635960545108372868-cigardrink

Cigars

Cigars

We stock a range of Cigars in store from hand rolled to machine made. Prices start at £10 up to £30. Cigars cutter available with your Cigar purchase

The earliest known cigar – or at least a rudimentary version of it – can be found on a ceramic pot discovered in Guatemala. It depicts an ancient Mayan puffing on tobacco leaves bound by string. This is an artefact that dates to the 10th century. This likely that the name cigar also comes from the Mayans, as their term for smoking was sikar. This seems to be a direct etymological ancestor of the Spanish cigarro.

It was in 1492 that Columbus famously discovered the Americas, leading to his discovery of tobacco and bringing it back to the shores of Europe. However, it was slightly later that tobacco began to spread beyond Spain in Europe. It was not until 1560 that Jean Nicot introduced tobacco to France (and thus gave a name to nicotine). From there it quickly spread to England. The first smoking Englishman to be recorded was apparently a sailor in Bristol who blew smoke from his nostrils. A strange and amusing sight for onlookers.

British Tradition

In the nineteenth-century cigar smoking became particularly popular. Whilst cigarettes were still somewhat rare and overall ill-formed. In Britain, this can be traced to its involvement in the Peninsular War. The conflict between Napoleon’s empire and the combined forces of Spain, Portugal, and Britain for control of the Iberian Peninsul during the Napoleonic Wars. British soldiers came back from this conflict with cigars that were bestowed upon them by their Spanish comrades.

H Winterman Cigar

£12.00

H Winterman Cigar Length: 4 1/2″  Ring Gauge: 42  Strength: Mild  Packaging: 1 Single Cigar in Tube  Henri Wintermans is…

Read More
Add to basket
J Cortes Cigar

J Cortes Cigar

£10.00

J Cortes Cigar Length: 5 3/8” Ring Gauge: 38 Strength: Light  Packaging: 1 Single Tubed Cigar  Mild and light cigar,…

Read More
Add to basket

La Rica Corona Cigar

£15.00

La Rica Corona Cigar La Rica Corona natural Cigar Length: 5½”    Ring Gauge: 40    The cigars are made…

Read More
Read more
Romeo & Juliet No1

Romeo & Juliet No1

£27.00

Romeo & Juliet No1 Size : Cremas (5 1/2″ x 40) Origin : Cuba Strength : Medium Wrapper : Corojo…

Read More
Add to basket

Romeo and Juliet No.2

£25.00

Romeo and Juliet No.2 Size : Petit Corona (5 1/8″ x 42) Origin : Cuba Strength : Medium Wrapper :…

Read More
Read more
Vasco de gamma Caribbean Cigar

Vasco da Gama Caribbean Cigar

£15.00

Vasco da Gama Caribbean Cigar Length: 6″  Ring Gauge: 40 Filler: Cuba, Dominican Republic Binder: Java Wrapper: Equador Packaging: 1…

Read More
Add to basket
Vasco de gamma Scottish Cigar

Vasco da Gama Scottish Cigar

£15.00

Vasco da Gama Scottish Cigar Flavour: Rich Full Flavour Length: 6″ Ring Gauge: 42 The Vasco da Gama Scottish Cigar…

Read More
Read more