How to Pay Less for Baccarat Cigars

Baccarat Platinum Connecticut CoronaSome cigars go beyond everyday smokes on account of the fine flavors they generate, their overall presentation, and select wrappers that are used. Baccarat Cigars fall into this category and are therefore nothing short of premium in nature. They demonstrate that distinction with choice Cuban-seed, carefully aged Honduran tobaccos and select flawless wrappers. True to their name, these are the smokes that you want to bring to classy casinos, for use at high stakes poker games, and for finishing off a fine day on the greens. However, as befits any top shelf cigar brand, we can't expect them to sell for cheap. Nevertheless, these excellent smokes are currently on sale at the Thompson Online Cigar Store for great low prices.

Since this sale is only going to be happening while supplies last, now is the time to order Baccarat Cigars. Buy a box of Baccarat Churchill Sweet Cigars to treat yourself to 25 fantastic, mild Connecticut wrapped smokes for less than $70. In addition to using premium tobaccos, these great smokes also have a mild, slightly sweetened cap to crown them with just the right touch of extra flavor. You could also go for a box of Platinum Baccarat Coronas for less than $50 and save on Baccarat Luchadores Lonsdales.

Find the best deals on these high class cigars and hundreds of other fine smokes at Thompson Cigar today.


Use Cigar Cases to Keep Cigars Safe During Travel

Protek 15 Count Travel CaseThe winter might be cold and dreary in many parts of the country but we don't necessarily need to stay around and shovel out the driveway. This is the perfect time of the year for taking a vacation and no trip should take place without a good set of cigars. No matter where you go, bring cigars to celebrate the trip. What you bring is up to you but you might want to take a bunch of favorite everyday smokes to enjoy while walking the greens, going fishing, or just relaxing at the hotel. However, don't forget to bring some premium cigars too because a vacation is a time to celebrate.

Enjoy that time to the fullest with some top shelf smokes but don't forget to keep them safe with a good cigar case. The Protek 15 Count Travel Case is a perfect case for the task no matter where you happen to be going. This case works on comfortable trips and not so comfortable adventures because it uses waterproof, extremely tough materials, is rustproof, mold-proof, and even has a pressure release. Not to mention, this tough travel case also has s small humidifier in its lid to keep your treasured sticks from drying out.

Save on this and other quality cigar cases at Thompson Cigar today.


Two Winning Ideas for Superbowl Cigars

Padron 1964 Aniversario Exclusivo Maduro RobustoSuperbowl season is one of the best times of the year. The winter holidays have finally ended, and since it's freezing cold outside, there's not a whole lot else to do but watch football on television. Since we are also at the tail end of football season, this is a great thing! The games are way more exciting than the start of the season and if your team in in it for the home stretch, you are sitting on cloud nine. Such a special time of the year requires special cigars for the biggest game of the year.

You don't want to smoke everyday cigars on a night that comes just once a year (nor for any of those semi-finals or big college games). Instead, look for 90 plus rated cigars at the Thompson Online Cigar Store and pick out a few choice smokes. Buy a box of Padron Anniversario 1964 Exclusivo Maduro Robustos and you will be ready to celebrate any game of the year. These ultra fine cigars are fit for the best of occasions with choice tobacco and a select wrapper that earned them an excellent rating of 94. If a box of those great smokes is a bit too much for the budget, you can always spend less on singles of premium cigars like the award winning 96 rated Flor de Antillas Toro Sun Grown cigar.

Save on these excellent smokes for any special occasion at Thompson Cigar today.


Buy Bundles of Thompson Black Label Corona Habano Cigars for Everyday Smoking Happiness

Thompson Black Label Corona HabanoEveryday cigars are those sticks that we light up whenever we feel like enjoying a good smoke. It's as simple as that so it's worth it to have a good supply of everyday sticks at all times. With that in mind, everyday smokes have to be available for an affordable low price. All that means is that the cigars in question need to fall within one's own cigar budget. For aficionados fortunate enough to have a big cigar budget, everyday smokes can even be premium, boutique cigars that sell for fairly high prices.

