Tobacco Business Awards 2020
Warnings Galore: California's Proposition 65

Warnings Galore: Understanding California’s Proposition 65

Under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule deeming tobacco products to be subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act...
Tobacco FDA Compliance Deadlines

A Changing Compliance Landscape: Upcoming Tobacco FDA Compliance Deadlines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not only set a number of compliance deadlines that the cigar industry must comply with, but...
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...
Cheyenne Cigars

Cheyenne Cigars: A Partnership Approach

A few years ago, when Cheyenne Tobacco decided to extend its line of filtered cigars, the company opted to take a novel approach. Rather...
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...
Hugh Cassar and Family

Driven: Kretek International’s Hugh Cassar, Part 2

To outside observers, the 81-year-old Cassar seems to have the Midas touch, as each company he adds to the Kretek International portfolio becomes a...

Clear The Air: A Look at LightningAir

For cigar lounges and other businesses that allow smoking, the quality of an establishment’s air is a topic that deserves some thought. While customers...
Jaime Flórez-Estrada

Uncovering Your Tobacco Brand’s Hidden Value

Jaime Flórez-Estrada, the vice president of marketing for Royal Agio USA, is a marketing professional with big goals for 2018. In June 2017, European...
Christian Eiroa, CLE Cigars

Man of the People: C.L.E. Cigars’ Christian Eiroa

Before he was 9 years old, Christian Eiroa recalls spending time on Honduran tobacco farms just for fun. Eiroa’s friends were the children of...
Robert Caldwell, Founder of Caldwell Cigar Co.

Greater Expectations: An Interview with Caldwell Cigar Co.’s Robert Caldwell

How does a birthday dinner lead to the creation of one of the leading boutique cigar companies? It started with an entrepreneur identifying a...
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Drew Estate Pappy Van Winkle

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