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New Year Smoke at Van Dalen Cigars

New Year Smoke at Van Dalen Cigars. On Friday the 24th of January and Saturday the 25th, the annual New Year herf at Van Dalen Cigars at the Pannekoekstraat in Rotterdam takes place. This New Year gathering has been happening from the moment that the shop moved from...

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial. Another blend by master blender Willy Herrera for Drew Estate. This blend was released in 2018, 7 years after his move to the big cigar manufacturer. But he rose to fame as a blender at the small Miami based El Titan de Bronze....

The PCA situation

The PCA situation. Usually, Ministry of Cigars stays away from the American market. We focus on what’s going on in the international cigar markets. But with the news that Altadis, Drew Estate, Davidoff, and General Cigars are withdrawing from the world’s largest cigar...

New Year Smoke at Van Dalen Cigars

New Year Smoke at Van Dalen...

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial

Herrera Esteli Maduro Toro Especial. Another...
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...

Ministry of Cigars Bang for the buck Top 25

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...

Davidoff announces new Exclusive Editions

Davidoff announces new Exclusive Editions

Davidoff announces new Exclusive Editions. In total, there will be 18 Davidoff Exclusive Editions released, that’s double the amount of last year. The Davidoff Exclusive Editions are created and custom blended with the top of the Davidoff distributors and retail...

Ministry of Cigars Top 25 for 2019

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...

Happy new year from Ministry of Cigars

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...

Cigar birthdays in January

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....

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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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