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Cigar Rights of Europe interview

Cigar Rights of Europe interview

Cigar Rights of Europe interview. Legislation in Europe is getting more strict. So strict that even distributors like Cubacigar Benelux file lawsuits against governments. And in a protest against nanny state regulations, the Cigar Rights of Europe was founded. More...

An interview with Bobby Newman

An interview with Bobby Newman

An interview with Bobby Newman. Recently, Ministry of Cigars had the opportunity to interview Bobby Newman and Cristal Blackwell Lastra from J.C. Newman. They were visiting Singapore for the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition. And in their busy schedule, they made time...

An interview with Tony Hoevenaars

An interview with Tony Hoevenaars

Tony Hoevenaars is the Managing Director of Cubacigar Benelux. Cubacigar Benelux is the distributor of Cuban cigars in The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. And recently, they filed a lawsuit versus the Dutch state about the new legislation. Reason for us to do an...

Interview with Nick Hammond

Interview with Nick Hammond

Interview with Nick Hammond. Years ago, during a cigar event, we met Nick Hammond. Hammond was at the event as a reporter for Cigar Journal and we were part of the organization. And since we are all cigar smokers, it was instant friendship. Earlier this week, we saw...

Interview with Nuzli Hakiim

Interview with Nuzli Hakiim

Last night we met up with the Singaporean designer Nuzli Hakiim (31) at one of the finest cigar friendly places in Singapore, Grand Cafe Cheval. On the outdoor patio, in the rolling hills of Kranji, overlooking horse stables and enjoying some peace that’s hard to find...

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September 18
EVENT: JSK, Tabak Traber, Munster
September 19
EVENT: Big Smoke Cologne
, EVENT: Dunbarton At Cigaragua, Amsterdam
September 21
Ministry of Cigars
September 22
Glen Case (Kristoff)
September 24
EVENT: EPIC Cigars, Crazy Store, Bisingen
September 25
EVENT: Epic in Tabak Carree Rose , Oberursel
, EVENT: opening Exclusive Zone Lounge, Bucharest
September 26
EVENT: Epic abakhaus Büttner , Frankfurt Am Main
September 27
EVENT: Epic Zigarrenlounge , Wurtzburg
, EVENT: Meet & Greet with David Blanco, Teuge
September 28
Courtney Smith
September 29
EVENT: Epic Devil Smokers, Saarland
September 30
EVENT: Epic Dat Lädachter Lüders, Wiehl
October 1
EVENT: Blanco Cigars, Gronau
, EVENT: Epic, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
October 3
Steven Ysidron (Epicurean)
October 5
EVENT: Night of the tobacco, Kortrijk
October 10
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
, Pedro Jose Gomez Rodriguez (Drew Estate)
October 11
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 12
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 13
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
, Heiko Poerz (HENK!)
October 14
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 17
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 18
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 19
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 20
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 24
Jose \'Don Pepin\' Garcia (My Father Cigars)
October 26
Tom Lazuka (Asylum Cigars)
October 27
Jose Blanco (E.P. Carrillo)
October 28
Albert Montserrat (Cigar Rings)
November 1
Scott Almsberger (Xikar)
November 4
Omar de Frias (Fratello)
November 6
Hendrik Kelner Jr (Kelner Boutique Factory)
November 7
Robert Caldwell (Caldwell Cigar Co)
November 8
Annemarie Schuster (Schuster Zigarren)
November 17
Dany Bermudez (My Father Cigars)
, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo (EPC Cigars)
November 20
EVENT: La Casa Del Habano, Chester
November 21
Kaizad Hansotia (Gurkha Cigars)
November 22
Marko Bilic (CSWC)
November 24
Carlos Andres (Arnold André)
November 28
Pierre Jourdan (Les Fines Lames)
November 29
Rick Rodriguez (CAO Cigars)
December 4
Meera Levin (Ashton)
December 6
Ernesto Padilla (Padilla Cigars)
, Philipp Kugler (Cigar Kings)
December 7
Pete Johnson (Tatuaje)
December 12
Hamlet Paredes (Rocky Patel)

Neya F8 Gringo Ligero Typhoon

Neya F8 Gringo Ligero Typhoon

Neya F8 Gringo Ligero Typhoon. Roberto P. Duran has been in tobacco all of his life, and so have his ancestors. The family roots in tobacco trace back to the 1920s in Cuba. The Robert P. Duran brand might not be one of the first brands that pop up when you speak to...

Winston Churchill The Late Hour Robusto

Winston Churchill The Late Hour Robusto

Winston Churchill The Late Hour Robusto. When Davidoff acquired Camacho in 2008, they changed everything. They reblended the Camacho blends. They redesigned the packaging and the rings. And with that, they lost a lot of the Camacho fanbase. It took the brand years to...

