What Makes Cigars Different to Other Tobacco Products?

What Makes Cigars Different to Other Tobacco Products?

Although we’re sure you aficionados can full appreciate the unforgettable experience cigar-smoking provides – we know many people are left wondering why they’re so different to other tobacco products. Several things separating Cuban cigars from the rest of the tobacco family, and today we’re here to tell you just that. Here are 4 things that make cigars so different to other tobacco products.  


THE JOURNEY – Cigar tobacco goes through a journey rather than a process. From the moment the seed is planted till it’s time to spark up, can take a matter of years. It’s an entirely natural process – whereby highly skilled torcedors put plenty of tender love and care into the creation of these beauties. You can even get Vintage Cuban Cigars which have undergone a further ageing process – enhancing the delicious flavours. We’ve recently added the Montecristo No.1 Coleccion Vintage Jar to our Cuban cigar shop – only 2,000 have been produced so be sure to grab it before it’s gone!  

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Time to Relax with a Good Old Smoke.


THE ESCAPE – Having a puff on a good old smoke is the perfect way to escape and unwind from the day. When you compare cigars to other tobacco products in this sense, you could say cigar aficionados smoke for enjoyment. Whereas for other products, it feels more of a habitual ‘need’ rather than a want. Where a cigar is much less processed than that of other products – it provides a luxury experience for the smoker. It offers the chance to revel in the indulgent aromas provides by the cigar. The point being, cigars take a commitment of time, where you can sit back, relax and puff away - for some alone time or to bond with your friends. The Capitolio Cigar is a regional edition cigar by Quai D’Orsay – delivering up to 2 hours of smoking time. This is the perfect example of the overall experience cigars have to offer in comparison to the other tobacco products! 

Torcedor in Cuban Hand Making Cigar. egm

The Making of a Cuban Cigar.


THE ARTISANS – All aficionados will agree that the world of Cuban cigars has an artisanal essence to it. Particularly when looking at the creation of the sticks. The most beautiful part is that with each smoke being completely hand-made, no two cigars will taste the same. Meaning each time, you fire up, you won’t know exactly what to expect. With the blending, cultivation and fermentation process all involving mother nature itself – each time the journey will result differently. This is something you simply will not get from mass-production products. Each of our cigars for sale online are hand-crafted in the famous country of Cuba by high-skilled torcedors – so you know you’ll be receiving a great quality product. 


THE COMMUNITY – Finally, cigars bring aficionados together and have given us a great community. From online communities to cigar lounge chats – there is so much we can learn from one another. Our Instagram (@egm_cigars) is a community with over 18,000 aficionados, who we share our favourite smokes and our thoughts with every day. We get to communicate with you daily and see what each of you think. Cigars are a great thing that brings great people together. 

So, there are 4 things that differentiate cigars from other tobacco products. What is it that you feel makes cigars so great? Let us know in the comments below – we’d love to hear what you think! If you want to learn more about the amazing world of Cuban cigars be sure to check out our Cuban cigar blog for some insider knowledge: