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Weekly news week 22 2020

Weekly news week 22 2020

Weekly news week 22 2020. The biggest news this week is no doubt that the world's largest tobacco tradeshow is canceled. A question we asked last Sunday as well, answered Thursday. Intertabac, the annual trade show in Germany, was scheduled for the 3rd week of...

Cigar birthdays in June

Cigar birthdays in June

Cigar birthdays in June. Like every month we celebrate some of the people in the cigar industry. If we miss anybody on our calendar, please let us know and we will add him or her. Here are the birthdays for June. The birthdays June 3: Art Garcia. The California based...

Royal Danish Cigars name change

Royal Danish Cigars name change

Royal Danish Cigars name change. Late February of this year, Jan Vistisen of Royal Danish Cigars went on Facebook to announce that Royal Danish Cigars was no longer. Not that he stopped producing cigars, but the Danish Royal family are forcing him to change his name....

DH Boutique cigars contest

DH Boutique cigars contest

DH Boutique cigars contest. Last night, Ministry of Cigars was the guest at Didier Houvenaghel’s weekly zoom session. The session was also streamed live on Facebook. But before the session, Houvenaghel asked Ministry of Cigars to be one of the jurors of the DH...

Undercrown Dogma 2019 Toro

Undercrown Dogma 2019 Toro

Undercrown Dogma 2019 Toro. This box-pressed toro was released in 2019 to commemorate the 5th birthday of the collaboration between Drew Estate and the online cigar community Cigar Dojo. In 2014, the two teamed up for the initial release of the Undercrown Dogma, and...

Intertabac 2020 is canceled

Intertabac 2020 is canceled

Intertabac 2020 is canceled. Several exhibitors of the largest tobacco trade show in the world have received confirmation that the trade show for 2020 is canceled. Even though the organizer was positive about moving forward two weeks ago, the cancelation is a fact....

JSK Nuggs now also in Australia

JSK Nuggs now also in Australia

JSK Nuggs now also in Australia. The cigar that shook the cigar industry as the first, and so far only, CBD infused premium cigar is now available down under. In an email to Ministry of Cigars, Jas Sum Kral owner Riste Ristevski confirmed the availability of both the...

New cigars coming to Norway

New cigars coming to Norway

New cigars coming to Norway. Distributor Nordic Cigars has taken the relatively quiet time of the quarantine to negotiate the distribution of several boutique cigar brands. And to expand lines from both cigar brands and accessory brands that the company already...

Catch us on Zoom tomorrow

Catch us on Zoom tomorrow. Since the pandemic hit the world, Zoom cigar sessions have been the highlight for many social cigar smokers. Even though a lot of cigar smokers are quarantined, Zoom, and other video conference programs make it available to hang out with...

Condega cigars now available in Israel

Condega cigars now available in Israel

Condega cigars now available in Israel. At the intertabac trade show, Joseph Bomze of Bon D Ltd showed an interest in the brand. After talking to the Zapata family who owns the brand for the international markets, the final decision was made. Bon D Ltd is now part of...

Camacho’s new Liberty Series released

Camacho’s new Liberty Series released

Camacho’s new Liberty Series 2020 to be released next month. For the 18th year in a row, Camacho is releasing the Liberty Series limited edition to celebrate and honor the birth and history of the United States. Each year, the cigar gets released ahead of July 4th,...

Canada’s last LCDH closing

Canada’s last LCDH closing

Canada’s last LCDH closing. In the heyday of the La Casa del Habano in Canada, the Habanos franchise had four stores in the North American country. Montreal, Vancouver, Windsor, and Toronto. And in a few days, the last remaining one will close its doors permanently....

Charatan Colina Robusto

Charatan Colina Robusto

Charatan Colina Robusto. The name Charatan might not be known to many cigar smokers unless you are familiar with the British market. Charatan is a brand founded in Britain, and only available there for now. The brand was founded by Frederick Charatan in 1863 as a pipe...

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Seventeen

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Seventeen

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Seventeen. 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. But we decided to...

Intertabac 2020 is canceled

Will InterTabac take place this year?

Will InterTabac take place this year? And if so, who will be there? Last week, the largest tobacco trade show in the world said that they were positive about the show. “Nevertheless, the latest signals from the political arena mean that we are once again somewhat more...

Weekly news week 22 2020

Weekly news week 21 2020

Weekly news week 21 2020. Over the last months we published a few lists of boutique brands that failed (part 1, part 2). Boutique brands that made it (part 1, part 2). And two lists of brands that we think will make it. The second list was published last Sunday....

Small changes coming for Sin Compromiso

Small changes coming for Sin Compromiso

Small changes coming for Sin Compromiso. Steve Saka, founder and master blender of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, explained on Facebook that small changes are coming to the Sin Compromiso line of cigars. The changes are not in the blend but will be visible to the...

Mule Kick 2020 Limited Edition announced

Mule Kick 2020 Limited Edition announced

Mule Kick 2020 Limited Edition announced by Crowned Heads. The Tennessee based cigar company scheduled the release for the Four Kicks Mule Kick Limited Edition 2020 for July of this year. As always, the cigar will be a 5⅞x52 Robusto Extra. The blend is a tweaked,...

Asylum 13 Medulla Oblongata

Asylum 13 Medulla Oblongata

Asylum 13 Medulla Oblongata, a line introduced at the IPCPR 2017 but only introduced to the international markets in 2019. An interesting concept, where two cigars with an identical blend and size are sold but in a different shape. The Medulla is a round cigar. The...

Honduran cigar factories reopening

Honduran cigar factories reopening

Honduran cigar factories reopening. Earlier this week, CLE Cigar Company announced that the factory in Dani is reopening after being closed to almost two months. Christian Eiroa and his team worked together with several parties, including the Honduran government, to...

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Roger Duarte-Rodriguez (Don Duarte)
May 31
Dion Giolito (Illusione)
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June 3
Art Garcia (Antigua Esteli Cigars)
June 7
Philip Zanghi (Debonaire)
, Sasja van Horssen (Ilja Cigars)
June 12
Bradley Rubin (Alec Bradley)
June 17
Stephen Johnstone (Tobacco Lords)
June 19
Claudio Sgroi (Mombacho Cigars)
June 22
Michael Grossklos Jr (Dalay Cigars)