Vintage Montecristo Tubos 2003

Vintage Montecristo Tubos 2003

Vintage Montecristo Tubos 2003. This is a gift from a collector and trader of Cuban cigars. The man is a friend of Ministry of Cigars, and he donated a few aged and vintage cigars for us to review. This particular cigar was made in 2003 and comes from the collection...

Davtian Habana Torpedo Rojizo

Davtian Habana Torpedo Rojizo

Davtian Habana Torpedo Rojizo. This is the second Davtian blend that Ministry f Cigars is smoking and reviewing. The brand was founded by the Armenian businessman and cigars aficionado David Davtian in 2011. That was 8 years after Davtian became a retailer and...

Illusione Rothchildes

Illusione Rothchildes

Illusione Rothchildes. Dion Giolito launched this cigar in early 2013. And it was one of the first Illusione projects coming from Nicaragua. Not the first, but it was the start of a massive shift from Honduran Illusione cigars to Nicaraguan Illusione cigars. And...

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate heavyweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate heavyweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate heavyweight. This is the third size of the Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate and it’s called Heavyweight. The line is a limited edition, exclusively for C.Gars Ltd and will be sold online and in their Turmeaus shops. Managing Director...

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Middleweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Middleweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Middleweight. Mitchel Orchant is the managing director of the British cigar distributor and retailer C.Gars Ltd. The company runs two La Casa del Habano stores, a few regular tobacconist shops, and a webshop. And they are known for...

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Lightweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Lightweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Lightweight. Mitchel Orchant is the managing director of C.Gars Limited, the leading cigar retailer in the U.K. With several shops, a great online presence and regular auctions of hard to find, aged, and vintage cigars. And he has...

CAO Nicaragua Tipitata

CAO Nicaragua Tipitata

CAO Nicaragua Tipitata. CAO started with country-inspired blends before the company founder Cano Ozgener sold the brand to tobacco giant Scandinavian Tobacco Group. And STG is the parent of General Cigars, so CAO is now part of that family. When STG moved CAO from...

Arturo Fuente Opus X 20th anniversary Father & Son

Arturo Fuente Opus X 20th anniversary Father & Son

Arturo Fuente Opus X 20th anniversary Father & Son. In 1995, Arturo Fuente released a new cigar. The Arturo Fuente Opus X. It was a prestigious project for the Fuente family. Against all odds, they grew wrapper in the Dominican Republic. Where everybody said it...

Dalay Affentanz Affezibel Belicoso

Dalay Affentanz Affezibel Belicoso

Dalay Affentanz Affezibel Belicoso. Dalay Zigarren is a German cigar shop. It’s located in Saarbrucken. It’s a La Casa del Habano but also a cigar shop with non-Cuban cigars. And they have their own distribution plus lines of cigars. In 2017, two limited edition...

Patoro Serie P Jeroboam

Patoro Serie P Jeroboam

Patoro Serie P Jeroboam. This is a Swiss cigar brand. But the cigars are Dominican made. They are made at De Los Reyes. Other brands that are made at that factory are Puros de Hostos, Indian Motorcycle, Debonaire, Saga and more. Ministry of Cigars reviewed the Saga...

San Jeronimo Maduro Robusto

San Jeronimo Maduro Robusto

San Jeronimo Maduro Robusto. The San Jeronimo cigar brand is a born in the community of which is named after. San Jeronimo Valley is located near Copan, Honduras. And Copan is known for its tobacco and the Mayan ruins. The original San Jeronimo cigars trace back...

Charatan Robusto

Charatan Robusto

Charatan Robusto. Tor Imports is one of the several distributors of premium cigars in the United Kingdom. Probably the most important independent distributor of New World cigars. They carry a whole range of well-known brands, but they also have a private label blend....

Kafie 1901 San Andres Toro

Kafie 1901 San Andres Toro

Kafie 1901 San Andres Toro. This is one of the four Kafie 1901 lines that are in existence right now. The other ones are the Kafie 1901 Sumatra, Connecticut and Don Fernando Maduro. This cigar is blended with tobacco from five countries. The filler has tobacco from...

La Estrella Polar Robusto

La Estrella Polar Robusto

La Estrella Polar Robusto. In may, Scandinavian Tobacco Group announced that they would start distributing a new brand in Europe. La Estrella Polar, the polar star. And two weeks later, during the TFWA Asia Pacific Trade Show, Ministry of Cigars sat down with Stephan...

RoMa Craft Cromagnon Aquitaine Mode 5

RoMa Craft Cromagnon Aquitaine Mode 5

RoMa Craft Cromagnon Aquitaine Mode 5. RoMa Craft is Mike Rosales and Skip Martin. Where Martin was a retailer, Rosales had his own Costa Rica made brands. When Martin’s shop got destroyed by a Hurricane Ike, he started working with Rosales to mail order a house...

