History of The Cigar

Most of us, if not all, are pretty regular cigar smokers, but do you know how and when cigars came to be? I found this awesome article and a pair of great videos that talk about cigars and their origin story. The article is not a very long read, and I highly recommend you check it out, or even skim over it and pick out what you deem important. It’s jam-packed with info and is a great read, especially while smoking a nice stick on the back porch!

Check out the video below if you aren’t much of a reader, but don’t forget to check out part 2 of the video if you decide this route is for you!





“Cigar History.” Cigars Online from Thompson Cigar Shop, Thompson Cigar,

SolidSWARM. YouTube, YouTube, 22 Dec. 2009,


How Women Paved the Road for Whiskey

It has recently come to my attention that women have had a large role in the establishment of whiskey today. From example, before Johnnie Walker became what it is today, a Woman ran its most important distillery, Cardow, which was also the smallest distillery in Scotland with just two employees! This article is packed with loads of history that date back to the early 1800’s! If you are a whiskey lover, such as myself, I suggest you delve into the history of some major whiskey names!