The first Asian qualification round of the Cigar Smoking World Championship for 2019 was held on Saturday evening at Astor Bar, St Regis in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s Trinidad Cigar Company brought the qualification event to the country for the first time, with 14 competitors and over 20 spectators enjoying a night of cigar camaraderie and friendly competition.
Eric Piras, the man behind Hong Kong-based cigar distribution and market development company Cigraal has just launched Bertie Cigars, an upscale lounge in Central Hong Kong.
Those visiting Tokyo for business of pleasure have an array of opportunities to indulge in cigars. Here are the best places to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours.
Last month, Davidoff Cigars hosted a celebration to usher in the Lunar New Year at Seoul’s De La Mano in conjunction with Remy Martin’s Louis XIII.
There’s nothing new about a long-time cigar fan deciding to throw his hat in the ring and produce his own blend. However, Riste Ristevski’s Jas Sum Kral cigars, branded by Ristevski as “Boutique as f*ck,” have garnered plenty of online attention since debuting in late 2015.
Cigar lovers visiting Langkawi, Malaysia’s tropical resort island, now have a relaxed cigar lounge to enjoy during their stay.
Rocky Patel will commence his first tour of Australia on January 28th with a gala event in Sydney hosted by cigar retailer Cigar Hut.
Felix Menendez was a legendary figure in the cigar world. Not withstanding his family lineage, he helped put Brazilian tobacco on the map after his family was forced from Cuba.
In the first ever private event at the Cuban Embassy in Malaysia, The Cigar Club was honoured to organize a gathering to celebrate cigars, music, drinks, food, and the amazing culture and spirit of Cuba.
Maya Selva, owner of Flor de Selva, Villa Zamorano, and Cumpay cigar brands recently toured South-East Asia, visiting Vietnam and Hong Kong.
La Casa Del Habano Kuala Lumpur recently celebrated two decades of operation with a cigar dinner attended by Asia-Pacific’s cigar industry members and Habanos enthusiasts.
Our Cigar Journal editor, Samuel Spurr, embarks on a journey to Asia and inquires about the development of the cigar industry in Malaysia.