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Portraits & Interviews

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Boutique Cigars: Paul Garmirian Maintains his Composure

For Paul Garmirian and his son being small is a good thing. As business went well during the cigar boom they made the decision to stay small and not grow any further. With all the new brands coming to market, the Garmirians and their P.G. lines have remained constant.

Maya Selva Cigars: Global Player through Passion for Perfection

There is hardly any other cigar label that is as strongly, virtually pictorially, connected to a woman as the brand Maya Selva Cigars. This may ostensibly have to do with the fact that the founder gave the brand her name. But those who have the opportunity to meet the Franco-Honduran personally immediately feel that this strong, energetic woman lives for “her cigars”.

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Head of ANT Juan Martínez about the Cigar Boom in Nicaragua

The cigar industry in Nicaragua continues to grow and create jobs for the people of Estelí. The industry’s figures are now within reach of those of the Dominican Republic. Cigar Journal spoke to Juan Martínez, head of Asociación Nicaragüense de Tabacaleros (ANT) and executive president of Joya de Nicaragua.

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Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard and the Rebirth of Davidoff

In the recent past, no other cigar manufacturer has garnered as much attention as Oettinger Davidoff AG. Since Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard took the helm in 2011, Davidoff seems to have experienced a renaissance.

Discussing the International Family Company Villiger With Heinrich Villiger

The Swiss cigar manufacturer Heinrich Villiger has not only shaped the company Villiger Söhne for over 60 years, but also acquired a knowledge of tobacco that is unparalleled. We sat down with him for an interview on the occasion of his 85th birthday.