How It Works
Choose Your Box
Select which monthly subscription you would like. Each package is thoughtfully designed to provide a diversity of flavor profiles from the best cigar makers in the world.
Blind Taste Test
Receive your package with the cigar labels replaced with numbered tags. Now smoke and enjoy! Pay attention to the strength, flavor and complexity of the cigar. Each box contains tasting cards to help you determine the traits of your cigar.
Find Your Standard
After you’ve smoked, it’s time for your cigar to be revealed. You may be surprised to have smoked a brand you thought you knew well, or you may discover a new favorite smoke!
The surprise and process of the monthly cigar package is not only a good learning adventure that allows you to branch out, but also a much appreciated adventure. Blind smoking cigars is a unique way to sharpen your palate better your experience.Alex from Scottsdale, AZ
Standard & Twain is the absolute best way to discover the cigars I really like. I’ve learned to never trust my palate unless I’m smoking blind.Joe from Nashville, TN
Standard & Twain transformed my cigar experience from mere entertainment to a more enjoyable, active engagement.Joseph from Miami, FL
Want to get started right away?
Receive the same two cigars as the Standard Box, but with one more of each cigar. Store the extra two in your humidor for later or share them with a friend! These cigars will come from high end brands and makers, and their cigar labels will be replaced by a numbered tag. Your first box includes a soft touch double-blade cutter, and each box will include review cards for your own notes and ratings, as well as the 'reveal card' with information on the cigar and the manufacturer.
Find Your Standard with our original and most popular blind tasting subscription. Each month you will receive two unique premium cigars with their labels replaced by numbered tags. All you need to do is light up and enjoy. Your first package includes a soft touch double-blade cutter, and review cards for your own notes and ratings, as well as easy access to the cigar reveal page, with information and reviews on the cigar you just enjoyed!
When a friend says that they got you a gift, we believe the only appropriate response is, "Can you smoke it?" Make a friend or family member's month by gifting them the Standard and Twain blind smoking experience with an option for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months. When the subscription you purchased for them ends, they will have the option to renew if they'd like.
What does the name mean?
“As concerns tobacco … Each man's own preference is the only standard for him, the only one which he can accept, the only one which can command him.” - Concerning Tobacco
Inspired by this letter penned by Mark Twain in 1893, we set out to create the first cigar experience that allows you to decide which cigars are truly underrated, over-hyped, and which are the best in the world based on nothing but the cigar alone.
Not like other cigar subscriptions
There are dozens of cigar subscription options out there. Go ahead, take a look around. You’ll be left mostly uninspired with packages thrown together with one or two ‘good’ cigars paired with economical, off-brand cigars and fancy packaging. Standard & Twain offers the first and only cigar tasting experience that allows you to discover some of the more subtle flavors found in the world’s most premiere cigars.
Who is this for?
Perhaps the best part of Standard & Twain boxes is that they’re great for both the novice and experienced cigar enthusiast. Our blind tastings allow those new to cigars to find new favorite brands and begin to develop their tasting palate. For our veterans you’ll be able to challenge preconceived notions about certain brands and compare your tasting notes with the cigar makers themselves.
What about the cigars?
We hesitate to say that Standard & Twain cigars are comprised of some of the highest rated cigars from various magazines and ‘professional’ reviewers… because what do they know, right? But, we do hand select what are generally considered to be the best premium cigars in the world, then let you decide if they live up to the billing.