Vintage Partagas Salomones

Vintage Partagas Salomones

Vintage Partagas Salomones. In 2008 Habanos introduced the Partagas Salomones as a La Casa del Habano exclusive cigar. But the cigars were not new. They have been released as special releases before such as in the 1995 humidor. And in the late 1990s and early 2000s,...

Undercrown Flying Pig

Undercrown Flying Pig

Undercrown Flying Pig. This cigar was released in 2012, in The Netherlands. The name was Undercrown Flying Pig XRL. XLF stood for Extremely Rare Limited. Less than 200 boxes of 12 were released. And flew off the shelves like hotcakes. it was a release for Compaenen....

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EVENT: JSK, Tabak Traber, Munster
September 19
EVENT: Big Smoke Cologne
, EVENT: Dunbarton At Cigaragua, Amsterdam
September 21
Ministry of Cigars
September 22
Glen Case (Kristoff)
September 24
EVENT: EPIC Cigars, Crazy Store, Bisingen
September 25
EVENT: Epic in Tabak Carree Rose , Oberursel
, EVENT: opening Exclusive Zone Lounge, Bucharest
September 26
EVENT: Epic abakhaus Büttner , Frankfurt Am Main
September 27
EVENT: Epic Zigarrenlounge , Wurtzburg
, EVENT: Meet & Greet with David Blanco, Teuge
September 28
Courtney Smith
September 29
EVENT: Epic Devil Smokers, Saarland
September 30
EVENT: Epic Dat Lädachter Lüders, Wiehl
October 1
EVENT: Blanco Cigars, Gronau
, EVENT: Epic, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
October 3
Steven Ysidron (Epicurean)
October 5
EVENT: Night of the tobacco, Kortrijk
October 10
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
, Pedro Jose Gomez Rodriguez (Drew Estate)
October 11
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 12
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 13
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
, Heiko Poerz (HENK!)
October 14
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 17
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 18
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 19
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 20
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 24
Jose \'Don Pepin\' Garcia (My Father Cigars)
October 26
Tom Lazuka (Asylum Cigars)
October 27
Jose Blanco (E.P. Carrillo)
October 28
Albert Montserrat (Cigar Rings)
November 1
Scott Almsberger (Xikar)
November 4
Omar de Frias (Fratello)
November 6
Hendrik Kelner Jr (Kelner Boutique Factory)
November 7
Robert Caldwell (Caldwell Cigar Co)
November 8
Annemarie Schuster (Schuster Zigarren)
November 17
Dany Bermudez (My Father Cigars)
, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo (EPC Cigars)
November 20
EVENT: La Casa Del Habano, Chester
November 21
Kaizad Hansotia (Gurkha Cigars)
November 22
Marko Bilic (CSWC)
November 24
Carlos Andres (Arnold André)
November 28
Pierre Jourdan (Les Fines Lames)
November 29
Rick Rodriguez (CAO Cigars)
December 4
Meera Levin (Ashton)
December 6
Ernesto Padilla (Padilla Cigars)
, Philipp Kugler (Cigar Kings)
December 7
Pete Johnson (Tatuaje)
December 12
Hamlet Paredes (Rocky Patel)

Neya F8 Gringo Ligero Typhoon

Neya F8 Gringo Ligero Typhoon

Neya F8 Gringo Ligero Typhoon. Roberto P. Duran has been in tobacco all of his life, and so have his ancestors. The family roots in tobacco trace back to the 1920s in Cuba. The Robert P. Duran brand might not be one of the first brands that pop up when you speak to...

Winston Churchill The Late Hour Robusto

Winston Churchill The Late Hour Robusto

Winston Churchill The Late Hour Robusto. When Davidoff acquired Camacho in 2008, they changed everything. They reblended the Camacho blends. They redesigned the packaging and the rings. And with that, they lost a lot of the Camacho fanbase. It took the brand years to...

Vintage Montecristo Tubos 2003

Vintage Montecristo Tubos 2003

Vintage Montecristo Tubos 2003. This is a gift from a collector and trader of Cuban cigars. The man is a friend of Ministry of Cigars, and he donated a few aged and vintage cigars for us to review. This particular cigar was made in 2003 and comes from the collection...

Davtian Habana Torpedo Rojizo

Davtian Habana Torpedo Rojizo

Davtian Habana Torpedo Rojizo. This is the second Davtian blend that Ministry f Cigars is smoking and reviewing. The brand was founded by the Armenian businessman and cigars aficionado David Davtian in 2011. That was 8 years after Davtian became a retailer and...

Illusione Rothchildes

Illusione Rothchildes

Illusione Rothchildes. Dion Giolito launched this cigar in early 2013. And it was one of the first Illusione projects coming from Nicaragua. Not the first, but it was the start of a massive shift from Honduran Illusione cigars to Nicaraguan Illusione cigars. And...

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate heavyweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate heavyweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate heavyweight. This is the third size of the Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate and it’s called Heavyweight. The line is a limited edition, exclusively for C.Gars Ltd and will be sold online and in their Turmeaus shops. Managing Director...

