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Koval Whiskey: Austrian Distillery Tradition in Chicago

Robert Birnecker dreamed of taking Austria’s time-honored distillery tradition to the United States. His Koval brand has achieved that dream – though not with Old World-style fruit brandies, but by producing distinctly New World whiskeys. Two years after the company’s founding, his creations already won several awards.

Nicaraguan Cigar Festival 2016: Have Fun And Get Educated

A new segment called “Conversatorio Puro Sabor” will be added to the Puro Sabor 2016 Cigar Festival in Estelí, Nicaragua. The Conversatorio will be a casual exchange of experiences and ideas lead by industry experts in an informal and fun setting, in which the audience will have the opportunity to interact and learn about a variety of topics.

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Stanford J. Newman Honored for Lifetime Achievement

In 2006, the Lifetime Achievement award went posthumously to Stanford J. Newman, who died suddenly on 15 August this year, shortly after his 90th birthday. Stanford J. Newman was one of the most significant cigar personalities of the world, playing a major role in the definition of the cigar culture for seven decades.