Enrique Sanchez

1502 Cigars Heads to Europe, Now Available in Germany and Slovakia

Enrique Sánchez Icaza, CEO & Founder of Global Premium Cigars with it’s core brand 1502, is thinking big. Although a boutique cigar manufacturer with very limited production, he is taking his brand overseas. Germany and Slovakia are his first  steps into the international market and, Mr. Sanchez has chosen the finest and biggest cigar retailers/distributors in both countries to take care of his brand: www.cigarworld.de and www.reming-sk.com.

1502 Cigars have achieved ratings between 90 to 93 points almost a dozen times over the past years in Cigar Journal’s Blind Tastings with the 1502 Ruby Toro at the top (93 points and No. 14 of the Top 25 cigars in 2013) and 1502 Ruby Conquistador ranking #22 of our Top 25 cigars in 2014. 1502 Cigars regularly achieve the Best Buy category and, with the recently launched 1502 XO Mr Sanchez says: “This will be the best blend I’ve created, ever”.

His journalistic career began in 1979 as a freelancer for German-language newspapers in the US, and later for Austrian media including Die Wochenpresse and Das Wirtschaftsblatt. For ten years he also produced programs for over 60 radio stations around the world. In 1994, Reinhold C. Widmayer devoted himself to all things cigar, publishing technical articles in cigar magazines. He began working for Cigar Journal in 2001 and became editor-in-chief in 2005; under his auspices the journal has established itself as the world’s leading cigar magazine.


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