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Middleweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Middleweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Middleweight. Mitchel Orchant is the managing director of the British cigar distributor and retailer C.Gars Ltd. The company runs two La Casa del Habano stores, a few regular tobacconist shops, and a webshop. And they are known for...

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Lightweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Lightweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Lightweight. Mitchel Orchant is the managing director of C.Gars Limited, the leading cigar retailer in the U.K. With several shops, a great online presence and regular auctions of hard to find, aged, and vintage cigars. And he has...

CAO Nicaragua Tipitata

CAO Nicaragua Tipitata

CAO Nicaragua Tipitata. CAO started with country-inspired blends before the company founder Cano Ozgener sold the brand to tobacco giant Scandinavian Tobacco Group. And STG is the parent of General Cigars, so CAO is now part of that family. When STG moved CAO from...

Arturo Fuente Opus X 20th anniversary Father & Son

Arturo Fuente Opus X 20th anniversary Father & Son

Arturo Fuente Opus X 20th anniversary Father & Son. In 1995, Arturo Fuente released a new cigar. The Arturo Fuente Opus X. It was a prestigious project for the Fuente family. Against all odds, they grew wrapper in the Dominican Republic. Where everybody said it...

Dalay Affentanz Affezibel Belicoso

Dalay Affentanz Affezibel Belicoso

Dalay Affentanz Affezibel Belicoso. Dalay Zigarren is a German cigar shop. It’s located in Saarbrucken. It’s a La Casa del Habano but also a cigar shop with non-Cuban cigars. And they have their own distribution plus lines of cigars. In 2017, two limited edition...

Patoro Serie P Jeroboam

Patoro Serie P Jeroboam

Patoro Serie P Jeroboam. This is a Swiss cigar brand. But the cigars are Dominican made. They are made at De Los Reyes. Other brands that are made at that factory are Puros de Hostos, Indian Motorcycle, Debonaire, Saga and more. Ministry of Cigars reviewed the Saga...

San Jeronimo Maduro Robusto

San Jeronimo Maduro Robusto

San Jeronimo Maduro Robusto. The San Jeronimo cigar brand is a born in the community of which is named after. San Jeronimo Valley is located near Copan, Honduras. And Copan is known for its tobacco and the Mayan ruins. The original San Jeronimo cigars trace back...

Charatan Robusto

Charatan Robusto

Charatan Robusto. Tor Imports is one of the several distributors of premium cigars in the United Kingdom. Probably the most important independent distributor of New World cigars. They carry a whole range of well-known brands, but they also have a private label blend....

Kafie 1901 San Andres Toro

Kafie 1901 San Andres Toro

Kafie 1901 San Andres Toro. This is one of the four Kafie 1901 lines that are in existence right now. The other ones are the Kafie 1901 Sumatra, Connecticut and Don Fernando Maduro. This cigar is blended with tobacco from five countries. The filler has tobacco from...

La Estrella Polar Robusto

La Estrella Polar Robusto

La Estrella Polar Robusto. In may, Scandinavian Tobacco Group announced that they would start distributing a new brand in Europe. La Estrella Polar, the polar star. And two weeks later, during the TFWA Asia Pacific Trade Show, Ministry of Cigars sat down with Stephan...

RoMa Craft Cromagnon Aquitaine Mode 5

RoMa Craft Cromagnon Aquitaine Mode 5

RoMa Craft Cromagnon Aquitaine Mode 5. RoMa Craft is Mike Rosales and Skip Martin. Where Martin was a retailer, Rosales had his own Costa Rica made brands. When Martin’s shop got destroyed by a Hurricane Ike, he started working with Rosales to mail order a house...

Vintage Partagas Salomones

Vintage Partagas Salomones

Vintage Partagas Salomones. In 2008 Habanos introduced the Partagas Salomones as a La Casa del Habano exclusive cigar. But the cigars were not new. They have been released as special releases before such as in the 1995 humidor. And in the late 1990s and early 2000s,...

Undercrown Flying Pig

Undercrown Flying Pig

Undercrown Flying Pig. This cigar was released in 2012, in The Netherlands. The name was Undercrown Flying Pig XRL. XLF stood for Extremely Rare Limited. Less than 200 boxes of 12 were released. And flew off the shelves like hotcakes. it was a release for Compaenen....

