The Cigar Shop

The Cigar Shop Formerly known as Rincon del to***co, we specialize in the freshest ci**rs on island. *We specialize in finest brands from Cuba, Venezuela, D.R

We have been serving Barbados with the finest premium ci**rs, pipes and to***co products for over 15years. We offer handmade ci**rs from the best makers in the world, custom-built pipes, fine to***cos and accessories. Many of the brands and trademarks found here are exclusively marketed here for customers in Barbados. Open Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm, Saturday 9 am to 2pm and special de

We have been serving Barbados with the finest premium ci**rs, pipes and to***co products for over 15years. We offer handmade ci**rs from the best makers in the world, custom-built pipes, fine to***cos and accessories. Many of the brands and trademarks found here are exclusively marketed here for customers in Barbados. Open Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm, Saturday 9 am to 2pm and special de

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Real people our cigar movement

Celebrity ladies & their ci**rs
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Celebrity ladies & their ci**rs

How to Smoke a Cigar Like a ProBY: RICHARD CARLETON HACKER, AUTHOR OF THE ULTIMATE CIGAR BOOK, WITH CIGAR MASTER BENJI M...
26/11/2013

How to Smoke a Cigar Like a Pro
BY: RICHARD CARLETON HACKER, AUTHOR OF THE ULTIMATE CIGAR BOOK, WITH CIGAR MASTER BENJI MENENDEZ
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Cigar smoking begins with a ritual that involves cutting, toasting and lighting. Here are some instructions that will help you look like a true cigar aficionado.

First, using your cigar cutter of choice (although we prefer the guillotine), make a deft cut or opening at the head of the cigar – the closed end, aka the part you will be putting between your lips.

Do this above or at the seam that you will see at the shoulder, or sloped part of the head. When cutting a cigar, if you cut too far down into the cigar, below the seam, the entire cigar could unravel so be careful where you make your cut.

Next, before you light it, put the cigar to your lips and draw through it. It should draw smoothly. If not, it is too tightly rolled (in which case you should get a new cigar, because things won’t get better) or try making a slightly larger cut to admit more air. But again, don’t cut too far down because you don’t want the wrapper to come off.

Whether using a wooden (not cardboard) match, butane lighter, or cedar spill, the lighting ritual is the same. It starts with toasting the foot of the cigar to prepare it for lighting. With the cigar at a 45 degree angle, hold the tip of the flame directly underneath the foot or tuck end of the cigar. Never let the flame touch the to***co and risk charring that beautiful (and expensive!) wrapper. The tip is the hottest part of the flame, and you want to toast the open end of the filler leaves to dry them out (remember, your cigar has been – or should have been – humidified). This will prepare the to***co to more readily accept the flame when you actually light the cigar.

Gently rotate the cigar as you toast it. Be sure to get the entire circumference smoldering. Some people – especially cigar sommeliers – will continue this procedure until the end of the cigar is completely glowing and sometime bursts into flame of its own accord.

Otherwise, when a whiff of smoke starts to curl up, place the cigar in your mouth, and puff gently while continuing to rotate the cigar over the tip of the flame without letting the flame touch the cigar. As you puff, you will eventually see the flame flare up and ignite the cigar’s foot. Continue to rotate the cigar, until the entire foot is glowing. Now you are ready to relax with your cigar.

Remember, a cigar is never inhaled. The smoke is sipped, like a fine wine, then gently blown out (exhaled), leaving all the flavor on your palate.

How to Smoke a Cigar Like a Pro
BY: RICHARD CARLETON HACKER, AUTHOR OF THE ULTIMATE CIGAR BOOK, WITH CIGAR MASTER BENJI MENENDEZ
Subscribe to How To
EmailShare on FacebookTweet
Cigar smoking begins with a ritual that involves cutting, toasting and lighting. Here are some instructions that will help you look like a true cigar aficionado.

First, using your cigar cutter of choice (although we prefer the guillotine), make a deft cut or opening at the head of the cigar – the closed end, aka the part you will be putting between your lips.

Do this above or at the seam that you will see at the shoulder, or sloped part of the head. When cutting a cigar, if you cut too far down into the cigar, below the seam, the entire cigar could unravel so be careful where you make your cut.

