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Is China the future for premium cigars?

Is China the future for premium cigars?

Is China the future for premium cigars? If the question is about sales, the answer is plain and simple YES. The demand for luxury items is growing at an unseen rate. But what about being the future for cigar production? The Chinese have been in the cigar game for more...

Weekly news week 2 2021

Weekly news week 2 2021

Weekly news week 2 2021. In 2021 we are continuing to shine a light on more beautiful charity from the cigar community. In the last few months, Ministry of Cigars wrote about Pronica, the Habanos auctions, Oliva, Phuck Cancer, Cigar Family Charitable Foundation,...

Drew Estate increases H99 availability

Drew Estate increases H99 availability

Drew Estate increases H99 availability. The Liga Privada H99 is one of the most desirable Liga Privada releases in the last few years. It ranks high on many wish lists but it is very hard to find. Only a very limited quantity of Liga Privada H99 is shipped each month....

Xikar updates the Pipeline soft flame lighter

Xikar updates the Pipeline soft flame lighter

Xikar updates the Pipeline soft flame lighter. Xikar owner Quality Importers has given the Pipeline soft flame lighters a fresh new look. The upgrades include durable plate finishes. And three new colors next to the all-chrome version. The new colors are all black,...

Casdagli ventures into the coffee

Casdagli ventures into the coffee

Casdagli ventures into the coffee. The brand is famous for its cigars, but also sells luxury cigar and lifestyle accessories under the Villa Casdagli umbrella. And now they add Villa Casdagli coffee to the portfolio. This is a move to provide a sensory experience....

JC Newman releases Havana Q

JC Newman releases Havana Q

JC Newman releases Havana Q. A new value brand cigar from the oldest, still functioning, family-owned cigar company in the United States. And probably even the world. According to J.C. Newman, the Havana Q is a cousin of the famous bundle cigar Quorum. The blend The...

Puro Ambar Legacy Robusto

Puro Ambar Legacy Robusto

Puro Ambar Legacy Robusto. Or should it be a Grand Robusto as it’s larger and thicker than the standard 5x50 Robusto Vitola? Anyway, the Puro Ambar brand is part of the portfolio Tabacalera El Artista. Recently the brand got an overhaul. New packaging and a new blend....

STG splits portfolio in two in the American market

STG splits portfolio in two in the American market

STG splits portfolio in two in the American market. The portfolio will be divided between General Cigars and the newly formed Forged Cigar Company. Internationally nothing will change, as STG never uses the General Cigars name in international markets anyway. Forged...

Primaveras from Hoyo De Monterrey virtually presented

Primaveras from Hoyo De Monterrey virtually presented

Primaveras from Hoyo De Monterrey virtually presented. For years Oettinger Davidoff has been releasing cigars linked to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. And not just cigars. Accessories, pipes, and pipe tobacco as well. The success of the annual release made other cigar...

Davidoff suspends the sale of the 702 series

Davidoff suspends the sale of the 702 series

Davidoff suspends the sale of the 702 series. When the current stock runs out, the line will not be available for Davidoff appointed resellers and Davidoff Flagship Stores to reorder. The production of the cigars already stopped. But that does not mean that the line...

Primaveras from Hoyo De Monterrey virtually presented

New Habanos Specialist in Conakry

New Habanos Specialist in Conakry. Conakry is the capital of the Republic of Guinea, West Africa. The local Habanos distributor, Phoenicia TAA has given the Habanos Specialist status to the retail store 68 Mark Avenue. The tobacco specialist is open since 2017. The...

Xikar updates the Pipeline soft flame lighter

Xikar releases new Xi2 cutters

Xikar releases new Xi2 cutters. Again in a collaboration with Fanatics Authentic resident artist Charlie Turano III. And no, that is not a typo and should not be Charlie Toraño, the former owner of Toraño cigars. Nightlife series The new Xikar Xi2 Nightlife Series is...

Primaveras from Hoyo De Monterrey virtually presented

Habanos comes with Cohiba Design Edition

Habanos comes with Cohiba Design Edition. But not in their premium handmade cigar collections. The Cohiba Design Edition is all about a limited edition packaging for the machine-made Cohiba Mini and Club cigarillos. The Cohiba Mini and Club cigarillos appear in a...

Hiram & Solomon Entered Apprentice Robusto

Hiram & Solomon Entered Apprentice Robusto

Hiram & Solomon Entered Apprentice Robusto. The mildest of all the Hiram & Soloman cigars. Their entry-level cigar so to say. And named after the first degree of the masonry to make it fit. The Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason are the three...

Project Piece of Heart charity

Project Piece of Heart charity

Project Piece of Heart charity. Cigar charities, quite a good number of cigar brands run or support a charity program. And there are a few distributors that either support or started charities as well. They are giving back to the community. Some are open about it,...

Weekly news week 2 2021

Weekly news week 1 2021

Weekly news week 1 2021. And what better way to kick off the year with a tribute to another cigar industry legend? This time we selected Don Kiki Berger as the subject for our hall of legends. A Polish Cuban, who fled Cuba and made a name for himself in Nicaragua and...

Van Dalen Cigars opens the 6th store

Van Dalen Cigars opens the 6th store

Van Dalen Cigars opens the 6th store in The Netherlands. Or the 7th if you include Cigaragua which is part of the same family. With more and more tobacconists closing their doors in The Netherlands, it is good to see that Van Dalen Cigars is building an empire and...

New World Oscuro gets a Double Corona

New World Oscuro gets a Double Corona

New World Oscuro gets a Double Corona. In the last few months, A.J. Fernandez has been adding sizes to several of his New World lines. The New World Connecticut receives a Gordo and a Churchill. The New World Oscuro sees the previous TAA exclusive Redondo become a...

Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro ready for a worldwide release

Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro ready for a worldwide release

Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro ready for a worldwide release. The acclaimed Plasencia Alma Fuerte Sixto I Hexagon is the world's only cigar with has 6 sides. And from the day it was released, it is a big success. Now there is a line extension. The same size and shape but...

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