Two Fantastic Sun Grown Cigar Samplers

Ashton Vsg Sampler Sun GrownWhen we shop for cigars, we may see descriptions of the tobacco used for filler, the country of origin for the binder, and information about the wrapper. Typically, the name of the country where the wrapper was grown is given along with the type of wrapper used, and if it was grown in the shade or in direct sunlight. Many wrappers come from plants that are carefully cultivated in the shade because this process results in finer, more delicate leaves with fewer veins. It's easier to let a tobacco plant grow out in the open but the strong rays of the tropical sun results in leaves that are tougher and have more veins.

Nevertheless, there are also ways to carefully cultivate leaves used for wrappers that are grown in completely unshaded conditions. It's a difficult process but creates sun-grown leaves that are prized for the sweet flavors they add to a cigar. Two samplers that showcase the beauty and premium smoking experience of choice sungrown wrappers are the Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sampler, and the Ashton VSG Sungrown Sampler. Both of these samplers host prize, medium and full-bodied sticks that feature select, premium long filler tobaccos, and exclusive sungrown wrappers. All are fine cigars indeed and fit for the most special of occasions.

These top shelf cigar samplers make excellent gifts for any aficionado. Find them and low prices for hundreds of premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


Have Some Extra Time? Spend It at the Cigar Auction!

Perdomo Patriarch Torpedo CorojoWe live in a busy world but it's very much worth it to take time out to reflect and relax. No matter how busy you may be, if you don't take time out to enjoy the good life then it just doesn't happen. You end up putting it off again and again and before you know it, are enjoying fall less of the good life than you would like. Smoking cigars reminds us of the importance of scheduling in some free time because that's the only way to truly and fully enjoy a top shelf stick. Once we realize that not only is it possible to have that bit of extra free time to enjoy cigars, we also realize that it's essential for living a full, satisfying life.

One other way of spending a bit of that free time is by participating in the Thompson Cigar Auction. It doesn't take long to do and even if you check it a few times a day, you might still get lucky and win auctions that result in premium cigars for bargain prices. There are dozens of items being auctioned off every day of the week with new offerings on a very regular basis including everything from wonderful Perdomo Cigars to quality cigar lighters and much more. So, the next time you find yourself with ten minutes to spare, check out the Thompson Cigar Auction and place a few bids.

Find the best cigar deals at Thompson Cigar today.


Buy Factory Overruns to Save Money on Quality Cigars

Cusano Factory Overruns Churchill ConnecticutWe all want to spend less on cigars but none of us want to make any sacrifices on quality. That' the conundrum of being an aficionado who has a monthly cigar budget but there are ways to make that key combination happen. Shop for cigars at the Thompson Online Cigar Store (and you are going to find plenty of deals and sales) but if you really want premium cigars for low prices, check out the page with Factory Overruns. This is where you will find page after page of quality cigars for much lower prices than sticks of the same brand and series that get a cigar band and make it into a cigar box.

The last step of the cigar manufacturing process involves one final bit of quality control. If a cigar has certain wrapper flaws or just doesn't pass inspection for some other small reason, it is excluded from the cigar box even though it's made from the same high quality tobacco blends and has the same delicious wrapper. Those sticks are the factory overruns and much to the fortune of aficionados on a budget, they are sold as cigar bundles for a fraction of what they would cost if they had made it into a cigar box. This is an excellent way to buy Rocky Patel Cigars, Gurkha Cigars, wonderful Cusano Cigars, and other premium brands for low prices.

Save on top shelf cigars and much more at Thompson Cigar today.


Enjoy Fantastic Medium to Full Bodied Toro Cigars with the Montecristo Connoisseur Edition Sampler

Montecristo Connoisseur Edition AssortmentIt's always a good day when you can relax with quality cigars after a delicious lunch or excellent dinner. On such occasions, you don't want to smoke the same mild mannered Connecticut as you did during a morning of golf or after going for a morning walk. The afternoons and evenings call for fuller-bodied cigars that match the palette and one of the best smokes for the latter half of the day is a fine, robust Toro. Those fat sticks seem to be especially satisfying after a long day of work or travel and when they incorporate high quality tobacco, they are absolute, end of the day treasures.

