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J. Cortes Acquires Oliva leaf operations

J. Cortes Acquires Oliva leaf operations

J. Cortes Acquires Oliva leaf operations. Four years ago, in 2016, the Belgian mass-market cigar manufacturer acquired the Oliva Cigar Company in Esteli, Nicaragua. That purchase included the Oliva brands, the factory in Nicaragua but excluded the farms and leaf...
Habanos news from the festival

Habanos news from the festival

Habanos news from the festival. The Habanos Festival has started, and that means a tsunami on new items, news, rumors and more. Last week Ministry of Cigars published a list of cigars to expect, and now some pictures found their way to our inbox. Revenue For the last...
Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong. Sir David Tang is a legend in the world of the Habanos, especially in Asia. He is the founder of Pacific Cigar Company, the Habanos distributor for a large part of Asia and Oceania. He started PCC in 1992 and made Cuban cigars...
Soil to Soul Episode Five

Soil to Soul Episode Five

Soil to Soul Episode Five. For the last few months, Ministry of Cigars and friends have been hosting a Facebook Live called Soil to Soul. Now, this is purely for fun and we do the Facebook live shows quite irregularly. Keep an eye out on the Ministry of Cigars...
The boutique discussion goes on

The boutique discussion goes on

The boutique discussion goes on. Last week, Ministry of Cigars published an article about boutique cigars and suggested to get rid of the term. That inspired the BCA podcast ‘Protecting the legacy’ to a full episode. Go check it out. It’s a quite new podcast but...
The boutique discussion goes on

Weekly news week 8 2020

Weekly news week 8 2020. We suggested a new term for boutique, tobacco centric. A term that would include cigars brands that are all about tobacco, and exclude the ones that are in it for the money only. That’s because the word boutique lost its value in our opinion....