Oct
09

A Look Back at the Oliva Event

We just wanted to send out a very special thank you to everyone who came out to our most recent event. It was another successful Oliva Cigars event at the cigar shop. Check out a few pictures we snagged. If you missed the event, make sure you sign up for our email newsletter (the signup is on the right side of the site). We send out information about upcoming cigar events, deals, and more. Make sure you don’t miss out on the good times at Mr G’s Cigar & Tobacco Shoppe in Woodstock, Georgia.

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Sep
23

Mr G’s Silent Auction and Oliva Cigars Event

oliva cigar serie vIt’s been a long hot summer, now temperatures are falling, kids are back in school and Football is back. Now we are entering the season of giving. We are happy to announce our next big event filled with deals for you, as well as a fun way to give back to others in need.

On September 28th, stop by Mr. G’s Cigar & Tobacco Shoppe for our next Oliva Cigars event from 4pm to 8pm. We’re making this event extra special by running a silent auction to benefit Papa’s Pantry, a local non-profit in Woodstock, Georgia. If you didn’t catch our e-blast today, then let me catch you up to speed. Papa’s Pantry has been providing food assistance to thousands of local families for over 14 years now. They help families which have come onto hard times due to illness, job loss, or any other reason that could cause a lack of food on the table. Needless to say, we are excited for the opportunity to help out in anyway that we can, so we are going to have a silent auction.

To help, Mr. G’s will have a silent aution for a Humidor ($200 value), a Lotus lighter ($75 value) and assorted cigars supported by Oliva Cigars. ALL the proceeds will go to benefit Papa’s Pantry.

Our Oliva Deals at the Event

Oliva is Mr. G’s number 1 best selling cigar line, and has been for the past 3 years. Oliva features the V series, which received a 94 rating from cigar Aficionado magazine, the Cain, Nub, Series G and O.

This is going to be a night of big deals!

Along with the silent auction to support Papa’s Pantry, there will be a buy three get one free buy five get two freemix-and-match a box and get a sampler pack, shirt, hat, Cutter, matches for free AND 20 % DISCOUNT on Boxes purchased!

Stop by, support Papa’s Pantry, enjoy some great deal and have some fun!!!

Aug
23

I Believe I’ll Have Another Cigar…

We decided to join in on the someecards fun and create a cigar inspired card. It seemed to be very fitting for our style. Check it out!

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Aug
20

How a Cigar is Made [Infographic]

We have gone over a few basics in previous blog posts about how a cigar is made, but when you stumble onto a great visual teacher such as this infographic, one cannot help but pass it along.  The “How a Cigar is Made” infographic breaks down the structure of a cigar, the composition of a cigar, the types of filler, and a detaie=led cigar manufacturing breakdown as well. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Image via 1st Class Cigar Humidors

If you are looking for premium cigars in or around Woodstock, Georgia, stop by Mr.G’s and explore our humidor that houses the largest selection of premium cigars in the area.

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Aug
13

5 Cigars to Smoke When You’re Short on Time

There’s always time to smoke a cigar. The trick to finding time to sit back and relax at anytime is to find the right cigar for the moment. Sometimes, life gets crazy and you don’t have time to enjoy a long smoke. We have put together a list of five cigars that are perfect for enjoying when you’re short on time. It’s those times when life gets most hectic that we need to sit back, reflect, and enjoy a good cigar. Take a look at our quick cigar suggestions from our tobacco shop in Woodstock, Georgia.

Five Quick Cigars that Aren’t Short on Flavor or Quality 

5 quick smoke cigars

Cigars are listed as pictured from left to right.

  1. Sancho Panza Double Maduro La Mancha Oscuro
  2. Oliva Serie G Maduro Selection Robusto
  3. Arturo Fuente Short Story
  4. El Credito El Perrito
  5. Oliva Serie G Aged Cameroon 

All five quick smoke suggestions that we made come at a great value as well. It just goes to prove that when it comes to looking for a quick cigar, you don’t have to sacrifice the quality of your smoke at all.
Do you have a favorite cigar that you save for those moments when you just need to take some time to sit back and relax? Tell us which one you prefer!
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Jul
27

Atlanta City Council Passes Smoking Ban in Parks

cigar smoking cityAround two weeks ago, the City of Atlanta passed a ban on smoking in the city parks. If you just had a “hand to forehead” moment, you’re not alone. Many residents in Woodstock, where our cigar shop is located, commute to Atlanta every day for work. Occasionally, couples will drive downtown to enjoy a date night or watch a Braves game. Whatever reason you may have for making your way to Atlanta, it has just become much tougher for you to take a break and enjoy a cigar while there.

Here is what the ban means to those of us who like to enjoy a cigar in the city:

  • Smoking, or walking with a lit tobacco product, will result in a fine of up to $1000, six months in jail, or community service.
  • The ban affects all city outdoor parks, rec facilities (public golf courses, too), and hiking trails.

Atlanta isn’t the first of our neighbors around the area of Woodstock to impose restrictions on smoking. Cities such as Alpharetta, Roswell, and Marietta also have smoking bans in public parks and places.

The vote by the Atlanta City Council passed 11-1. The lone councilman against the smoking ban was Howard Shook from Buckhead. He is quoted as saying, “I am concerned about turning our city code into a guide for preferred manners and lifestyle tips.”