However, for most of us, since most premium smokes are too expensive to enjoy on an everyday basis, we need to find lesser known brands that sell for low prices without sacrificing on quality. One of the best of those everyday smokes is the Thompson Black Label Corona Habano. The price is more than right for these satisfying sticks because twenty count bundles of Thompson Black Label Corona Habanos are available for less than $20! Despite the very low price, these cigars generate a quality, very enjoyable smoking experience. Every stick is rolled by hand, uses quality Philippine tobacco, and is wrapped in a delicious Habano wrapper.

Find great deals on bundles of Thompson Black Label Corona Habanos and hundreds of other quality cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


When to Buy 100 Paso Doble Robusto Connecticut Cigars

Paso Doble Robusto ConnecticutHave you ever tried Paso Doble Connecticut Robustos? If so, then you already know why it's important to keep the humidor stocked with these fine smokes. Paso Dobles are mild to medium bodied cigars that are rolled in a smooth Connecticut wrapper and combine both Dominican and Costa Rican tobaccos to produce a fine, mild and wonderful smoking experience. Much of that mild, easy-going flavor comes from the Costa Rican tobaccos that go into this cigar. If you have ever tried premium Costa Rican coffee, the tobacco shows somewhat similar, very smooth flavors. The full package makes for an excellent everyday smoke and this is one of the best reasons to buy 100 Paso Doble Connecticut Robustos.

Another time for buying a bunch of these fine, mild smokes is when you are throwing a fair sized party for employees or friends. The low price for these smokes combined with their easy going flavors makes them an excellent choice for rookie aficionados and folks who have yet to experience a good cigar. It goes without saying, then, that Paso Dobles are also ideal cigars to bring to a wedding. If a good friend or family member is getting ready to tie the knot, ask them if they would like guests to help celebrate the event with good cigars and if they say yes, (they probably will), buy 100 Paso Dobles for less than $90.

Save on Paso Doble Cigars and hundreds of other fine cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


Great Cigar Samplers for Great Low Prices

Victor Sinclair Super Selection 15 Cigar SamplerCigar samplers are always fun to buy. Even though you know which sticks are going to arrive in the sampler, there's always a few that you have never tried. It's fun to compare those with our favorite everyday sticks and well known, premium cigars. It's also a good feeling to know that the humidor is going to receive a nice variety of sticks. Some are different sizes, come from different cigar makers, and showcase different types of wrappers. However, another nice thing about samplers is related to their price. Buy a sampler and you typically end up spending a lot less on premium smokes. It gives you a chance to try some top shelf sticks without breaking the cigar budget while other samplers are just fine cigar deals in every sense.

To find the best deals on samplers, visit the Value Cigar Samplers page. This is where you will find several excellent assortments of cigars for very good prices. For example, recently, the World Class 20 Sampler has been on sale for less than $30. That's four brands of 20 fine cigars for less than half of the regular price. The same can be said of the Victor Sinclair Super Selection 15 Cigar Sampler. Buy that assortment and pay less than a third of the regular price for premium Victor Sinclair smokes.

Find the best deals on cigar samplers and hundreds of other great smokes at Thompson Cigar today.


When to Know if It’s Time to Buy Cigar Samplers

Mild & Cheap 20 Cigar Churchill SamplerNo matter how big your cigar collection may be, there always comes a time when it needs to be replenished. We don't just store those cigars and forget about them. We of course smoke them and if you enjoy a cigar or two a day, you have to be careful about keeping the humidor stocked and ready to supply you with all of your cigar needs. Samplers are an excellent way to stock the humidor and also come in handy in other situations. If you notice any of the following three signs, the time has come to buy a few cigar samplers:

  • The number of cigars in the humidor is less than 20: If you notice that the humidor is looking rather empty, order a couple of cigar samplers to make sure that you always have enough cigars on hand.
  • You only have a few types of cigars: If you find yourself with just one or two types of sticks, order a sampler like the Best Cigar Sampler to have cigars for every situation.
  • You feel like trying new cigars: A big part of the appeal of cigars is having the chance to try sticks with different wrappers, different types of tobaccos, and noting the difference between premium and everyday sticks. Samplers like the Mild and Cheap 20 Cigar Churchill are excellent choices for trying new smokes.