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Birthdays and events
September 18
EVENT: JSK, Tabak Traber, Munster
September 19
EVENT: Big Smoke Cologne
, EVENT: Dunbarton At Cigaragua, Amsterdam
September 21
Ministry of Cigars
September 22
Glen Case (Kristoff)
September 24
EVENT: EPIC Cigars, Crazy Store, Bisingen
September 25
EVENT: Epic in Tabak Carree Rose , Oberursel
, EVENT: opening Exclusive Zone Lounge, Bucharest
September 26
EVENT: Epic abakhaus Büttner , Frankfurt Am Main
September 27
EVENT: Epic Zigarrenlounge , Wurtzburg
, EVENT: Meet & Greet with David Blanco, Teuge
September 28
Courtney Smith
September 29
EVENT: Epic Devil Smokers, Saarland
September 30
EVENT: Epic Dat Lädachter Lüders, Wiehl
October 1
EVENT: Blanco Cigars, Gronau
, EVENT: Epic, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
October 3
Steven Ysidron (Epicurean)
October 5
EVENT: Night of the tobacco, Kortrijk
October 10
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
, Pedro Jose Gomez Rodriguez (Drew Estate)
October 11
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 12
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 13
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
, Heiko Poerz (HENK!)
October 14
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 17
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 18
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 19
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 20
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 24
Jose \'Don Pepin\' Garcia (My Father Cigars)
October 26
Tom Lazuka (Asylum Cigars)
October 27
Jose Blanco (E.P. Carrillo)
October 28
Albert Montserrat (Cigar Rings)
November 1
Scott Almsberger (Xikar)
November 4
Omar de Frias (Fratello)
November 6
Hendrik Kelner Jr (Kelner Boutique Factory)
November 7
Robert Caldwell (Caldwell Cigar Co)
November 8
Annemarie Schuster (Schuster Zigarren)
November 17
Dany Bermudez (My Father Cigars)
, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo (EPC Cigars)
November 20
EVENT: La Casa Del Habano, Chester
November 21
Kaizad Hansotia (Gurkha Cigars)
November 22
Marko Bilic (CSWC)
November 24
Carlos Andres (Arnold André)
November 28
Pierre Jourdan (Les Fines Lames)
November 29
Rick Rodriguez (CAO Cigars)
December 4
Meera Levin (Ashton)
December 6
Ernesto Padilla (Padilla Cigars)
, Philipp Kugler (Cigar Kings)
December 7
Pete Johnson (Tatuaje)
December 12
Hamlet Paredes (Rocky Patel)

Neya F8 Gringo Ligero Typhoon

Neya F8 Gringo Ligero Typhoon

Neya F8 Gringo Ligero Typhoon. Roberto P. Duran has been in tobacco all of his life, and so have his ancestors. The family roots in tobacco trace back to the 1920s in Cuba. The Robert P. Duran brand might not be one of the first brands that pop up when you speak to...

Winston Churchill The Late Hour Robusto

Winston Churchill The Late Hour Robusto

Winston Churchill The Late Hour Robusto. When Davidoff acquired Camacho in 2008, they changed everything. They reblended the Camacho blends. They redesigned the packaging and the rings. And with that, they lost a lot of the Camacho fanbase. It took the brand years to...

Vintage Montecristo Tubos 2003

Vintage Montecristo Tubos 2003

Vintage Montecristo Tubos 2003. This is a gift from a collector and trader of Cuban cigars. The man is a friend of Ministry of Cigars, and he donated a few aged and vintage cigars for us to review. This particular cigar was made in 2003 and comes from the collection...

Davtian Habana Torpedo Rojizo

Davtian Habana Torpedo Rojizo

Davtian Habana Torpedo Rojizo. This is the second Davtian blend that Ministry f Cigars is smoking and reviewing. The brand was founded by the Armenian businessman and cigars aficionado David Davtian in 2011. That was 8 years after Davtian became a retailer and...

Illusione Rothchildes

Illusione Rothchildes

Illusione Rothchildes. Dion Giolito launched this cigar in early 2013. And it was one of the first Illusione projects coming from Nicaragua. Not the first, but it was the start of a massive shift from Honduran Illusione cigars to Nicaraguan Illusione cigars. And...

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate heavyweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate heavyweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate heavyweight. This is the third size of the Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate and it’s called Heavyweight. The line is a limited edition, exclusively for C.Gars Ltd and will be sold online and in their Turmeaus shops. Managing Director...

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Middleweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Middleweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Middleweight. Mitchel Orchant is the managing director of the British cigar distributor and retailer C.Gars Ltd. The company runs two La Casa del Habano stores, a few regular tobacconist shops, and a webshop. And they are known for...

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Lightweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Lightweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Lightweight. Mitchel Orchant is the managing director of C.Gars Limited, the leading cigar retailer in the U.K. With several shops, a great online presence and regular auctions of hard to find, aged, and vintage cigars. And he has...

CAO Nicaragua Tipitata

CAO Nicaragua Tipitata

CAO Nicaragua Tipitata. CAO started with country-inspired blends before the company founder Cano Ozgener sold the brand to tobacco giant Scandinavian Tobacco Group. And STG is the parent of General Cigars, so CAO is now part of that family. When STG moved CAO from...

