The 2014 summer issue contained a wide variety of topics: Humidor expert Marc André dealt with one of the passionado’s most important tools, hygrometers and their accuracy. We made a first-hand visit to the backrooms of Havana to report on the black market in Cuban cigars, and travelled to the Dominican Republic, where the CFCF (Cigar Family Charitable Foundation) founded by the cigar families Fuente and Newman is changing the life of the local community.
Our cover story was dedicated to Drew Estate, the rise of Jonathan Drews’ company from a kiosk to a global cigar business, and the designation of Willy Herrera as the Nicaraguan manufacturer’s first master blender.
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 2/2014 edition.
Portrait: Total Flame Cigars
Germany Celebrates the 4th Habanos Day
New Studio: Davidoff Art Residency
Portrait: Royal Agio Cigars
Cigar Smoking World Championship 2014
New Cigar Line: Macanudo Inspirado
Brand Relaunch: Maravilla
The Impact of Cigars in the Dominican Republic
Drew Estate: From Kiosk to Global Cigar Company
Tasting: 45 Cigars
Denmark: A Tobacco Nation in the Back Rooms
Insider Tip: Royal Danish Cigars
Spectator Cigar Awards at Boisdale, London
Everything is Relative .. Mainly Humidity
Humidores Habana: Inside Cubas Premium Humidor Factory
Travel Humidors: Types and Usability
One Day in the Life of a Davidoff Factory Worker
Travel Corner: Puerto Rico & San Juan
Tobacco & Arts: Fragrances With Tobacco Notes
Cooking & Cigars: Tarte Flambée
The Long View: To Be or Not To Be a Torcedor?
Factory Portrait: Partagás
Cigar Family Charitable Foundation: Changing Lives
Cuban Street Hawkers: Cuba’s Black Market Cigars
Habanos Nordic AB: Cuban Cigars in Scandinavia
Cigar Trivia: Lectores de Tabaquerías