Nick Perdomo’s cigar factory in Nicaragua is one of the largest manufacturers in the country. The native Cuban has a reputation as a perfectionist and keeps every step of production, from the seeding to the rolling of cigars, in his own hands. Despite the huge effort at every stage of production, the cigars of the brand are amongst those with the best price-performance ratio. We visited personally the factory to see how things are.
In the light of many an extravagant cigar box, the question sometimes arises of what is more expensive, the cigars or the box. We examine whether and how the packing influences the sales price of cigars. In Tobacco Corner, Sebastian Zimmel explains the special features of Criollo tobacco, while humidor expert Marc André takes time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about storing cigars. For the 2011 Spring edition , we tasted not only 35 cigars from seven countries but also Tuscany cigars and selected pipe tobaccos.
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 1/2011 edition.
Plasencia Premium Tobaccos
Torun and the Tatfort Club
Tasting: 35 Cigars, 7 Countries
Nick Perdomo: The Perfectionist
How Much Does the Box Impact Cigar Prices?
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Storing Cigars
Toscano Cigars – A Category All On Its Own
Tobacco & Arts: Matthias Keidtel
Tasting: Cognac and Cigars
Travel Corner Mallorca: Fine Smoke and Flair on the Mediterranean
Interview: José Seijas and Santa Damiana
Calixto Lopez’ Cigar Factory El Eden
Tobacco Corner: Criollo
Portrait: Pipe Maker Sergej Senatorov
Pipe Tobacco Smoked for You
Cigar Meets Cigarette II
Tobacco Trade Fair in Southern Europe