What makes the cigar manufactures and smokers of the world praise the ecuadorean wrapper? Take a trip with Cigar Journal to a country made to grow wrapper and you might just find out why.
There’s hardly a cigar that isn’t described as having roasted notes or bitter qualities. Coffee, too, is characterized by these flavors.
Driving past the premises of Tabacalera de García in La Romana, one already senses the grandiose dimensions of the world’s largest cigar factory. An endless sea of mopeds glitters in the Dominican midday sun. Thousands of specialists daily produce a huge amount of cigars. We have the opportunity to meet the man who is responsible for ensuring that the cogwheels of the mega-operation run smoothly and never stop: factory director, Javier Elmudesi.
It takes an extraordinary character to achieve extraordinary things. We sat down with Oscar Valladares, who with an eye for detail, creativity and persistence has made it to the very top in no time at all.
Founded in the Sixties in Jamaica, Macanudo is one of the cult brands of the cigar industry. The brand is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Time to take a walk through history.
Plasencia is reckoned one of the biggest tobacco growers in the world. The company’s doors are usually locked, but we were able to take a tour through the cache of Plasencia.
We all love the aroma of a good cigar … but when the smell lingers longer than we’d like, it’s time to find a cure that will remove that smoky smell from our clothes or car, and make them fresh and presentable.
In Athens, Greeks and guests alike enjoy cocktails in a blossoming, growing bar scene. We explored the best spots to enjoy cocktails and cigars in the city.
Didier Houvenaghel holds a cigar masterclass for all cigar lovers. He tells about the discovery of his passion, gives insights into the world of a modern-day cigar-maker and shows great cigar tricks.
For passionados, there are a number of high-end places to indulge and escape a day of exploring Bangkok. We visited the top cigar & whisky venues in the city.