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Whether it be news straight from Habanos, events from around the world, new releases or our thoughts on all things Cuban, this will be the primary source of cigar reporting and announcements from across the globe.

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Habanos' Hurricane Headache

Habanos' Hurricane Headache

05th October 2022

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Hurricane Ian has caused havoc across Cuba. Nick Hammond reminds us that this is nothing new and that Cubans, and their ...

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Bell & Ross x Cigar Keep: An inaugural event

Bell & Ross x Cigar Keep: An inaugural event

02nd October 2022

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We invited friends and members of the Cigar Keep and watch communities to discover the delicate alliance between cigars ...

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"Undesirable" Cohibas

"Undesirable" Cohibas

30th September 2022

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Max Foulkes reminds us that though most tobacconist's shelves lay bare when it comes to Cohiba, there are still gems to ...

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An Ambassador Speaks

An Ambassador Speaks

30th September 2022

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Cigar Keep's global community requires legendary figures from all over the world to join us in spreading the news and ch...

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Master of the House Reserve

Master of the House Reserve

26th September 2022

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Hunters & Frankau have released a second 'House Reserve' limited-edition humidor of Ramon Allones cigars which have sold...

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The Proprietor Proclaims

The Proprietor Proclaims

23rd September 2022

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Pray Silence for the weekly announcement from our Dear Proprietor. What a week we have enjoyed with the current delights...

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Boveda: A Salt-of-the-Earth Company – Part 2

Boveda: A Salt-of-the-Earth Company – Part 2

22nd September 2022

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In part 2 of our discussion, we learn about how Boveda became the brand we know and love today, the big break they had w...

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New Season of Foulkes & Sons

New Season of Foulkes & Sons

21st September 2022

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The wait is over and we can all finally get the fix of our favourite television show, Foulkes & Sons returns with a rega...

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An Ambassador Answers

An Ambassador Answers

16th September 2022

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Cigar Keep's global community requires legendary figures from all over the world to join us in spreading the news and ch...

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A Sombre Note from the Proprietor

A Sombre Note from the Proprietor

16th September 2022

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We interrupt our usual programming to bring you this important message

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In Discussion with Eddie Sahakian

In Discussion with Eddie Sahakian

15th September 2022

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The Dauphin of cigar merchants, Eddie Sahakian of Davidoff of London is famous for his ebullience, generosity and knowle...

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Boveda: A Salt-of-the-Earth Company – Part 1

Boveda: A Salt-of-the-Earth Company – Part 1

12th September 2022

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One brand has revolutionised the way we maintain and age our cigars, Boveda. We speak to its C.E.O. Sean Knutsen to lear...

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Stick Marquetry

Stick Marquetry

07th September 2022

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As we delve into the beauty of Linley, we are excited to announce that we have a special offer just for Cigar Keep Membe...

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Kirby Allison sits down with Eddie Sahakian

Kirby Allison sits down with Eddie Sahakian

05th September 2022

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Our Man in Texas makes sure he ticks all the right boxes whenever he is in London and a trip would not be complete with ...

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Cigars: It's About Time

Cigars: It's About Time

02nd September 2022

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If time is our greatest luxury, then make sure you pass it in the best way possible. Our Ambassador Manny – known to m...

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Cigar Keep's Favourite Celebrity Smokers

Cigar Keep's Favourite Celebrity Smokers

01st September 2022

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We know that cigars attract multitudes, even those with a public profile. So we have made a shortlist of our favourite c...

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The Countess of Lucan: Cigars and Shooting

The Countess of Lucan: Cigars and Shooting

31st August 2022

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With Shooting Season in full swing, we consider the opportunities for cigars at the highest echelons of sport, and ask a...

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Member's Stories: My False Start Led to Victory

Member's Stories: My False Start Led to Victory

30th August 2022

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Mr Dean is an active and passionate user of the site. He took the time and effort to recall his early days of smoking, o...

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What's Smoking Well Now

What's Smoking Well Now

26th August 2022

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I find there to be moments in time when cigars often warranting my seal of approval fall below their generally consisten...

