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Discussing the International Family Company Villiger With Heinrich Villiger

Discussing the International Family Company Villiger With Heinrich Villiger

The Swiss cigar manufacturer Heinrich Villiger has not only shaped the company Villiger Söhne for over 60 years, but also acquired a knowledge of tobacco that is unparalleled. We sat down with him for an interview on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

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Xikar: The American Dream from the Garage

Who is the best partner for a cigar smoker? There are several: The cutter, the auger and the lighter. They should be practical; good design is preferable, and the cutter should cut like a knife through butter. Xikar offers all this to perfection, while behind the name there is a typical American entrepreneur story.

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North Sea Calling: Cigar Lounges in Hamburg, Bremen & Schleswig-Holstein

Land of Pleasure: Germany. Tolerant laws exist in the federal states of Hamburg, Bremen and Schleswig-Holstein. Here, smoking is allowed in establishments of up to 75m² as well as in closed side rooms. Wishing you a good smoke on this journey into the upper north!

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