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Oliva series V Maduro to become regular production

Oliva series V Maduro to become regular production

Oliva series V Maduro to become regular production. Since 2008, Oliva has been releasing an Oliva series V Maduro Limited Edition each year. And in a few occasions, even a Europe Exclusive Oliva Series V like the 2010 Short Robusto. But now the Nicaraguan brand has...

La Sirena is coming to Germany

La Sirena is coming to Germany

La Sirena is coming to Germany. The decade-old brand is finally ready to expand into the international markets. The German distributor PassionPuro is the next on the list of international partnerships.

 La Sirena The story of La Sirena starts in 2006. Arielle...

Condega cigars will soon be available in France

Condega cigars will soon be available in France

Condega cigars will soon be available in France. The Spanish owned brand partnered up with Eurotab. And Eurotab is one of the largest independent cigar distributors of France. Even though Condega is made in Nicaragua it is a Spanish owned brand. France and Spain share...

Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Maduro robusto

Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Maduro robusto

Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Maduro robusto. Years ago, Rocky Patel released the Olde World Reserva. Both in a Maduro and a Corojo blend. Both were Honduran cigars, and both became very popular. So popular that Patel ran out of tobacco. And there wasn’t enough...

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...

Kristoff goes Connecticut Shade

Kristoff goes Connecticut Shade

Kristoff goes Connecticut Shade. But the company is using a Connecticut Shade grown wrapper from Honduras. And that is not the way most others take. Most Connecticut Shade wrappers come from either the Connecticut River Valley or from Ecuador. For the Kristoff Shade...

Condega is now available in Jordan

Condega is now available in Jordan

Condega is now available in Jordan. The Nicaraguan brand was recently introduced by Ibtikar Imports during an event. The event, hosted by Arak Haddad, had over 1800 attendees. They paired local Arabic alcoholic drink with Condega cigars. 

The event took place at Kan...

Tambo Churchill Indonesian puro

Tambo Churchill Indonesian puro

Tambo Churchill Indonesian puro. Indonesia has a long tobacco history. But most of the tobacco is used for dry-cured shortfillers. Premium cigars are scarce, yet there are a few brands out there. Tambo is one of them, and this was given to me by the Indonesian Tambo...

Coffee infused cigars coming to The Netherlands

Coffee infused cigars coming to The Netherlands

Coffee infused cigars coming to The Netherlands. Coffee infused cigars are amongst the most popular infused cigars. And that’s because coffee and cigars are closely related and match well. Some cigar producers have coffee as well. Jas Sum Kral, Kafie and Arturo Fuente...

La Casa del Habano Maastricht changes ownership

La Casa del Habano Maastricht changes ownership

La Casa del Habano Maastricht changes ownership. In December 2015 the shop opened its doors at a the Stationstraat in Maastricht. Maastricht is the capital of Limburg, the most southern province of The Netherlands. Squeezed in between Belgium on one side and Germany...

Alec Bradley soon available in Angola

Alec Bradley soon available in Angola

Alec Bradley soon available in Angola. Angolan cigar distributor Primazia Decorama confirmed to Ministry of Cigars that they will distribute the brand. Distribution will start soon. Primazia Decorama owns the Men’s Emporium cigar shop in the Angolan capitol, Luanda....

Mbombay is coming to New Zealand

Mbombay is coming to New Zealand

Mbombay is coming to New Zealand. The Costa Rican cigars will be imported by Canteros. Canteros owner Grant Ovenden confirmed that to Ministry of Cigars. MBombay MBombay is the brand from Bombay Tobak. The company is owned by Mel Shaw. Shaw is an IT professional...

Robert Graham 1874 145th anniversary event

Robert Graham 1874 145th anniversary event

Robert Graham 1874 145th anniversary event. We wrote about the event before. But now we have a confirmed list with guests. And there will be some major cigar celebrities present at the party. The guests Jonathan Drew - Jonathan Drew is the founder of Drew Estate. The...

Alec Bradley presents Project 40

Alec Bradley presents Project 40

Alec Bradley presents Project 40. And a project it is this brainchild from Alec Bradley founder Alan Rubin. Specially selected and curated tobaccos are used for this new line. The tobacco comes from Nicaragua and Brazil. The inspiration Alan Rubin is a firm believer...

Happy birthday El Viejo Continente

Happy birthday El Viejo Continente

Happy Birthday El Viejo Continente. Owner and master blender of the brand, Daniel Guerrero, is turning 49 today. Travel to the old world with a great cigar on your birthday today. 

El Viejo Continente
 
El Viejo Continente was born when cigar enthusiast Daniel...

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Habano

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Habano

Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Habano. A few days ago, we smoked and reviewed the Jas Sum Kral Toothpick 2.0 Maduro. This is a medium filler from Tabacalera Aragon and Jas Sum Kral. It uses small pieces of tobacco in combination with long leaves, creating a medium filler....

The stupidity of the new wave of legislation

The stupidity of the new wave of legislation

The stupidity of the new wave of legislation. And why it doesn't work. This is an editorial. Inspired by the latest news from The Netherlands. I was born and raised in that country. And I worked in the tobacco industry. So I can’t keep quiet about the proposed laws...

Cigar Rights of Europe launches new website

Cigar Rights of Europe launches new website

Cigar Rights of Europe launches a new website. The grassroots organization is a public interest group for cigar smokers. And the local chapters are trying to fight legislation that prevents cigar smokers from enjoying premium tobacco. Cigar Rights of America The cigar...

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