One of the finest samplers of Toro treasures is the Montecristo Connoisseur Edition. This very fine assortment of cigars includes 8 big gauge, fantastic Toros made from limited small batch tobaccos. Each one has a medium to full body and is a beautiful, carefully crafted stick that could easily be reserved for special events. Buy this premium sampler and you get 2 each of four different boutique sticks that are crafted from choice Dominican tobaccos. Each is also named after different American cities or states to reflect their character. Sample the Texas Toro, light up a Las Vegas Toro during an evening at the casino, and compare the fine flavors of the New York and Chicago Montecristo Toro Cigars.

Enjoy the fine flavors of the Montecristo Connoisseur Edition Sampler and great deals on hundreds of quality smokes at Thompson Cigar today.



Connecticut Cigars for the Holidays

Avo Classic Xo Intermezzo Connecticut Robusto Holiday CollectionWhether it's the holiday season or other times of the year, it's important to take time to sit back and enjoy a few choice Connecticut cigars. The Connecticut wrapper lends a wonderful, silky smooth experience to a cigar, especially so for mild smokes that work very well as after breakfast cigars, or sticks to accompany a mid-morning walk on the greens. A fine Connecticut is also versatile because it can add a smooth touch to parties during the holiday season, makes for a fine smoke while enjoying the sights and sounds of a tropical beach, and is probably the best way to read the morning paper.

With the accolades of Connecticut wrapped cigars in mind, the Avo Classic Intermezzo Connecticut Robusto Holiday Collection is a fine gift to get and give to any aficionado friend. This premium sampling of Connecticut Robustos includes four absolutely flawless Avo XO Intermezzo Cigars that demonstrate the importance of stocking the humidor with premium, Connecticut-wrapped sticks. Each of the fine cigars in this premium gift uses a choice blend of top shelf Dominican tobaccos and a select, very smooth Connecticut wrapper to generate a wonderful, medium-bodied smoking experience. These cigars are big on rich flavors without sacrificing the smooth, sumptuous sensations that come from using a choice Connecticut wrapper.

Find this very fine cigar gift and hundreds of excellent gift ideas at the Thompson online cigar store today. 


Where to Buy Cigars Shipped for Free

Padron 1964 Aniversario Torpedo MaduroAs aficionados, we have to know where the best places are for buying cigars. That place has to have enough cigar brands to meet every taste, occasion, and budget, and should also be capable of providing excellent advice and service. Ideally, it should also be open at all times of the day and offer a variety of cigar deals. If all of the above sounds too good to be true for a brick and mortar cigar store, you are right. Few if any cigar shops can meet such standards but there is at least one online cigar store that makes good on all of the above and more.

That place is the Thompson Online Cigar Store and it's also where you need to go if you want to enjoy free shipping on fine cigars. Most of the top shelf, premium cigars offered by Thompson ship for free. This includes such superb smokes as the 94 rated Padron 1964 Aniversario Torpedo Maduro, and the fantastic Flor de las Antillas Sun Grown Toro (the 2012 cigar of the year) among other excellent additions to the humidor. To see the other fine smokes that get shipped straight to your door at no extra cost, check out the Thompson Cigars With Free Shipping page.

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


Cigar Gifts for Firefighters

Firefighter CutterGiving and receiving gifts is a big part of the winter holiday season. However, there are some people who deserve gifts at every time of the year. Firefighters are one of those special people. Time and time again, they risk their lives to save the lives of others and do their best to save homes from terrible, tragic fires. Although they just say that it's part of the job and don't usually ask for any recognition, it's always nice to remember the active and volunteer firefighters who work in our communities. One of the easiest ways to thank those heroes is with quality cigars and other cigar gifts.

