily there are still a few things you can check out that are free, the best being the videos section.
Just click “Video” on the side navigation pane and you should see the following.
Here you can see video reviews of the top cigars from as far back as 2006 along with other interesting videos about the manufacture of cigars and great hotspots in various cities.
There are plenty of other cigar websites out there. These are just the ones I check out regularly and felt others would like to know about if that didn’t already.
So go, enjoy a stogie after a long work week! Know any other great sites you think others will enjoy? Let us know in the comments below.