Super-Premium 5 Packs

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Super Premium Cigars are not your every day cigar. These beauties rank high with top notch ratings that are generally 90+, superior blends, small batches and rare finds. In this category of cigars you will find such brands as Liga Privada, Arturo Fuente's Opus X, Padron Anniversary, and more.

Utilizing the best tobacco blends in the world and created by master tobacconists, Super Premiums are generally not affordable to the average person when available only in a box. Box prices can range from a few hundred dollars up to the thousands. Here we present Super Premium five packs, a more affordable option if you are looking for that one of a kind cigar for yourself or want to impress a loved one or boss with the ultimate smoke. If you get your hands on one of these, consider yourself very lucky!

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Super Premium Cigars are not your every day cigar. These beauties rank high with top notch ratings that are generally 90+, superior blends, small batches and rare finds. In this category of cigars you will find such brands as Liga Privada, Arturo Fuente's Opus X, Padron Anniversary, and more.

Utilizing the best tobacco blends in the world and created by master tobacconists, Super Premiums are generally not affordable to the average person when available only in a box. Box prices can range from a few hundred dollars up to the thousands. Here we present Super Premium five packs, a more affordable option if you are looking for that one of a kind cigar for yourself or want to impress a loved one or boss with the ultimate smoke. If you get your hands on one of these, consider yourself very lucky!

I am new to cigars, where can I learn more about cigars in general?

We recommend a subscription to Cigar Aficionado to get a more sophisticated look at the cigar culture and lifestyle.

What is the best cigar book?

The best reference guide is Perelman's Pocket Cyclopedia of Cigars, updated every year.

What is the proper way to light a cigar?

You can use several different methods of fire to light it, but whatever you use, light the cigar gently, evenly and slowly.

  • Hold the cigar horizontally.
  • "Warm" the cigar by holding the flame underneath the end in direct contact with the cigar. The hottest part of the flame is the white tip, so be careful not to ignite the wrapper.
  • Slowly rotate the cigar until the end is evenly charred over the entire surface.
  • Next, put the cigar in your mouth and hold the flame just close enough to the end without letting the flame touch it (about an 1/2"). Draw on the cigar slowly while rotating it until it is EVENLY lit. Drawing too fast will oxidize the tobacco making it taste bitter.
  • Gently blow on the glowing end to make sure it's burning evenly and you're done!
  • This entire process can take up to a minute, but the cigar will taste the way it's supposed to taste and will help prevent an uneven burn. Remember, it's better to take your time in the beginning so that you can enjoy your cigar longer.

How can you tell if a cigar is fresh?

Cigar wrappers that have a rich, oily sheen show that the cigar has been properly humidified and the leaf is very high quality. But even dull-looking wrappers can be of good quality. One great way to tell if a cigar is really fresh or not is by giving it "the pinch test." Very lightly pinch the cigar between your thumb and forefinger. It should feel firm with a little spring to it, not hard. If it feels like a piece of dead wood or if it's particularly soft and spongy in spots, it is not fresh.

How does long filler differ from short filler?

Long filler means that the leaves are complete, not chopped up. A premium cigar may contain two, three or even four leaves of filler tobacco that are bunched together within a single binder leaf; the wrapper is the rolled on over the binder. The vast majority of machine-made cigars use short filler tobacco, which consists of chopped scraps of leaf. Short filler burns quicker and hotter than long filler.

What are those little tan spots I sometimes see on the cigar wrapper?

Don't be alarmed. Also referred to as sunspots. No one really knows for sure what causes them. It is generally believed moisture droplets that have marred the leaf after drying cause them, but they will not affect the taste of the cigar.

Why do some people smoke their cigars for a few minutes before removing the band?

Bands are attached with adhesive. If too much has been used, some may have seeped from the band onto the cigar's wrapper. If this has happened, the band, when removed, may take some of the wrapper with it. Smoking the cigar for a few minutes first will soften the glue and loosen its hold on the wrapper, thus allowing you to slowly remove the band without tearing the outer leaf.

Why do most cigar boxes have a block of wood in them?

That block of wood is Spanish cedar and is used primarily as a spacer to keep the cigar rows even. But it's also used to help keep the cigars fresh and maintain the cedar fragrance acquired during aging. The next time you finish a box of cigars, keep the little block of cedar wood and put it in your humidor. It will help your cigars age and keep your box smelling fresh. You can even refresh the aroma in the block by giving it a light sanding every now and then.

What are the "classic" cigar styles by length and ring gauge?

  • Churchill - 7" x 50
  • Double Corona - 6 ¾" x 49
  • Londsdale - 6 ½" x 44
  • Panatela - 6 ½" x 34
  • Toro - 6" x 50
  • Corona - 5 ½" x 42
  • Robusto - 5" x 50
  • Petite Corona - 5" x 38
  • Rothschild - 4 ½" x 48

What is the difference between "hand made" and "hand rolled" premium?

Premiums that are machine-bunched are only rolled by hand, hence the term, "hand rolled", whereas "handmade" cigars are made entirely by hand.