Who Are We?


IN CONCERNING TOBACCO, Twain WROTE about AN EVENING WHEN HE HAD FRIENDS OVER FOR CIGARS AFTER. HE said:

Fast forward some 100+ years… after my friends and I had gone our separate ways, following jobs or dreams or women, we decided that once every year we would meet for cigars. So each year we purchased the best, most unique cigar we could find. Then we removed the labels, assigned each cigar a number, and blindly drew the cigars.

Then, we smoked. We smoked without bias or preconceived opinions. We smoked without the influence of ad men. We knew not the brand nor country nor maker, and it was not revealed until the cigar was completed.

That night became something of a sacred night for us each year. And with each passing year, we wished others could share in that experience with us.

After my friends and I had gone our separate ways, following jobs or dreams or women, we decided once every year we would meet for cigars. For what device has ever maintained relationships better than a cigar? So each year we purchased the best, most unique cigar we could find. Then we removed the labels, laid them out, and selected our cigar solely based on appearance.

Then, we smoked. We smoked without bias or preconceived opinions. We smoked without the influence of ad men. We knew not the brand nor country nor maker and it was not revealed until the cigar was completed.

That night became something of a sacred night for us each year. And with each passing year, we wished others could share in that experience with us.

A decade later, we bring you Standard & Twain.

Standard & Twain is a monthly cigar smoking experience meant to challenge what you thought you knew. It was designed to refine your taste, maximize variety, and help you discover what's good---for you.

Now cut, light, perhaps pour a glass of something brown, and smoke diligently. Evaluate the cigar with our provided custom notes, even take a guess at what it is you are smoking. And when you're finished, visit the website to read all about what you just enjoyed. We will post and compare member reviews and ratings and, after it is all said and smoked, we'll have found our Standard.