Pacific Cigar Company, the exclusive distributor for Habanos cigar brands in the Asia Pacific Region, will engage the cigar community online this Friday 22 May at 18.30 Hong Kong local time (GMT+8) with the virtual launch of the Trinidad Casilda.
www.BondRoberts.com, a new Cuban cigar online auction platform developed by Rob Ayala of Friends of Habanos and Rob Fox of James J. Fox, was introduced to the Cuban cigar fraternity at a private party during the Habanos Festival in February and went live online in late April.
The Saigon Cigar Club, host of the Cigar Smoking World Championship Saigon Qualifier in 2018, is now located on the prestigious Dong Khoi shopping street of District 1.
STOREDRIGHT relies on placing multiple monitoring sensors throughout specific locations of the humidor. Once poor micro-climates are identified, the STOREDRIGHT team can then properly address them.
Condega Cigars are now available in Malaysia through Cigars Lounge’s three brick and mortar stores in Kuala Lumpur and their online shop.
The global Whisky event Whisky Live comes to Thailand this week on Friday 31 January and Saturday 1 February at the Renaissance Hotel in Bangkok.
Bertie Cigars in Hong Kong recently celebrated 2020 and the Lunar New Year with an event featuring fantastic cigars, drinks, food, and great camaraderie.
“It was a fun event, in line with Bertie’s usual style of fantastic cigars, delicious drinks, beautiful food, lots of laughs, old and new friendships, and a lucky draw,” said Eric Piras, founder of Bertie Cigars.
Guests enjoyed a range of cigars including Ashton VSG Robusto, Joya Black Robusto, Flor de Selva ‘Year of the Pig’ Toro, and Partagas Serie D No. 4, with numerous bottles of Joseph Drouhin Chablis, Billecart Salmon Champagne, Château Siaurac, and Antica Fratta.
In his welcome speech, Piras thanked guests for their support since opening in early 2019. “Feel free and at home in Bertie, your second office! In 2020 we will continue to host tasting events, Cigraal Academy masterclasses and lively Latino nights. The team and I wish you a Kung Hei Fat Choy and Happy New Year 2020.”
In March, Bertie Cigars celebrates its first anniversary and will be announcing their celebration very soon. “We will celebrate our 1st year anniversary and I am looking forward to have you all for a BIG party,” said Piras.
Event photos: https://cigraal.smugmug.com/Bertie-New-Year-VIP-event/
On 8 January, the first Habanos Specialist store in Hanoi, Vietnam was officially opened. Ms. Lianys Torres Rivera, Cuban Ambassador in Vietnam, Do Thang Hai, Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Dag Holmboe, Pacific Cigar Company CEO, and business and media VIPs attended the opening event and had the opportunity to experience the art of pairing premium whisky and Cuban cigars.
In the twenty years since Macau’s return to China in 1999, China has undergone tremendous changes, and Macau has also achieved rapid economic and social development. To commemorate this historical moment, Great Wall Cigars released commemorative “Miracle” cigars at the rooftop garden of the Rocks Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf, Macau in January.
Davidoff has expanded operations in Hong Kong with a new flagship store at The Peninsula. The new 1,070 sq.ft store and lounge on the mezzanine floor of the historical building in Kowloon is 76% bigger than the original ground floor location and is complete with a larger cigar lounge which can accommodate 20 guests.
Astute local connoisseurs and Mainland Chinese buyers keep this global cigar city buzzing.
Cigar Emperor, a tobacco import company, led by owner and CEO Dr Matthew T. Nekvapil from headquarters in Malaysia, has recently expanded into the Thai market and will be focusing in this market on non-Cuban cigars.