Mar
18

Alec Bradley and the Southern Gent Event Recap

Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan CigarLast week, we had a special event at our cigar shop in Woodstock to kick start the St Patty’s Day celebrations for the weekend ahead. We had a fun crowd of cigar and pipe enthusiasts who showed up for the event. Our pre St. Patrick’s Day smokes were made even more special with the help of Alec Bradley Cigars and their limited release “Filthy Hooligan” Black Market cigars (pictured right).

The afternoon was made even more special because of Kent, Alec Bradley’s Southern Gent, spending time at the cigar shop. Of course, he fit in well at the cigar shop and everyone had a great time getting a chance to kick back with him and enjoy a few new Black Market cigars.

Don’t miss out on our next event at the cigar shop with Mr. G and more. We’re always looking forward to catching up with our loyal customers and to meet new neighbors as well. Stay up to date by signing up for our newsletter.

If you’re looking to end your weekend on a high note, visit the cigar shop on Sundays and hang out with Mr. G.

I believe it’s time for another cigar…

Feb
28

A Recap of the Oliva Cigar Event

It’s beginning to be that time of the year again, where we start getting excited about throwing a few cigar events. This time of the year is especially fun because the seasons are starting to change, which means more golf, cookouts, and baseball season. If you missed our most recent Oliva Cigar event at our shop last week, be sure to signup for our email newsletter. We’re updating the cigar events page on the site this week to cover the next few months, so stay tuned! You won’t want to miss the great deals and good times to be had at our Woodstock cigar shop.

Feb
19

Tips for Breaking In a New Pipe

Many pipe smokers have come to enjoy the past time by way of pipes passed down through generations. If the pipe has been well taken care of, the experience was most likely very enjoyable, which is why new pipe smokers want to invest in a new pipe. When people come into our cigar and pipe shop in Woodstock, Georgia, for a new pipe, it is occasionally their first new pipe. What they might not know is that all new pipes need to be broken in to enjoy to the fullest.

Check out this video tip from a pipe smoking enthusiast. A well taken care of pipe might end up being something that you are able to pass down to your grandchildren years from now.

If you’re interested in a new pipe or premium pipe tobacco, contact our cigar and tobacco shop in Woodstock, Georgia. Stick around and enjoy a smoke with us too!

Jan
20

3 Things You Need to Enjoy the Playoffs

The new NFL logo went into use at the 2008 draft.

The new NFL logo went into use at the 2008 draft. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everyone is buzzing about the NFL playoff games, and who could blame them? The games last weekend were pretty exciting. Friends at our Woodstock cigar shop might know that we’re Chiefs fans at the shop, but that doesn’t mean that a great football. As kickoff approaches, there are a few things that you can do to make the game a little bit more enjoyable so that you can savor the final weeks of football this season.

Game Time Necessities

Make your game in front of the TV as enjoyable as possible with a few essentials.

  • Game Grub: Food is an essential part to watching the game. Whether you’re looking for something smothered in liquid cheese and ground beef, or chips and salsa, having something to grab during the game will keep you fueled for all four quarters.
  • Stay Refreshed: Cold beer, whiskey neat, or an ice cold lemonade; whatever liquid you choose to keep your mouth from getting parched, make sure you have some backups on hand for the entire game. You don’t want to find yourself in the situation where you have the perfect game time grub and nothing good for washing it down.
  • Half Time Cigar: Take some time away from the TV for a cigar break. We have some great cigar selections that you can enjoy during halftime.

We hope you enjoy your Sunday of football and cigars. If you need to grab a few sticks before the games, feel free to stop by the cigar shop today.

Jan
02

5 Cigar Sites You Should Be Reading in 2013

Cigar and ashes.

Cigar and ashes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We’re fortunate enough at our Woodstock, GA cigar shop to have a great group of people who come into the shop on a regular basis. Over the past few years, we have increased our cigar events, made a few upgrades around the shop, and we have been able to expand our cigar selection. One of the ways we like to stay on top of cigar news is by keeping up with social media and cigar websites. Below, you will find a few cigar websites worth bookmarking for your daily reading pleasure.

Click-worthy Cigar Websites

  1.  The Stogie Guys – Created by a couple of regular cigar lovers, for regular guy cigar lovers. Their product reviews are quick and to the point.
  2. Stogie Review – Straight and to the point cigar reviews.
  3. Cigar Inspector – This blog was created by a beginner trying to learn more about cigars. It seems as if the site has grown quite well!
  4. Cigar Photography – Get a napkin ready for the drool. Check out these amazing cigar photos.
  5. Stogie Fresh – This blog has a journal, podcasts, and more.

Of course, you could always keep up with our blog as well.

We’re excited to ring in the New Year with plenty of cigars in Woodstock, GA to smoke with our neighbors (and visitors.) If you have a favorite cigar blog that we didn’t include, leave a comment and let us know!

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Dec
20

New Cigars with a Limited Supply!

