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If you smoke a long cigar, a telescoping case is in order. If you smoke a variety of different ring gauges during the course of a day, then you’d best avoid the fingered cases which are built to hold specific ring gauges, and cannot accommodate the larger cigars. Smoking the very same ring gauge consistently? Then a fingered case is your best bet, as it will keep the cigars from rubbing against the other cigars or the case itself. Perhaps the least likely selection would be that of an open case, which has no safeguards to prevent the cigars from rattling around once the case is no longer full.

An important point to remember is that your cigar case needs to fit easily into your shirt or jacket pocket. (Too bulky, and it may look like you’re packing a different kind of heat!) Most four-fingered models are really wide and probably won’t fit easily into your shirt pocket.

One solution for those of us who enjoy more cigars daily than will fit into our cigar case, is to have a second case that can be stored in the dash compartment of our vehicle or our suitcase. Remember, most cigar cases are not designed to keep cigars fresh for more than 24 hours. Take what you need, and enjoy all that you take! 

Like a good pair of shoes, the pocket cigar case has to fit the smoker!

If your mother-in-law is “long in the tooth,” it means she’s, well, OLD! What does it mean if a cigar is “long in the tooth”? Simply that the wrapper shows oil on its bumpy surface, called “tooth” in the tobacco industry — indicating that great taste and aroma will be a part of this smoke!

Take a Close Look at this Month’s Cigar Selections . . Featured Countries of Origin from your Favorite Cigar of the Month Club: HONDURAS, NICARAGUA, and THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

1) GURKHA WARPIGNationality: Honduran   Appearance: MEDIUM-FULL bodied, 5.0; 54 ring; Draped in a dark, oily Maduro wrapper

Personality: This smoke’s bold body leads the charge as strong notes of espresso, cocoa, pepper, cedar and a healthy dose of cream enter the fray. She’ll seal the deal with a delicious, long, lingering, lip-smacking finish you won’t soon forget.

2) : PURO AMBAR LEGACY GRAN TORONationality: Dominican Appearance: MEDIUM-FULL bodied, 6.5; 56 ring; Sporting a one-of-a-kind T13 Dominican wrapper

Personality: Offering real charisma, she features a wine fermented Criollo ’98 binder and imparts a plethora of unique fruit flavors. Notes of spice, dried fruit, and cedar hit all the right spots, delivering one of the very best of Dominican blends.

3) RAMON BUESO GENESIS HABANONationality: Honduran Appearance: FULL bodied, 5.0; 50 ring; Wrapped in insanely delicious Ecuadorian Habano ligero

Personality: Dark and leathery on the outside, get ready for a boldly unique experience. Her rich and hearty tobacco core is laced with ligero, backed by complex wood, espresso, pepper, honey and roasted nuts. She’s a smooth smoker you’ll enjoy.

4) AVE MARIA DIVINIANationality: Nicaraguan Appearance: FULL bodied, 6.0; 54 ring; Sporting a lush, Habano sun-grown wrapper

Personality: Light her up and hold her in your hand, and you’ll truly appreciate her enticing blends of ultra-refined Cuban-seed long-fillers. Her flavor profile is dominated by black pepper, cocoa, coffee, earth and nutty sweetness – with a silky delivery.

5) GRAYCLIFF ORIGINAL PGNationality: Honduran  Appearance: MEDIUM bodied, 5.2; 50 ring; A rarely seen Indonesian wrapper adds smooth flavor

Personality: Short and not too big around, under the covers she’s a motley crew of Brazilian, Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers. She’ll boom out clouds of rich smoke, balanced with layers of earth and spice, along with a satisfying mellow sweetness.

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