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.
Fighting for the rights for cigar smokers is all in a day’s work – certainly for Rocky Patel too. The campaigner for cigar smoker’s rights, is bringing the fight to Europe. Cigar Journal interviews a man on a mission …
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”.
Steven Kron, global head of Dunhill Cigars, introduced the Dunhill Heritage line in Bratislava on February 15, 2016. This cigar, characterized by Honduran tobaccos and its flavor, is available in Slovakia.
Jesus Fuego is torn between a passion for both land and sea. And while he is working hard on new products and selling his existing lines during shore leave, he always makes time for his first love, the sea.
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.
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.
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.
This year, the Cuban master roller, master blender and owner of the brand My Father Cigars, José “Pepin” García, was honored for his life’s work with the Cigar Trophy Award Lifetime Achievement 2015.
The ambassador of General Cigar for CAO and a cigar master was not born in a tobacco field. His relationship with cigars started late, and he had to train for many years to become what he is today. We met him in Dortmund.
Who is the best partner for a cigar smoker? There are several: The cutter, the auger and the lighter. They should be practical; good design is preferable, and the cutter should cut like a knife through butter. Xikar offers all this to perfection, while behind the name there is a typical American entrepreneur story.
Alberto Turrent, tobacco farmer and founder of the emblematic brand Te-Amo, was honored for his impressive life’s work.