In August this year, around 200 people attended the 5th Gothenburg Cigar Festival on the island of Hisingen. Beside the presentations, the area outside the nightclub invited people to simply hang out, smoke cigars and meet up with like-minded people.
Who needs a dessert? This complex single variety sherry brings with it everything you need – aromas of a luxurious plum juice, harmonious fruity acidity and dark chocolate. And with it, an Aniversario No. 1 by Schuster ensures an exciting expansion of the range of aromas.
The building is enormous, but, because the street is narrow and densely built-up, at first glance it appears humbler than it really is. The factory, located at Calle Amistad No. 407 and 409, between Calle Dragones and Calle Barcelona, is rather nondescript and can be hard to find.
The surprise from South Africa. This delicate brandy produces a nose of dried apricots, apricot jam, acacia honey and hints of spice and wood. It goes excellently with an El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme, whose mild and spicy, creamy, slightly sweet texture boosts the spirit’s fruity notes.
Nick Hammond gladly swaps the leaden skies of London to witness the 5th Cigar Smoking World Championship in Split. Under a sunsplashed Dalmatian sky, cigar smokers from across the planet gather as one. They came for the competition and they are here to celebrate the brotherhood surrounding the hand-rolled cigar.
Alberto Turrent, tobacco farmer and founder of the emblematic brand Te-Amo, was honored for his impressive life’s work.
El pantéon – hall of fame or cemetery – depending on the translation – was what the torcedores called the La Corona factory. Built by the American Tobacco Company, later under the name of Tabacalera Cubana, the factory operated a total of 91 brands.
There are many ways to open a cigar. Some are elegant, others more rustic. But all of them have one objective: to prepare the cigar for enjoyment.
Probably the most well-known and distinguished single malt worldwide. Combined with a Torpedo from the Balmoral Royal Selection Anejo 18 aromas of candied apples.
The tobacco beetle is viewed as the most fatal infestation of the passionado’s smoking inventory. Before allowing new cigars into the humidor, examine them for round holes or tunnels – quick action may be necessary to prevent an outbreak.
The highest exclusivity in every detail: Wojciech Jaroszewicz’s Casa del Habano in Poland offers excellent Puros from Cuba as well as selected spirits.
Photographer Peter Heeger lights his Montecristo No. 5 and is delighted with the spectacular images that he has captured with his lens once again in his hometown.