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Plain packaging in Singapore starting tomorrow

Plain packaging in Singapore starting tomorrow

Plain packaging in Singapore starting tomorrow. Cigar smokers in Singapore will see plain packaged cigars when they visit their favorite tobacconists tomorrow. From tomorrow, all tobacco products, including pipe tobacco and cigars have to be compliant with the new...

Another sportsman going into cigars

Another sportsman going into cigars

Another sportsman going into cigars. Sports celebrities and cigars aren’t completely unfamiliar. Camacho has a cigar with a former football player and legendary coach Mike Ditka. El Artista works with Red Sox legend David Ortiz for the Big Papi cigars. Rocky Patel...

The Circus Maduro Lancero

The Circus Maduro Lancero

The Circus Maduro Lancero. Late last year, Daniel Guerrero from El Viejo Continente announced the release of a lancero in The Circus line. A Maduro lancero with a Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos from Ometepe and Jalapa. But...

Charity Pronica

Charity Pronica

Charity Pronica. There are many charities in the cigar industry. Most of the charities are funded and supported by cigar factories or cigar brands. But not all. Pronica is a cigar charity founded by a distributor and retailer. Sasja van Horssen, owner of the...

Weekly news week 26 2020

Weekly news week 26 2020

Weekly news week 26 2020. A week in where we posted an opinion piece on cigar subscriptions. Are they worth it? But a clear answer we could not give, as there are many subscriptions out there. Some are value for money, others are not. Plus we published the latest...

Henk expands Cigarbone options

Henk expands Cigarbone options

HENK expands Cigarbone options with more colors and combinations. A few months ago, the German luxury company released a spectacular new travel humidor. The Cigarbone is a multifunctional watertight and airtight travel humidor which a dedicated slot of a Boveda pack...

Sobremesa Brûlée Blue slated for August

Sobremesa Brûlée Blue slated for August

Sobremesa Brûlée Blue slated for August. But bad news for the international distributors and fans of the Sobremesa line. This limited edition is exclusively sold to American retailers due to the low number of cigars rolled. Combine that with high demand from the...

Sinistro the Last Cowboy Maduro Corona

Sinistro the Last Cowboy Maduro Corona

Sinistro the Last Cowboy Maduro Corona. To be honest, up until less than a year ago, this brand was under our radar. We had seen the name mentioned a few times, but that’s about it. We didn’t see many pictures on social media, no reviews and therefore Sinistro didn’t...

Habanos changes packaging for Jose L. Piedra

Habanos changes packaging for Jose L. Piedra

Habanos changes packaging for Jose L. Piedra. The short filler, low priced, bundle cigar from Cuba updated the artwork. And the cigars will no longer be offered in bundles of 25. The new packages will contain 12 cigars instead. The cardboard packs of 5 cigars remain...

Foundation and Kafie heading towards Malaysia

Foundation and Kafie heading towards Malaysia

Foundation and Kafie heading towards Malaysia. The largest cigar importer, distributor, and retailer of Malaysia, Cigar Malaysia is bringing in two new brands. One from Nicaragua, and one from Honduras. Foundation Cigars from Nick Melillo aka Nick R Agua, and Kafie...

May we have your votes?

May we have your votes?

May we have your votes? A sentence made famous by the Eurovision Song Contest. So it’s very suitable to use for the annual Cigar Trophy votes from Cigar Journal. Cigar Journal was formerly known as the European Cigar Cult Journal. Earlier this month, cigar smokers...

E.P. Carrillo is releasing a Pledge

E.P. Carrillo is releasing a Pledge

E.P. Carrillo is releasing a Pledge. Its the new line by the legendary cigar maker Ernesto Perez-Carrillo hailing from his La Alianza factory in the Dominican Republic. And the name? That one is chosen by the visitors of Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke Las Vegas in 2019....

Next Orchant Seleccion will be Plasencia

Next Orchant Seleccion will be Plasencia

Next Orchant Seleccion will be Plasencia. In The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show episode from last Friday, we smoked the Alec Bradley Orchant Seleccion. Halfway the show, Mitchell Orchant called in from England to explain all about the Orchant Seleccion.  Orchant...

Davtian Trinidad Robusto Gordo

Davtian Trinidad Robusto Gordo

Davtian Trinidad Robusto Gordo. The brand was founded by the Armenian businessman and cigars aficionado David Davtian in 2011. That was 8 years after Davtian became a retailer and distributor for several Non-Cuban brands for Armenia. And five years after he became the...

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode nineteen

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode nineteen

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode nineteen. And this show is a bit different than our other shows. It is not a Facebook live as our first few episodes. Yet it’s also not a show where Philip, Ferdy, and producer IZ are on location. Due to the lockdown, we...

Cigar subscriptions, are they worth it?

Cigar subscriptions, are they worth it?

Cigar subscriptions, are they worth it? If you’re looking for a simple yes or no answer, stop reading. It’s not that simple a question to answer. Many variables will ultimately decide whether a cigar subscription is something for you or not. If you have no idea what a...

Weekly news week 26 2020

Weekly news week 25 2020

Weekly news week 25 2020. Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the world. And like any other country, they are battling with the coronavirus. The official numbers are low, but that’s because of a lack of testing. Plus the government not being transparent....

Liga Privada Coronet Tins soon in the U.K.

Liga Privada Coronet Tins soon in the U.K.

Liga Privada Coronet Tins soon in the U.K. A Facebook post revealed that the Liga Privada No9 and T52 Coronets are released in the United Kingdom shortly. The 4x32 cigarillos come packed in beautiful tins. Drew Estate’s distribution partner for Great Britain, Tor...

Fratello heading to Spain

Fratello heading to Spain

Fratello heading to Spain. The brand from Omar de Frias is already available in a few countries around the globe. Now another market can be added, and it’s an important one. Spain is one of the biggest markets for premium cigars in the European continent. Fratello is...

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Mirko Giotto (El Sueno Cigars)
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Jan Vistisen (Royal Danish)
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, Roberto Martinez (RM Cigars)
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Gustavo de Hostos (Puros de Hostos)
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Hector J Alfonso sr (Espinosa Cigars)
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Francisco Batista (Royal Agio)
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Antonio Gomez (La Flor Dominicana)
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Juan Lopez (Gurkha Cigars)