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Cigar Emperor takes over management JW Firehouse

Cigar Emperor takes over management JW Firehouse

Kuala Lumpur has a lot of cigar lounges and cigar friendly bars, mainly in the bigger hotels. The bar of the J.W. Marriot hotel, J.W. Firehouse, is one of those smoke-friendly bars yet couldn't be considered a true cigar bar. But that's about to change. Cigar Emperor,...

Todos Las Dias packaging redesigned

Todos Las Dias packaging redesigned

When Steve Saka from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust designed the packaging for his Todos las Dias line, he was in a hurry due to pending legislation of the Food & Drug Administration. And he was never happy with the outcome. Saka has finally found the time to...

Joya Silver Robusto

Joya Silver Robusto

Founded in 1969, Joya de Nicaragua is the oldest, still functioning, cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. But just because they are the oldest, doesn’t mean they are stuck in the past. Sure, they have classic lines dating back decades like the mild Clasico and the bold...

Filthy Hooligans in Italy and Netherlands

Filthy Hooligans in Italy and Netherlands

Alec Bradley’s Filthy Hooligan, the yearly limited edition for St Patrick’s day was received in both Italy and The Netherlands. Italy received them just in time for St Patricks Day, and in The Netherlands, they arrived a day too late but the true aficionado does not...

Angola gets Cornelius & Anthony

Angola gets Cornelius & Anthony

Cornelius & Anthony is branching out into Africa. Courtney Smith, director of brand development for the Virginia based tobacco company confirmed to Ministry of Cigars that the Angolan distributor Primazia Decorama will distribute the brand in the west southern...

Dunbarton comes with new Mi Querida

Dunbarton comes with new Mi Querida

The New Hampshire based Two Guys Smoke Shop releases a store exclusive limited edition each year, right before independence day. Fireworks are a big part of the independence day celebrations, so the cigars are called firecrackers. And they look like firecrackers. 3½...

Unveiling of Pronica results

Unveiling of Pronica results

ProNica is a charity foundation, started in The Netherlands. Founder Sasja van Horssen, the distributor of many Non-Cuban cigar brands, wanted to use his position to raise money for the underprivileged citizens of Nicaragua. The country has given Van Horssen so much...

Kuala Lumpur newest cigar bar

Kuala Lumpur newest cigar bar

Kuala Lumpur newest cigar bar opens this week at the ground floor of the A tower of the Naza building. Partner in the cigar bar is local cigar personality, tv-host, mc, and singer Jay Walia. Ministry of Cigars visited the bar yesterday to scope it out and to do a...

More Vikings coming to the Benelux

More Vikings coming to the Benelux

Viking Cigars, the Norwegian brand made at Tabacalera La Alianza, owned by Ernesto Perez Carrillo, was introduced to the Dutch market a few months ago and now more vitolas and blends will be introduced. The cigars will also be available in Belgium and Luxembourg. For...

Fratello event in Norway

Fratello event in Norway

Omar de Frias is visiting Norway for an event with the Cigarissimo smokers club. On Friday the 22nd he will be at the private Cigarissimo lounge from 7 pm. There will be cigars, food, alcohol-free beverages. The price for admission is 300 NOK. Contact Nordic Cigars on...

Henk Maori in Macedonia

Henk Maori in Macedonia

A few months ago, we published an article about the Henk Maori Limited Edition 2018. A cigar made at the A.J. Fernandez factory and blended by Didier V Hoevenaghel (La Preferia, La Ley, Nicarao, La Furia) to specific wished of brand owner Heiko Poerz. The Macedonian...

Pyranos Robusto

Pyranos Robusto

This cigar is quite a mystery. All that we can tell you that it’s a cigar made in an undisclosed factory in Nicaragua for Schuster Cigars in Bunde, Germany. Online resources taught us that the cigar is a Nicaraguan puro. So the wrapper, binder, and fillers are all...

CSWC Qualifier Kuala Lumpur

CSWC Qualifier Kuala Lumpur

A few years ago, when the Cigar Smoking World Championship wasn't as huge as it is today, I read about the event. And my first reaction was "cigar smoking is about relaxation, competition and cigars don't go together". And I was pretty vocal about that on social...