Find the best variety of cigar samplers for the best prices at Thompson Cigar today.


Yes, Backwoods Cigars Were Made for the Great Outdoors

Backwoods Cigarillo Maduro SweetMany an aficionado loves to spend time in the great outdoors. We take fishing trips out on the open sea, wade remote streams in search of trophy trout, and even go ice fishing in the dead of winter. We also walk the woods and fields in search of quail, rabbits, and other small game, spend hours in a tree stand to wait for that big buck to show itself, and go on big game hunts in Alaska. We also enjoy the great outdoors by camping and visiting national parks with the family but no matter how we enjoy the outdoors, we like to highlight the experience with some great cigars.

A smoke that is tailor made for the outdoors is the good old Backwoods cigar. Those sweet little smokes do indeed seem to taste better when you can enjoy them at a cabin in the woods, when enjoying the view of a quiet lake in the middle of the woods, while bass fishing on your favorite pond, bayou, or reservoir, or after chopping firewood in the backyard. The Backwoods Maduro Sweet Cigarillo is one of those classic little sticks that makes every trip to the great outdoors that much better. Aficionados who enjoy the great taste of fermented tobacco with a hint of honey and berry flavors will like the Backwoods Maduro Honey Berry Cigarillo.

Find great deals on Backwoods Cigars and hundreds of other cigar brands at Thompson Cigar today.


Buy C and C Gordo Cigar Samplers for a Fantastic Deal on Premium Everyday Smokes

C and C Gordo Cigars are one of the more recent additions to the Thompson Online Cigar Store. However, despite being one of the newer cigars on the block, these smokes are C & C Gordo Sampler Gordoattracting quite the following. In fact, some people have been buying a few samplers at a time because these sticks make for fantastic everyday smokes. The thing about these cigars is that they fit the bill as an everyday stick by merit of their low price (10 sticks for less than $30) while also being a premium 6 x 60 cigar. Yes, the Corojo has a 90 rating and both sticks in this sampler are good enough to merit a special place in any humidor.

The recipe for these quality smokes is simple yet produces excellent results. As with many other quality cigars, these fine sticks are rolled by hand and use choice Dominican tobacco to generate a satisfying, medium-bodied quality smoke. However, each cigar brand also makes use of a particular blend of tobacco and the fermented leaf chosen for C and C Gordos is a definite winner because they will probably be one of the best everyday smokes you have ever tried. Given the bargain prices for these fine sticks, who knows how long supplies will last so order a few C and C Gordo Samplers today.

Find great deals on these and hundreds of other premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


The Importance of Enjoying Cigars the Right Way

Jetline Gotham Quad Flame Black Finish LThose of us who enjoy smoking cigars don't just partake in the experience because we enjoy fine, fermented tobacco. We also smoke cigars because we relish the experience of testing and tasting the subtle difference in flavors that come from different types of tobacco and wrappers. We enjoy inspecting cigars and noting the quality of their construction, and focusing on the difference between the start, sweet spot, and end of the cigar. These are a few of the reasons why it's important to enjoy cigars the right way and that procedure includes:

  • Choosing the best cigar for the moment: Pick a mild stick for the morning, medium-bodied smoke for the afternoon, and full-bodied cigar for the evening. It might be an everyday smoke or premium cigars for special situations.
  • Inspecting and cutting the cigar: After checking and appreciating the construction of the stick in question, carefully snip off the tip with a quality cigar cutter. It's important to use cigar cutters and not a knife or scissors because the cutter results in the type of  good, even cut necessary for properly enjoying the cigar.
  • Lighting and smoking it: Use proper cigar lighters to evenly light the end of the stick and then casually smoke it with enough time to savor the fine flavors.

Find great deals on hundreds of cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


Find Fantastic Value with Vista de Cuba Cigars

Vista De Cuba Torpedo MaduroThe best cigar deals aren't the ones that sell smokes for the lowest prices. They happen to be the deals and sales that sell quality cigars for a very good price. For example, when you buy Vista de Cuba cigars at the Thompson Online Cigar Store, you get nothing short of a fantastic deal on high quality cigars. How can you trust that Vista de Cubas are top shelf smokes? How about the fact that they were created by the same cigar experts behind the 90 plus rated Aging Room and Swag cigar brands!

