A Puff from the Oval Office

Cigars have played a fascinating role in the lives of several commanders-in-chief. One of the earliest cigar enthusiasts in the presidential pantheon was Ulysses S. Grant. The Civil War hero was often photographed with a cigar clenched between his teeth, a symbol of victory and relaxation. Grant’s fondness for cigars extended beyond the battlefield, and […]

Unwrapping Connecticut Shade

The Connecticut Shade wrapper—a leaf that has woven itself into the very fabric of premium cigar craftsmanship. In the heart of the Connecticut River Valley, where the fertile soils and delicate climate converge, a cigar revolution quietly took root. It was here, in the early 1900s, that the Connecticut Shade wrapper emerged as a testament […]