Arturo Fuente Opus X 20th anniversary Father & Son

Arturo Fuente Opus X 20th anniversary Father & Son

Arturo Fuente Opus X 20th anniversary Father & Son. In 1995, Arturo Fuente released a new cigar. The Arturo Fuente Opus X. It was a prestigious project for the Fuente family. Against all odds, they grew wrapper in the Dominican Republic. Where everybody said it...

Dalay Affentanz Affezibel Belicoso

Dalay Affentanz Affezibel Belicoso

Dalay Affentanz Affezibel Belicoso. Dalay Zigarren is a German cigar shop. It’s located in Saarbrucken. It’s a La Casa del Habano but also a cigar shop with non-Cuban cigars. And they have their own distribution plus lines of cigars. In 2017, two limited edition...

Patoro Serie P Jeroboam

Patoro Serie P Jeroboam

Patoro Serie P Jeroboam. This is a Swiss cigar brand. But the cigars are Dominican made. They are made at De Los Reyes. Other brands that are made at that factory are Puros de Hostos, Indian Motorcycle, Debonaire, Saga and more. Ministry of Cigars reviewed the Saga...

San Jeronimo Maduro Robusto

San Jeronimo Maduro Robusto

San Jeronimo Maduro Robusto. The San Jeronimo cigar brand is a born in the community of which is named after. San Jeronimo Valley is located near Copan, Honduras. And Copan is known for its tobacco and the Mayan ruins. The original San Jeronimo cigars trace back...

Charatan Robusto

Charatan Robusto

Charatan Robusto. Tor Imports is one of the several distributors of premium cigars in the United Kingdom. Probably the most important independent distributor of New World cigars. They carry a whole range of well-known brands, but they also have a private label blend....

Kafie 1901 San Andres Toro

Kafie 1901 San Andres Toro

Kafie 1901 San Andres Toro. This is one of the four Kafie 1901 lines that are in existence right now. The other ones are the Kafie 1901 Sumatra, Connecticut and Don Fernando Maduro. This cigar is blended with tobacco from five countries. The filler has tobacco from...

La Estrella Polar Robusto

La Estrella Polar Robusto

La Estrella Polar Robusto. In may, Scandinavian Tobacco Group announced that they would start distributing a new brand in Europe. La Estrella Polar, the polar star. And two weeks later, during the TFWA Asia Pacific Trade Show, Ministry of Cigars sat down with Stephan...

RoMa Craft Cromagnon Aquitaine Mode 5

RoMa Craft Cromagnon Aquitaine Mode 5

RoMa Craft Cromagnon Aquitaine Mode 5. RoMa Craft is Mike Rosales and Skip Martin. Where Martin was a retailer, Rosales had his own Costa Rica made brands. When Martin’s shop got destroyed by a Hurricane Ike, he started working with Rosales to mail order a house...

Vintage Partagas Salomones

Vintage Partagas Salomones

Vintage Partagas Salomones. In 2008 Habanos introduced the Partagas Salomones as a La Casa del Habano exclusive cigar. But the cigars were not new. They have been released as special releases before such as in the 1995 humidor. And in the late 1990s and early 2000s,...

Undercrown Flying Pig

Undercrown Flying Pig

Undercrown Flying Pig. This cigar was released in 2012, in The Netherlands. The name was Undercrown Flying Pig XRL. XLF stood for Extremely Rare Limited. Less than 200 boxes of 12 were released. And flew off the shelves like hotcakes. it was a release for Compaenen....

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September 18
EVENT: JSK, Tabak Traber, Munster
September 19
EVENT: Big Smoke Cologne
, EVENT: Dunbarton At Cigaragua, Amsterdam
September 21
Ministry of Cigars
September 22
Glen Case (Kristoff)
September 24
EVENT: EPIC Cigars, Crazy Store, Bisingen
September 25
EVENT: Epic in Tabak Carree Rose , Oberursel
, EVENT: opening Exclusive Zone Lounge, Bucharest
September 26
EVENT: Epic abakhaus Büttner , Frankfurt Am Main
September 27
EVENT: Epic Zigarrenlounge , Wurtzburg
, EVENT: Meet & Greet with David Blanco, Teuge
September 28
Courtney Smith
September 29
EVENT: Epic Devil Smokers, Saarland
September 30
EVENT: Epic Dat Lädachter Lüders, Wiehl
October 1
EVENT: Blanco Cigars, Gronau
, EVENT: Epic, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
October 3
Steven Ysidron (Epicurean)
October 5
EVENT: Night of the tobacco, Kortrijk
October 10
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
, Pedro Jose Gomez Rodriguez (Drew Estate)
October 11
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 12
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 13
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
, Heiko Poerz (HENK!)
October 14
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 17
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 18
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 19
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 20
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 24
Jose \'Don Pepin\' Garcia (My Father Cigars)
October 26
Tom Lazuka (Asylum Cigars)
October 27
Jose Blanco (E.P. Carrillo)
October 28
Albert Montserrat (Cigar Rings)
November 1
Scott Almsberger (Xikar)
November 4
Omar de Frias (Fratello)
November 6
Hendrik Kelner Jr (Kelner Boutique Factory)
November 7
Robert Caldwell (Caldwell Cigar Co)
November 8
Annemarie Schuster (Schuster Zigarren)
November 17
Dany Bermudez (My Father Cigars)
, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo (EPC Cigars)
November 20
EVENT: La Casa Del Habano, Chester
November 21
Kaizad Hansotia (Gurkha Cigars)
November 22
Marko Bilic (CSWC)
November 24
Carlos Andres (Arnold André)
November 28
Pierre Jourdan (Les Fines Lames)
November 29
Rick Rodriguez (CAO Cigars)
December 4
Meera Levin (Ashton)
December 6
Ernesto Padilla (Padilla Cigars)
, Philipp Kugler (Cigar Kings)
December 7
Pete Johnson (Tatuaje)
December 12
Hamlet Paredes (Rocky Patel)

