Drew Estate Pappy Van Winkle

Timeless Luxury: A Look at Colibri

Julius Lowenthal was an innovator with a clear vision: He wanted to revolutionize the smoking experience. In 1928, Lowenthal founded Colibri, a company whose...
Unto the Next Generation: The Perdomo Family, Part 2

Unto the Next Generation: The Perdomo Family, Part 2

Nick Perdomo Jr. and Nicholas Perdomo III reflect on past generations of their family and its business and history in tobacco. For part 1...
Henderson Ventura

Blending a Reputation: An Interview with Henderson Ventura

Henderson Ventura is co-master blender at Tabacalera William Ventura, a boutique-style factory located in Tamboril, Dominican Republic. He treats cigar blending like a professional...
La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press

Glory Days: A Look at La Gloria Cubana and El Credito Cigar Company

It was in 1968 when El Credito Cigar Company originally opened its doors in Miami, Florida’s, Little Havana neighborhood. The company launched with just...
Jose Luis Malone | Plasencia Cigars

Sustainable Appeal: A Greener Look at Plasencia Cigars

Jose Luis Plasencia’s career in the tobacco industry officially began in 2015. He recalls graduating on a Saturday and by that next Monday he...
Luis and Luis Cuevas Jr. | Cuevas Cigars

Against All Odds: A Look at Casa Cuevas

Casa Cuevas Cigars is a company with more than a century-long tradition in the premium cigar industry. The Cuevas family’s association with premium cigars...
Matt Borders (left) has worked with Mike Fisher (right) at The Briar & The Burley for more than 30 years.

Something for Everyone: The Briar & The Burley

It’s the Wednesday before the Chicagoland Pipe & Tobacciana Show begins, and Mike Fisher, the owner of The Briar & The Burley in Bloomington,...
Humberto Areas | Cigar Package Design

Design Language: Visually Communicating Your Brand’s Message

As plain packaging legislation begins to grip the tobacco industry abroad, the importance and value of good design becomes even more clear. Packaging and...
Steve Monjure | Monjure International

Sweet Pipes: A Look at Monjure International

Steve Monjure has been in the pipe and tobacco business for 21 years, establishing Monjure International in 1997 by representing the Italian pipe brands...
The Perdomo family: Nick Sr., Janine, Natalie and Nicholas III.

Unto the Next Generation: The Perdomo Family, Part 1

In 1992, Nick Perdomo Jr. experienced two life-changing events. In August, the air traffic controller at Miami International Airport established his own business—Nick’s Cigar...
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