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Casa Turrent event in Bratislava

Casa Turrent event in Bratislava

Casa Turrent event in Bratislava. The Slovakian importer, distributor, and retailer Dom Cigar is hosting yet another event. The event includes buffet-style dinner, two alcoholic beverages, and three cigars as usual. And on popular demand, the event takes place at the...

Vikings set sail to Italy

Vikings set sail to Italy

Vikings set sail to Italy. The distributor Boutique Cigars SRLS and Viking Cigars signed an exclusive distribution deal. With that, the Norwegian owned Dominican made cigars are going to be available in the boot of Europe sometime in the next coming weeks. Viking...

Padilla moves Finest Hour production to Nicaragua

Padilla moves Finest Hour production to Nicaragua

Padilla moves Finest Hour production to Nicaragua. The cigars, which were released in January of 2019, are now coming from Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez. The original release Padilla Finest Hour cigars are coming from an undisclosed factory in Honduras. Winston Churchill...

Portugal gets the first Habanos Terrace

Portugal gets the first Habanos Terrace

Portugal gets the first Habanos Terrace. Habanos has several concepts. The most famous one is the La Casa del Habano concept. Luxury tobacconists that sell exclusively and only Cuban cigars. Then there is the Habanos Specialist concept. A concept where independent...

Second Linea Retro from Habanos finally launched

Second Linea Retro from Habanos finally launched

Second Linea Retro from Habanos finally launched. In 2017, Habanos announced the birth of the Linea Retro. Two marevas, one from Partagas and one from Romeo y Julieta would be released in retro-style packaging. A nod to the packaging these cigars used to have before...

La Sagrada Familia Sun Grown Toro

La Sagrada Familia Sun Grown Toro

La Sagrada Familia Sun Grown Toro. Early 2017, Dutch entrepreneur and cigar aficionado Tom Mulder launched his La Sagrada Familia brand. As a passionate cigar enthusiast, Mulder thought about starting a brand. With help from his long-time friend Sasja van Horssen, he...

Oliva Cigars charity

Oliva Cigars charity

Oliva Cigars charity. Cigar charities, quite a good number of cigar brands run or support a charity program. And there are a few distributors that either support or started charities as well. They are giving back to the community. Some are open about it, raising...

Weekly news week 32 2020

Weekly news week 32 2020

Weekly news week 32 2020. The week started with a new series. Every first Sunday of the month, a new article in the series is published. A series that pays tribute to the legends of the cigar industry. Living legends, and legends that passed away. The first article is...

Jas Sum Kral updates Nuggs packaging

Jas Sum Kral updates Nuggs packaging

Jas Sum Kral updates Nuggs packaging. The famous CBD and THC infused cigars from Riste Ristevski are soon available in ten-count boxes. With new artwork compared to the current 25 count boxes. Those boxes will remain available as well for now according to Jas Sum...

Fratello Cigars release Sorella in two sizes

Fratello Cigars release Sorella in two sizes

Fratello Cigars release Sorella in two sizes. And it’s a release exclusively for the growing number of international partners of Fratello. The brand is distributed in over 15 countries, a number that is expanding every year. Sorella isn’t a brand new release. It was...

Meerapfel comes with Cameroon seal of authenticity

Meerapfel comes with Cameroon seal of authenticity

Meerapfel comes with Cameroon seal of authenticity. The tobacco-growing family, known for its amazing Cameroon wrapper wants to make clear what is real Cameroon and what’s not. More and more cigar companies are starting to use “Cameroon” grown in other countries. From...

Buffalo Ten Maduro Toro

Buffalo Ten Maduro Toro

Buffalo Ten Maduro Toro. When the first rumors about this release surfaced, the name was a mystery. At first, the suggestion was made that it is a cigar for the Buffalo Cigar Festival. But in a conversation with Ram Rodriguez from Tabacalera El Artista, the truth was...

ACE Prime releases two new cigars

ACE Prime releases two new cigars

ACE Prime releases two new cigars. In the United States, the cigars are exclusively distributed by Crowned Heads. ACE Prime is the collaboration between 4th generation Don Eradio Pichardo and Luciano Meirelles. The due founded and own Tabacalera Pichardo in Nicaragua....

Oliveros returns with Gran Retorno

Oliveros returns with Gran Retorno

Oliveros returns with Gran Retorno. The brand returns after being discontinued in 2017. That’s when Boutique Blends decided to focus on Aging Room instead of other brands. But instead of discontinuing the brand completely, Rafael Nodal had another idea.  Instead...

ADVentura comes with The Royal Return

ADVentura comes with The Royal Return

ADVentura comes with The Royal Return. It’s the latest chapter in the ADVentura, an explorer who travels the world. That’s the story of the brand, founded by Marcel Knobel and Henderson Ventura. Knobel is a Swiss entrepreneur. Henderson Ventura is the man behind...

Fidel cigar lounge damaged by Beirut explosions

Fidel cigar lounge damaged by Beirut explosions

Fidel cigar lounge damaged by Beirut explosions. The explosions earlier today in Lebanon's capital Beirut created chaos throughout the city. The explosion shook the earth so hard it has the equivalent of an earthquake of 4.5 on the Richter scale. Shockwaves were felt...

Gurkha Cigars is bringing back San Miguel

Gurkha Cigars is bringing back San Miguel

Gurkha Cigars is bringing back San Miguel. Just like with the recent re-release of Gurkha’s Castle Hall, the American cigar company is reintroducing brands from the past. Those brands are grandfathered in, which means that they are excluded from the FDA threat that...

Winter is coming for The Netherlands

Winter is coming for The Netherlands

Winter is coming for The Netherlands. Rocky Patel’s winter collection though. It’s too early in the year for a change in the weather. And Game of Thrones is discontinued. But the cigars are expected to arrive in The Netherlands soon. Rocky Patel’s distributor in The...

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