Sad news from Cuba arrived mid-May with the passing of an industry legend. Known to many in the global cigar industry, but especially the Asia-Pacific region, Crisanto “Santo” Cardenas, the master blender and head torcedor for Roberto Duran Cigars passed away.
The Index, Australia’s premier luxury cigar purveyors, has released the first box of aged Cuban Cigars from its exclusive, Australia-first Collection X program.
The boutique cigar festival Smoke At The Creek is returning in 2022 after the success of the inaugural event in 2021.
The India Cigar Club and CigarKings India Pvt. Ltd. announce the inaugural Indian qualification rounds of the Cigar World Smoking Championship (CSWC) occurring through June.
Great Wall, known as the leading cigar brand in China, recently released cigar cutters made of cermet, a composite material composed of ceramic (cer) and metal (met) materials.
Eric Piras, the driving force behind Hong Kong-based cigar distributors Cigraal and Bertie Cigar lounge, has released his own line of cigars.
Moving into their new distribution center and retail space in late 2021, Canteros New Zealand now, for the first time in half a decade, provides a place for Christchurch-based aficionados to purchase cigars, pipe tobacco, humidors, and accessories over the counter at a retail store.
Cigar Social, located in Perth, Western Australia will host the Cigar Smoking World Championship’s Australian qualifier on 18 June, 2022. Cigar Social is the only indoor smoking venue of its kind to be granted an exemption to operate in Australia, and the Cigar Social team, led by Nick Russel, is excited to bring the Cigar World Smoking Championship down under for the first time.
Established in 1881, Tabacalera Incorporada was the first cigar factory in Asia and has been proudly Filipino owned and managed for the past thirty years since being purchased from the previous Spanish owners.
The Australian distributors of Jas Sum Kral, The Kingz Lounge, will be hosting a cigar and golf day on Friday 25 February in Sydney.
Kafie Trading Company, LLC owners of Kafie 1901 Cigars will be moving all premium cigar production to La Aurora Cigars, located in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
El Habano Moderno: A Collector’s Guide to Cuban Cigars of the Modern Era is an exciting new book authored by renowned Cuban cigar specialist Alexander Groom, the man behind Cuban Cigar Website.