EXTRAORDINARY TOBACCO AND CIGARS

With one of the largest selections of fine cigars in America, Happy Harry’s offers a range of products to satisfy the casual smoker or the connoisseur with the most discriminating taste — all carefully preserved and presented with style in our walk-in humidors.

Wondering where to start?  We’ve compiled a Cigar Guide for you to select that perfect cigar.   It all comes down to the three S’s: size, shade, and shape.  If you would like to learn more about all things cigar visit our Cigar Guide.

 

CIGAR ESSENTIALS

STORING CIGARS

A humidor is a specially designed box for holding cigars. It is most often made of Spanish cedar and contains a hygrometer to maintain a constant humidity. A constant and proper humidity is essential to keep cigars from drying out or from being too moist and developing mold. A consistent temperature of 68⁰F -70⁰F and a relative humidity of 70-72% keep your smokes in perfect shape. Proper storage at the appropriate humidity and temperature is the most critical factor in maintaining the quality of cigars.

CUTTING A CIGAR

The cape or the head of handmade cigar must be cut before lighting it. You can do this with a cigar scissor, guillotine cutter or a punch cutter. The guillotine is recommended for the most effective cut. Make sure not to cut the entire cap off, because this could damage the wrapper.

LIGHTING A CIGAR

Lighting the cigar is an art that will enhance the enjoyment. By using a slow, two-step process you can ensure that one side of the cigar will not burn faster than the other side. Step one: Hold the cigar horizontally and rotate it in the flame to evenly warm the end. Step two: Put the cigar in your mouth. Keeping it still in a horizontal position, hold the flame only to the tip of the cigar, and draw slowly as you continue to rotate.

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