Do you know this place? You go through a door and find yourself in another world. In a small town in southern Germany, anybody who loves cigars gets this feeling: at Paul Bugge in Schwenningen.
The first impression that visitors to Vienna often express is: “Time has stood still here.” In light of the comprehensive historic buildings and the somewhat leisurely pace here in Austria, this may be true. But in a matter that concerns us cigar smokers, it is – thank goodness – also true: in Austria, smoking indoors is still allowed in compliance with certain conditions.
They sound like monsters, and even though they’re not vicious, they pack a pretty good bite. The Ogre, Wasabi, Dirty Hooligan, and Swamp Thang are popular cigars that not only share spooky monikers, they also share the same green skin – that is, a candela capa – the lime-green wrapper that was popular with American cigar smokers from the late 1950s to the early 1970s.
Oettinger Davidoff has been going through some changes over the few past years.
Stepping into the basement, I’m greeted by a sexy bar – and the sweet sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan coming from the speakers.
In recent years, there have been many innovations in the area of packaging, but above all the ceramic and glass jars, in which new productions are now presented, have become veritable musthaves for passionados and collectors.
Sobienie Królewskie is a high-end golf resort just outside of Warsaw in Poland.
Even though there are fewer and fewer places to smoke in New York the community is growing. Cigar event-planner and founder of Fine Tobacco NYC, Matthias Clock, takes us to his favorite spots in the big apple.
Nick Perdomo Jr. has achieved the American dream par excellence. After 26 years in the cigar business and approaching his midfifites, he manages a company that has more than 4,000 employees, cultivates 1,200 acres of tobacco land and has a production capacity of 80,000 cigars per day.
Everything starts with a cigar. No matter how long you have already indulged in the pleasure of the rolled tobacco, in the end, it’s all about one particular cigar. There probably isn’t a cigar smoker for whom this one cigar, over time, hasn’t changed quite a bit.
It was not love at first sight. Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars and Janny García of My Father Cigars had known each other and worked together for many years when they realized they were more than “just” friends and business partners. That was in 2009 … or was it 2010?
Since the death of his father on August 5, 2016, Carlito has been the head of the family. That Fuente is one of the most important cigar families (yearly production approx. 30 million cigars) and produces many of the most coveted cigars in the world is adequately known. But who is this man?