Cigar Brands

  1. 1935: The Year of Montecristo

    1935: The Year of Montecristo
    Montecristo is one of the most recognisable cigar brands in the world and consists of two brands, one produced in Cuba for Habanos SA and the other in the Dominican Republic for Imperial Tobacco, giving the option of both a Cuban Montecristo and a non-Cuban Montecristo. Unlike other brands, Montecristo is not especially old, first being rolled in just 1935...
  2. 1966: The Year of Cohiba

    1966: The Year of Cohiba
    Cuba is a country synonymous with cigars, and the Cohiba is by far their most famous brand. But for all its acclaim and fame, the Cohiba is a rather young brand compared to the likes of the Romeo Y Julieta or the H. Upmann, with less than a century of history behind it. Despite this, it is a cigar brand...
  3. 1875: The Year of Romeo Y Julieta

    1875: The Year of Romeo Y Julieta
    “Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene…” In 1875, a partnership between Inocencia Alvarez and Manin Garcia established a cigar brand that would delight cigar connoisseurs all over the world. Named for Shakespeare’s tragic romance, the Romeo Y Julieta won numerous awards across different tasting exhibitions and contests between 1885 and 1900, cementing...
  4. Habanos Festival XXI 18th February – 22nd February 2019

    Habanos Festival XXI 18th February – 22nd February 2019
    2019 sees Cuba celebrates the 500th anniversary of the City of Havana. A nation with a magnificent history, and at times a convoluted history, put on a week to remember as they organised events from sunrise to well after sunset for the 21st Habanos Festival. The Gala Dinner The grandiose closing spectacle did not disappoint as the 21st Habanos Festival...

    In the latest instalment of our spotlight series, we’ll be looking at H.Upmann Cigars. We’ll explore both the brand’s history as well as the iconic flavours their cigars are known for. The History of H. Upmann Cigars One of the oldest and most famous brands in the world of cigars, H. Upmann cigars date back to 1844. This was the...
  6. Spotlight On: Toscano Cigars

    Spotlight On: Toscano Cigars
    In this new instalment of our cigar spotlight series, we’re going to Italy for a taste of Toscano. Toscano have a deep heritage that is tangible in the flavour profiles of their cigars, and in this article, we’re looking into the brand’s history and where Toscano are today. The History of Toscano Cigars It had been a beautiful season for...
  7. Spotlight on: Vegas Robaina Cigars

    Spotlight on: Vegas Robaina Cigars
  8. Spotlight On: Davidoff Cigars

    Spotlight On: Davidoff Cigars
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  9. An Exclusive Look at Trinidad Cigars

    An Exclusive Look at Trinidad Cigars
    The historic city of Trinidad, or to give its full title, La Santisima Trinidad (The Holy Trinity), is nestled on the coast of central Cuba and dates back to 1514. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in recognition of the significance the former sugar trade played in Cuba’s cultural and economic history, Trinidad provides the perfect backdrop for...
  10. Spotlight On: My Father

    Spotlight On: My Father
    At James J. Fox, we offer a wide range of cigars from all over the world, which we have covered extensively in our Spotlight series. In the past, we have looked into: Oliva Cigars Joya de Nicaragua Cigars Bolivar Cigars Ramon Allones Cigars Partagas Cigars Cohiba Cigars Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars Montecristo Cigars Romeo Y Julieta Cigars In this new...

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