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Mare Nostrum coming to The Netherlands

Mare Nostrum coming to The Netherlands

Mare Nostrum coming to The Netherlands. The latest blend from El Viejo Continente will soon be available in The Netherlands through distributor De Sigarenman. De Sigarenman also has a small retail outlet in the town of Hellevoetsluis. The company distributes El Viejo...

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Dutch tobacconist Van Vreumingen sold

Dutch tobacconist Van Vreumingen sold

Dutch tobacconist Van Vreumingen sold. The 183-year-old tobacconist Van Vreumingen in the Dutch town of Gouda has a new owner. After five generations of the Van Vreumingen family owning and running the shop, the family tradition will end. But the legacy will continue...

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Epic Cigars returning to The Netherlands

Epic Cigars returning to The Netherlands

Epic Cigars returning to The Netherlands. And the brand is also coming to Sweden. In a chat with Dean Parsons, owner of Epic, he mentioned finding distribution in both The Netherlands and the Scandinavian country. Epic had to reinvent itself. Parsons found a new...

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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...

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J. Cortes buys Dutch cigar distributor

J. Cortes buys Dutch cigar distributor

J. Cortes buys Dutch cigar distributor J. van Horssen BV. Well, not completely. But the Belgian cigar giant bought the machine-made division of J. Van Horssen B.V. J. Van Horssen BV is a family business founded in 1943. The sale goes in effect on January first. A few...

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CAO creates homage to Nicaragua

CAO creates homage to Nicaragua

CAO creates an homage to Nicaragua for select international markets. Later this year the brand will release a limited edition 6x58 Gran Toro. And it will only be available in a select few countries. Even though the cigar is a homage to Nicaragua, and bears that name,...

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Smoke lounges are forbidden in The Netherlands

Smoke lounges are forbidden in The Netherlands

Smoke lounges are forbidden in The Netherlands effective immediately. The highest court in The Netherlands just ruled that smoke lounges in restaurants and bars are prohibited effective immediately. The anti-smoke organization ‘clean air now’ won the appeal. Since...

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E.P. Carrillo returns to Dutch market

E.P. Carrillo returns to Dutch market

E.P. Carrillo returns to the Dutch market. After an absence of several years, the Dominican cigar company returns with a different distributor, Gajane Benelux. The two companies started a relationship after Gajane secured distribution for the Norwegian cigar brand...

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Balmoral releasing Añejo XO Oscuro Lancero

Balmoral releasing Añejo XO Oscuro Lancero

Balmoral is releasing an Añejo XO Oscuro Lancero. The limited-edition for 2019 will be the Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Lancero FT (flag tail) Edicion Limitada in The Netherlands in the next few days. It is not the first time that Royal Agio picked a Lancero size as a...

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Birthdays and events
December 12
Hamlet Paredes (Rocky Patel)
December 13
EVENT: The Cigar Club, Fellini ristorante, Kuala Lumpur
December 17
Fred Vandermarliere (Cortes)
December 18
Didier v Houvenaghel (La Ley)
December 20
Stefan Bastiaenssens (JC Newman)
December 25
Dean parsons (Epic Cigars)
December 26
Esteban Disla (RoMa Craft)

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