Author Archives: Samuel Spurr

The Passing of Crisanto “Santo” Cardenas

The Passing of Crisanto “Santo” Cardenas

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.

Cigar Smoking World Championship comes to Australia

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.



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