Next, before you light it, put the cigar to your lips and draw through it. It should draw smoothly. If not, it is too tightly rolled (in which case you should get a new cigar, because things won’t get better) or try making a slightly larger cut to admit more air. But again, don’t cut too far down because you don’t want the wrapper to come off.

Whether using a wooden (not cardboard) match, butane lighter, or cedar spill, the lighting ritual is the same. It starts with toasting the foot of the cigar to prepare it for lighting. With the cigar at a 45 degree angle, hold the tip of the flame directly underneath the foot or tuck end of the cigar. Never let the flame touch the to***co and risk charring that beautiful (and expensive!) wrapper. The tip is the hottest part of the flame, and you want to toast the open end of the filler leaves to dry them out (remember, your cigar has been – or should have been – humidified). This will prepare the to***co to more readily accept the flame when you actually light the cigar.

Gently rotate the cigar as you toast it. Be sure to get the entire circumference smoldering. Some people – especially cigar sommeliers – will continue this procedure until the end of the cigar is completely glowing and sometime bursts into flame of its own accord.

Otherwise, when a whiff of smoke starts to curl up, place the cigar in your mouth, and puff gently while continuing to rotate the cigar over the tip of the flame without letting the flame touch the cigar. As you puff, you will eventually see the flame flare up and ignite the cigar’s foot. Continue to rotate the cigar, until the entire foot is glowing. Now you are ready to relax with your cigar.

Remember, a cigar is never inhaled. The smoke is sipped, like a fine wine, then gently blown out (exhaled), leaving all the flavor on your palate.

Ci**rs: Not Just for Men30 September 2011 in Uncategorized	Ci**rs have typically been regarded as a symbol for power, pr...
26/11/2013

Ci**rs: Not Just for Men

30 September 2011 in Uncategorized

Ci**rs have typically been regarded as a symbol for power, prestige, and privilege- for men that is. Stereotypically, cigar smoking is a manly pastime, and nothing a lady would dare to do. Many women out there are breaking that stereotype though. According to The Cigar Association, there could actually be up to half a million women out there that smoke ci**rs! Habanos (Cuban Cigar Company) has even made a cigar specifically for women. It’s called the Julieta, and is a cigar designed to resemble a cigarette (a shorter and narrower design).

There are many reasons women out there are switching to ci**rs. For some, smoking a cigar can make them feel more in control or powerful. Some even do it because it makes them feel like a rebel. Others do it for fun or to enjoy the peaceful feeling a cigar has to offer. However, most do it simply because they enjoy the taste and the experience of a good cigar.

It’s not just your everyday women joining this trend either – many famous women have become part of this movement as well. Not only has Madonna been known to enjoy a nice cigar, but so have women like Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore, and Demi Moore. Do you remember Bonnie (of Bonnie and Clyde)? She smoked ci**rs too!

Many bars and cigar shops (Like Bacca Cigar) are hosting cigar nights now, some even just for ladies. Ci**rs aren’t just for men anymore. So ladies, feel free to “smoke em’ if you got ‘em”.

Ci**rs: Not Just for Men

30 September 2011 in Uncategorized

Ci**rs have typically been regarded as a symbol for power, prestige, and privilege- for men that is. Stereotypically, cigar smoking is a manly pastime, and nothing a lady would dare to do. Many women out there are breaking that stereotype though. According to The Cigar Association, there could actually be up to half a million women out there that smoke ci**rs! Habanos (Cuban Cigar Company) has even made a cigar specifically for women. It’s called the Julieta, and is a cigar designed to resemble a cigarette (a shorter and narrower design).

There are many reasons women out there are switching to ci**rs. For some, smoking a cigar can make them feel more in control or powerful. Some even do it because it makes them feel like a rebel. Others do it for fun or to enjoy the peaceful feeling a cigar has to offer. However, most do it simply because they enjoy the taste and the experience of a good cigar.

It’s not just your everyday women joining this trend either – many famous women have become part of this movement as well. Not only has Madonna been known to enjoy a nice cigar, but so have women like Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore, and Demi Moore. Do you remember Bonnie (of Bonnie and Clyde)? She smoked ci**rs too!

Many bars and cigar shops (Like Bacca Cigar) are hosting cigar nights now, some even just for ladies. Ci**rs aren’t just for men anymore. So ladies, feel free to “smoke em’ if you got ‘em”.

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Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday 09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 16:30
Saturday 09:00 - 16:30

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246 436 9310

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