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…
In this article Hendrik Kelner tells us his life story and about the development of his Cigar Manufactory
Fuente Fuente OpusX is the most popular cigar brand in the USA, followed in second place by Arturo Fuente. In Australia Fuentes are traded like precious jewellery, while smokehops in Europe seems to be suffering from chronic shortages. There is no cigar in which more love, passion and emotion are invested.
Toraño family celebrates 90 years of tobacco business. Only a few cigar companies are as famous as Toraño – in terms of their origins, family history and successes. They not only produce for the most recognized cigar brands in the world, their own brand is also at the top of the ratings.
Imperial Tobacco Group PLC is the number one producer of premium cigars in the world and Fernando Domínuez leads the Cigar Business Unit.
In 1964, with $ 600 in his pocket, José Orlando Padrón founded a small cigar manufactory in Miami to supply himself and fellow Cuban exiles. Today, one of the most important cigar brands on the planet bears his name.
Dion Giolito has set fire to the industry with one successful cigar brand after another. His cigars seem to have the ability to appeal to us and produce exactly the cigars we desire.
Swedish Match AB, number two in the international cigar market, is preparing for one of the greatest challenges in the 94-year history of the enterprise: the end of the US trade embargo against Cuba. Lennart R. Freeman has clearly-defined goals in mind.
Denmark-based Scandinavian Tobacco Group is one of the tobacco industry’s major global players: it is the largest pipe tobacco producer in the world and foremost cigar manufacturer in Europe, third worldwide.
Established in 1992 by Mr. David Tang, the Pacific Cigar Company (PCC) is the official Habanos S.A. distributor for the Asia-Pacific region. Geographically it is one of the largest, supplying Habanos cigars to 37 countries..
“A cigar makes time stop” wrote Zino Davidoff, arguable the most celebrated man in cigars of all time. You could replace the word “cigar” with “Zino” and everyone would still know what you were talking about. On March 11th, we celebrated is 100th birthday.