 Where are some of your favorite places to enjoy a cigar? Do you have any tips to other smokers about maintaining cigar etiquette while in public? 

Jul
17

How to Detect and Eliminate Beetles in Cigar Humidors

What Are Tobacco Beetles?

Tobacco Beetles, also known as Cigar Beetles (Lasioderma serricone), are pests that can devastate your cigar collection. These pests are responsible for destroying millions of dollars worth of tobacco every year from premium cigar manufacturers. The tobacco beetle is different from other bugs because it goes after dried tobacco. The tobacco beetles make their economical impact after all of the farm work, the drying, and the cigar manufacturing. They are the equivalent of building a house, selling it, and then bulldozing it over. Over the years, this bug has slowly moved from being a problem across most tobacco products, to strictly premium tobacco products. Most cigarettes and cheap cigars rarely see the tobacco beetle anymore most likely due to the chemical treatment in the product.

When Tobacco Beetles Hatch

These beetles are most destructive at their laval (worm) stage of life. Next it will metamorphoses into a pupa, where it remains in a cocoon. Once the beetle becomes an adult, it won’t be chewing your cigar for food.  Instead, it will be chewing a large hole through it in order to escape from the cigar. The tobacco beetles thrive in tropical environments, so once they make their way to your humidor the life cycle could continue. Most cigars are fumigated before making their way into the States though. However, this practice does not apply to all cigars. If you ask around the cigar shop or go online, cigar smokers who have encountered a tobacco beetle problem have blamed their Cuban cigars.

Here’s a short video from Cigar Aficionado about cleaning up your cigar collection, including your humidor, from cigar beetles.

 

If you have any questions about tobacco beetles, feel free to contact us at Mr. G’s Cigar & Tobacco Shoppe in Woodstock, Georgia.

Have you ever come across a tobacco beetle problem? Leave a comment and tell us what you did!

Jul
03

Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial

oliva serie vIf you have visited our cigar shop in Woodstock recently, you may have seen our inventory or come by for a special event and noticed Oliva cigars. This is a popular cigar family at our shop, and we think it’s time to feature a “can’t miss” from their line.

The Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial is a superb torpedo, great for enjoying at the end of the day, or for a special occasion.  At first sight, the wrapper is chocolate in tone. After lighting your cigar, there are hints of coffee, cedar, and spices.  Towards the middle of the cigar, a hint of chocolate makes its way to your pallet.  The draw is extremely smooth. This cigar, when taken care of in a humidor, has a solid build and burns evenly throughout the entire smoke.  The burn left an even, white ash, and required very few “touchups”.

The Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial is a fantastic medium to full bodied cigar that you won’t want to miss.  Try this cigar next time you swing by your local cigar shop.

Jun
18

An Easy Guide to Cigar Wrappers

Awhile back, we covered the differences between a natural and maduro cigar wrapper.  It’s a common question that customers ask us about more than you would think.  This infographic offers a great perspective and an easy way to explain to others the difference between wrappers.  Developing a little knowledge about the differences between cigar wrappers will help you in the future when shopping for cigars.  Keep in mind, the other components that make up a cigar such as the filler and binder could make two cigars with the similar wrappers taste completely different.  You may learn that you typically prefer cigars with Maduro wrappers, except for a few naturals are a bit more flavorful.

It’s always good to keep an open mind, and with the help of this guide you can identify a few of the components of the wrapper that you do and do not like for future references.

Leave a comment at the bottom about your favorite cigar wrapper, and if you ever make a few exceptions to your preferred taste.

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Cigar Wrapper Classifications – Infographic
Infographic by CheapHumidors

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May
23

Travel Friendly Tips for Your Cigars

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It’s time to shake off those winter blues and get ready for some summer vacation!  If you plan on traveling this summer, I would imagine that you would like to bring a few cigars along the way as well.  Traveling with cigars doesn’t have to be a headache.  In this posts, there are a few suggestions for getting your cigars from A to B in one piece, without compromising the quality of your smoke while on vacation.

One of the first problems you need to solve before traveling with your cigars is figuring out what you are going to use for transporting them.  If you’re going on a road trip, you might be able to get away with a plastic ziplock bag and a humidifier.  Other, safer ways of transporting your cigars include a travel humidor, tubos (cigars that are packed in tubes), and cigar cases.  Travel humidors are ideal in most situations.  Tubos are a great option if you want to bring a cigar or two with you.  If you plan on enjoying more for over a few days, it’s not a very practical solution.  If you plan on smoking throughout the day, a tasteful option is to invest in a leather cigar case.  The important thing to remember is to only carry what you plan to smoke, and you must return any extras to your humidor immediately after returning home that night.

Once you have figured out how you want to travel with your cigars, you need to pick which sticks you are bringing along for the ride.  It’s important to carefully plan this out in advance as to not bring too much of your at home stock on the trip with you, potentially damaging the cigars you did not smoke.  For example, if you plan on going on a weekend trip to the lake, don’t pack 50 cigars, and only plan on smoking 3 to 5 of them.  When selecting your cigars to bring, choose the ones that have been stored in your humidor for the longest period of time.

Everyone enjoys a few tips and tricks of their own when it comes to traveling with their cigars.  Leave a comment with some of your own to share with the rest of our community!

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