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Exploring Cigar Country: Discovering the Dominican Republic

As one of the first lands discovered where indigenous people—the Tainos—were smoking tobacco, the Dominican Republic has a long and well-established cigar culture. The...
Willy Herrera, Drew Estate Master Blender

A Legacy of Enjoyment: Drew Estate’s Willy Herrera

Drew Estate’s master blender, Willy Herrera, got his start working at El Titan de Bronze in the early 2000s. He recalls his first days...
Authentically Nicaraguan: Enrique Sanchez's 1502 Cigars

Authentically Nicaraguan: Enrique Sanchez’s 1502 Cigars

For a man who encourages his customers to relax and enjoy his cigars, Enrique Sanchez’s first attempt at smoking a cigar didn’t go so...
Rob Gagner, Boveda's Box Press Podcast

Broadcasting Your Value: Inside Boveda’s Box Press Podcast

For many tobacco businesses, storytelling is a powerful sales tool. Whether it’s the tale of a family with deep roots in the tobacco industry...
Left to right: Paul Palmer, Max Fernandez and the late Arsenio Ramos.

The Power of the Leaf: A Look at Aganorsa Leaf

Eduardo Fernandez created Aganorsa in Nicaragua in 1998. The Cuban expatriate had experienced a tremendous amount of success in his earlier career as an...
Perdomo Arthur Kemper

Staying Ahead of the Game: Tabacalera Perdomo’s Arthur Kemper

Arthur Kemper, Tabacalera Perdomo’s vice president, has been a driving force in shaping Tabacalera Perdomo’s growth. Kemper started in the premium cigar industry in...
Kim Squires of Squire Cigars inspects a leaf of tobacco with Klaas Kelner.

Origin Story: Exploring the Dominican Republic with Davidoff Cigars

Every legend and superhero has an origin story. In the premium cigar industry, Davidoff is viewed as the creme de la creme of premium...
NATO launches National Response Network

National Partnership Launched to Impact Local Legislation

Preceding the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin was famously reported to have proclaimed, “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all...
Indiana Ortez

The Apprentice: Indiana Ortez’s Rise in the Industry

The perseverance and passion Indiana Ortez saw in her father when she was a child piqued her curiosity about tobacco. The Ortez family’s roots...
Acing Age Verification

Acing Age Verification

The increase in youth usage of electronic nicotine-delivery systems (ENDS) coupled with efforts by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to combat that...
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