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FDA Begins Review of Premium Cigar Regulation

FDA Begins Review of Premium Cigar Regulation

Here we go again–the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is looking at regulating premium cigars but this time around, it wants to hear...
Drew Estate IPCPR 2017

IPCPR 2017: Drew Estate

Whenever speaking of Drew Estate, I often sum up the company and what it does as "expect the unexpected." Drew Estate has made it...
Drew Estate Liga Privada 10 Year Aniversario

Drew Estate Celebrates Anniversary with Liga Privada 10

To commemorate the 10th year of the highly-rated Liga Privada brand, Drew Estate is releasing the Liga Privada 10-Year Aniversario. The 10-Year Aniversario is described...
Phil Zanghi III, Debonaire Cigars

The Alchemist: Debonaire Cigars’ Philip Zanghi

Philip S. Zanghi remembers watching his father smoke cigars around his house and in his offices with friends and business partners. He also recalls...
Maya Selva

Gaining Traction: Maya Selva Cigars

Worldwide smoking bans, higher tobacco taxes and more stringent governmental regulations are making it increasingly difficult for small, boutique cigar manufacturers to eke out...
Lissette and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, E.P. Carrillo Cigars

A Lasting Impression: Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and E.P. Carrillo Cigars

Since establishing EPC Cigars in late 2009 with his children, Lissette and Ernesto III, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo has regularly introduced new cigars—both long-term brands and...
Mombacho Cigars

Mombacho Cigars: Redefining Boutique

Claudio Sgroi, president and master blender at Mombacho Cigars, wants to redefine how the cigar industry thinks of the word boutique as it’s used...
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...
Michael Herklots Nat Sherman

Tobacconist to the World: Retail Tips from Nat Sherman’s Michael Herklots

In retail, experience is everything. A recent study conducted by San Francisco State University found that people who spent money on experiences rather than...
IPCPR Releases FDA-Compliant Warning Plan For Retailers

IPCPR Releases FDA-Compliant Warning Plan For Retailers

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) has filed an association-wide warning plan for cigar advertising with the U.S. Food and Drug...
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Karl Malone Barrel Aged by La Auroa

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