Far away from Luxembourg, I first heard some time ago that the small country in the west of central Europe was a pure paradise for cigar smokers.
Alfred Dunhill entered the international floor of the cigar world in the distant year 1907, when he opened his first shop in London’s Duke Street. The store was well-stocked and, alongside Cuban cigars, also had a large selection of pipes and pipe tobacco. In view of the great response that his first tobacco store received, he decided to open a second one in London, in the Soho district.
Blind tastings are a tricky business … it’s well known that tastes are different. That’s why we have a team of 15 to 20 testers to judge each cigar.
Rakesh “Rocky” Patel is celebrating his 25th anniversary in the cigar industry with the motto “in it all the way.” He is investing substantially in Nicaragua, where he’s now cultivating Connecticut and Broadleaf wrapper, and after purchasing considerable areas of arable land will soon be cultivating 845,000 square meters (120 manzanas). The construction of a…