With the recent launch of the Gran Reserva and a new USA distribution deal, the Philippines’ oldest cigar manufacturer, Tabacalera Incorporada, is intent on returning to global prominence.
Don’t you hate it? The guys next to you are smoking fake Cohibas and it’s so obvious. Yet, some people smoke them. A large part of them knows damned well they are smoking fakes, but it’s the same thing with fake wines: they don’t want to pay the price for the real deal.
Looking at cigars from more than one angle is important to us. We want to fully explore this industry, its changes, and how it is changing the world. Since the creation of cigars, women and men have worked in tobacco side by side. In this article we are featuring stories of some of the women leading the cigar industry today.
Pepin Garcia has become one of the most recognizable people in the global cigar business in just seven short years. His, and indeed his family’s, story is an exemplar of the American Dream
Worldwide she is one of the few women who have successfully produced handmade cigars in this male domain and holds her own as a woman: the French-Honduran Maya Selva is celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of her company.
t has been exactly 20 years since Davidoff moved cigar production to the Dominican Republic. To mark the anniversary, the world’s largest family-owned cigar business is launching a completely new line: Puro d’Oro.
Rocky Patel started making cigars during the cigar boom of the nineteennineties. In the last fifteen years he has transformed from a lawyer who loved cigars to a true man of tobacco with several classic cigars to a true man of tobacco with several classic cigars in his portfolio.
Since Carlos Diez took over the management of the family business, Puros Indios, towards the end of 2007, a great deal has changed, but then again, perhaps not really so much …
The fourth generation of this tobacco business has set its sights on establishing the family name as a global cigar brand. And so far, it’s been a success. Representatives from over 15 countries attended its first international sales meeting.
A 28 year old former economics student mixed his creative flair with a budding interest in cigars to begin Prometheus. Samuel Spurr meets Keith K. Park, proudly celebrating 15 years of passion.
For years, the so-called boutique cigars have been enjoying growing popularity, above all in the USA. In the German-speaking area, the cigar importer Paul Bugge is concentrating on. this niche. At the InterTabac 2007, this wholesaler will present his exclusive portfolio for the first time.
The world-famous Partagás factory (at the address of No. 520 Industria in Havana) was nationalized 46 years ago, during the course of the Cuban revolution. The proprietor family, by the name of Cifuentes, had to leave everything behind when emigrating to the USA with nothing but the often-quoted clothes on their backs. There they made…