We love cigars. It's a simple fact. We love them so much, we wanted to tell the world about how great they are, and how much we enjoy them. Our reviewers have met through school and lounges to make for an interesting blend of backgrounds, tastes, and preferences that really do give an insight to not only how cigars can bring people together, but how they are used to show a person's personalty.
We smoke, review and recommend all types of cigars. Whether they are ones that we've had before and love, or new ones that will soon become favorites. Whatever the case, we will have reviews and recommendations for you. If you'd like, try the cigars we review and send us a message of what you thought.But no matter what, enjoy a great cigar, and if possible, with great company.
Have a favorite cigar that we haven't reviewed yet? Send us a message and tell us what you think about it and we will review it, and even give you a shout out.
The new hashtag, "#GCQuarantine", is to help the cigar community while the Coronavirus
(COVID-19) is a prominent issue. The lounges are closed in some areas. We can't be within six feet of our friends, and there is a serious lack of human contact.
This is a way for the cigar community to still be active. At home, outside, anywhere. We are bigger than a virus. Without lounges, cigar bars, and public areas, we need to stay connected.
On Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or where ever you post, use the hashtag, "#GCQuarantine", and show us what your smoking! Start a conversation, compare your favorites, and enjoy some company! Albeit, from the other side of the internet. Tell us what's happening in your part of the world!
Keep our great community alive with great company.
Jim is the co-founder and editor of Great Cigars. He started smoking cigars when he was 18, and has loved being a part of the community and industry since. He enjoys pairing cigars with drinks such as scotch, whiskey, and beer, and the occasional glass of wine. His favorite notes in a cigar are coca, coffee, cedar, earth, leather, and nuts. Jim enjoys cigars not only for their flavor and construction, but also for the bond a cigar can create between people.
Jim is also a published composer and musician, practitioner of Jiu Jitsu and physical fitness, lover of cooking, military history, and enjoys football, baseball, and hockey. Jim is also a woodworker, gun enthusiast, and Distinguished Ruffian.
Ethan is the co-founder of Great Cigars. He started smoking cigars at the age of 19 and loves the history and international cigar community of cigar smokers. His original go-to cigar was the Montecristo White Series. Now, he favors the Rocky Patel/Drew Estate Java Series. Ethan enjoys pairing a fine cigar with any good bourbon or whiskey, bringing out more sweet and earthy tones of the tobacco.
In his spare time, Ethan is an avid movie aficionado, especially westerns, a practitioner of Wing Chun Kung Fu, and has a passion for military history, political philosophy, and esoteric knowledge.
An aesthete by nature, Paul-David spends as much time as possible focusing on the beautiful things in life. He began his relationship with fine cigars in the late 1990s with the Davidoff Classic No. 1 and No. 2 vitolas, and continues to pursue the gentle and fine art of smoking as one way to spend time beautifully.
His other interests include cooking, wine, whiskey, classical music (as an ardent listener and classical pianist), art and architecture (especially of the Gilded Age), antique books and crystal, history and archaeology, genealogy, poetry, and self-improvement in all of its forms.