Category: Cigar culture

Blending Tobacco, an Art Mastered by the Canarians

Well-known for being great travellers and intrepid adventurers, the Canarians are aware that the mixture holds the secret for a unique product. After manufacturing tobacco for three hundred years, the islanders have mastered the art of selecting the most adequate raw materials. And this skill is, precisely, the one which has positioned the cigars from […]

The seed of pleasure

Breña, Connecticut, Havana, Santo Domingo, Brazil, Nicaragua or Indonesia are names of cities and countries but also different kinds of tobacco. Each of these places has unique weather conditions and crop systems which influence the personality of the tobacco which grows in these lands. In fact, the plants employed by KOLUMBUS in the filler of […]

The importance of time

Patience is a virtud which rewards those who know how to wait. In the cigar world, two processes exemplify this perseverance and have time as a close ally: fermentation and ageing. The first of these stages is the fermentation of tobacco leaves. Once they have been collected and selected for each of the parts which […]

Anatomy of the cigar

To make the most of the smoking ritual, it is important to understand all the parts that form the cigar. Built from inside out, each separate layer delivers its savory blend, aroma and distinctive notes. The way all the different parts combine is an artful skill, as they are responsible of delivering the subtleties found […]

The flavors of the cigar

Flavor is the result of combining a series of factors which define the cigar’s character and add nuances to round its personality. The plant is influenced by the place where it grows as the roots absorb sweet, bitter or salty tones from the surrounding environments. Besides, the final taste will have a stronger or smoother […]

La Palma, land of cigars

It is not by chance that La Palma is known as La Isla Bonita. Its 708.32 km² were declared a Biosphere Reserve in 2002 and its geographical position, five degrees from the Tropic of Cancer and 445 km from the African coast, bless the island with an average annual temperature of 20ºC. The capital is Santa Cruz […]

The colours of the wrapper

Not long ago, we talked about the senses that intervene when enjoying a cigar, being the sight the one which spots the wrapper’s appearance. This layer acts as a fancy jacket that dresses the binder. It is also responsible for the cigar’s presence and personality, accentuated by the use of a high quality leaf which […]

Ladies as well

It is time to leave clichés behind. Some stereotypes do not show the diverse profile of cigar consumers. One of these are women, who are not oblivious to life’s most satisfactory pleasure which of course includes the seductive art of cigars. Women have their own place in cigar history. In the Detroit of the 1920s, […]

Cigars & films

The mysticism around cigars does not know of borders or film genres. Characters with diverse personalities live all kinds of situations on screen and share their pleasures with the audience, showing that the cigar adds nuances and traits of the character’s identity. Cigars have been featured on screen since the medium was invented. In City […]

The cigar from La Palma

The cigar from La Palma is a recipient of centuries of experience and know-how in cultivation, drying and hand rolling, intangible values which are transported to the palate of those savoring it. Currently, traditional methods preserved for generations still remain on the Canary Island of La Palma and certainly is a reason for these cigars […]