Yes, Vista de Cubas are made by Oliveros and show it by generating a top shelf, very fine cigar smoking experience. Choice long filler Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos are used in conjunction with a Dominican binder and excellent wrappers to conjure up a mild to medium-bodied tobacco treasure. That's part of the reason why buying a box of these sticks is such a good deal. The other part is related to the low price paid for a box of these fine smokes. For a limited time, 20 count boxes of Cuba de Vista Cigars are selling for less than $40 and 20 count boxes of premium Churchills are going for less than $50. Compare that to original pricing of $110 and $116 and we have an excellent deal on fine cigars.

Find the best deals on quality cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


Some New Cigar Samplers from Thompson Cigar

Dominican Toro Collection Toro SamplerThe Thompson online cigar store is a fantastic place for finding great deals on cigars, the best prices on everyday smokes, and wonderful cigar samplers. In fact, it's arguably the best place anywhere for finding samplers because so many are available for good prices. The cigar experts at Thompson also love to put together assortments of various cigars on a regular basis and that translates to more cigar samplers available for all of us aficionados to enjoy! To see the latest samplers in the online store, check out the page for new cigar samplers.

The Dominican Toro Collection Sampler offers up a wonderful assortment of 20 Dominican smokes, some with Maduro wrappers and others rolled in fine natural leaf. Get this sampler when the humidor needs an infusion of cigars that hail from the excellent tobacco farms of the Dominican Republic.

Another of many great samplers is the Victor Sinclair Ten Sampler Gordito. Like the name of this sampler says, it comes replete with ten wonderfully fat and delicious cigars. Each of these premium Gorditos is the creation of master cigar maker Jose Dominguez. They display the same fine character of other smokes made by the cigar expert behind Victor Sinclair Cigars.

Check the new cigar samplers from Thompson Cigar on a regular basis to find more smokes for the humidor and new sticks to try.


Aficionados Who Enjoy the Great Outdoors Will Also Enjoy Duck Commander Cigars

Duck Commander Toro Habano 3 Cigar Sampler Plus BandanaMost of us have become familiar with the reality show phenomenon known as "Duck Dynasty". If you haven't watched it, you have probably at least come across photos of the camo wearing, long bearded stars of the show. The show is apparently popular among more than just those of us who love the great outdoors because the premiere of the fourth season became the most watched nonfiction cable telecast in history! Their family company, "Duck Commander" might be best known for making duck calls but as it turns out, they also appreciate fine cigars. At least, it seems that way with the Duck Commander Toro Habano Three Cigar Sampler.

This trio of fine cigars was created by cigar experts from the Dominican Republic and that fact is made evident by smooth flavors and a quality cigar smoking experience. Each of the medium-bodied cigars in this fine little sampler are presented in a glass tube and showcase a rich blend of premium American, Nicaraguan, and Dominican long fillers that are bound with Dominican Piloto leaf and rolled in a delicious Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The end result is a truly fine cigar and one that should probably be reserved for such special occasions as bagging a trophy buck, or celebrating a long successful day of duck hunting. To top this gift off, for a limited time, this sampler also comes with a free Duck Commander bandana.

Buy the Duck Commander Toro Habano Three Cigar Sampler and other fine cigar gifts at Thompson Cigar today.


Buy Cigars Online for a Better Cigar Budget

Flor De Las Antillas Toro Sun Grown Single CigarAlthough we would all love to enjoy three ultra premium cigars a day, that luxury just doesn't fit into most of our cigar budgets. We do buy premium smokes now and then but have to be careful about how we spend money on cigars if we want to enjoy a few sticks every day of the week. That is possible no matter what your cigar budget may be but you have to be careful about the everyday cigars you choose to enjoy. However, even with a minimal cigar budget, it's still possible to enjoy everyday sticks and cigars of a much higher caliber once or twice a month. The way to make that happen is twofold and includes (1) shopping for cigars at the Thompson online cigar store, and (2) planning monthly expenses when you buy cigars online.

