fbpx

Specials

Cigar charities

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...

Cigar charities

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...

International Association of Cigar Sommelier scam part two

Certified Cigar Sommelier Scam

Certified Cigar Sommelier Scam. The other day, we read about a Cigar Sommelier Certificate and people proudly claim that they are now an official Cigar Sommelier. It’s by a company called The International Association of Cigar Sommeliers, founded by the Cuban Yamir...

The future for European cigar magazines

The future for European cigar magazines

The future for European cigar magazines. A week and a half ago, the news came out that the Belgian Cigar Magazine El Gusto was forced to quit under pressure of the FOD Volksgezondheid. That’s the Belgian equivalent of the American FDA, Food and Drug Authority. They...

What are boutique cigars?

What are boutique cigars?

What are boutique cigars? According to the dictionary boutique is 'a business or establishment that is small and sophisticated or fashionable'. And that is a wide description. The words boutique and craft are rampant nowadays, brands are using it left and right. And...

Music and Cigars

Music and Cigars

Music and Cigars, when you say those two words, most people will think jazz. Because of the old image of a smoky jazz bar. But that’s not where we are going with this story. We are going to talk about cigars in music. There are songs about anything. And because of...

The stupidity of cigar legislation

The stupidity of cigar legislation

The stupidity of cigar legislation. We get it, cigarettes are bad. And we agree with that. Cigarettes are tobacco, cigars are tobacco, so cigars must be bad, right? Well, no! But most politicians and the general public are too lazy, or dumb, to inform themselves. And...

The history of the cigar store Indian

The history of the cigar store Indian

The history of the cigar store Indian. No, that history doesn’t start in America. Even though cigar store Indians are now considered Americana. The story of the cigar store Indians starts in the United Kingdom. In the late 16th century, the British started to import...

The cigar insurance myth

The cigar insurance myth

The cigar insurance myth. As a cigar smoker, you probably heard that story more than once. According to the legend, some smart-ass insured his cigars against fire. And after smoking, filed a claim that he lost the cigars due to a series of small fires. And that it...

Follow us

birthday_cake
Birthdays and events
April 3
Erik Nording (Nording Pipes & Cigars)
April 10
Manolo Quesada (Quesada Cigars)
April 17
Michael Serota (Alec Bradley)
April 20
Todd Vance (Padilla)
April 24
Riste Riatevski (Jas Sum Kral)
April 25
Nick Melillo (Foundation)
April 27
Jeremy Casdagli (Bespoke)