Neya F8 Gringo Ligero Typhoon

Neya F8 Gringo Ligero Typhoon

Neya F8 Gringo Ligero Typhoon. Roberto P. Duran has been in tobacco all of his life, and so have his ancestors. The family roots in tobacco trace back to the 1920s in Cuba. The Robert P. Duran brand might not be one of the first brands that pop up when you speak to...

Winston Churchill The Late Hour Robusto

Winston Churchill The Late Hour Robusto

Winston Churchill The Late Hour Robusto. When Davidoff acquired Camacho in 2008, they changed everything. They reblended the Camacho blends. They redesigned the packaging and the rings. And with that, they lost a lot of the Camacho fanbase. It took the brand years to...

Vintage Montecristo Tubos 2003

Vintage Montecristo Tubos 2003

Vintage Montecristo Tubos 2003. This is a gift from a collector and trader of Cuban cigars. The man is a friend of Ministry of Cigars, and he donated a few aged and vintage cigars for us to review. This particular cigar was made in 2003 and comes from the collection...

Davtian Habana Torpedo Rojizo

Davtian Habana Torpedo Rojizo

Davtian Habana Torpedo Rojizo. This is the second Davtian blend that Ministry f Cigars is smoking and reviewing. The brand was founded by the Armenian businessman and cigars aficionado David Davtian in 2011. That was 8 years after Davtian became a retailer and...

Illusione Rothchildes

Illusione Rothchildes

Illusione Rothchildes. Dion Giolito launched this cigar in early 2013. And it was one of the first Illusione projects coming from Nicaragua. Not the first, but it was the start of a massive shift from Honduran Illusione cigars to Nicaraguan Illusione cigars. And...

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate heavyweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate heavyweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate heavyweight. This is the third size of the Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate and it’s called Heavyweight. The line is a limited edition, exclusively for C.Gars Ltd and will be sold online and in their Turmeaus shops. Managing Director...

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Middleweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Middleweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Middleweight. Mitchel Orchant is the managing director of the British cigar distributor and retailer C.Gars Ltd. The company runs two La Casa del Habano stores, a few regular tobacconist shops, and a webshop. And they are known for...

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Lightweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Lightweight

Orchant Seleccion by Drew Estate Lightweight. Mitchel Orchant is the managing director of C.Gars Limited, the leading cigar retailer in the U.K. With several shops, a great online presence and regular auctions of hard to find, aged, and vintage cigars. And he has...

CAO Nicaragua Tipitata

CAO Nicaragua Tipitata

CAO Nicaragua Tipitata. CAO started with country-inspired blends before the company founder Cano Ozgener sold the brand to tobacco giant Scandinavian Tobacco Group. And STG is the parent of General Cigars, so CAO is now part of that family. When STG moved CAO from...

Arturo Fuente Opus X 20th anniversary Father & Son

Arturo Fuente Opus X 20th anniversary Father & Son

Arturo Fuente Opus X 20th anniversary Father & Son. In 1995, Arturo Fuente released a new cigar. The Arturo Fuente Opus X. It was a prestigious project for the Fuente family. Against all odds, they grew wrapper in the Dominican Republic. Where everybody said it...

Dalay Affentanz Affezibel Belicoso

Dalay Affentanz Affezibel Belicoso

Dalay Affentanz Affezibel Belicoso. Dalay Zigarren is a German cigar shop. It’s located in Saarbrucken. It’s a La Casa del Habano but also a cigar shop with non-Cuban cigars. And they have their own distribution plus lines of cigars. In 2017, two limited edition...

Patoro Serie P Jeroboam

Patoro Serie P Jeroboam

Patoro Serie P Jeroboam. This is a Swiss cigar brand. But the cigars are Dominican made. They are made at De Los Reyes. Other brands that are made at that factory are Puros de Hostos, Indian Motorcycle, Debonaire, Saga and more. Ministry of Cigars reviewed the Saga...