Some firefighters are aficionados while others have yet to experience the fine flavors of quality tobacco but all of them will appreciate receiving cigar samplers like the Ultimate 90 Plus. Each of the cigars in this sampler is a premium, high-rated smoke that will be very much enjoyed by any aficionado. The quality of the top shelf sticks in the Ultimate 90 Plus Sampler also befits the type of cigars our community heroes deserve. In addition to bringing one of these samplers to the local firehouse, don't forget to give several of the firefighter cigar cutter to your favorite firefighters.

Find the best deals on hundreds of quality cigars and excellent cigar gifts at Thompson Cigar today.


The Classic Cherrywood VI Combo is an Excellent Gift and a Great Cigar Deal

Classic Cherrywood VI ComboGifts for the aficionado come in many shapes, sizes, and prices. Some samplers of premium cigars cost two or three times as much as samplers of lesser known brands and the same can be said of cigar lighters, and other cigar accessories. Although higher quality items tend to cost more, shop at the right place and you can still find great deals on quality cigars even though they cost less. One such deal also makes an excellent gift, especially for people just getting started with cigars.

That fine cigar deal and gift is the Classic Cherrywood VI Combo. Since this nice combo was originally priced at $107 and presently sells for less than $40, it's one of the better cigar combo deals at the Thompson online cigar store, especially when you see what you get for that low price! The lucky buyer of this combo gets a beautiful Cherrywood humidor that uses a quality humidification system and has Spanish Cedar linings and dividers. No humidor should ever be empty and that's why this combo also comes with 20 Hacienda Rio Churchill Connecticut cigars. A Noah Edge cigar lighter is also included so you can sample one of those Churchills as soon as this combo is delivered to your door.

Find the best deals on cigar gifts and hundreds of premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


Treat Yourself to the Romeo and Julieta Corona Cigar Sampler

Romeo & Julieta Corona Cigar SamplerWe smoke cigars for a number of reasons but it all comes back to enjoying the good life. When we light that choice Connecticut cigar after a fine morning of golf, it's the perfect way to finish off a walk on the greens. When we sit back and enjoy a wonderful Maduro at the end of a great gourmet dinner, we do so to round out the dining experience in the best possible way. This is also why so many people smoke a fine cigar at special events and celebrations. They represent some of the best that life has to offer but you don't have to wait for a special occasion to treat yourself to a fine cigar.

All aficionados should treat themselves to a great smoke now and then no matter what the occasion may be. For example, if you happen to be traveling for business or leisure, bring one or two Romeo and Julieta Corona Cigar Samplers to make the trip that much more enjoyable. Each of the four sticks in this sampler are premium, top shelf cigars with delicious wrappers. They include the wonderful 1875, the elegant Reserva Real, the wonderfully smooth Vintage Connecticut, and the lip smacking Vintage Maduro. Each stick is a real treat and suitable for times when you feel like enjoying an excellent, cigar smoking experience.

Buy this delicious sampler and hundreds of other premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


Cigars for the Bargain Buyer

Bally 100 Count Humidor Some of us are lucky enough to have a cigar budget that allows for the monthly purchase of multiple boxes of Cohibas, Macanudos, limited edition Rocky Patels, and other top shelf cigars. While we all strive to be in that fortunate position, most of us have to be a bit more careful about what we pay for smokes. To get as many quality sticks as possible for a modest cigar buying budget, we spend a fair amount of time searching for sales and finding true bargains on premium cigars. However, once we discover the Thompson online cigar store, we don't usually shop anywhere else because there are just too many cigar deals to pick from.

If you really want to take the bargain buying a step further, though, check out the Thompson Cigar Gifts for a Bargain Buyer page. Once you do, it won't take long to realize that this is a veritable bargain gold mine for cigars. For example, there aren't too many places where you can get 20 Churchills for less than $30 or a high quality, beautiful Bally 100 count humidor for less than $60. bargain deals on this page change all of the time so check it every day to find the best savings on cigars.

 Shop the Thompson Cigar Gifts for a Bargain Buyer page and pay much less for quality smokes.


