Talking about La Aurora involves more than just the topic of cigar production: it is also about the living history of the country. Our Spain correspondent Javier Blanco Urgoiti met Guillermo León, fifth generation of the León family, and found out what his maxims are for running the company.
Numerous short stories in this issue deal with the plans, visions, assessments and of course the new products of the cigar manufacturers. Our news section provides an overview of new cigars and accessories, but also includes statements from industry leaders on current developments in the international cigar market. Read more about the winners of the 15 categories of the Cigar Trophy Awards in our current issue. In the blind tasting for the current issue, 15 of the 60 cigars smoked scored 92 points or more.
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 4/2016 edition.
Cigar Trophy: Awards 2016
Manuel Quesada: Sets Out to Conquer Europe
Blind Tasting: 60 Blind-Tasted Cigars
Coverstory: Guillermo León Herbert – “We Owe Everything to Tobacco”
Crossover Tasting: Champagne and Cigars
Bars & Cigars
One Day in the Life of… – Manuel Mota
The Long View: Smoking a Double Figurado
Alec Bradley: Alec Bradley Celebrates 20 Years
J. Cortès & Oliva: Creating Synergies for the Future
Havana Club: The Allure of Cuban Sugarcane
Cigar Sense: Making Cigar Sense of it All
Elie Bleu: 40 Years of Precious Boxes
Flor de Selva: Maya Selva Supports Asian Venture
Vintage Cigars: Vintage Postcard from Dortmund
Travel Corner Oslo
General Cigar Company: General Cigar’s New Tone
Darren Cioffi: Life in the Slow Lane
7th Cigar Smoking World Championship