San Jeronimo Maduro Robusto

San Jeronimo Maduro Robusto

San Jeronimo Maduro Robusto. The San Jeronimo cigar brand is a born in the community of which is named after. San Jeronimo Valley is located near Copan, Honduras. And Copan is known for its tobacco and the Mayan ruins. The original San Jeronimo cigars trace back...

Charatan Robusto

Charatan Robusto

Charatan Robusto. Tor Imports is one of the several distributors of premium cigars in the United Kingdom. Probably the most important independent distributor of New World cigars. They carry a whole range of well-known brands, but they also have a private label blend....

Kafie 1901 San Andres Toro

Kafie 1901 San Andres Toro

Kafie 1901 San Andres Toro. This is one of the four Kafie 1901 lines that are in existence right now. The other ones are the Kafie 1901 Sumatra, Connecticut and Don Fernando Maduro. This cigar is blended with tobacco from five countries. The filler has tobacco from...

La Estrella Polar Robusto

La Estrella Polar Robusto

La Estrella Polar Robusto. In may, Scandinavian Tobacco Group announced that they would start distributing a new brand in Europe. La Estrella Polar, the polar star. And two weeks later, during the TFWA Asia Pacific Trade Show, Ministry of Cigars sat down with Stephan...

RoMa Craft Cromagnon Aquitaine Mode 5

RoMa Craft Cromagnon Aquitaine Mode 5

RoMa Craft Cromagnon Aquitaine Mode 5. RoMa Craft is Mike Rosales and Skip Martin. Where Martin was a retailer, Rosales had his own Costa Rica made brands. When Martin’s shop got destroyed by a Hurricane Ike, he started working with Rosales to mail order a house...

Vintage Partagas Salomones

Vintage Partagas Salomones

Vintage Partagas Salomones. In 2008 Habanos introduced the Partagas Salomones as a La Casa del Habano exclusive cigar. But the cigars were not new. They have been released as special releases before such as in the 1995 humidor. And in the late 1990s and early 2000s,...

Undercrown Flying Pig

Undercrown Flying Pig

Undercrown Flying Pig. This cigar was released in 2012, in The Netherlands. The name was Undercrown Flying Pig XRL. XLF stood for Extremely Rare Limited. Less than 200 boxes of 12 were released. And flew off the shelves like hotcakes. it was a release for Compaenen....

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September 18
EVENT: JSK, Tabak Traber, Munster
September 19
EVENT: Big Smoke Cologne
, EVENT: Dunbarton At Cigaragua, Amsterdam
September 21
Ministry of Cigars
September 22
Glen Case (Kristoff)
September 24
EVENT: EPIC Cigars, Crazy Store, Bisingen
September 25
EVENT: Epic in Tabak Carree Rose , Oberursel
, EVENT: opening Exclusive Zone Lounge, Bucharest
September 26
EVENT: Epic abakhaus Büttner , Frankfurt Am Main
September 27
EVENT: Epic Zigarrenlounge , Wurtzburg
, EVENT: Meet & Greet with David Blanco, Teuge
September 28
Courtney Smith
September 29
EVENT: Epic Devil Smokers, Saarland
September 30
EVENT: Epic Dat Lädachter Lüders, Wiehl
October 1
EVENT: Blanco Cigars, Gronau
, EVENT: Epic, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
October 3
Steven Ysidron (Epicurean)
October 5
EVENT: Night of the tobacco, Kortrijk
October 10
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
, Pedro Jose Gomez Rodriguez (Drew Estate)
October 11
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 12
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 13
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
, Heiko Poerz (HENK!)
October 14
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 17
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 18
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 19
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 20
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 24
Jose \'Don Pepin\' Garcia (My Father Cigars)
October 26
Tom Lazuka (Asylum Cigars)
October 27
Jose Blanco (E.P. Carrillo)
October 28
Albert Montserrat (Cigar Rings)
November 1
Scott Almsberger (Xikar)
November 4
Omar de Frias (Fratello)
November 6
Hendrik Kelner Jr (Kelner Boutique Factory)
November 7
Robert Caldwell (Caldwell Cigar Co)
November 8
Annemarie Schuster (Schuster Zigarren)
November 17
Dany Bermudez (My Father Cigars)
, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo (EPC Cigars)
November 20
EVENT: La Casa Del Habano, Chester
November 21
Kaizad Hansotia (Gurkha Cigars)
November 22
Marko Bilic (CSWC)
November 24
Carlos Andres (Arnold André)
November 28
Pierre Jourdan (Les Fines Lames)
November 29
Rick Rodriguez (CAO Cigars)
December 4
Meera Levin (Ashton)
December 6
Ernesto Padilla (Padilla Cigars)
, Philipp Kugler (Cigar Kings)
December 7
Pete Johnson (Tatuaje)
December 12
Hamlet Paredes (Rocky Patel)