As well as numerous news items about new launches, and events all around the globe, our writers offer up a concentrated charge of firsthand impressions from the cigar world, and in-depth information also in our new issue.
It takes extraordinary character to achieve extraordinary things: the hero of our cover story is the Honduran Oscar Valladares, who has made it to the top in a very short time with an eye for detail, creativity and persistence. We travelled to Danlí and Copán, where the creative mind not only lives and works, but also finds the inspiration for his creations.
For distinguished cigar smokers, literature on cigars and their history is probably standard equipment. However, it is not a matter of course to be able to call a Cuban humidor in book form one’s own. Read more about the exclusive collector’s items in the new issue.
Also in the new issue: What makes wrappers from Ecuador so special? We travelled to the equator for a local inspection, where the unique leaves grow under an overcast sky.
Also for this issue, our tasting panel set out to blind taste dozens of cigars to help you make one or two purchasing decisions. In a special tasting, we devoted ourselves to the topic of cold brew coffee and cigar.
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the issue 2/2018.
Coverstory: Oscar Valladares
Blind Tasting: 60 Cigars
Cigar Secrets: Plasencia’s Cache
City Guide Bangkok
Mountain on Fire: Rocky Patel’s Gift to Europe
10 Years of Gilbert de Montsalvat
One Day in the Life of María Magdalena Polanco
Interview with Heirich Villiger & Corina Villiger-Christ
50 Years of Macanudo: Anniversary of an Icon
Tabacalera de García: How a Giant Works
Collector’s Passion: Colección Habanos
Cigar Handicraft: Migdalia Sanchez
Izambar Cigars: Setting Out to Conquer Europe
Crossover Tasting: Cold Brew Coffee & Cigars
DH Boutique Cigars: Masterclass with Didier Houvenaghel
Bars & Cigars: Drinking with Donisus in Athens
Cigar Advisor: How to Remove Cigar Smell
Ecuador: Land of Tobacco
Cigar Wives: The (Not so Desperate) Wives of Estelí
Toscano Cigars: 200 Years an 100 Percent Italiano