JM Tobacco Anto Mahroukian

JM Tobacco: 20 Years and Going Strong

Last year, JM Tobacco marked its 20th birthday with the reintroduction of the company’s very first cigar: Española, first launched in 1996. In addition...
Jorge Armenteros, Tobacconist University

Back to School: A Look at Tobacconist University

What’s the key to retail success? It’s a question that many tobacconists ask when searching for the products, technology and business plans that will...
Jose Orlando Padron

The Brand The Hammer Helped Build

On Dec. 6, 2017, the tobacco industry learned of the passing of José Orlando Padrón, founder of the premium cigar brand Padrón Cigars. Since...
Avo Uvezian

The Measure of a Man: Remembering Avo Uvezian

Robert South, an English churchman known for his energetic preaching and Latin poetry, once wrote, “If there be any truer measure of a man...
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...
Oettinger Davidoff Cigar Factory in Danlí, Honduras

Oettinger Davidoff AG Opens New Factory in Danlí, Honduras

Oettinger Davidoff AG, a worldwide manufacturer of premium cigars, has announced the opening of its new factory in Danlí, Honduras. The company purchased the...
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...
Boris Wintermans, CEO of Royal Agio Cigars

Driving Curiosity: Royal Agio Cigars’ Boris Wintermans, Part 1

Boris Wintermans likes to quote Albert Einstein when he talks about his philosophy for life. Passionately curious about what the world has to offer,...
Rocky Patel Fifty

Rocky Patel Brings Back 50th Anniversary Cigar

Rocky Patel Premium Cigars will be bringing back another classic from its portfolio. The Rocky Patel Fifty, first released in 2011, will return as...
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...
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