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Author Archives: Katja Gnann

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Profession and Calling

Profession and Calling

With Salomé Alemán Carriazo a new era has begun. She is the first woman to be named Maestra del Ron cubano and thus the eighth in the group of rum masters. Cigar Journal met the chemical engineer and passionate cigar smoker in Havana.

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Tabacalera de García: How a Giant Works…

Driving past the premises of Tabacalera de García in La Romana, one already senses the grandiose dimensions of the world’s largest cigar factory. An endless sea of mopeds glitters in the Dominican midday sun. Thousands of specialists daily produce a huge amount of cigars. We have the opportunity to meet the man who is responsible for ensuring that the cogwheels of the mega-operation run smoothly and never stop: factory director, Javier Elmudesi.

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Davidoff: Beat Hauenstein unites the best of two worlds

In a virtual but no less personal interview, Cigar Journal spoke to Beat Hauenstein, CEO of Oettinger Davidoff, on the status QUO of the family company. Despite the atmosphere of the crisis, the passionate skydiver ventured a look into the future. Because, if there is anyone who has learned to deal with difficult situations on the fly, it is the 52-year-old Swiss national.

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La Palina Announces PCA Exclusive Goldie Prominete

La Palina will be debuting Goldie Prominente at the PCA show in Las Vegas, NV. Bill Paley (owner of La Palina) proudly states, “Goldie Prominente continues La Palina’s commitment to produce Goldie in classic styles and hyper limited quantities. We consulted with our team at El Titan De Bronze to utilize vintage tobaccos — which

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