The overall competition winner and the new World Record holder in women’s category is Cosima Aichholzer. In her first attempt at slow smoking she beat the previous world record held by Christina Bartnikowski by 6 minutes
On June 18th 2016, around 40 cigar fans from Paris, but also from the USA, Turkey and Switzerland gathered at the Big Smoke Paris, the first French Cigar Smoking World Championship qualification tournament.
Havana Club has launched the Havana Club Tributo Collection, a new series of limited editions created with exceptional rum reserves set to be unveiled annually at the Cuban Habanos Festival.
Gurkha Cigars has opened its first cigar lounge in India. Cigar Lounge at Artisan is located in the heart of Mumbai’s financial business district’s Bandra Kurla complex.
The Dominican artist Fausto Ortiz has been selected as the inaugural artist to be featured in the Davidoff Lounges as part of the Art in Lounges program.
On Saturday, 4th of June 2016, cigar lovers of The Netherlands gathered at the iconic cigar shop of PGC Hajenius in Amsterdam for the Dutch qualification tournament to the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC).
Drew Estate announced the launch of their Drew Diplomat app, which is now available in several stores.
On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May, the Sigarun was held: a 24-hour run on and around the site of cigar manufacturer J. Cortès. The initiative raised 22,500 euros for charity.
The U.K. qualification tournament for the Cigar Smoking World Championship 2016 will take place at the Hyde Bar and Terrace in the Park Tower Hotel Knightsbridge in London.
A fun filled weekend with cigars from Arturo Fuente, Principle Cigars, Bespoke, Macanudo and Davidoff will take place in Latvia next weekend. The Riga Whisky Festival is returning for the third time on May 27-29, 2016.
One year ago, the IWCS conducted a survey of 500 women on their preferences, tendencies and approach to cigars. We’re now releasing the third part of the results.
Russian citizen Oleg Pedan took back the world record in slow cigar smoking from Darren Cioffi at the La Gran Fumada 2016 in St. Petersburg. Cioffi had previously taken the tile at the swedish qualification tournament on April 16, 2016.