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Umnum Nicaragua Bond

Umnum Nicaragua Bond

Umnum Nicaragua Bond. Our motto is quality over quantity. Being the spoiled cigar aficionados that we are, we usually don’t smoke budget cigars. It’s better to smoke less but higher quality in our opinion. But not everybody feels that way considering how many budget...

Royal Agio: the history part 2

Royal Agio: the history part 2

Royal Agio: the history part 2. Last week Ministry of Cigars published an article about the history of Royal Agio Cigars from the foundation in 1904 up until the introduction of the Agio Gouden Oogst for the 50th anniversary of the company. In this article, we will...

Weekly news week 1 2020

Weekly news week 1 2020

Weekly news week 1 2020. First of all, we wish everybody a happy new year. And we revealed some of our plans for the year to come. But not before we published our first part of the history of Royal Agio. With the intended sale of the company to Scandinavian Tobacco...

Muestra de Saka Chubby Unicorn

Muestra de Saka Chubby Unicorn

Muestra de Saka Chubby Unicorn. Now, this is a true unicorn. Steve Saka created the Muestra de Saka Unicorn as a joke, to see if it was possible to sell a $100 cigar. But he did it with the best tobaccos he could find, not messing around with his integrity and...

Weekly news week 1 2020

Ministry of Cigars Bang for the buck Top 25

Ministry of Cigars Bang for the buck Top 25. Where other cigar media choose for a list of cigars under a certain price, or any other ranking of budget-friendly cigars, we decided on something else. During the review, all cigars get points for looks, construction, and...

Weekly news week 1 2020

Ministry of Cigars Top 25 for 2019

Ministry of Cigars Top 25 for 2019. In 2019, 105 cigars were reviewed on Ministry of Cigars. One cigar from Costa Rica and six cigars from Cuba. Twenty-four reviewed cigars came from the Dominican Republic. Honduras had twelve cigars reviewed. We reviewed three cigars...

Weekly news week 1 2020

Happy new year from Ministry of Cigars

Happy new year from Ministry of Cigars. Another year has passed, a year in which we saw a lot of new cigars on the market. And more focus on international markets, from both large companies and small boutique brands. We saw people come, we saw people go. And we expect...

10th-anniversary humidor from EPC

10th-anniversary humidor from EPC

10th-anniversary humidor from EPC. At the Intertabac trade show, Ernesto Perez Carrillo showcased a limited edition humidor celebrating the 10th anniversary of EPC Cigars. And the humidors come with limited-edition versions of two of his most prestigious and...

Weekly news week 1 2020

Cigar birthdays in January

Cigar birthdays in January. 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 January. The birthdays  January 10: Jeremiah Meerapfel....

A year of cigar reviews

A year of cigar reviews

A year of cigar reviews. Ministry of Cigars started to review cigars in January of 2019. In two days we will publish our top 25. And after a year of reviewing, it’s time to evaluate. What is good, what is wrong? What needs to be improved, and what needs to be...

Tatuaje Fausto IT MM19

Tatuaje Fausto IT MM19

Tatuaje Fausto IT MM19. This is a release exclusively for Italy, in a limited production of 4000 cigars. And this is the second year in a row that Italy received an exclusive Tatuaje. The Fausto line saw the light in 2011, even though the blend was released as a store...

Royal Agio: the history part 2

Royal Agio: the history part 1

Royal Agio: the history of this Dutch cigar manufacturer. The Dutch cigar manufacturer Royal Agio Cigars has a long history. For the premium Longfiller smokers, they are known for the Balmoral cigars. And the San Pedro de Macoris which they launched a few years ago....

Weekly news week 1 2020

Weekly news week 52 2019

Weekly news week 52 2019. The week started with our visit to Royal Agio Cigars last September. We visited the headquarters in The Netherlands and their production facility in Belgium. That’s where Royal Agio produces millions of machine-made dry-cured short filler...

Kafie Cigars available in Thailand

Kafie Cigars available in Thailand

Kafie Cigars available in Thailand. The Honduran cigars from Tabacalera Kafie y Cya are available in the South East Asian country now. Tabacalera Kafie and Kafie Trading Company entered a 2 year agreement with Cigar Emperor. That agreement gives Cigar Emperor the...

New ashtrays from La Casa del Tabaco

New ashtrays from La Casa del Tabaco

New ashtrays from La Casa del Tabaco. The Belgian La Casa del Tabaco group, with several stores all over the country, already has a La Casa del Tabaco humidity sensor. But now the company added hand-made, Belgian ashtrays with the La Casa del Tabaco name to their...

El Viejo Continente Mare Nostrum Robusto Extra

El Viejo Continente Mare Nostrum Robusto Extra

El Viejo Continente Mare Nostrum Robusto Extra. At the latest Intertabac trade show, last September, El Viejo Continente released their latest blend. The Mare Nostrum, inspired by and named after the Mediterranean Sea. El Viejo Continente founder and master blender...

Henk Cigars and Marc Andre collaborate

Henk Cigars and Marc Andre collaborate

Henk Cigars and Marc Andre collaborate on a Henk Maori humidor. The luxury brand and the world-renowned humidor builder have created a limited edition bespoke Maori humidor. Only twelve humidors have been made for this exclusive release. The Maori humidor The humidors...

Condega Cigars launches a new website

Condega Cigars launches a new website

Condega Cigars launches a new website. The Nicaraguan brand is gaining to much traction in the international markets that the international distributor decided to update the website. Due to the growing number of visitors to the website, it was time to update the look,...

Smoke dreams now available on google books

Smoke dreams now available on google books

Smoke dreams now available on google books for free. The autobiography that Julius Caesar Newman published in 1957 is now available for free on Google Books. It’s a brand new scan. Previously the book was only available Scribd, but now there’s a free updated version...

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Birthdays and events
January 21
EVENT: Dominican Night, Bratislava
January 23
EVENT: La Ley tasting with Didier Houvenaghel, Cigar Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
January 24
EVENT: La Ley tasting with Didier Houvenaghel, Cigar Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
, EVENT: New Year Herf, Van Dalen Rotterdam
January 25
EVENT: Daniel Marshall Campfire, Kitzbuhel, Austria
, EVENT: New Year Herf, Van Dalen Den Bosch
, EVENT: New Year Herf, Van Dalen Rotterdam
January 26
Bill Ives (Cubariqueño)
February 1
James Brown (Black Label Trading Company)
February 3
Nimish Desai (Rocky Patel)
February 4
Nick Perdomo (Perdomo Cigars)
February 6
Nish Patel (Rocky Patel)
February 11
Erik Espinosa (Espinosa Cigars)
February 13
EVENT: CSWC Qualifier, Naples Florida
February 14
Philipp Schuster (Schuster Cigars)
February 17
Mel Shah (MBombay)

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