The Importance of Rating Cigars

La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amore Box Pressed Maduro BelicosoNo two cigars are the same unless they pertain to the same brand and series. Even if two cigars from different brands use Connecticut wrappers and long filler tobacco from the same country, they are still going to show subtle differences in taste and construction. Those differences stem from different cigar companies and cigar experts using their own secret tobacco blends, leaf that comes from different farms, different years, and may be fermented in different ways. Throw in additional differences that come from using various wrappers and binders and it's easy to see why each series and brand of cigar generates a distinct experience.

Those differences of course result in cigars that vary in terms of quality and this is why it's so important to rate cigars. We rate them because a 95 rated tobacco treasure like the Aroma de Cuba Mi Amore merits recognition. The people who created this premium cigar ended up making a top shelf masterpiece of a smoke and this fact should be made known to aficionados so we can buy a box of these beauties when searching for truly premium, full-bodied cigars. Those ratings keep us from spending too much for cigars that might not be worth the price and give us a good idea of where to look for the very best cigars.

Find Aroma de Cuba Mi Amore and other premium cigars for low prices at Thompson Cigar today.


809 Red Label Cigars are Premium Everyday Cigars

It's always a good day when you come across a good deal on everyday cigars and even better when those sticks are premium in 809 Red Label Maduro Churchillnature. Unless you have a massive monthly cigar budget, everyday smokes are limited to cigars that cost a lot less than most boxes of top shelf brands. Since we might smoke one or two a day, it's better to buy a bunch for as low a price as you can find. However, at the same time, you don't want to shortchange yourself on quality so it's worth it to look around until you find excellent deals on bundles of quality smokes. That's exactly what you find when you buy bundles of 809 Red Label cigars.

809 Red Labels are premium sticks and lately, bundles of these quality cigars have been on sale at Thompson Cigar for an excellent low price. If you like the flavors of a fine Maduro, buy bundles of 809 Red Label Maduro Churchills to keep the humidor stocked with premium everyday Maduros. If you would rather smoke a Connecticut a day, you can't go wrong with bundles of 809 Red Label Connecticut Churchills. Or better yet, buy bundles of both to have everyday sticks for every time of the day. Both of these cigars are smooth, wonderful Dominican smokes and at less than $30 a bundle, a major bargain for quality everyday cigars.

Save on 809 Red Labels and hundreds of fine cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


Three Winning Cigar Gift Ideas for 2013

Acid Collector Tin Assortment InfusedIf you are an aficionado, you probably have a fair idea of what to get for a fellow cigar smoker. However, if you know nothing about cigars, finding a good gift for someone who enjoys a fine smoke once or twice a day can be a challenge. Don't fret, though, because any of the following gift ideas will make wonderful presents for people who have been enjoying fine smokes for years as well as those just starting out with cigars:

  • The 2012 Cigar of the year: Buy a single or a box of the Flor de Antillas Sun Grown Toro and you will put a huge smile on the face of that special person. This was named the top cigar of 2012 by Cigar Aficionado and was given an amazing high rating of 96. This will probably be one of the best cigars they have ever smoked.


  • A Thompson Cigar Gift Card: This is of course the easiest way to buy a cigar gift. Instead of trying to figure out which cigars would be best for that person in question, just buy a gift card and let him or her pick something out. Trust us, they will know what they want!


  • The Acid Cigars Collector Tin: If you weren't aware, Acid cigars are high quality, unique cigars that have been infused with various flavors. This assortment will help that special person try several of these flavored tobacco creations.

Find the best in cigar gifts at Thompson Cigar today.


Cigar Gifts for the Marine in Your Life

Us Marine Cigar CutterIt's that time of year again to look for holiday gifts. However, there's another holiday that happens just before Christmas and other winter holidays. That special day is November 11th and is known as Veterans Day. We celebrate this special date to recognize the sacrifices that members of the armed forces have made for their fellow Americans time and time again. If you have a family member currently serving in the military, this holiday takes on special importance, and if that brother, sister, son, or daughter happens to be a Marine, we have just the right gift.

