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Episode 26: The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show

Episode 26: The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show. An episode with all things Cuban. A Cuban cigar, and three Cuban rums. All in the week that American President Donald Trump outlawed the import of Cuban cigars and rum again. After 6 years, these products are off-limits...

Covid-19 disrupts the cigar supply chain

Covid-19 disrupts the cigar supply chain. Several international distributors, retailers, and consumers in the international markets reached out to Ministry of Cigars. With questions about supply and shipping. Consumers are complaining about their favorite cigars not...

Weekly news week 39 2020

Weekly news week 39 2020. A few weeks ago, we interviewed Abe Flores from PDR/A. Flores and Flores y Rodriguez cigars. About his passion, about new cigars. The covid-19 pandemic and the problems that it gives cigar manufacturers in general and PDR cigars in...

Episode 26: The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show

Episode 26: The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show....
El Artista rebrands and extends

El Artista rebrands and extends

El Artista rebrands and extends. The original Puro Ambar line gets a new look and a new blend. The Fugly Cheroots and the Buffalo Ten each get a new line. Puro Ambar Ram Rodriguez, President of El Artista Cigars explains why Puro Ambar is reblended. And why the looks...

The Netherlands loses another iconic shop

The Netherlands loses another iconic shop

The Netherlands loses another iconic shop. Cigarros Adelante in the luxurious Frederik Hendriklaan in The Hague closed its door last Saturday. The Frederik Hendriklaan is a famous shopping street, famous for the quirky boutique shops, mixed with large chains. And...

Tatuaje adds two Cabaiguan sizes

Tatuaje adds two Cabaiguan sizes

Tatuaje adds two Cabaiguan sizes. The new sizes are expected to reach retailers in the United States in October before being rolled out internationally. The new sizes are called No. 52 and No. 54. The new sizes The No. 52 is a short robusto that measures 4⅜x52. The...

Deadwood Tobacco Leather Rose

Deadwood Tobacco Leather Rose

Deadwood Tobacco Leather Rose. The Deadwood Tobacco series is an interesting project. One of the oldest Drew Estate accounts is based in Deadwood, South Dakota. And Deadwood is just a stone-throw away from Sturgis. Sturgis is the home of the largest motorcycle...

Interview with Abe Flores

Interview with Abe Flores

Interview with Abe Flores. Last week, Ministry of Cigars had the pleasure to interview Abe Flores. Flores is the co-owner of the Blue Star Cigar Factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic. And the owner of the PDR, A. Flores 1975, and Flores y Rodriguez brands. As well...

Weekly news week 38 2020

Weekly news week 38 2020

Weekly news week 38 2020. In our series on cigar charities, we focused on Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. This foundation is founded by Carlito Fuente and the Newman brothers Bobby & Eric. With that foundation, schools are built in the Dominican Republic....

Tatuaje releases The Karloff

Tatuaje releases The Karloff

Tatuaje releases The Karloff. Named after Boris Karloff, the British actor who gained fame by playing Frankenstein’s monster in 1931. His name on the credits was just a question mark. That gave him a lot of mystique. Karloff isn’t his real name though. It’s the stage...

Whiff Industries goes international

Whiff Industries goes international

Whiff Industries goes international. The company known for the odor eliminating products entered a distribution agreement with Quality Importers Trading Company. Quality Importers Trading Company is one of the largest distributors for cigar accessories worldwide. The...

Cigar Trophies are awarded

Cigar Trophies are awarded

Cigar Trophies are awarded. During a virtual event, Cigar Journal celebrated the best cigars in the world with its annual award show. Usually, the award show takes place on the first evening of Intertabac, in Dortmund. Intertabac is the largest tobacco trade-show in...

Henk Maori Haka Gaudi

Henk Maori Haka Gaudi

Henk Maori Haka Gaudi. Now the Maori Haka part of the name is known. We explained that in our previous Henk Maori Haka review. But where the Gaudi name comes from is a mystery to us. It’s probably named after the famed Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. And most likely...

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