At the Talavera de la Reina in Toledo, Spain, cigar jars are made by hand. The master potter Francisco Agudo gives an insight into the factory, where the jars for the new Vintage Collection from Habanos are produced.
Moving to a new factory brings new tasks and challenges. Together, Camacho’s leading duo, Manuel Batista, general manager, and Luis Tábora, head of finance, give an insight into the organization.
On the occasion of his 90th birthday on June 10, 2016, we took the chance to talk with cigar legend José Orlando Padrón, founder of Padrón Cigars.
The cigar club “Fine Tobacco NYC”, founded by Matthias Clock, is an event-based association and thus the first of its kind. It is a contemporary cigar club, where members “explore the art and enjoyment of the cigar experience.”
The tobacco route “Ruta del Tabacco” in Cuba was opened in fall of 2015. Gabriela Greess tells the story of her journey through the tobacco region, Pinar del Rio.
In order to uncover the secret formula of the innovative Mexican cigar brand Casa Turrent, we meet Alejandro Turrent, mastermind behind the product, and embark on searching for clues together.
It’s not only beaches that you’re never far away from in Barbados. It’s rum and cigars, too. Tourists as well as the locals enjoy the rising cigar culture of the island.
Glen Case has been smoking cigars since his teens and spent about 18 years in the financial industry. The stress of the corporate world took its toll, and in the early 2000s, Glen decided to try something different.
The Little Havana area in Miami, Florida was once full of cigar factories, like My Father, Perdomo and Padrón. When they moved their production to Central America, El Titan stayed put. Today Cobas has ten rollers in what is one of very few factories left on the street.
Joakim Widell lives on the island of Gotland and is field worker, farmer, blender, and roller, all in one, for his cigar, Tektor. About eight years ago he was given some tobacco seeds as a gift and he began the experiment of planting tobacco on Gotland.