In addition to giving your Marine a fine box of cigars (believe us when we say that those sticks will be greatly appreciated), give a Marine cigar cutter. While he or she could just use a K-Bar to cut off the tip of a fine smoke, no matter how sharp the knife is, it's more likely to ruin the cigar than ready it for smoking. A cigar cutter is what is truly needed to cut the tip off of a cigar because it is designed for just that purpose, and what better cutter for a Marine to use than one embossed with the emblem of the Marine Corps. Of course, it's also good to give that special person some cigars to go with this important accessory. The 90 Plus Rated Sampler is a fine choice.

Find great deals on cigar gifts at Thompson Cigar today.


Cigar Humidification for the Winter Months

The summer is gone and winter is going to be here sooner than we know it. What a lot of us forget is that it doesn't just get cold in the Churchill 125 Count Humidorwinter. The air also becomes very dry and that's where we have to be very careful with our cigars. Dry air is one of the biggest factors to be most aware of when it comes to collecting smokes because if you aren't careful, dry air can ruin your tobacco treasures in a matter of days. As we all know, cigars need to be kept in air with a temperature of around 65 degrees and 65 percent humidity. While 70 percent humidity and 70 degrees is often mentioned as being ideal, 65 for both might be even better because they may age better and will be even less likely to suffer from tobacco beetle outbreaks.

While temperature can be easily controlled, we need to be extra careful about humidity during the winter especially during the first cold snaps. When the temperatures drop outside, we of course turn up the heat and that tends to dry out the air inside the home even more. While something like the beautiful Churchill 125 Count Humidor is designed to keep your precious sticks safe and sound, you still have to be extra careful about making sure that it has enough humidor solution to keep your cigars from drying out. As it gets cold, check the humidor settings once or twice a day to avoid losing your entire collection of cigars!

Find beautiful, quality humidors for good prices at Thompson Cigar today.


Three Excellent Reasons for Taking Part in the Thompson Cigar Auction

Brick House Sampler - Box of 4The modern online cigar store has made it much easier to find great deals on cigars. Instead of heading to a tobacco shop and paying more for fewer choices of cigars, a good online store can provide hundreds of cigar opportunities. There are also several ways to save at an online store, including something called the cigar auction. If you have yet to partake in this means of finding deals on cigars, the following trio of reasons show why it's worth it to check the Thompson cigar auction every day of the week:

  • Auctions can equal fantastic deals: While you don't always find amazing discounts with the auction, that's typical when bids are involved. However, if you partake in enough auctions, you will eventually win some that provide you with cigars for fantastic discounts.
  • Auction items vary: The Thompson auction doesn't just include a few items now and then. There is a constant flow of items ranging from cigar accessories to a wide variety of cigars. Keep checking to have a chance at deals on your favorite cigar brands.
  • Try new cigars: The auction also makes it easy to try new cigars for a bargain. If you see something you have never tried before, it's worth it to make a bid. You might win and get a chance at trying a different brand of cigars for a great low price.

Partake in the Thompson cigar auction to have a chance at great deals on cigars and accessories.


Buying Cigars for the Holidays

Thompson Dominican Real Toro ConnecticutTis the season to be jolly and what better way to celebrate than smoking premium cigars? While you might not want to buy cigars as gifts for everyone in the family, a few of your nephews will probably appreciate getting a Cohiba or some other legendary cigar. As for yourself, you do need to buy cigars and here's why:

  • Holiday festivities: If this year is like others, you are going to be attending a number of holiday parties. They will vary in terms of atmosphere and attendees but those parties are always going to be better when you light up a fine cigar. Don't bring everyday smokes to any holiday parties because this is a time for celebration. Buy top rated sticks like the Padron 2000 Maduro and other premium cigars so you can sit back and relish the holidays like a true aficionado.
  • Get cigars to share: If you plan on throwing any of your own parties, buy cigars to share your knowledge and love of fine fermented tobacco. Cigars like Thompson Dominican Real Toro Connecticuts will work well for most of your guests as well as cigar smoking rookies. These fine smokes will entertain with the classic flavors that only a Dominican puro can bring to the table and at just $1.30 a stick, the price is also right. However, don't forget to also buy an Ultimate 90 Rated Sampler to share with veteran aficionado friends.

Save on cigars for the holidays and all times of the year at Thompson Cigar today.


