Category Archives: Cigar 101

Straight Cut, V Cut, or Cigar Punch?

Even the best cigar in the world can instantly be ruined if you don’t know how to cut a cigar. With the wrong type of cut you can end up with a cigar that’s hard to draw on, or the cigar may begin to unravel leaving bits of tobacco in your mouth. Additionally, the draw can be too bold or too mild which means the perfect balance of flavor is completely ruined. With just a single misstep you can end up having to throw away a premium cigar.

If you’re a beginner, then learning how to cut your cigar correctly may seem intimidating at first, especially if you’ve gone all out and purchased some premium cigars. However, with a little practice and the right type of cutter, it’s pretty easy to achieve the perfect cut and one that will further enhance your smoking experience.

Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to cut a cigar but which method should you choose? Straight cut, cigar punch, or V cut? This can often depend on cigar sizes. Let’s learn more.

How To Spot A Fake Cuban Cigar

Many visitors to Cuba purchase cigars as souvenirs but wind up disappointed when they learn their purchases are fakes. Kevin and Julian from Victory Cigars share their expert knowledge on how to distinguish the fakes from authentic Cuban cigars.

This information is useful for travelers to any foreign country because while many knock-off cigars are sold in Cuba, fake Cuban cigars (or faux-hibas) are a global phenomenon.