As well as numerous news items about new launches, lounge and club openings, and events all around the globe, our writers offer up a concentrated charge of firsthand impressions from the cigar world, and in-depth information also in our new issue.
For our cover story we met Christian Eiroa, the mastermind behind Cigar Journal’s Cigar of the Year 2015, and who, at the age of 44, has already had many successes in the cigar industry. We spoke with him about Camacho, his new brands, and his preference for Corojo tobacco.
Planning a trip to Cuba in the near future? We recommend reading our lounge guide on Havana. We found the best 10 places for you to smoke your Havana cigar. Sam Spurr talked to passionados who had the dream of creating their own cigar blend and who have actually been able to realize such projects.
Simon Chase reflects on the emergence of Trinidad, and Nick Hammond wonders whether the golden age of vintage Davidoff cigars might be near its end: he talks dwindling inventory with cigar retailer Mitchell Orchant.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 1/2017 edition.
Davidoff 702 Series
SmoQueens: Ladies Cigar Club in Amsterdam
Habanos Moments 2017
Habanos Releases to the Spanish Market
Puro Sabor Nicaragua 2017
Hotel Storchen Zurich: New Cigar Lounge Opening
2017 Habanos Release List
Cigar Smoking World Championship: 2017 Tournaments
Davidoff Downtown New York
Blind Tasting: 60 Cigars
Cover: Christian Eiroa, The Corojo King
Havana’s Best Places to Smoke Cigars
Diplomado del Tabaco
One Day in the Life of a Quality Supervisor at Flor de Copan
Oscar Valladares’ Leaf by Oscar
Cigaragua: A Nicaragua-Only Tobacconist
Trinidad Rises to New Heights
Crossover Tasting: Cocktails & Cigars
The Nat Sherman Townhouse
Charlotte Mrani: Design Humidors From Scandinavia
Alec Bradley Expands in Europe
Cigars at London’s Arts Club
Cigars as National Cultural Heritage in the Netherlands
DeArt: Luxury Humidors Made in Italy
Arnold André: 200 Years of Tobacco Tradition in Germany
Tobacco & Arts: Anja Kruse
What Does it Take to Create a Private Blend?
Our Picks for Best-Value Rums
The End for Vintage Davidoff?
The Cigar Advisors Say Hello
Bars & Cigars in Tel Aviv
100 Years of Klaus Kleinlagel
Cooking & Cigars: The Taste of Havana