Beverly Hills is a playground for true passionados of fine cigars. Calum Donoghue took a flight to the world’s most famous ZIP code, 90210, to enjoy the finest sticks on the menu.
An involuntary move to a bigger place resulted in something new at New York’s oldest cigar shop: Barclay Rex now has a private club.
We set out for Hamburg to explore the northern German port city’s cigar scene and discover its havens for cigar lovers.
He even makes cigars smile. Manny Iriarte, Cuban by birth, is not only shooting artistically highly valuable photos, he is actually staging his photos in a manner which catapults the viewer into the middle of the event.
Arguably the biggest misconception in the cigar industry is the use or misuse of the term “strength.” Many smokers often describe it as the flavors or lack of flavors that entertain the palate. In actuality, the palate has very little to do with determining the strength of a cigar. We asked a few industry heavyweights to clarify the term for us.
“I still think Imperial should buy (Swedish Match)”, said a veteran cigar company executive, who preferred not to be identified. “Then they’d have all the brands.” Cuban brands, that is.
Those visiting Tokyo for business of pleasure have an array of opportunities to indulge in cigars. Here are the best places to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours.
The Frenchman Pierre Jourdan has creates cigar knives that shows great craftsmanship as well as high quality. We met him for an interview.
Manny Iriarte is perhaps the most sought-after artist in the cigar industry. His passion runs deep, his designs are meticulous, and his concepts are brilliant. Together with the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Hublot, he designed the Classic Fusion 45 mm Fuente 20th Anniversary Special Edition.
There’s nothing new about a long-time cigar fan deciding to throw his hat in the ring and produce his own blend. However, Riste Ristevski’s Jas Sum Kral cigars, branded by Ristevski as “Boutique as f*ck,” have garnered plenty of online attention since debuting in late 2015.
Nicaraguan heritage is very important to Enrique Sánchez, founder of Global Premium Cigars. When he walked into Néstor Plasencia’s office in 2010, he was told to emphasize his roots. It was not the first time – and certainly not the last – that he took the cigar legend’s advice.
The Happy Cigars Shop and Smoking Room has been operating in Tallinn for nearly five years. Being located close to the passenger harbor, it’s an ideal stop for all travelling cigar passionados.