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STG acquires Royal Agio

STG acquires Royal Agio. In a deal that nobody saw coming, Scandinavian Tobacco Group acquires Royal Agio. The Danish tobacco mogul pays 210 million Euro for the 115-year-old Dutch family business. Royal Agio is best known in the premium cigar industry for their...

Blanco Cigars changes distributor in Germany

Blanco Cigars changes distributor in Germany. The American cigar company and their German distributor PasionPuro mutually agreed to part ways. PasionPuro will focus more on the other brands they distribute and the European warehousing for Mombacho. And Blanco cigars?...

Neya F8 Gringo Ligero Typhoon

Neya F8 Gringo Ligero Typhoon. Roberto P. Duran has been in tobacco all of his life, and so have his ancestors. The family roots in tobacco trace back to the 1920s in Cuba. The Robert P. Duran brand might not be one of the first brands that pop up when you speak to...

STG acquires Royal Agio

STG acquires Royal Agio. In a deal that nobody...
Second Habanos Edicion Limitada released tonight

Second Habanos Edicion Limitada released tonight

The second Habanos Edicion Limitada will be released tonight. It’s the Quai d’Orsay Senadores, a 6⅛x48 Grand Corona aka Hermosos #2. The cigar will be released at a party in Paris. On a yacht sailing along the river Seine. If you’re lucky to have an invitation, the...

Happy birthday Abe Flores

Happy birthday Abe Flores

Happy Birthday Abe Flores. The man behind the PDR brand and factory in the Dominican Republic. The man behind A. Flores 1975, Flores y Rodriguez, El Trovador, and El Criolitto. And a former professional musician, he plays the bass.

 Even though Flores has Dominican...

Happy birthday Raquel Quesada Vega

Happy birthday Raquel Quesada Vega

Happy birthday Rachel Quesada Vega. One of the Tres Reynas, with her sister Patricia and Janny García from My Father cigars. And member of the influential Quesada family. Quesada family history The Quesada family got in tobacco in the late 1800s by accident. Their...

Aviation event with David Blanco

Aviation event with David Blanco

Aviation event with David Blanco from Blanco Cigars. People that know Blanco, or follow him on social media know he’s a retired military man. And that he still has a lot of passion for the military and aviation. Recently he parachuted over France in a re-enactment of...

Norway comes down on tobacco

Norway comes down on tobacco

Norway comes down on tobacco. The next step from the nanny state government of Norway in its attempt to be the toughest European country on tobacco is on social media and webshops. No more pictures The Norwegian government has decided that Norwegian retailers and...

Rocky Patel introducing Hamlet Liberation Robusto in Europe

Rocky Patel introducing Hamlet Liberation Robusto in Europe

Rocky Patel introducing Hamlet Liberation Robusto in Europe. The launch will take place at the Intertabac trade show in two weeks. But next week, The Netherlands will get the European debut, during the Dutch Big Smoke. Hamlet Paredes will be at the introduction event...

Diamond Rough Cut 2019 released

Diamond Rough Cut 2019 released

Diamond Rough Cut 2019 released. Five years ago, Alec Bradley released a cigar with a very unusual shape. Not a figurative, but a special press. It wasn’t a round cigar, it wasn’t a classic box-presses cigar. No, it was pressed in a diamond shape and called Alec...

J.C. Newman European events

J.C. Newman European events

J.C. Newman European events. Next week, Bobby and Drew Newman from J.C. Newman Cigar Company are traveling through Europe. And with them are Vice President of Sales and Marketing Cristal Blackwell-Lastra and International Sales Director Stefan Bastiaenssens. They will...

Skel Ton cigars from Germany

Skel Ton cigars from Germany

Skel Ton cigars from Germany. Recently Ministry of Cigars saw a picture on facebook of a cigar. A cigar we never heard of. But the ring was gorgeous and the cigar nerds we are, we had to know more about it. It turns out that it’s a Nicaraguan cigar made for a German...

Happy birthday Kerr Viajante

Happy birthday Kerr Viajante

Happy birthday Kerr Viajante. Viajante isn’t his real name, but a nickname he got from the owner of a lounge he frequents. Viajante means traveler and Kerr travels a lot. For work and leisure. But he combines his travels and his passion for cigars in his El Viajante...

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September 18
EVENT: JSK, Tabak Traber, Munster
September 19
EVENT: Big Smoke Cologne
, EVENT: Dunbarton At Cigaragua, Amsterdam
September 21
Ministry of Cigars
September 22
Glen Case (Kristoff)
September 24
EVENT: EPIC Cigars, Crazy Store, Bisingen
September 25
EVENT: Epic in Tabak Carree Rose , Oberursel
, EVENT: opening Exclusive Zone Lounge, Bucharest
September 26
EVENT: Epic abakhaus Büttner , Frankfurt Am Main
September 27
EVENT: Epic Zigarrenlounge , Wurtzburg
, EVENT: Meet & Greet with David Blanco, Teuge
September 28
Courtney Smith
September 29
EVENT: Epic Devil Smokers, Saarland
September 30
EVENT: Epic Dat Lädachter Lüders, Wiehl
October 1
EVENT: Blanco Cigars, Gronau
, EVENT: Epic, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
October 3
Steven Ysidron (Epicurean)
October 5
EVENT: Night of the tobacco, Kortrijk
October 10
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
, Pedro Jose Gomez Rodriguez (Drew Estate)
October 11
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 12
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 13
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
, Heiko Poerz (HENK!)
October 14
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 17
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 18
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 19
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 20
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
October 24
Jose \'Don Pepin\' Garcia (My Father Cigars)
October 26
Tom Lazuka (Asylum Cigars)
October 27
Jose Blanco (E.P. Carrillo)
October 28
Albert Montserrat (Cigar Rings)
November 1
Scott Almsberger (Xikar)
November 4
Omar de Frias (Fratello)
November 6
Hendrik Kelner Jr (Kelner Boutique Factory)
November 7
Robert Caldwell (Caldwell Cigar Co)
November 8
Annemarie Schuster (Schuster Zigarren)
November 17
Dany Bermudez (My Father Cigars)
, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo (EPC Cigars)
November 20
EVENT: La Casa Del Habano, Chester
November 21
Kaizad Hansotia (Gurkha Cigars)
November 22
Marko Bilic (CSWC)
November 24
Carlos Andres (Arnold André)
November 28
Pierre Jourdan (Les Fines Lames)
November 29
Rick Rodriguez (CAO Cigars)
December 4
Meera Levin (Ashton)
December 6
Ernesto Padilla (Padilla Cigars)
, Philipp Kugler (Cigar Kings)
December 7
Pete Johnson (Tatuaje)
December 12
Hamlet Paredes (Rocky Patel)