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The Proprietor Speaks

The Proprietor Speaks

26th August 2022

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Greetings Cigar Enthusiasts! What a fascinating time to be an enthusiast of Cuban Cigars! How lucky are we that the ...

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An Ambassador Answers: Muhammad Usman Abid

An Ambassador Answers: Muhammad Usman Abid

12th August 2022

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Cigar Keep's global community requires legendary figures from all over the world to join us in spreading the news and ch...

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The Proprietor Speaks

The Proprietor Speaks

12th August 2022

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Ladies and Gentlemen! The Proprietor

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Sticks, Clubs, and Golf

Sticks, Clubs, and Golf

10th August 2022

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While some may want to pass the sunny season at the Wilderness Festival, other more civilised sorts play golf. And as yo...

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Strength and Honour

Strength and Honour

08th August 2022

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Our friend Shary Rahman is a man unlikely to shy away from a strong smoke. We have turned to him to explain the most mis...

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The Proprietor Speaks

The Proprietor Speaks

05th August 2022

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Pray Silence for the weekly announcement from our Dear Proprietor.

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New Feature on the Site: Price adjustments

New Feature on the Site: Price adjustments

04th August 2022

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With the new prices for cigars in effect, we have made changes to the site so you can track what has happened. Read insi...

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An Ambassador Answers: Monica Irani

An Ambassador Answers: Monica Irani

01st August 2022

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Cigar Keep's global community requires legendary figures from all over the world to join us in spreading the news and ch...

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Top of the Pile: Gran Reserva and Reserva - a Guide

Top of the Pile: Gran Reserva and Reserva - a Guide

01st August 2022

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Limited-edition cigars tend to be in the crosshairs of the discerning collector. It is partly because compared to the Re...

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The Proprietor Returns

The Proprietor Returns

29th July 2022

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After a state visit to that most roguish of former colonies, The Proprietor returns, heartened that there are ever-incre...

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Accessories: What you need to start the journey

Accessories: What you need to start the journey

26th July 2022

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Protagonists take most of the praise, but they know much of the credit goes to the supporting acts. In cigar smoking, th...

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Cigar Keep: Tom Chamberlin and Nick Foulkes in Discussion - Part 2

Cigar Keep: Tom Chamberlin and Nick Foulkes in Discussion - Part 2

25th July 2022

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In our first video in an ongoing series, Cigar Keep's Tom Chamberlin sits down with renowned author, Nick Foulkes, for a...

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Support Cigar Keep

Support Cigar Keep

22nd July 2022

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“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” said Winston Churchill. After much enquiry from t...

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Weddings: a cigar haven?

Weddings: a cigar haven?

20th July 2022

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Having had the great honour of seeing his friend married off, Tom Chamberlin contemplated important matters, such as cig...

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Top 5 Cigars for New Smokers

Top 5 Cigars for New Smokers

19th July 2022

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Max Foulkes thinks back on his life before cigars and regrets nothing, he (the rest of us too) want you to join us, so h...

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Bleu-Sky Thinking: An interview with the C.E.O. of Elie Bleu, Laurent Fuchs

Bleu-Sky Thinking: An interview with the C.E.O. of Elie Bleu, Laurent Fuchs

15th July 2022

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Laurent Fuchs is the Chief Executive of Elie Bleu. Since 1999, his aim has been to elevate the brand to a global stage, ...

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Tom Chamberlin & Nick Foulkes in Discussion – Part 1

Tom Chamberlin & Nick Foulkes in Discussion – Part 1

14th July 2022

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In our first video in an ongoing series, Cigar Keep's Tom Chamberlin sits down with renowned author, Nick Foulkes, for a...

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Cigar Smoking on the 4th July – featuring Aaron Sigmond

Cigar Smoking on the 4th July – featuring Aaron Sigmond

02nd July 2022

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Cigar Keep chats to Aaron Sigmond about how Independence Day is a big day for all Americans, but especially Cigar Smoker...

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The Proprietor Speaks

The Proprietor Speaks

01st July 2022

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He was away last week tracking the migratory habits of rare flora (also known as cigar exports), but his schooner arrive...

