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.
Don Alejandro Robaina will celebrate his 90th birthday next year. While he and his Finca are mercilessly commercialized, Pancho Cuba toils his fields quietly and prudently. Meanwhile, many people think that he is the best Cuban producer of wrapper tobacco.
Peter Heinrichs, a lad from Cologne, an avowed Catholic and an extremely successful entrepreneur in the tobacco retail trade. And this year is the 100th anniversary of the founding of Heinrichs’ Pipes by his grandfather Jakob in 1908.
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..
Following the awards ceremony in New Orleans, twelve more honours were awarded during InterTabac 2009 in Dortmund. Heinrich Villiger earned heartly applause by the audience as he accepted the Cigar Trophy Lifetime Achievement 2009 for his impressive life’s work.
Rolando Reyes Sr. embodies the term “old school” and is known as a cigar legend by his peers and loyal customers around the world. This year, the “World’s most talented cigar maker” was awarded by Cigar Journal for his impressive life’s work.
In this series, we are presenting the most important growing regions for cigar tobacco. As it is generally known, tobacco is only grown in clearly defined regions featuring a favorable climate and the corresponding type of soil.
“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.
It comes close to being a particular kind of cigar that from time to time would merit greater recognition. Short-fillers often have more taste, aromas and are cured to a higher standard than many give them credit for.
Blending is the key to making satiating cigars that are smooth on the tongue, aromatic in the air and comforting o the nerves. Superstar blenders are improving the quality of cigars and the credibility of brands around the world.
When José Orlando Padrón arrived in Miami in 1962 he had to live on the 60 dollars a month that the US government granted Cuban refugees. Today he employs more than 600 people and his cigars are amongst the best in the world. We bow to this lifetime achievement.
In recognition of what the Davidoff brand has come to stand for today throughout the world, this year’s Cigar Trophy for Lifetime Achievement was awarded to Dr. Ernst Schneider.