For this issue, Katja Rauch met with Alejandro Turrent and his father, who work successfully hand in hand in in San Andres. They guided her across the fields, through the barns, tobacco warehouses, and the manufacture itself. Cigar Journal’s Asia-Pacific-correspondent, Sam Spurr, met Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm in his office in Sydney and spoke to him about libertarian philosophy, the nanny state, and cigars.
On the occasion of his 90th birthday in June 2016, chief editor Reinhold Widmayer spoke with Jose Orlando Padron. The celebrant-to-be reminisces about the history of Nicaragua’s cigar industry. We also looked into pairings: What happens when cigars are combined with wine or coffee?
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 2/2016 edition.
Tektor, the Swedish Cigar Brand
Cigar Festivals in the USA
Tasting: 60 Cigars
Alejandro Turrent makes Mexiko’s Best Cigars
How Havana’s Cigar Auctions Began
How Pack Emporium wants to Change Cigar Packaging
One Day in the Life of Cigar Rollers at the Rocky Patel Factory
A Cigar With Australian Senator David Leyonhjelm
Camacho’s Move to the New Cigar Factory
About the Aging Potential of Cigars
José Orlando Padrón and Nicaraguan Tobacco
Glen Case: From Banker to Maker of Kristoff Cigars
Pairing Tasting: Wine and Cigars
El Titan de Bronze, Miami’s Cigar Factory
Interview with Davidoff Master Blender Eladio Diaz
Travel Corner: Smoking Cigars in Barbados
Henke Kelner’s Yamasa Project
Coffee and Cigars
Travel Corner: Pinar del Rio
Fine Tobacco NYC
What Happens During Tobacco Fermentation?
Cigar Jars Made by Hand
Meeting Master Mixologist Reinhard Pohorec
Cooking & Cigars: Can you Take the Heat?