In the past few issues of Cigar Journal we’ve been on the exciting discovery journey of tracing the wonderful ceramic jars – from Habanos S. A. as well as the various distributors worldwide. In this issue we’ll dedicate ourselves to the history of crystal jars, also better known as glass jars or “glass office jars.”
Some of us are familiar with the problem: storing cigars in a humidor and after some time, the aromas seem to have disappeared.
After 15 years of Cigar making, Pete Johnson is writing songs he hasn’t written for a while, and finding his way back to the sense of tobacco tradition and simplicity that was once the foundation of Tatuaje Cigars. He’s also dressing better.
The Shapiro family has been in the cigar business for nearly 100 years.
Max Gutmann is the owner of the exclusive Habanos S.A. distributor for Mexico, Importadora y Exportadora de Puros y Tabacos, S.A., (IEPT). Along with his long-time business partner, Rodolfo Velasco, he is a true pioneer in the cigar world, with significant accomplishments in his successful 35-year history with Cuban cigars. Cigar Journal sat down with them in the course of Habanos Day Mexico 2019, held at the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City on March 27, 2019.