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Alejandro Turrent

The Tobacco Man

Alejandro Turrent has a Toro-sized cigar permanently clamped between his pearly white teeth, and his lips are never far from a grin.

New Releases

CARLITO FUENTE & MOHAMMED MOHEBI

FUENTE FUENTE OPUSX 2020

The world excitedly awaits the World Expo 2020, which carries the theme slogan “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.” It takes place from October 20, 2020, to April 3, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates. Meanwhile, the official cigar for it has already been created.

Ratings & Awards

best buy of 2019 - Cigar Journal

CIGAR JOURNAL’S BEST BUY CIGARS OF 2019

We combed through our blind tastings from the year 2019 again to find out which cigars received particularly good evaluations during the course of the year but are offered for a much lower price compared to others of the same rating. We characterise such ratings in our magazine with the stamp “Best Buy”. The basis

Cigar Friendly

Southside Cigar & Tobacco | Cigar Friendly: Indianapolis, IN

A Wednesday morning in Indianapolis, a ten-minute drive south of the city center: four older men have taken a seat at the card table in front of the walk-in humidor and are immersed in their game. Opposite, in the lounge area, a small group talks about the most interesting offers from the local auto parts shops. The walls are decorated with cigar posters, boxes and souvenir photos of various festivals.

Southside Cigar & Tobacco | Cigar Friendly: Indianapolis, IN

A Wednesday morning in Indianapolis, a ten-minute drive south of the city center: four older men have taken a seat at the card table in front of the walk-in humidor and are immersed in their game. Opposite, in the lounge area, a small group talks about the most interesting offers from the local auto parts shops. The walls are decorated with cigar posters, boxes and souvenir photos of various festivals.

Let it Burn | Cigar Friendly: Naples, FL

The Rocky Patel signature lounge, Burn, pushes the envelope on what a luxury cigar environment should be.  The city of Naples, Florida by itself puts a demand on the local establishments to deliver only the highest quality product to its affluent citizens and Burn does not disappoint!  Old-school elegance lives in harmony with new-school swagger

From the Magazine

Turmeaus Shop

Turmeaus Cigars & Whisky – UK’s Largest Cigar Shop

Liverpool’s favorite tiny tobacconist, Turmeaus, has just become the UK’s largest specialist cigar shop.
 C.Gars Ltd took over Turmeaus in 2003. The London-based company’s new flagship store, rechristened Turmeaus Cigars and Whisky, is now in the center of Liverpool.

Plasencia Brothers

Plasencia Cigars: The 5th Generation of Family Business

The story of Plasencia Cigars starts, as so many other cigar stories, in Cuba during the 1800s. It’s a story of a fifth-generation family business that is one of the most respected on the scene. It’s a story of hardship, two revolutions, a disastrous mold attack, but also of persistence, conviction and innovation.

Tom Lazukas

Brand Focus: How Eiroa’s Asylum Came to Be

Asylum is the new brand from Christian Eiroa and Tom Lazuka, and it is known for being huge. The big cigars measure 7 x 70 and 8 x 80. But how did the brand come about? According to Tom Lazuka, it was his idea.

Norway Viking Cigars

Viking Cigars: Spreading the Viking Spirit

Viking Cigars represents the nordic spirit. Embodied in three cigars. It’s about swords and schoolyard fights, an just a hint of Cuba. Arnt Ånensen and Hawk Aanonsen want to offer cigars for “real” men.

Alec Bradley

Alec & Bradley

Most people know the cigar company Alec Bradley, but many don’t realize the company’s founder is actually Alan Rubin.

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