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Author Archives: Justin Harris

Leonardtown Cigars

Leonardtown Cigars | Cigarfriendly: Leonardtown, MD

Leonardtown Cigars | Cigarfriendly: Leonardtown, MD

Taking a page from the Old Havana district of Cuba with its bright, fluorescent colors, craft cocktails, and premium cigars, Leonardtown Cigars is one of the latest examples of the Leonardtown, Maryland commercial renaissance.

PCA

IPCPR Now PCA and Adds Consumer Day

As the premium tobacco landscape shifts with FDA regulations, the IPCPR (International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association) felt the only way to stay ahead of legal & legislative challenges was to reposition 1) how they were perceived by legislatures by having a clear and concise name and 2) who they included in the fight for premium tobacco rights.

Plasencia

Greener Tomorrows: Plasencia 1865’s Environmental Legacy

Is it possible to produce award winning, quality cigars and help to improve the environment? Plasencia Cigars believes so. As one of the world’s largest and high profile tobacco growers and cigar manufacturers, the Plasencia’s continued focus on environmental sustainability methods for producing organic tobacco are helping to ensure a better and greener tomorrow, all while raising the bar on quality and flavor

W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist

Curtis Draper Tobacconist | Cigar Friendly: Washington, D.C

These days there are very few reliable things coming out of the nation’s capital. Despite all of the political craziness and friction, one place that is consistently peaceful is Washington, D.C.’s most well known tobacconist, W. Curtis Draper (Drapers). Founded in 1887 by William Curtis Draper, it is the oldest full service tobacconist in the District of Columbia, third oldest in the United States, and owned and operated by John Anderson and Matt Krimm.

E squared cigar lounger

E2 | E Squared Cigar Lounge | Cigar Friendly: Wilmington, DE

Former banking professional and amateur motorcycle racer Omar Hargis was a regular patron of cigar brick and mortars in the Wellmington, Delware area until a motorcycle wreck sidelined him for 10 months. “Sitting on your deck with a broken leg enjoying cigars…you have a lot of time to think,” says Hargis. Healing up and returning to corporate America, he quickly realized that it was time to flex his entrepreneurial muscle, build a shop of his own, and create a legacy that could be passed on to his children and his children’s children.

Mina’s Cigar Lounge | Cigar Friendly: Baltimore, MD

What started as an investment in a business quickly became a passion for premium cigars. For Mina Herran, owner of Mina’s Cigar Lounge, the venture didn’t go as originally planned, which proved to be a blessing in disguise. In June 2017 Herran became the first African-American Female owner of a premium cigar brick and mortar in the city of Baltimore, MD.

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