The History of Cigars

Explore the fascinating journey of the cigar throughout the centuries .


Jean Nicot, French ambassador to Portugal was so profligate in spreading the new word leaf that its pre-imminent chemical component - nicotine - is named for him.


Thomas Hariot, a servant to Sir Walter Raleigh in his “Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia” referring to the tobacco growing wild writes that “There is an herb called uppowoc, which sows itself.”