Boutique Blends Cigars is not only the company name under which Rafael Nodal manufactures his cigars. The name is a concept: Small batches – that’s their philosophy.
There is one anniversary taking place this year that seems to have escaped notice in Cuba. True, it doesn’t relate to a brand, but nevertheless it goes right to the heart of what has given Habanos the global success they have enjoyed for well over a century: quality and authenticity.
A very extraordinary rum from the Philippines. A Zino Classic Petit Corona with its creamy, sweet texture intensifies the sweetness after the first sip.
Enjoying a cigar in Paris is quite an easy task – though the choice of places is limited. But there are more and more locations beyond traditional Cigar Lounges in which one can light up a Puro. Follow us for some fresh air.
When buying a hygrometer, you should check that it’s possible to calibrate it, otherwise it is relatively worthless. Calibration, however, is not exactly a simple operation. There are various calibration methods that all have their drawbacks.
This traditional aperitif from France should really be enjoyed slightly cooled. The aromas of a Bolivar Royal Corona accommodates the drink smoothly.
Héctor Luis Prieto Díaz farm in the heart of the Vuelta Abajo has become a popular day-trip destination for cigar-lovers and tourists. Part of the package: Cuban hospi- tality and in-depth tobacco knowledge directly from the master
Complexity says it all with this rum. Perfect for a Robusto from the Air Bender series by La Flor Dominicana, the blend of which is mainly distinguished by its spicy aromas.
A free market is not Estanislao Sanchez Acosta’s cup of tea. After 63 years working the tobacco fields of west Cuba he’s simply content not to have to sell his product to different clients.
That luxury belongs to the savoir vivre of the Côte D’Azur, tobacco stores like to demonstrate with the Cohiba Behike 56. Here, the Habanos star brand goes to a clientele that likes to spend its nights in casinos.
The scene is small and everyone knows everyone, but signs of a trend reversal are there. There are in fact individual, young, cigar-smoking Danes around – a harbinger that Danish cigar culture is slowly gaining momentum again.
For epicureans, Puerto Rico is one of the trendy hot spots in the Caribbean. That about 50 years ago the legendary piña colada was invented there, is no coincidence. The puertorriqueños, as the locals call themselves, are a highly creative, multicultural folk and love cigars.