Know Thy Smoke: The Best Cuban Cigar Books

Know Thy Smoke: The Best Cuban Cigar Books

Some say that knowledge is power and the key to better understanding the world around us. We, for once, are amongst these people. In fact, that’s our motto when it comes to Cuban Cigars. Enjoying a fine smoke is one thing but discovering its history and heritage is something that fascinates both the cigar aficionado and the beginner alike. Although online platforms and the internet have outgrown other sources of knowledge, establishing itself as the primary source of information, there are certain books that tell us more about Cuban Cigars Online than any website ever will. Without any further ado, in today’s post, we take a look at the four Best Cuban Cigars books on the market, discussing why they worth a read.


THE CONNOISSEUR'S BOOK OF THE CIGAR – Successful businessman and tobacco expert, Zino Davidoff and his book are certainly on the top of our list. From the historical significance of Cuban cigars to the proper ways of lighting a smoke, The Connoisseur’s Book of the Cigar is the bible to every proper cigar enthusiast. Known to the world as the “King of Cigars”, the Russian born Zino ran a tobacco specialist shop in Switzerland which, soon after its launch, attracted international customers, making the Davidoff business a worldwide phenomenon.  An experienced tobacconist and an avid cigar aficionado, Zino’s book is the easiest yet most elaborate guide on how to either cut your cigar or light a perfect Cohiba Behike 54.

A GUIDE BY NICHOLAS FOULKES – If you are looking to greatly expand your knowledge within the cigar industry, Nicholas Foulkes’ book is here to save the day. Cigar: A Guide by Nicholas Foulkes narrates the long-lasting yet enticing history of the tobacco world. However, Foulke’s guide goes beyond the superficiality of simply discussing the origins of Cohiba Cigars or just narrating the background story and heritage of Herman Upmann, the founding father of Upmann Cigars. In this book, the world-renowned expert Nicholas Foulkes introduces the legends, myths or unknown facts that have somehow shaped the cigar world to what it is today. Therefore, if you are wondering about the history of the tobacco plantations in the Pinar del Rio Province, which is popular for providing premium tobacco leaves for excellent cigars like the H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva Cosecha 2011 Cigar, Foulkes’ guide is just the right book for you.

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The Connoisseur's Book of a Cigar by Zino Davidoff with the Quai d'Orsay Capitolio (Ex. Francia 2018) Cigar


THE CUBAN CIGAR HANDBOOK – For the cigar enthusiasts keen to learn more about popular cigar aficionados and their relation with Cuban smokes, The Cuban Cigar Handbook by Matteo Speranza is the real deal. From Mark Twain’s love affair with puros to Winston Churchill and his connection with the legendary Romeo y Julieta Churchills Cigar, Speranza’s book holds all sorts of intimate and inspiring stories about cigar aficionados and their passion with the cigar world. Nonetheless, there’s more to this publication than just tales from famous aficionados. In The Cuban Cigar Handbook, Speranza combines the two most popular Cuban products known to man, rum and cigars, offering advice on how to best pair these two in order to maximize your smoking experience even further.

THE CIGAR COMPANION – A thorough yet very easy to comprehend companion to the experienced smoker and the beginner alike, the Cigar Companion: A Connoisseur’s Guide is just the right book for those who want a clear and complete guide of all the Best Cuban Cigars Brands out there. From the flavour profile and aromas to the vitola de galera and construction details, the Cigar Companion will guide you through all you need to know about regular production, Limited Edition, or even Vintage Cigars. Whether you are an experienced smoker or an amateur one,  The Connoisseur’s Guide should be in every proper cigar smoker’s book collection.

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Cigar: A Guide by Nicholas Foulkes and the Quai d'Orsay Capitolio (Ex. Francia 2018) Cigar. 

Written from passionate for Cuban Cigars for Sale Online individuals, the above publications guarantee to both inform, educate, and excite every type of cigar smoker in the world. Whether you prefer mild and light flavours or complex and deep aromas, visit our Cuban Cigar Shop now and buy more from our wide selection of Cuban sticks. Learn everything there is to know about the exciting world of cigars from our daily updated Cuban Cigar Blog.