The vintage cigar market can be an enigmatic place, with players unwilling to reveal their sources, collections or investments for fear of alerting their competitors. With some information from a few specialists, Nick Hammond found out that vintage buyers can be divided into two distinct groups.
In a press release, Oettinger Davidoff AG yesterday announced the launch of the new cigar line Cusano Dominican Connecticut. The new line will be available worldwide, starting in Europe in February 2016 and followed by the USA in April 2016.
Miami Cigar & Company announced that they have reached an agreement to become the exclusive distributor of Toscano Cigars in the United States. Based in Tuscany, Italy, Toscano has been producing their iconic cigars for 200 years and is to this day the most dominant cigar brand in Italy.
It’s a well-known fact that Spanish cedarwood is the top choice of cigar manufacturers when it comes to packaging and storing cigars. But why exactly is the fragrant wood an industry favorite for humidor paneling and cigar boxes?
Famous Smoke Shop has just released a new cigar line in collaboration with Asylum Cigar Company, under the leadership of founders and cigar experts Tom Lazuka and Christian Eiroa. The new release will be available exclusively at Famous Smoke Shop.
The Davidoff-owned brand Zino Platinum announced their continuous collaboration with Brooklyn based artists for the launch of a new retailer exclusive that is to be expected in the second half of 2016. So far, no specific details have been announced.
A well-functioning lighter is essential for a perfect start to smoking a premium cigar. Kurt Van Keppel, CEO and founder of XIKAR, shared some tips on good lighter performance.
Habanos S.A. has announced the release of Hoyo de Monterrey Hermosos No. 4, the latest addition to their new Añejados line which was first launched in early 2015. The cigars are already available in Germany and will arrive in other countries during the first quarter of 2016.
Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, PIO Cigars is launching a new vitola within their Resurrection line. The new Diadema size is a 7 x 54 Perfecto and will be part of the regular portfolio, although manufactured only in limited quantities.
Room101 has announced the launch of Big Payback Connecticut, an extension of “The Big Payback”, which first launched as a Nicaraguan Puro in May 2014. The new line already began shipping this monday.
La Aurora announced the opening of a teaching facility as part of their La Aurora Cigar World in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dom. Rep in February. The institution’s aim is to educate and teach about the world of cigars in a didactic manner, through a group of recognized professionals.
In the last article, we dealt with walk-in humidor design and construction. Now we’ll discuss building materials, humidification technology, and air circulation.