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Cohiba 55th Anniversary

Cohiba 55th Anniversary

27th June 2022

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Our Man in Belgrade, Alex Cigar Dandy, tries the new Cohiba 55th Anniversary Cigar and reports back on his findings

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Cigar and Keep of The Week

Cigar and Keep of The Week

24th June 2022

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Members' keeps are really starting to take shape with greater variety. It's important to share these personal collection...

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An Ambassador Answers

An Ambassador Answers

24th June 2022

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Cigar Keep's global community requires legendary figures from all over the world to join us in spreading the news and ch...

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Dispatch from Havana

Dispatch from Havana

22nd June 2022

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The Proprietor is in Havana and has sent another missive of glad tidings, a new cigar released to the market

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S.T. Dupont: Celebrating 150 Years of Prestige

S.T. Dupont: Celebrating 150 Years of Prestige

17th June 2022

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The lighters of choice for the haute monde, the Parisian Maison S.T. Dupont celebrate their 150th anniversary this year.

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The Proprietor Speaks

The Proprietor Speaks

17th June 2022

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For your weekly Audience, pray silence for The Proprietor...

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Cigar and Keep of The Week

Cigar and Keep of The Week

15th June 2022

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Members' keeps are really starting to take shape with greater variety. It's important to share these personal collection...

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What to smoke at Royal Ascot

What to smoke at Royal Ascot

13th June 2022

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With the most important event in the racing calendar approaching, cigar smokers with Royal Enclosure tickets are equally...

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The Proprietor Speaks

The Proprietor Speaks

09th June 2022

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For your weekly Audience, pray silence for The Proprietor...

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Cigar Keep's First Luncheon

Cigar Keep's First Luncheon

08th June 2022

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To be a digital platform may give the impression of distance, remoteness, artificiality, but no, the throng exists and s...

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Dispatch from Havana

Dispatch from Havana

05th June 2022

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News has reached our shores though secure lines and decoded with haste by Max Foulkes to reveal to you, dear reader, som...

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Cigar and Keep of The Week

Cigar and Keep of The Week

02nd June 2022

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Members' keeps are really starting to take shape with greater variety. It's important to share these personal collection...

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An Ambassador Answers

An Ambassador Answers

31st May 2022

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SWISSCAVE: Luxury Cigar Storage

SWISSCAVE: Luxury Cigar Storage

27th May 2022

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Use code CIGARKEEP10 at swisscave.com/humidors for a special Cigar Keep 10% off price at checkout (excludes services). ...

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The Duke of Windsor: making larger cigars fashionable

The Duke of Windsor: making larger cigars fashionable

26th May 2022

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He is largely known for his sartorial legacy, but could it be that the Duke of Windsor ushered in a new taste for larger...

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Edward VII and his favourite habit, cigars!

Edward VII and his favourite habit, cigars!

25th May 2022

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Edward VII took the temperate rule book of Victorian England and tossed it aside to make room for his favourite habit, c...

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Vintage over current - Max Foulkes

Vintage over current - Max Foulkes

24th May 2022

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With the rising price of cigars, an air of solemnity has passed over, and I indeed settled upon the community. Selling ...

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Jubilee Smokes: Cigars with Her Majesty in Mind

Jubilee Smokes: Cigars with Her Majesty in Mind

23rd May 2022

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We are all excited about celebrating the breath-taking milestone which Queen Elizabeth reaches next week. But with a lon...

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An Ambassador Answers

An Ambassador Answers

23rd May 2022

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Cigar Keep's global community requires legendary figures from all over the world to join us in spreading the news and ch...

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Keep of The Week

Keep of The Week

20th May 2022

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Members' keeps are really starting to take shape with greater variety. It's important to share these personal collection...

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The Proprietor Speaks

The Proprietor Speaks

20th May 2022

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For your weekly Audience, pray silence for The Proprietor

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An Ambassador Answers

An Ambassador Answers

19th May 2022

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Cigar Keep's global community requires legendary figures from all over the world to join us in spreading the news and ch...

