In Cigar Journal’s Spring 2015 issue, we speak with Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, Davidoff’s CEO, who took the helm at the world’s largest family-owned cigar manufacturer a few years ago. His re-organization of the company has yielded impressive results: successful product relaunches, flagship stores opening around the world, and a new image. One thing is clear: Davidoff has both the will and the potential to be the world’s No. 1 cigar brand.
Also in the issue: Editor-in-Chief Katja Rauch discusses the results of a study on female cigar smokers that does away with tired old clichés. In a special tasting, we explore the influence of terroir on a cigar’s flavor, and in Cuba, we meet up with the torcedora who rolled the first Cohiba Behike cigars. Last but certainly not least, we smoked 60 cigars for you, including new editions like the newly launched Davidoff Winston Churchill and the Edición Regional Suiza 2014.
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 1/2015 edition.
Les Privatiers & Cigar Journal Golf Tournament
Thaw in USA and Cuba Relations
Cigar Smoking World Championship: Setting a High Bar
The Rebirth of Davidoff
Tasting: 60 Cigars
Survey: The Female Cigar Smoker
A Cigar With Andreas Klauser
The (Almost) Perfect Humidor
What Makes Vintage Cigars Collectable
One Day in the Life of a Production Manager at Tabacalera Perdomo
European Cigar Manufacturers Association: The Right to Inform
Spectator Cigar Awards: London Extravaganza
Paradise Found: Vienna’s Bar Scene
Travel Corner: Bangkok, Phuket & Koh Samui
Humidor-Set-Up: It’s all About the First Steps
Terroir: How Does the Cigar Acquire its Flavor
Dominican Republic – Dream Destination for Cigar Smokers
Tobacco & Arts: Joe Mantegna
Cooking & Cigars: Spring Recipes
Madame Behike – Norma Fernández Sastre
What’s in a Vintage Cigar?
Whiskey Still has a lot More to Offer
Hommage to a Cigar Lover: Ilja van Horssen
Cigar Trivia: Demystifying Cigar Glue