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Ministry of Cigars has a newsletter. Every Saturday we send out an email with a recap of the news of the past week. Now if you want to subscribe to our newsletter, there are two options. Either go to the home page of Ministry of Cigars, scroll all the way down and at...

Herics Cigar Tape

Herics Cigar Tape

We at Ministry of Cigars love cigars and everything that comes with it. And we love the creativity of the cigar community when it comes to tackling problems. Whether it's humidity problems that led to the invention of humidity beads and the Boveda packs, creative new...

Jas Sum Kral Nuggs slated for April

Jas Sum Kral Nuggs slated for April

A few months ago, we published a story about the new Jas Sum Kral cigar that shook the internet for a few days, the Jas Sum Kral Nuggs. And why did that cigar create so much attention? Well, because it is infused with CDB, cannabis oil. And now Riste Riastevski, owner...

New Casa Turrent lines for Benelux

New Casa Turrent lines for Benelux

The latest Casa Turrent lines, named Origines, from the Mexican tobacco giant A. Turrent, will be heading towards The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg according to the distributor Gajane Benelux. The new Casa Turrent line consists of the Casa Turrent Miami, Casa...

Ghurka joins Men’s Emporium Angola

Ghurka joins Men’s Emporium Angola

Gurkha cigars joined the growing family of Men’s emporium Angola. The brand is the latest addition to the portfolio of the Angolan distributor. Men’s Emporium recently added Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust and A. Turrent to their portfolio too. Other brands they...

Iron Shirt Robusto

Iron Shirt Robusto

Schuster Cigars is a century old, family-owned, German cigar manufacturer. They make cigars in an old fashioned way in their factory in Bunde. These are the European style, dry cured, shortfiller cigars. Little over 20 years ago, Schuster ventured out into premium...

Jessi Flores leaves Drew Estate

Jessi Flores leaves Drew Estate

In an emotional Facebook message, Jessi Flores announced his departure from Drew Estate and Subculture Studios. Flores has been with the company for twenty years, after initially being hired by Jonathan Drew at a gas station, where they met, in Nicaragua as an...

Cigarworlds cigar Messe almost sold out

Cigarworlds cigar Messe almost sold out

Every year, the German supershop Cigarworld in Dusseldorf is hosting what is probably the biggest consumer cigar event in Germany, their annual 'Cigar Messe'. At the event, visitors will get cigars from several distributors and cigar manufacturers, who will all be...

Royal Danish Events in The Netherlands

Royal Danish Events in The Netherlands

Jan Vistisen, owner of Royal Danish Cigars and creator of Rumnac, the worlds first rum & cognac mixed liquor, will be in The Netherlands this week to introduce his Dutch limited edition. On Friday the 15th, he will be the special guest at an event hosted by...

Marrero Artistico available in Australia

Marrero Artistico available in Australia

Felix Gonzalez is a veteran in the cigar industry, having worked for Arturo Fuente, La Flor Dominicana, and Davidoff. And last year he teamed up with Marrero cigar company. And this partnership led to the opening of a brand new factory in Tamboril. Owning a factory...

Happy birthday Philipp Schuster

Happy birthday Philipp Schuster

Happy birthday to Philipp Schuster from Schuster Cigars in Germany. Manufacturer of high grade dry cured shortfiller cigars, owner of Maria Mancini, Casa de Torres and distributor of Debonaire, Indian Motorcycle and RoMa Craft.

El Viejo Continente launched in The Netherlands

El Viejo Continente launched in The Netherlands

Two cigars of the Nicaraguan brand El Viejo Continente just made it to the Dutch market via distributor De Sigarenman. Both the El Viejo Continente Maduro as well as El Viejo Continente Connecticut are released in a 6x56 vitola. The El Viejo Continente Maduro is made...

DH Boutique Cigars and A.J. Fernandez event in Bratislava

DH Boutique Cigars and A.J. Fernandez event in Bratislava

Another great event in Bratislava's' Club Hron, this time on Tuesday, February 26 from 6 pm onwards. And the brand that gets the spotlight this time is the Nicaraguan powerhouse A.J. Fernandez. Didier Houvenaghel, who handles A.J.'s worldwide distribution, next to his...

Gajane brings Vikings to Luxembourg

Gajane brings Vikings to Luxembourg

Last week we published that Gajane, the Dutch distributor of brands like Turrent, Viking, Maya Selva, Saga, Indian Motorcycle, Debonaire, and a few more brands is crossing the border to the south to Belgium. And now they are adding Luxembourg as well. The focus of...

Van Dalen Cigars buys Ted Bogers

Van Dalen Cigars buys Ted Bogers

Ted Bogers, a renowned tobacco shop in the city of Dordrecht, about 25 kilometers southeast of Rotterdam, has been sold to Sasja van Horssen. Van Horssen is the owner of Van Dalen Rotterdam, Van Dalen Den Bosch and Cigaragua in Amsterdam, next to his distributing...

Tornado damages tobacco plantations in Cuba

Tornado damages tobacco plantations in Cuba

On January 27th, Cuba, and mainly the capital Havana was hit by a level EF 4 tornado. That means wind speeds up to 300km/h. Yesterday we received an email with an update and a Tornado and Local Storm of great intensity Situation Report by the UN. At least 4 people...

Dalay releases limitada as a tribute to ancient tobacco history

Dalay releases limitada as a tribute to ancient tobacco history

The people from the German distributor and retail shop Dalay are true cigar geeks, and one of the questions they always asked themselves "how did cigars taste, back in the day, when tobacco was just discovered? What was the flavor, without the modern day fertilizers...

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Birthdays and events
February 18
Habanos Festival
, Procigar
February 19
Habanos Festival
, Procigar
, Rocky Patel & Flor de Cana tasting, Turmeaus, Liverpool
February 20
Habanos Festival
, Procigar
February 21
Habanos Festival
, Procigar
February 22
Habanos Festival
, Maya Selva Event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
, Procigar
February 23
Trinidad and whisky pairing, Turmeaus, Liverpool
February 26
A.J.Fernandez event, Bratislava, Slovakia
, EP Carrillo pairing, Turmeaus, Liverpool
, Rocky Patel
March 1
Mike Rosales (RoMa Craft)
March 2
CSWC Qualifier, Poland
March 6
Lars Tetens
March 8
Janny Garcia (My Father Cigars)
March 9
CSWC Qualifier, Riga, Latvia
March 10
CSWC Qualifier, Riga, Latvia
March 12
Fonseca pairing, Turmeaus, Liverpool
March 16
CSWC Qualifier, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
March 20
Horacio event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
March 23
CSWC Qualifier, Dusseldorf, Germany
March 24
Emma Viktorsson (Freya Cigars)
, Juergen W Roder (Perdomo Cigars)
March 26
Joshua Meerapfel (Fuente Meerapfel)
, Nicaraguan night, Turmeaus, Liverpool
March 27
CSWC Qualifier, Bangkok, Thailand
, Fratello event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
March 30
CSWC Qualifier, Hanoi, Vietnam
April 6
CSWC Qualifier, Paris, France
April 12
Oliva event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
April 13
CSWC Qualifier, Beirut, Libanon
April 19
CSWC Qualifier, St Petersburg, Russia
, La Gran Fumada, St Petersburg, Russia
April 20
CSWC Qualifier, St Petersburg, Russia
, La Gran Fumada, St Petersburg, Russia
April 21
CSWC Qualifier, St Petersburg, Russia
, 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)
, Turrent event, Turmeaus, Liverpool