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Balmoral Dueto available in Belgium

Balmoral Dueto available in Belgium

Balmoral Dueto available in Belgium. The collaboration between Royal Agio Cigars and Ernesto Perez Carrillo will be launched in Belgium this week. Belgium is the next country that will see the Balmoral Series Signaturas Dueto on the shelves, after the USA and several...

J. Cortes Acquires Oliva leaf operations

J. Cortes Acquires Oliva leaf operations

J. Cortes Acquires Oliva leaf operations. Four years ago, in 2016, the Belgian mass-market cigar manufacturer acquired the Oliva Cigar Company in Esteli, Nicaragua. That purchase included the Oliva brands, the factory in Nicaragua but excluded the farms and leaf...

Habanos news from the festival

Habanos news from the festival

Habanos news from the festival. The Habanos Festival has started, and that means a tsunami on new items, news, rumors and more. Last week Ministry of Cigars published a list of cigars to expect, and now some pictures found their way to our inbox. Revenue For the last...

Hiram & Solomon back in Germany

Hiram & Solomon back in Germany

Hiram & Solomon back in Germany. Last year, the distribution agreement between Hiram & Solomon and its distributor Passion Puro ended. But now the Freemason cigars are back on the German market. The distributor Casagrande cigars GMBH is the new distribution...

Amsterdam is getting an Arturo Fuente shop

Amsterdam is getting an Arturo Fuente shop

Amsterdam is getting an Arturo Fuente shop. A shop with nothing but Arturo Fuente cigars and accessories. It will be the first time in Europe that a tobacconist will only sell one brand and one brand only. Time for us to reach out to Sasja van Horssen, the man behind...

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong

Punch Sir David Exclusivo Hong Kong. Sir David Tang is a legend in the world of the Habanos, especially in Asia. He is the founder of Pacific Cigar Company, the Habanos distributor for a large part of Asia and Oceania. He started PCC in 1992 and made Cuban cigars...

Soil to Soul Episode Five

Soil to Soul Episode Five

Soil to Soul Episode Five. 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. Keep an eye out on the Ministry of Cigars...

The boutique discussion goes on

The boutique discussion goes on

The boutique discussion goes on. Last week, Ministry of Cigars published an article about boutique cigars and suggested to get rid of the term. That inspired the BCA podcast ‘Protecting the legacy’ to a full episode. Go check it out. It’s a quite new podcast but...

The boutique discussion goes on

Weekly news week 8 2020

Weekly news week 8 2020. We suggested a new term for boutique, tobacco centric. A term that would include cigars brands that are all about tobacco, and exclude the ones that are in it for the money only. That’s because the word boutique lost its value in our opinion....

Camacho goes Nicaragua and announces Liberty 2020

Camacho goes Nicaragua and announces Liberty 2020

Camacho goes Nicaragua and announces Liberty 2020. Oettinger Davidoff is really jumping the Nicaragua bandwagon. Both Davidoff and AVO already have blends bearing the Nicaragua name. And now Camacho is the next with a line called Nicaragua. But just like in the...

Soil to Soul meets The Cabinet

Soil to Soul meets The Cabinet

Soil to Soul meets The Cabinet. Ministry of Cigars booked a trip to Kuala Lumpur for the now-canceled Cigar Smoking World Championship qualifier. And the Soil to Soul co-host Philip and producer Iz Rush tagged along. The plans were to win the qualifier and shoot...

Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Toro Bello

Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Toro Bello

Kafie 1901 Don Fernando Toro Bello. Made at Tabacalera Kafie y Cia, one of the few remaining cigar factories in Honduras. Where there once were many factories in the Latin American country, only a few remains. Currently, there are less than 15 different factories...

J.J. Fox and FOH introduce auction website

J.J. Fox and FOH introduce auction website

J.J. Fox and FOH introduce auction website. This website, www.bondroberts.com will commence online cigar auctions for aged, rare, and vintage Cuban cigars. The website will replace FoHauctions, which was launched a little less than a year ago. The new...

Drew Estate brings Larutan to Switzerland

Drew Estate brings Larutan to Switzerland

Drew Estate brings Larutan to Switzerland. The line, once known as Natural but rebranded to Larutan, will be available in Switzerland through distributor The Royal Cigar Company. The Larutan brand is a unique blend, as it’s not infused yet doesn’t fall under the...

Nicarao event in Bratislava

Nicarao event in Bratislava

Nicarao event in Bratislava. The Slovakian cigar distributor Dom Cigar and the HRON club are continuing their successful cigar dinners. The next dinner will take place on February 25th at the HRON Club in Bratislava. And this time, Dom Cigar selected three cigars from...

CSWC cancels Asian qualifiers

CSWC cancels Asian qualifiers

CSWC cancels Asian qualifiers. The competition whereby a half corona aka Mareva has to be smoked as slow as possible won’t come to Asia this year. The reason? Not a half corona but a coronavirus. The organization has decided to cancel the events in Thailand, Japan,...

Habanos news from the festival

Habanos Festival Release list

Habanos Festival Release list. Through sources close to Habanos, we received a list of cigars that will be introduced at the Habanos festival later this month. Not all releases have been confirmed by Habanos though. But we trust our sources are correct on this list....

Camacho Ecuador Robusto

Camacho Ecuador Robusto

Camacho Ecuador Robusto. In 2008, Oettinger Davidoff acquired the Camacho brand, farms, and factory from the Eiroa family. And while Davidoff continued with the exciting Camacho blends for the first years, behind the scenes they were ready for a relaunch. In 2013,...

Soil to Soul Episode Five

Soil to Soul Episode Four

Soil to Soul Episode Four. 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. Keep an eye out on the Ministry of Cigars...

Let’s get rid of boutique cigars

Let’s get rid of boutique cigars

Let’s get rid of boutique cigars. Well, not of the cigars but of the name boutique. The definition of boutique is pretty clear, it has two meanings. The first meaning is ‘a small shop’. The second definition is ‘a business or establishment that is small and...

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