We’re excited to share with you the new shipments that just came into our Woodstock cigar shop. A few of the new cigars that came in last week are in limited supply, so be sure to hurry and stake your claim if you’re hoping for Santa to leave some in your stocking this year.

Check out the new cigars:

20th Anniversary Perdomo
Cigar Perdomo

Arturo Fuente Anejos
We are allotted 3 boxes this year, so grab them while you can!
cigaranejo

Diamond Crown Julius Caesar
cigarjulius

Emilio AF1 and AF2
cigaremilio

Oliva Special V’s
We were only allotted 2 boxes this season so hurry in for this once a year cigar!
cigaroliva

Stop by our Woodstock cigar shop and enjoy a few smokes and good company. Don’t forget to pick up those last minute stocking stuffers like cigar cutters, pocket humidors and more!

Nov
22

Happy Thanksgiving!

From Mr. G’s Cigar & Tobacco Shoppe, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Turkey

Nov
13

Aberlour 12 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey

Aberlour Single Malt WhiskyPairing your cigar with your favorite drink is very similar to picking food and drink. Whether you prefer a glass of water or a splash of whiskey with your cigar, it doesn’t matter. Whatever you enjoy most with your cigar matters most.

Most of the guys at our cigar shop in Woodstock, Georgia enjoy a good whiskey. Some prefer a bourbon, some like a blend, but it doesn’t get much better than when you find a solid single malt whisky to enjoy with your cigar. Actually… It does get better.

When you find a well priced single malt and your favorite cigar, you’re officially living the good life. If you’re a single malt guy, then you are well aware that you can find great whiskys for as low as $25 a bottle. They’re not always easy to find, but they’re out there.

The Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Single Malt Whisky is worth adding to your cabinet this holiday season. If you take the time to shop around, you can add this interesting Speyside malt for anywhere from $32 to $40. This whisky is considered to be a very smooth and consistent – especially for the money.

Head over to Mr. G’s and find your favorite cigar in Woodstock before pouring a glass of Aberlour for you and your friend or family of the upcoming holiday season. Actually… Stash this away and save it for yourself when everyone goes back home.

Cheers! It’s time to have another cigar.

Oct
27

New Pipe Tobacco Selection

As our Woodstock cigar shop continues to grow, it’s extremely important to us that we also continue to expand our pipe tobacco selection. In addition to having the largest walk-in humidor in the area, we are also proud to have one of the largest premium pipe tobacco selections in North Georgia. Our wide variety of pipe tobacco insures that you will find your go-to blend at our convenient location.

Woodstock Pipe Tobacco

If you’re new to pipe smoking, we can help make a few suggestions. If you’re a pipe smoking veteran, you can find a blend for each of your pipes.

Here are a few of the new pipe tobacco blends that we have added to our cigar and tobacco shop in Woodstock, Georgia.

  • Crown Royal
  • Fox & Hound English Blend
  • Butter Rum
  • Nougat
  • Peach Cobbler

Stop into Mr. G’s Cigar & Tobacco Shoppe for all of your pipe needs. While you’re here, stay awhile and enjoy a smoke with us.

Oct
18

The Art of Pipe Smoking – A Beginner’s Guide

Pipe smoking attracts people from all walks of life. Thanks to the generally low prices of pipe tobacco and a wide variety of pipes, many people find it easy to enjoy a good pipe smoke. Just like cigar smoking, enjoying a pipe takes a bit of technique, and it even requires a few tools if you plan on enjoying your pipe for years to come. At our Woodstock cigar shop, we have been striving to increase the availability of fine pipe tobacco for our local customers.

You don’t need to be Albert Einstein or C.S. Lewis to enjoy a good pipe. Here are a few tips for pipe smoking beginners.

  1. Start with an Affordable Pipe: The quality of a pipe smoke dramatically increases as you upgrade to a high quality pipe. That said, most pipe smokers start out enjoying pipes starting out with corn cob pipes. These are extremely affordable, and they’re great for figuring out whether or not you enjoy a pipe. If you enjoy it, you can always upgrade your pipe later. If you don’t like it as much as smoking cigars, you can toss the corn cob pipe in the trash with little money spent.
  2. Buy a Pipe Tamper: While it’s not absolutely necessary to use a tamper, we strongly advise you spend a couple of dollars and add it to your pipe tool kit. The tamper will allow you to crush the ash after lighting if you need to relight your pipe later on in the smoke.
  3. Grab Pipe Cleaners: Pipe cleaners are used to clean the pipe and are essential to maintaining a quality pipe and enjoying future smokes for years to come.
  4. Light Your Pipe with Wood Matches: The majority of pipe smokers prefer lighting their tobacco with wooden matches for temperature and flavor control.
  5. Find a Quality Pipe Tobacco: When you buy pipe tobacco, you buy it by weight. A quality pipe tobacco store will properly maintain their pipe tobacco collection. Pipe tobacco comes in many flavor types, styles, and quality. One of the many great things about smoking a pipe is that it is very affordable to try multiple types of pipe tobacco on a limited budget.
If you’re interested in pipe smoking, contact us or stop by our tobacco shop to learn more.