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Another vintage Cuban auction

Another vintage Cuban auction

Another vintage Cuban auction by Cigars Ltd and it’s coming to an end. So if you’re interested in vintage Cubans, and you have the funds to spill some, visit the auction. For the last 12 years, the British retailer has been doing these massive auctions. And often with...

Espinosa works with Cigar Dojo again

Espinosa works with Cigar Dojo again

Espinosa works with Cigar Dojo again. The two reunite to showcase a fresh take on the duo's offbeat pet project, introducing the Psychedelic Turtle II. “What are the ingredients of a great blockbuster sequel? More color, more action, more EVERYTHING! All the while...

Pulita 60 Aniversario Robusto

Pulita 60 Aniversario Robusto

Pulita 60 Aniversario Robusto. And that says it all, this line was first available in 2016 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Tabacalera El Artista. And the name? That is a tribute to the patriarch of the family, Ramón “Pulita” Rodriguez. He was the one that started...

Maurice Abraham Abady passed away

Maurice Abraham Abady passed away

Maurice Abraham Abady passed away. After a long illness, the former Habanos Man in the business category has passed away. Abady received the award at the Habanos Festival In Havana back in 2012. By the time the news reached Ministry of Cigars, the funeral already took...

Alex Spencer Reserve coming to Europe

Alex Spencer Reserve coming to Europe

Alex Spencer Reserve coming to Europe. Alex Spencer, the owner of Alex Spencer Reserve, and Arthur George Cigar Lounge are introducing the Alex Spencer Reserve The Mansa in the United Kingdom soon. Arthur George Cigar Lounge is a retailer, importer, and distributor...

A limited-edition CAO Flathead

A limited-edition CAO Flathead

A limited-edition CAO Flathead. The CAO Flathead V21 is coming, as a limited edition series of two sizes. Each size is limited to 2000 boxes. The cigars are coming from the rolling tables of STG Esteli, the factory of General Cigars in Nicaragua. The CAO flathead V21...

Fonseca Delicias 2014

Fonseca Delicias 2014

Fonseca Delicias 2014. A review of the same blend and size as our review last Friday. But from a different vintage. And the reason for this is a conversation with a fellow cigar enthusiast about the aging of cigars. Our conversation partner says that the Fonseca...

Are Cuban brand names being stolen?

Are Cuban brand names being stolen?

Are Cuban brand names being stolen? After My Father Cigars released their version of the My Father Fonseca, some comments were made on the Ministry of Cigar Social media. Comments that My Father was stealing the Fonseca brand just like others stole the Cuban brand...

Weekly news week 28 2021

Weekly news week 28 2021

Weekly news week 28 2021. The week of the PCA Convention & Trade Show. We would have loved to be there, but a combination of time, distance, travel restrictions, quarantine, and prior engagements made it impossible to visit. Many of the other cigar news outlets...

Aging Room comes with small batches

Aging Room comes with small batches

Aging Room comes with small batches. These small batches are part of the new Raging Room Rare Collection. According to Rafael Nodal, this is not an updated cigar. Instead, it is the first in what will be several Rare Collection projects. Nodal is the head of product...

Pandemonium in The Netherlands

Pandemonium in The Netherlands

Pandemonium in The Netherlands. And no, we are not talking about current affairs with covid, floods in the south of the country, and the brutal murder of a crime reporter by the Mocro Mafia but we are talking about the Asylum 13 Pandemonium. Two of the three sizes of...

Fonseca Delicias 2019

Fonseca Delicias 2019

Fonseca Delicias 2019. Not too long ago, Ministry of Cigars was talking to a fellow cigar enthusiast about the aging of cigars. And how some cigars age well, others don’t. That some blends are great for aging, and others aren’t. One thing that came up was that aging...

Cigar Conexion brings more Rocky Patel to India

Cigar Conexion brings more Rocky Patel to India

Cigar Conexion brings more Rocky Patel to India. The exclusive distributor for Rocky Patel Premium Cigars in India will release three new lines soon. During the PCA Convention & Trade Show, Rocky Patel made a short video for his Indian distributor and the Indian...

Plasencia opens health center in Teotecacinte

Plasencia opens health center in Teotecacinte

Plasencia opens health center in Teotecacinte. That is a town in the famous Jalapa valley, very close to the border with Honduras. The Plasencia family runs an operation in Teotecacinte and is giving back to the community. Just as they do in Esteli, where the...

My Father Ilja VIII A

My Father Ilja VIII A

My Father Ilja VIII A. Ministry of Cigars publishes reviews on Monday and Friday. But this review has to be published on a special day, to commemorate Ilja van Horssen. Ilja van Horssen was a third-generation tobacconist, one of the founders of the largest independent...

High visitors for 5th Avenue

High visitors for 5th Avenue

High visitors for 5th Avenue. Last week the exclusive distributor of Habanos for Germany, Austria, and Poland received a few visitors. Visitors with a high rank within the Cuban government. The visit was so special that Heinrich Villiger came down to welcome them....

Oliva adds more functionality to the QR codes

Oliva adds more functionality to the QR codes

Oliva adds more functionality to the QR codes. A year ago, Oliva Cigars launched the cigar industry’s first interactive cigars, developed by the Belgian tech data company Twintag.  A pioneering Quick Response – or QR – code was included with every new box from...

Maurice Abraham Abady passed away

Special edition Habanos humidor for Italy

Special edition Habanos humidor for Italy. Diadema S.p.a., the exclusive distributor for Habanos in Italy, is releasing something special. They made 22 humidors with aged Habanos cigars that will be sold via Italian La Casa del Habano franchises. The reason that there...

Procigar comes back in 2022

Procigar comes back in 2022

Procigar comes back in 2022. After the cancellation of the Procigar Festival in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the association of Dominican Cigar Manufacturers is preparing for the 2022 edition of the second oldest cigar festival in the world. The Dominican cigar...

Another threat for Habanos?

Another threat for Habanos?

Another threat for Habanos? Less than a week ago, we published a story on the massive shortages that Habanos is facing. And down the pipeline, the exclusive Habanos distributors, retailers, and consumers as well. As a large retailer said to us in a response to the...

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