In the cover story, our Australian author Sam Spurr describes how ragingly the political super-nannies are acting against the natural product of tobacco. Sam took stock of the legal situation that is currently dominating, or being implemented, around the world. Roland Graf took on an exciting, “palatable” topic. Under his guidance, a panel of beer expert tasted cigars in a cross-over check with various types of beer.
In the Long View, Simon Chase looks back on the turbulent history of the brand Ramón Allones and postulates with wistfulness how this once great Cuban brand progressively deteriorated over the years. Our tasting panel again smoked sixty cigars in blind tastings for you.
The new issue of Cigar Journal is available at newsstands and tobacconists all over the world.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 3/2016 edition.
An Overview of New Cigars this Year
Cohiba Turns 50
J. Cortès aquires Oliva Cigars
Carlos Fuente Sr passes away
Habanos Chair design competition
New innovations from Xikar
Argo Cigar Lounge in Madrid
Portrait: Raquel Quesada
60 Cigars Blind Tasted
Tobacco Legislation around the World: The Global Grip of the Nanny State
It’s time to give Ramón Allones a lift
One day in the life of the director of quality assurance at General Cigar
Interview with Robert Caldwell of Caldwell Cigars
About Gurkha Cigar’s history
Past, present and future of Davidoff Cigars
Havana Club Rum
Plasencia’s organic tobacco project
Flor de Copán turns 40
Portrait: Abe Flores and PDR Cigars
Crossover Tasting: Beer and Cigars
Social Responsibility at Plasencia
Travel Corner: Miami for Cigar Smokers
Tattoos & Cigars
Curado: The Drying of Tobacco Leaves
Bars & Cigars in Amsterdam
Become a Member of Cigar Rights of Europe