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 membership, 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 free additional cigar, 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?
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.
Not like other cigar subscriptions
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.
Who is this for?
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.
What about the cigars?
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.