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The 6 different Habanos concepts explained

The 6 different Habanos concepts explained

The 6 different Habanos concepts explained. Habanos focuses on two things when creating a concept besides cigars that is. Three retail concepts and three experience concepts. But some concepts do have an overlap. Yet the concepts aren’t clear to everybody, and the...

A new social media platform for cigars

A new social media platform for cigars

A new social media platform for cigars. There is a new social media platform for cigars. It’s stogieslives.com and it’s the brainchild of Valery Marszalek. Marsalek was talking to a friend when he mentioned that he was in Facebook jail for a week for posting...

Tor Imports giving back charity

Tor Imports giving back charity

Tor Imports giving back charity. 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,...

Industry legend Julio Eiroa

Industry legend Julio Eiroa

Industry legend Julio Eiroa. Every industry has legends. Some unsung heroes, some famous names. A few names that will remain in everybody’s memories forever, most will fade away over time. Some that have left us, some still alive. These legends all played their part...

Making cigars climate neutral

Making cigars climate neutral

Making cigars climate neutral. Sustainability is a major issue nowadays because of climate change. Many industries are moving to a more sustainable way of production. But you might think that making cigars is very sustainable at its core. It’s planting a crop,...

Is China the future for premium cigars?

Is China the future for premium cigars?

Is China the future for premium cigars? If the question is about sales, the answer is plain and simple YES. The demand for luxury items is growing at an unseen rate. But what about being the future for cigar production? The Chinese have been in the cigar game for more...

Tor Imports giving back charity

Project Piece of Heart charity

Project Piece of Heart charity. 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,...

Price quality Top 25 for 2020 the full list

Price quality Top 25 for 2020 the full list

Price quality Top 25 for 2020. In 2020, Ministry of Cigars did reviews on 111 cigars. Cigars from six different countries. Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, and Nicaragua. The majority of the cigars came from Nicaragua, 54 to be precise. The Dominican...

Industry legend Julio Eiroa

Industry Legend Don Kiki Berger

Industry Legend Don Kiki Berger. Every industry has legends. Some unsung heroes, some famous names. A few names that will remain in everybody’s memories forever, most will fade away over time. Some that have left us, some still alive. These legends all played their...

Price quality Top 25 for 2020 the full list

The complete Top 25 for 2020

The complete Top 25 for 2020, the full list. In 2020, Ministry of Cigars did reviews on 111 cigars. Cigars from six different countries. Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, and Nicaragua. The majority of the cigars came from Nicaragua, 54 to be precise....

Episode 33: The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show

Episode 33: The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show

Episode 33: The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show. And what cigar should we smoke since it’s Christmas? Well, there is one cigar made for this occasion a few years ago. It’s the Royal Danish Weihnachten Leckerbissen. That is not a Danish name though, but German. It...

Price quality Top 25 for 2020 the full list

What is the worst cigar you ever smoked?

What is the worst cigar you ever smoked? It is a question that pops up every few weeks in almost any Facebook cigar group. And I really don’t understand that question. Why would you want to post a negative question? What do you get out of the answers? A negative...

Episode 33: The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show

Episode 32: The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show

Episode 32: The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show. With the My Father Fonseca Robusto and Mitcher’s bourbon. Almost every Cuban brand, even terrible ones like Guantanamera, have a New World counterpart. Most of these brands are in the hands of two big players. Those are...

My friend is smoking a fake Cuban

My friend is smoking a fake Cuban

My friend is smoking a fake Cuban, should I tell him or not? A question that a lot of people struggle with. Others don’t. And with an increase of counterfeit Cohiba photos being uploaded to Facebook, more and more calls not to tell someone show up. But for Ministry of...

Tor Imports giving back charity

CLE Foundation Cigar charity

CLE Foundation Cigar charity. 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...

Episode 33: The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show

Episode 31: The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show

Episode 31: The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show. Counterfeit cigars are rampant. But it’s mainly a problem for the Cuban brands, with Cohiba as the brand with most counterfeit cigars. Although there are cases of some high-end new world cigars that are counterfeited as...

Industry legend Julio Eiroa

Industry legends Henke Kelner

Industry legends Henke Kelner. Nowadays when you say Henke Kelner you say Davidoff. But that wasn’t always the case. Before the 1990s, Kelner was his own man with his own factory, own brands, and he created private labels for others. But his life changed when he met...

Counterfeits aren’t just Cohiba’s problem

Counterfeits aren’t just Cohiba’s problem

Counterfeits aren’t just Cohiba's problem. No doubt that Cohiba is the most common counterfeit Cuban cigar, but it’s not limited to Cohiba only. Ministry of Cigars has seen other Cuban marcas as counterfeit cigars as well. Last week we told you how to recognize...

Episode 33: The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show

Episode 30: The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show

Episode 30: The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show. And this time, the guys met up with Lord GK from whiskyhaven.com at the whiskyhaven office. The cigar of choice is the Hiram & Solomon Entered Apprentice, a Connecticut Shade cigar hailing from Nicaragua....

Counterfeits aren’t just Cohiba’s problem

How to spot a fake Cohiba?

How to spot a fake Cohiba? Last week, Ministry of Cigars published an article on how to spot Counterfeit Cuban cigars. That article focused on the major flaws that are easily detectable. Missing stickers, glass top boxes, or things like Edicion Limitadas from a year...

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