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Soil to Soul Episode Four

Soil to Soul Episode Four

Soil to Soul Episode Four. For the last few months, Ministry of Cigars and friends have been hosting a Facebook Live called Soil to Soul. Now, this is purely for fun and we do the Facebook live shows quite irregularly. Keep an eye out on the Ministry of Cigars...

Let’s get rid of boutique cigars

Let’s get rid of boutique cigars

Let’s get rid of boutique cigars. Well, not of the cigars but of the name boutique. The definition of boutique is pretty clear, it has two meanings. The first meaning is ‘a small shop’. The second definition is ‘a business or establishment that is small and...

Soil to Soul Episode Four

Soil to Soul Episode Three

Soil to Soul Episode Three. For the last few months, Ministry of Cigars and friends have been hosting a Facebook Live called Soil to Soul. Now, this is purely for fun and we do the Facebook live shows quite irregularly. Keep an eye out on the Ministry of Cigars...

Charity Habanos Festival Auction

Charity Habanos Festival Auction

Charity Habanos Festival Auction. There are many charities in the cigar industry. Most of the charities are founded, funded and supported by cigar factories or cigar brands. But the most famous one is undoubtedly the annual auction from Habanos. At the Habanos...

Soil to Soul Episode Four

Soil to Soul Episode Two

Soil to Soul Episode Two. For the last few months, Ministry of Cigars and friends have been hosting a Facebook Live called Soil to Soul. Now, this is purely for fun and we do the Facebook live shows quite irregularly. Keep an eye out on the Ministry of Cigars Facebook...

Gatekeepers of the cigar community

Gatekeepers of the cigar community

Gatekeepers of the cigar community. The cigar industry has been growing over the last decade. The production numbers are not up to the level of the crazy cigar boom of the mid-1990s, but they have been steadily rising and are higher than ever, with the exemption of...

Soil to Soul Episode Four

Soil to Soul Episode One

Soil to Soul Episode One. For the last few months, Ministry of Cigars and friends have been hosting a Facebook Live called Soil to Soul. Now, this is purely for fun and we do the Facebook live shows quite irregularly. Keep an eye out on the Ministry of Cigars Facebook...

Charity Habanos Festival Auction

Cigar charities

Cigar charities, quite a good number of cigar brands run or support a charity program. And there are a few distributors that either support or started charities as well. They are giving back to the community. Some are open about it, raising awareness while trying to...

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...

Royal Agio: the history part 2

Royal Agio: the history part 1

Royal Agio: the history of this Dutch cigar manufacturer. The Dutch cigar manufacturer Royal Agio Cigars has a long history. For the premium Longfiller smokers, they are known for the Balmoral cigars. And the San Pedro de Macoris which they launched a few years ago....

Smoke dreams now available on google books

Smoke dreams now available on google books

Smoke dreams now available on google books for free. The autobiography that Julius Caesar Newman published in 1957 is now available for free on Google Books. It’s a brand new scan. Previously the book was only available Scribd, but now there’s a free updated version...

Royal Agio: the history part 2

A visit to Royal Agio

A visit to Royal Agio. Growing up in The Netherlands, cigars from Royal Agio were a staple. The most famous brand in the country, with the powdered Gouden Oogst as the most recognizable cigar in the portfolio. And later, after being introduced to premium handmade...

A thank you to Fidel Castro

A thank you to Fidel Castro

A thank you to Fidel Castro. Before you get angry before you start cursing and screaming that we are communists of libtards, hold your breath. Keep reading. We are aware of the atrocities of the Castro regime, about their disrespect for human rights. We aren’t fans,...

Amsterdam’s cigar lounges

Amsterdam’s cigar lounges

Amsterdam’s cigar lounges. Now Amsterdam is a city known for smoking. But their reputation is not for smoking cigars. Many tourists are coming to Amsterdam to smoke weed at one of the many weed shops. Yet Amsterdam has a big cigar tradition as well. In the early days,...

Habanos collector’s item Guayasamin Humidor

Habanos collector’s item Guayasamin Humidor

Habanos collector's item Guayasamin Humidor. In 1996, the Equatorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamin painted a portrait of Fidel Castro for his 70th birthday. And from that, the idea was born to make a limited edition humidor to commemorate the 30th birthday of the Cohiba...

The Dutch Big Smoke 2019

The Dutch Big Smoke 2019

The Dutch Big Smoke 2019. Mid-September is the week of the Dutch Big Smoke, and it has been since 2011. This year just continued the tradition. Ministry of Cigars was there to enjoy the company of like-minded people, lovers of the leaf. Big Smoke history The Dutch Big...

Charity Habanos Festival Auction

We need feedback for Ministry of Cigars

We need feedback for Ministry of Cigars. The website has been online for a year and we reached a bigger audience than we expected for the first year. Which is awesome. So now it’s time to reach out to you guys and girls for feedback. We need your opinions to make us...

Are convenience stores real tobacconists?

Are convenience stores real tobacconists?

Are convenience stores real tobacconists? That is the question that convenience store owners and the cigar industry have to ask themselves. Especially in Western Europe, dry-cured short fillers are popular. And many of them are sold in convenience stores, petrol...

Imperial shareholders urge sales of cigar division

Imperial shareholders urge sales of cigar division

Imperial shareholders urge sales of cigar division. A few months ago, Imperial Brands announced that they are planning to sell all their premium cigar activities. From their factory in the Dominican Republic, Tabacalera de Garcia, to their retail businesses under the...

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