Weekly news week 2 2021. In 2021 we are continuing to shine a light on more beautiful charity from the cigar community. In the last few months, Ministry of Cigars wrote about Pronica, the Habanos auctions, Oliva, Phuck Cancer, Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, Nicafund, Cigars for Warriors, and the CLE Foundation. Last Sunday we added the Piece of Heart Project from ADVentura cigars to the list.
The reviews this week come from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The Hiram & Solomon Entered Apprentice Robusto is rolled at the Plasencia Cigar Factory in Nicaragua. It is a cigar with a Connecticut shade wrapper and the first tier into becoming a freemason. The second cigar of the week is the Puro Ambar by Tabacalera El Artista. But the original blend, from before the recent blend tweak.
Xikar was in the news twice this week. First for their collaboration with the Miami artist Carlos Turano III. Turano’s design is now available on the iconic Xikar Xi2 cutters in four different colors. But Xikar also made some changes to their Pipeline lighters. These soft flame lighters are perfect for lighting pipes but work for cigars as well. Casdagli Cigars is venturing into coffee for its Villa Casdagli lifestyle brand.
The first official delivery of Rocky Patel Cigars arrived on the shores of New Zealand. And it’s quite the order for such a small population. Davidoff halts the production and sale of the 702 lines. JC Newman releases a new value cigar with the name Havana Q. Drew Estate comes with a Herrera Esteli Flying Pig for events with Willy Herrera. And the infamous Liga Privada H99 is available at every Drew Estate event until mid-May. General Cigars splits its portfolio in two. A part of the portfolio is now the responsibility of the new company Forged Cigar Company.
The West African country of Guinea, also known as the Republic of Guinea or as Guinea – Conakry has a new Habanos Specialist. The tobacco retail store of 68 Mark Avenue is now a Habanos Specialist. Germany and the Duty-Free retail partners of Habanos are getting the machine-made Cohiba cigarillos in limited edition boxes. Extra slick boxes, yet the cigars are the same as always. And during a virtual event with viewers from all over the world, Habanos, Pacific Cigar Company, and Ififon Limited released the Hoyo De Monterrey Primaveras. This cigar is limited to 8.888 boxes and commemorates the Chinese Year of the Ox. And the name, which means spring? That’s because of Chinese New Year as well, which takes place at the end of the winter. And that’s the weekly news for week 2, 2021.