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Cigar Keep: An Introduction

Cigar Keep: An Introduction

19th May 2022

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Welcome to Cigar Keep. In this video you can discover exactly what makes the website such a jolly place to be. A place t...

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An Ambassador Answers: Syafiera Rosidi

An Ambassador Answers: Syafiera Rosidi

17th May 2022

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Cigar Keep's global community requires legendary figures from all over the world to join us in spreading the news and ch...

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The Proprietor Addresses

The Proprietor Addresses

13th May 2022

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For your weekly Audience, pray silence for The Proprietor...

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The Stick Market: What to get your hands on in the face of the new price increase

The Stick Market: What to get your hands on in the face of the new price increase

11th May 2022

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Further to last week's column on wine and cigars, we thought we should streamline your hoarding intentions over the next...

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Master Foulkes

Master Foulkes

09th May 2022

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Our Resident expert, Max Foulkes, looks back on the smoking habits of the locked-down and reveals what trends emerged.

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The Stick Market: Why we should be positive about rising Cuban Cigar Prices

The Stick Market: Why we should be positive about rising Cuban Cigar Prices

06th May 2022

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Owing to the shock price-rise announcement from Habanos, The Proprietor went straight to Cuba to parley with the good pe...

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The Proprietor Pronounces

The Proprietor Pronounces

06th May 2022

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For your weekly Audience, pray silence for the Proprietor

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Dispatch from Havana

Dispatch from Havana

06th May 2022

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News from Cuba comes in every so often with anticipation and excitement. For some, this news will bring neither, but any...

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An Ambassador Answers

An Ambassador Answers

03rd May 2022

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Cigar Keep's global community requires legendary figures from all over the world to join us in spreading the news and ch...

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The Proprietor Speaks

The Proprietor Speaks

29th April 2022

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Cigar Keep's Proprietor makes his Friday address

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High Profile: An Ambassador Answers

High Profile: An Ambassador Answers

27th April 2022

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Cigar Keep's global community requires legendary figures from all over the world to join us in spreading the news and ch...

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Team Cigar Keep's favourite cigars

Team Cigar Keep's favourite cigars

25th April 2022

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We all have a favourite cigar, and we at Cigar Keep Towers (see above) are not the BBC, impartiality is not in our chart...

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Brand Inspection - San Cristobal de la Habana

Brand Inspection - San Cristobal de la Habana

19th April 2022

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Some brands live off their own legend, known by those who have never smoked. Some brands deserve as much prestige, but n...

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Easter Cigars

Easter Cigars

13th April 2022

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Here is a list of cigars worth pulling out of the humidor to suit the occasion.

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Top 5 Cigar Videos on YouTube to Watch over Easter

Top 5 Cigar Videos on YouTube to Watch over Easter

07th April 2022

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This is a list of videos designed to inform, entertain and educate during the long weekend

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Top 10 Cigars of 2021 - Of All Types & Sizes

Top 10 Cigars of 2021 - Of All Types & Sizes

31st March 2022

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To distract from this year's perils and flaws, Max Foulkes reflects on last year's most popular cigars and the propertie...

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Lounging About: Top Cigar Bars, Clubs & Lounges In London

Lounging About: Top Cigar Bars, Clubs & Lounges In London

08th March 2022

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Cigar Keep counts London as home, and so we bring you our favourite spots to escape the metropolitan drudgery and contem...

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Cigar One Romeo Y Julieta 2016 No.2 Unboxing and more!

Cigar One Romeo Y Julieta 2016 No.2 Unboxing and more!

08th March 2022

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We've got another amazing unboxing video here from Kirby Allison and we are excited about the contents of this particula...

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The Legend That Will Never Die

The Legend That Will Never Die

08th March 2022

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What is a life worth? Sir Winston Churchill lived for 90 years and has been immortalised ever since. He was unconvention...

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Dispatch from Havana

Dispatch from Havana

13th January 2022

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Here at Cigar Keep we eagerly await the arrival of the new line of Romeo y Julieta cigars to the UK market. The is the f...

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