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  1. Famous Cigar Smokers: Whoopi Goldberg

    Famous Cigar Smokers: Whoopi Goldberg
    Caryn Elaine Johnson (known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg), is an American actress, comedian, author and television host. One of the few entertainers to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Academy Award and a Tony Award, Whoopi Goldberg’s impressive career spans decades and is accrued with success. Childhood Whoopi was born in New York City’s Manhattan borough on 13th November...
  2. Cigar Country: Nicaragua

    Cigar Country: Nicaragua
    In this edition of our new Cigar Country Series, we’ll be putting the spotlight on a country we recently had the immense pleasure of visiting. In fact, we had so many wonderful experiences in Nicaragua that we couldn’t even fit it all into one blog post – we had to create two instalments to chronicle all that we experienced and...
  3. 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...
  4. Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona Gran Reserva Cosecha 2013

    Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona Gran Reserva Cosecha 2013
    Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona Gran Reserva Cosecha 2013   Wednesday night was dedicated to the Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona Gran Reserva Cosecha 2013. Coming in their most revered vitola, double corona - 7.6’’ (194mm) x 49 ring gauge, this is the first time the Hoyo brand has been granted the Gran Reserva status.   The Gran Reserva cigars are...
  5. Cigar Country: Dominican Republic

    Cigar Country: Dominican Republic
    The Cigar Country series continues, and today we’re looking at one of the world’s biggest exporters of cigars: the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic has plenty to offer the cigar-hungry traveller, so we’re looking at how this land in the middle of the Carribean connected itself to Cigar culture.   ORIGINS: Overtaking Cuba A short distance from the mother of...
  6. Journey to the heart of Nicaragua: Part 2

    Journey to the heart of Nicaragua: Part 2
    Anatomy of a tobacco nation There are four fundamental regions in Nicaragua where cigars are grown or produced. The main spot is Estelí Valley, known today as the modern global hub of tobacco. It is here where most factories are located. The soil of this area is clayey and the tobacco sweet with earthy and spicy notes. Jalapa, which means...
  7. Famous Cigar Smokers: Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Famous Cigar Smokers: Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Arnold has been a huge name in both film and politics for decades, but he’s also a dedicated filmmaker, businessman and author. Schwarzenegger has forged a dynamic and multifaceted career, rich with success and cigars. Continue reading →
  8. Cigar Country: Switzerland

    Cigar Country: Switzerland
    In the second addition to this series, we’re heading to the Alps. When considering the cigar, one’s mind often goes to hot and remote destinations with exciting cultures such as Cuba and Nicaragua, but the Swiss tobacco industry is far closer to home. In this spotlight, we’re going to shine our spotlight on the Swiss cigar industry and find out...
  9. Famous Cigar Smokers: Groucho Marx

    Famous Cigar Smokers: Groucho Marx
    From royalty to stars of the stage and everyone in between, cigars are enjoyed by many around the globe. In the latest instalment of the Famous Cigar Smoker series, we will take a look at the life of the brilliantly funny American comedian, Groucho Marx. Marx’s Childhood Groucho Marx was born in 1890 in Manhattan, New York – throughout his childhood...
  10. Cigar Country: Cuba

    Cigar Country: Cuba
    In this new series, we’ll explore the countries behind your favourite cigars to give you a greater appreciation of the world that exists behind your smoke. Perhaps the most famous of the cigar growing countries, Cuba is the home of the European fascination with smoking. Continue reading →

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