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PCA and Intertabac dates for 2021

PCA and Intertabac dates for 2021. This year, the cigar industry saw may cigar trade shows and events canceled. Consumer-based events such as the Drew Estate Barn Smokers, Rocky Mountains Cigar Festival, Big Smoke events in several countries. But also trade shows such...

Partagas Factory partially collapsed

Partagas Factory partially collapsed. The former Partagas Factory, a landmark in Havana, has partially collapsed. And that forces Caracol, the chain store that runs the La Casa del Habano, to suspend its activities in the building. That means that the La Casa del...

Rainer Göhner retires from Arnold Andre

Rainer Göhner retires from Arnold Andre. Earlier this week, managing director for Arnold Andre cigars, Rainer Göhner retired. It is a well-deserved retirement after serving the company in several roles over the last 33 years. During his decades' long tenure Göhner...

Rainer Göhner retires from Arnold Andre

Rainer Göhner retires from...

PCA and Intertabac dates for 2021

PCA and Intertabac dates for 2021. This year,...
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....

Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua coming to Europe

Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua coming to Europe

Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua coming to Europe. Scandinavian Tobacco Group, the new owners of Royal Agio and Balmoral are releasing the latest Balmoral Añejo XO blend in Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Germany and Switzerland have already...

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 25 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....

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The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show Episode 20
July 5
Alan Rubin (Alec Bradley)
, Christian Eiroa (CLE)
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Gaby Kafie (Kafie Cigars)
, Jim Colucci (Syndicato Cigars)
July 8
Michael Gianini (Ventura Cigars)
, Steven Bailey (Cornelius & Anthony)
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Oscar Valladares
, V-Herf C.Gars Ltd with Asylum 13/Eiroa
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Mirko Giotto (El Sueno Cigars)
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Philip G. Wynne (Felipe Gregorio)
, Tom Mulder (La Sagrada Familia)
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V-Herf C.Gars Ltd With Alec & Bradley Rubin
July 17
Jan Vistisen (Royal Danish)
, The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show Episode 21
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Edgar Hoill (OSOK)
, 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)
, Jean Michel Louis (Saga)
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Antonio Gomez (La Flor Dominicana)
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Ludo Faxel (Ashton/Xikar)
, The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show Episode 22

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