Three Fine Cigar Deals for Less Than $50

Rocky Patel Vs PDR 1878Once you start buying cigars on a regular basis, you quickly learn to always be on the lookout for cigar deals. We get that way because it's all too easy to come across fine cigars at local shops, in airports, and in fine restaurants that cost an arm and a leg. After paying top dollar for a couple of those sticks, we know that there has to be a cheaper way to enjoy premium cigars so we start looking into online sites and talking to aficionado friends to see where they buy their cigars. Those conversations and preliminary searches bring many of us to the Thompson Online Cigar Store and after seeing many of the deals on the site, we rarely shop for cigars anywhere else.

There are just too many ways to buy high rated cigars for good prices as well as deals to match every budget. For example, the following are three such deals for less than $50:

  • Rocky Patel vs. PDR 1878: This fine dozen of premium cigars normally costs more than $80. However, for a limited time, you can buy this wonderful sampler for less than $50.
  • 829 Maduro Torpedo Cigars: This deal makes it possible to buy 40 delicious Maduros for less than $50. This is a great way to get cigars for a party!
  • The Ultimate Powerhouse 16 Cigar Sampler: For less than $50, this fine selection of cigars puts 2 each of 8 different fine cigar brands into your humidor.

Find the best in cigar deals at Thompson Cigar today.


How to Buy Cohibas and Partagas Cigars for Less Than $20

Cohiba and Partagas are two of the top names in the cigar world. Even non smokers have heard about Partagas Puritos Cameroon Cigarillo Single Tinthose legendary smokes and we strive to put a few of each in our humidors. However, as with most famous, top shelf items, the price tends to be higher than many other cigar brands. The cost can pose a barrier to buying those excellent sticks for aficionados with a tight monthly cigar budget but even if you could never afford to buy a few boxes of Cohibas a month, there are a couple of ways to get your hands on those smokes.

One of the easiest ways to enjoy the fine flavors of Cohiba cigars and Partagas smokes for less than $20 is by purchasing tins of these top shelf sticks. For less than $20, you can get five fine Cohiba Black Maduro Cigarillos and relish the rich, top shelf flavors of these premium smokes. Cohiba Blacks more than live up to the Cohiba name and display the same fine set of flavors and very satisfying experience as their larger siblings. As for Partagas, you can get 10 fine Partagas Puritos Cameroon cigarillos for less than $18. These excellent Dominican smokes have the same tobaccos and are just as rich and smooth as full sized Partagas cigars.

Buy tins of these and other premium cigars from Thompson Cigar to enjoy those legendary flavors for a great low price.


Get the Triple Threat 10 Cigar Sampler and Compare a Trio of Premium Cigars

Every humidor needs a good supply of quality cigars. Don't just fill that cigar storage device with everyday Triple Threat 10 Cigar Samplersmokes. Make sure that it also always has a few premium cigars to have the right sticks for special occasions and excellent smokes to share with good friends. It's also nice to compare quality sticks and give them your own personal rating. Samplers of 90 rated sticks are an easy means of comparing different types of quality cigars and one of those fine cigar assortments is the Triple Threat 10 Cigar Sampler. Unlike other samplers, this one features just three brands of cigars but that gives you more opportunities to relish the flavors and subtle differences shown by those excellent smokes.

This excellent little assortment of cigars features 3 Romeo y Julieta 1875 Anniversario Coronas, 4 Montecristo White #3s, and 3 Trinidad Club Selection Rothchildes. Each of these fine cigars offers a premium smoking experience and uses select, long filler Dominican tobaccos. Compare the peppery hints of flavor and Ecuadorian Cubano wrapper shown by the fine Trinidad Club Selection Rothschilde with the wonderful mild and creamy experience generated by the Montecristo White. After sampling the fine flavors of those two top shelf smokes, compare them with the high rated flavors that comes from the premium tobaccos and Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper in the Romeo y Julieta 1875 Anniversario Coronas. 

Find great deals on the Triple Threat Sampler and other excellent cigar samplers at Thompson Cigar today.