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Interview with Heiko Poerz

Interview with Heiko Poerz, the owner and designer of HENK, a luxury design company with a large range of cigar accessories. And even cigars, which made it to the Ministry of Cigars Top 25 of 2019, and Top 25 of 2020.  For those that don’t know HENK, what is HENK? Who...

Weekly news week 3 2021

Weekly news week 3 2021. China is producing everything. From the garlic that most of us eat to the cellphones that most of us use. If you look around you, you’ll see at least 10 things that are made in China. Since China is a large producer of premium cigars for the...

Blanco and Line of Duty settle differences

Blanco and Line of Duty settle differences. In March of 2019, Blanco Cigars sued Tom Werther from Line of Duty Cigars. Blanco Cigars was the supplier for Line of Duty Cigars from the start. But late 2017, Werther rejected a shipment of 2000 cigars. Blanco sold the...

Germany bans jars and humidors

Germany bans jars and...

Interview with Heiko Poerz

Interview with Heiko Poerz, the owner and...
Interview with Heiko Poerz

Interview with Heiko Poerz

Interview with Heiko Poerz, the owner and designer of HENK, a luxury design company with a large range of cigar accessories. And even cigars, which made it to the Ministry of Cigars Top 25 of 2019, and Top 25 of 2020.  For those that don’t know HENK, what is HENK? Who...

Weekly news week 3 2021

Weekly news week 3 2021

Weekly news week 3 2021. China is producing everything. From the garlic that most of us eat to the cellphones that most of us use. If you look around you, you’ll see at least 10 things that are made in China. Since China is a large producer of premium cigars for the...

Blanco and Line of Duty settle differences

Blanco and Line of Duty settle differences

Blanco and Line of Duty settle differences. In March of 2019, Blanco Cigars sued Tom Werther from Line of Duty Cigars. Blanco Cigars was the supplier for Line of Duty Cigars from the start. But late 2017, Werther rejected a shipment of 2000 cigars. Blanco sold the...

Germany bans jars and humidors

Germany bans jars and humidors

Germany bans jars and humidors. Well, not the jars and humidors themselves, but the sale of jars and humidors filled with cigars. They can be sold separately, but not as one SKU. Boxes are no problem unless they are multifunctional. For example, the older Plasencia...

ACE Prime moves into France

ACE Prime moves into France

ACE Prime moves into France. ACE Prime is the company of former NBA champion Tiago Splitter, master blender Luciano Meirelles, and master blender & factory owner Eradio Pichardo. And they are now in an exclusive distribution agreement with Albana Tobacco. The...

Liga Privada Nasty Fritas

Liga Privada Nasty Fritas

Liga Privada Nasty Fritas. The younger sibling of the Papas Fritas. And part of the Liga Privada Year of the Rat sampler for the Chinese zodiac Year of the Rat. Ministry of Cigars started the year of the rat with a series of reviews of Year of the Rat cigars. But this...

London has a new tobacconist

London has a new tobacconist

London has a new tobacconist. The new retail shop of C.Gars Ltd is the flagship store of the company and smack in the middle of the epicenter of the London cigar scene. The shop is in between the Davidoff shop and JJ Fox on St. James’s Street. On number 23a, in the...

Pacific Cigar distributes Bolivar Cosecha 2016

Pacific Cigar distributes Bolivar Cosecha 2016

Pacific Cigar distributes Bolivar Cosecha 2016. The Hong Kong lounges of the official Habanos distributor for Asia and Oceania, Pacific Cigar Company, have the new Reserva cigar in stock. Other markets will follow as soon as possible.  Cosecha 2016 The Bolivar...

J Cortes keeps a tradition alive

J Cortes keeps a tradition alive

J Cortes keeps a tradition alive. It is not uncommon for long-lasting family-owned businesses to have employees that work for the company all their life. Just like their father or mother did, and maybe their children will do so as well. It was one of the things that...

Perdomo finds distributors in France and Belgium

Perdomo finds distributors in France and Belgium

Perdomo finds distributors in France and Belgium. It is weird that one of the largest cigar markets in the world had to do without one of the largest Nicaraguan brands for so long. But Perdomo is entering France now. And even though Belgium is a small country, it has...

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