Mombacho launching events in The Netherlands

Mombacho launching events in The Netherlands

A few days ago, we brought the news that Mombacho is available in The Netherlands, finally. And the brand will be launched with three events, where Mombacho owner Claudio Sgroi will be attending. On Friday, April 5th, Sgroi and his distributor Steenbok Sigaren will be...

Davidoff and Pappy van Winkle pairing in Liverpool

Davidoff and Pappy van Winkle pairing in Liverpool

Do you want to taste the famous Pappy Van Winkle bourbon in Liverpool? And pair the antique range of the legendary American brand, one of the most sought after bourbon worldwide, with a Davidoff The Traveller Limited Edition and an Avo Domaine cigar? Then come to the...

Quai d’Orsay 54

Quai d’Orsay 54

Quai d’Orsay is the name of a part of a district in France. And that might sound strange as a name for a Cuban cigar. But in fact, this cigar was blended and made for the French cigar aficionados. Habanos made it for the refined taste of the French and gave it a...

Mombacho arrived in The Netherlands

Mombacho arrived in The Netherlands

Mombacho cigars are now available in The Netherlands. Distributor Steenbok Sigaren has received the first shipment and is ready to send the cigars to the Dutch retailers. Last December, we published an article announcing the distribution agreement between Mombacho and...

Cigar night with Ted Bogers

Cigar night with Ted Bogers

Last year, Ted Bogers, from the cigar shop with the same name in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, hosted a Cuban night at the beautiful Le Barrage restaurant & Bar in Alblasserdam. And he's doing it again, may 16th. picture of last year's event at Le Barrage Now...

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Birthdays and events
March 24
Emma Viktorsson (Freya Cigars)
, EVENT: La Casa del Habano, Chester
, Juergen W Roder (Perdomo Cigars)
March 26
EVENT: Nicaraguan night, Turmeaus, Liverpool
, Joshua Meerapfel (Fuente Meerapfel)
March 27
CSWC Qualifier, Bangkok, Thailand
, EVENT: Fratello event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
March 28
EVENT: Maya Selva Cigar Tasting at Club & Volutes - Paris
March 30
CSWC Qualifier, Hanoi, Vietnam
, EVENT: Davidoff & Antique Pappy van Winkel pairing, Turmeaus, Liverpool
April 6
CSWC Qualifier, Paris, France
April 12
EVENT: Oliva event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
April 13
CSWC Qualifier, Beirut, Libanon
April 14
EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford
April 17
EVENT: Jean Nicot Chapter evening - Paris
April 19
CSWC Qualifier, St Petersburg, Russia
, EVENT: La Gran Fumada, St Petersburg, Russia
April 20
CSWC Qualifier, St Petersburg, Russia
, EVENT: La Gran Fumada, St Petersburg, Russia
April 21
CSWC Qualifier, St Petersburg, Russia
, EVENT: La Gran Fumada, St Petersburg, Russia
April 24
Riste Riatevski (Jas Sum Kral)
April 25
Nick Melillo (Foundation)
April 26
CSWC Qualifier, Austria
April 27
CSWC Qualifier, Austria
, Jeremy Casdagli (Bespoke)
April 28
CSWC Qualifier, Austria
April 30
CSWC Qualifier, Makarska, Croatia
May 5
Robert Ibarra (Don Ibarra)
May 14
Daniel Guerrero (El Viejo Continente)
, EVENT: Turrent event, Turmeaus, Liverpool
May 16
EVENT: Ted Bogers Cigar Night, Alblasserdam
May 22
EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford
May 25
CSWC Qualifier, Copenhagen, Denmark
, EVENT: Big Smoke Copenhagen, Denmark
, Gerard Hayes (Nicoya)
May 27
CSWC Qualifier, Oslo, Norway
June 1
CSWC Qualifier, Sweden
June 3
Art Garcia (Antigua Esteli Cigars)
June 4
EVENT: El Artista event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
June 7
Philip Zanghi (Debonaire)
, Sasja van Horssen (Ilja Cigars)
June 8
CSWC Qualifier, Romania
, EVENT: Noche del Habano, Brussels
June 12
Bradley Rubin (Alec Bradley)
, CSWC Qualifier, Finland
, CSWC Qualifier, Luxembourg
June 13
EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 14
CSWC Qualifier, Italy
, CSWC Qualifier, Talinn, Estonia
, EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 15
EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 16
CSWC Qualifier, Talinn, Estonia
, EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 19
EVENT: La Casa del Habano, Chester
, EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford