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Industry legend Alejandro Robaina

Industry legend Alejandro Robaina

Industry legend Alejandro Robaina. Every industry has legends. Some unsung heroes, some famous names. A few names that will remain in everybody’s memories forever, most will fade away over time. Some that have left us, some still alive. These legends all played their...

Weekly news week 44 2020

Weekly news week 44 2020

Weekly news week 44 2020. And what a week it was. Lots of news, but the first article of the week is an interview. With Jessi Flores, the cigar artist from Nicaragua. After twenty years with Drew Estate, Jessi is now an independent artist, and Ministry of Cigars asked...

Villiger is releasing a robusto sampler

Villiger is releasing a robusto sampler

Villiger is releasing a robusto sampler. A sampler with four different Villiger cigars in the popular Robusto vitola. The Swiss cigar manufacturer produces both premium handmade cigars and machine-made cigars. But the four robustos in the sampler pack are all premium...

Cigar birthdays in November

Cigar birthdays in November

Cigar birthdays in November. 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 November. The birthdays November 1: Scott Almsberger. The...

Montecristo Supremos are now available in France

Montecristo Supremos are now available in France

Montecristo Supremos are now available in France. A few days ago we published the news that the Ramon Allones Allones No.2 is popping up worldwide. That’s the third Limited Edition from the 2019 program by Habanos. In that article, we mention that the distribution of...

New accessories for Norway

New accessories for Norway

New accessories for Norway. Nordic Cigars isn’t just a cigar importer and distributor. The company is also the exclusive and official distributor of Les Fines Lames and Colibri. Nordic Cigars is representing both brands and distributes their accessories to shops all...

Imperial Brands finalizes sales

Imperial Brands finalizes sales

Imperial Brands finalizes sales of its premium cigar division. About half a year ago, the British tobacco giant announced that it sold its premium cigar division to two buyers. The United States-based business is sold to Gemstone Investment Holding. The non-American...

Viking Valhalla Churchill

Viking Valhalla Churchill

Viking Valhalla Churchill. This is a cigar with a little bit of history. For more than 20 years, sigar.com is a distributor for cigars in Norway. The company had private labels such as Amero and Chess before discontinuing them. A new private label was...

Crowned Heads adds limited to Mil Dias

Crowned Heads adds limited to Mil Dias

Crowned Heads adds limited to Mil Dias. The brand is only released just a few weeks ago. And now it gets its first limited edition. The Mil Dias Mareva Edicion Limitada XX. It is a Mareva version of the blend. The Romeo y Julieta Cedros de Luxe No.3 is the inspiration...

Villiger is releasing a robusto sampler

Villiger is releasing a winter edition

Villiger is releasing a winter edition. Earlier this year, the Villiger company released a Villiger Summer Edition. A cigar that is very popular. Especially with fans of Brazilian tobacco. And now for the winter season, the experts from Villiger come up with a blend...

Oliva releases the 2020 Melanio Limited

Oliva releases the 2020 Melanio Limited

Oliva releases the 2020 Melanio Limited. And this year, the Nicaraguan company opted for a 6x54 Toro Grande. According to the press release, the exclusive Oliva Serie V Melanio Toro Grande Edición Limitada 2020 is a fabulous cigar. Medium in body yet rich in flavor....

Montecristo Supremos are now available in France

Worldwide sightings of Ramon Allones Allones No. 2

Worldwide sightings of Ramon Allones Allones No. 2. The 2019 Habanos limited edition is popping up in several countries. The 5 ½ x52 Belicoso is part of the 2019 Limited Edition program. The other two cigars for the 2019 Limited Edition program started distributing...

Casdagli releases Pony Express globally

Casdagli releases Pony Express globally

Casdagli releases Pony Express globally. A year ago, in November 2019, the Casdagli Daughters of the Wind Pony Express emerged in the United States. But it is only available through Small Batch Cigar. A store-exclusive cigar. And for the USA, nothing is changing. The...

Davidoff leaks the first photo of the Year of the Ox

Davidoff leaks the first photo of the Year of the Ox

Davidoff leaks the first photo of the Year of the Ox. Each year Davidoff celebrates the Chinese New Year with a release. Not just a limited edition cigar, but a whole line. A line with a cigar, accessories, pipe tobacco, and even pipes. All based on the Chinese Zodiac...

La Flor Dominicana goes carnivore

La Flor Dominicana goes carnivore

La Flor Dominicana goes carnivore. The Dominican cigar manufacturer and Hacking Gourmet are starting a collaboration. Together they launch the Gourmet Smoke Sessions. In a press release, La Flor Dominicana writes that with changing times, premium cigar experiences...

Warped pipe tobacco is back

Warped pipe tobacco is back

Warped pipe tobacco is back. Last year Warped Cigars and Cornell & Diehl created pipe tobacco called The Haunting. The collaboration was very successful and the limited edition batch sold out in a heartbeat. And now The Haunting is back. Again with Kyle Gellis...

CAO Vision is returning as a limited edition

CAO Vision is returning as a limited edition

CAO Vision is returning as a limited edition. Back in 2007, CAO made the news with a cigar. It wasn’t the cigar that created waves in the cigar communities though. It was the box. A glossy white box that doubled as a humidor. But the CAO designers didn’t settle for...

Jas Sum Kral heads to the United Kingdom

Jas Sum Kral heads to the United Kingdom

Jas Sum Kral heads to the United Kingdom. The Nicaraguan cigars from Jas Sum Kral are available in the United Kingdom soon. Havana House is the distributor for Jas Sum Kral in Great Britain. Jas Sum Kral owner and founder Riste Ristevski confirmed the news to Ministry...

A new limited edition from Vintage Rock-A-Feller Group

A new limited edition from Vintage Rock-A-Feller Group

A new limited edition from Vintage Rock-A-Feller Group. The name of the cigar is Art of Magic. The cigars are Nicaraguan and parts of the proceeds are for charity. That charity is the Phuck Cancer fund for Stephanie Nicole. Stephany Nicole is the daughter of Jessi...

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Birthdays and events
November 1
Scott Almsberger (Xikar)
November 4
Omar de Frias (Fratello)
November 6
The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show Episode 29
November 7
Robert Caldwell (Caldwell Cigar Co)
November 8
Annemarie Schuster (Schuster Zigarren)
, IZ Rush (producer The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show)
November 12
Armen Capriellian (DAV Cigars)
November 17
Dany Bermudez (My Father Cigars)
, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo (EPC Cigars)
November 20
The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show Episode 30
November 22
Marko Bilic (CSWC)
November 24
Carlos Andres (Arnold André)
, Jeff Borysiewicz (grower FSG tobacco)
November 28
Pierre Jourdan (Les Fines Lames)
November 29
Rick Rodriguez (CAO Cigars)