About

Cigarguide is a website with reviews of cigars from all over the world. Some cigars have been given to me by the blog sponsors, others I have bought or traded or have been gifted to me by friends.

About me: Born in 1972 I started to smoke cigars on a vacation to Singapore and Indonesia december 2005. At Singapore airport we bought some Cohiba Siglo II, Montecristo #4 and Romeo y Julieta tubos #2 which we smoked in Indonesia, every night a cigar and a glass of whisky. I liked that so much that I decided to keep smoking cigars when I got back.

On the way back I maxed out my creditcard at the cigarshop at Singapore airport. Back in The Netherlands I smoked a few cigars a week and noticed different flavor profiles in different cigars. That sparked an interest, before I always thought a cigar was just a cigar, so I started to look for information online and discovered that cigars are just like wine, whisk(e)y, cognac, lots of different flavors depending on the blend, the soil, the tobacco used, the shape and more. Smoking cigars became more than a nice way of spending the evening, it became a passion.

Here I am, a few years later and I visited places I never thought of visiting before I smoked cigars, made lots of new friends both here in The Netherlands as in the United States, Canada, Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Germany, England, Belgium and Asia. I got to meet a few of the key figures in the industry and have even worked as a cigar sales rep. Who could imagine that the handful of cigars I bought halfway across the world would have such an impact on my life, such a positive impact.

5 Comments

5 thoughts on “About

  1. flavien

    Hi,

    very nice blog. Impressed by how many different cigars you used to smoke.

    After all these years, would you be able to build a “cigar flavour map” such as the famous whisky flavour map here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/Malt_Whisky_Flavor_Map.jpg

    Any map would help a beginner like me to know where he is.

    Best regards,
    Flavien

  2. Mike McLean

    Hi,

    Great website, I really enjoy your reviews. Pass the time nicely when I’m stuck offshore for weeks!

    • i hope you’re able to smoke offshore brother

    • I’ve been slacking most of 2014, 2015 and part of 2016 but the site is now in full working order again. 2 to 3 reviews a week, at least every sunday, wednesday and every 15th of the month a lancero review.

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