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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.
Our inspiration comes from a letter Mark Twain wrote 125 years ago called 'Concerning Tobacco.' In it he wrote, "It is a superstition that a man has a standard of his own. He thinks he can tell what he regards as a good cigar from a bad cigar, but he can't. He goes by the brand, yet imagines he goes by the flavor." This letter has become the benchmark for what we consider the best way to enjoy, evaluate, and find our favorite cigars. Because in the end, you are the only judge.
Mark Twain wrote that when you find yourself on the side of the majority it's time to pause and reflect. If you just want to be told which cigars are good and why, there's plenty of other cigar subscriptions out there. They'll do that for you no problem. But we aim to do a bit more than that. We're here for the one's who question the world as it is, to seek to break old habits and disrupt patterns. We want the ones who question the status quo, and the cigars the highest authorities have told them they should enjoy. We're here for those who seek to discover new flavors, and who explore, search, and hunt for the best cigars in the world. Welcome to Standard & Twain.
There are dozens and dozens of 'Cigar of the Month' clubs out there... but we are not one of them. Standard & Twain is a blind tasting experience, which is why we tag each cigar with a number, include tasting review cards, and curate a cigar reveal unlike any other. Blind tasting has become the norm in other industries like wine, coffee and whiskey, and there are lots of blind tasting subscriptions for those (for coffee check out Angel's Cup and Flaviar for whiskey). However Standard & Twain is the first blind tasting subscription for cigars. Learning to pick out the subtle flavors in cigars is a fun skill, and developing your tasting palate takes time and practice. And there's no better way to do that than with Standard & Twain.
It's been proven that all our palates and taste preferences were made differently. That's why we will never guarantee that you will love every cigar we send you. Because we are always hunting for unique cigars and constantly sending out cigars with different taste profiles, occasionally you'll smoke a cigar that's just not for you. And that's okay. We think that often there's just as much to learn about the cigars you love as the cigars you don't.
When you're ready to discover what cigar you're blind smoking, just use the QR code on the review card to access the cigar reveal! There you'll see details of the cigar, including history of the brand and other reviews of your cigar. You'll also be able to purchase more of the cigars you enjoy most and members-only prices.