The Thompson Cigar online store makes it easy to spend less on cigars because there are so many ways to save money. Buy bundles of quality sticks and you can find great deals on everyday smokes. Buy factory overruns and you get the chance to enjoy premium sticks by Rocky Patel and other top shelf brands for a fraction of the price. Check the sale page, buy a single or two of 90 plus rated cigars, and spend some time at the cigar auction and it becomes easy to plan all of your cigar expenses for the month without sacrificing your supply of everyday cigars and chance to enjoy a couple of quality cigars each month.

Buy cigars online from Thompson Cigar to lower your monthly cigar budget.


Different Torch Cigar Lighters for Different Situations

Jobon Gold Double Torch Lighter With PunchWhen we smoke cigars, we don't light it with a cheap plastic cigarette lighter. Those small, unsteady flames are only going to light part of the stick if they even light it at all! Instead of seriously diminishing the cigar smoking experience by using a cheap lighter, stick with quality torch lighters designed to light a cigar the right way.  There are a few different types and several brands, and some are meant for different situations. For example, if you are going to meet at an indoor location with clients or someone else you would like to impress, use a cigar lighter like the Jobon Gold Double Torch Lighter. This sleek modern lighter has the type of elegant, classy appearance that commands attention and exhibits self assurance. The dual jet will also light any of your quality cigars in an instant.

Although that sleek lighter will work anywhere, you might not want to bring it to the great outdoors. Whether playing a round of golf, or hunting deer or turkey with good friends, the powerful triple flame of the Green Jetline Super Torch will light Churchills, Maduros, and all of your sticks no matter what the weather may be.

For travel, you might want to go with the Xicar Black Element Lighter. This fine torch lighter combines durability with a sleek look so you can light your favorite cigars with reliable class during travel.

Find great deals on a wide variety of torch lighters at Thompson Cigar today.


How Do Flavored Cigars Get Their Flavors?

Acid Krush Classics Blue Connecticut Cigarillo InfusedAll fermented tobacco has its own set of flavors. The flavors that show up on the palette depend on many factors including the type of tobacco used and the aging process with some prized smokes generating a complex array of flavors while others have few flavors. The importance of flavor in cigars has long been recognized and various aficionados have attempted to infuse cigars with other flavors for hundreds of years. Vanilla, rum, and sweet fruits like cherry are just three of the common flavors used to add to the cigar smoking experience. The following are two main ways in which flavored sticks acquire those extra flavors:

  • Infusion with alcohol: Fine liquors like cognac and brandy seem to go hand in hand with good cigars. They make for a nice combination with quality, aged sticks and some cigars are made with those liquors infused right into the tobacco itself. The most common way of infusing a cigar with the flavors of rum or cognac is by placing the tobacco or the entire stick into a container that has a separate, small container of the liquor in question. Over time, the tobacco ends up absorbing the liquor.
  • Infusion with an extract: This is done for cigars flavored with vanilla, grape, or other plant extracts. In this case, the extract is sprayed directly onto the tobacco in the cigar itself or onto tobacco leaves that are stored with the cigars.

Find great deals on excellent flavored cigars such as Acid Krush Classics at Thompson Cigar today.


The Benefits of Buying Wholesale Cigars

Wholesale CigarsThere is more than one way to buy cigars but not every one of those ways will save you money or provide you with quality brands. For example, head to the nearest brick and mortar store and they may or may not have the types of cigars you prefer, nor very many cigars available for a discount. One of the reasons why those brick and mortar stores aren't able to offer as much in terms of variety and low prices is because they don't carry as much merchandise as larger online distributors that deal with wholesale cigars.

An online cigar store that offers a huge variety of cigar brands and deals in wholesale cigars is almost always going to sell all of those cigars for lower prices than brick and mortar stores. An online distributor like Thompson Cigar can offer so many deals on cigars because Thompson gets cigars directly from the cigar makers (in addition to offering several exclusive Thompson brands) and deals with large numbers of smokes. This translates to lower prices for aficionados who shop at the Thompson online cigar store and also partly explains why Thompson can offer dozens of truly amazing cigar deals in cigar auctions and on the sale page every day of the week. It's hard to think of a better benefit that comes from buying wholesale cigars than consistent, excellent low prices although the huge variety of smokes is pretty nice too!

Find the best deals on wholesale cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


How to Get 10 Oliva Cigars for Free

Oliva Cigars are one of those premium brands that we strive to have in the humidor. The reliable, premium nature of Olivas can always be counted on for a top shelf smoking experience.  Oliva Connecticut Reserve Toro Connecticut Plus  BONUS Oliva 10 Pack SamplerThe cigar masters at Oliva came up with the wonderful Nub, and many other series of smokes that demonstrate their expertise and pride when it comes to cigars. With that in mind, it's always a good day when you can find Olivas for free! Not that Thompson Cigar is giving them away but then again, they sort of are because when you buy boxes of just about any Oliva Cigar from Thompson, you also get a free Oliva ten pack sampler!

For example, buy a box of wonderful Magna Carta Toro Habanos and you get a very fine sampling of Oliva sticks. Since that box of fine cigars is already sold for a discount, the 10 extra Oliva cigars turn it into a pretty good cigar deal. Not to mention, those fine Magna Cartas are also exclusively available from Thompson Cigar.

Enjoy those Magna Carta cigars when you feel like experiencing an excellent, medium-bodied Nicaraguan puro but when the situation calls for a full-bodied smoke, you can't go wrong with a 24 count box of Oliva Habano Rothschild Nubs, especially because it also includes that fine cigar sampler at no extra cost!

Find the best deals on Oliva and hundreds of other premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


Two of the Best Premium Cigars for the Winter Months

H Upmann 1844 Reserve Belicoso NaturalThe winter is always a tough time of the year. In most parts of the country, golf is a distant memory, if you want to go fishing you have to know how to cut a hole in the ice, and it can be a challenge to stay warm during those daily walks in the park. Not to mention, the cold, dry weather can also pose a threat to your cigar collection. However, even if you don't take a vacation to a warmer clime, winter can still be a good time to enjoy cigars.

For example, a great top shelf smoke seems to be even better when you can sit back in a warm den and enjoy that fine tobacco as the snow and ice coat the backyard. It's also a great time of the year to enjoy some fine cigars with friends while watching the Super Bowl and basketball games. It's a time to treat yourself to fine cigars and two of the best are the Aroma de Cuba Mi Amore Box Pressed Maduro Belicoso, and the H Upmann 1844 Reserve Belicoso Natural. Both of these sticks are major, top shelf smokes that have earned respective ratings of 95 and 93. The medium to full body and excellent flavors of these premium smokes will brighten even the darkest, coldest days of winter.

Save on these high quality cigars and hundreds of cigar brands at Thompson Cigar today.


How to Get Macanudo Cigars and a Cigar Lighter for less than $40

Macanudo Collection With Lighter Toro GordoMacanudos. For any aficionado who has experienced these classic cigars, the brand name alone invokes fine memories of superb tobaccos, very smooth smokes, and the reason why we look forward to enjoying Macanudos on every occasion. These cigars are one of the most famous of the classic, premium smokes and as befits their distinguished status, they aren't exactly available for bargain basement prices. Although the premium experience of a Macanudo is worth the higher cost, it's still very nice to pay less for these high quality cigars whenever the opportunity presents itself.

One such opportunity is found with the Macanudo Toro Gordo Collection with Lighter combo. For less than $40, this premium gift comes with 6 genuine Macanudo cigars and a fine double torch cigar lighter. Since there are three different types of Macanudos, this combo also makes for a fine little cigar sampler. Enjoy the Macanudo Cafe as a premium after breakfast smoke or when you feel like sampling fantastic double aged Dominican long filler tobacco bound with a San Andres Valley binder and rolled in an excellent Connecticut wrapper. Save the Macanudo Maduro for a fine afternoon smoke, and the excellent Cru Royale for the most special of occasions.

Buy the Macanudo Toro Gordo Collection with Lighter combo as a gift for a fellow aficionado or to treat yourself to fine flavors in the form of an excellent cigar deal.