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cigar profiles

Keepers of the Clock

Keepers of the Clock

For 127 years the Newmans have been making cigars. Now, America’s oldest family-owned cigar company opens its headquarters in Tampa, Florida, for tours.

February 2, 2022
The Father-And-Son Cigar Team

The Father-And-Son Cigar Team

The father-son team that oversees London’s Davidoff store.

May 11, 2021
A Real Talk With the Rubins

A Real Talk With the Rubins

The cigar brand created by Alan Rubin just before the turn of the 21st century now includes his namesake sons, Alec and Bradley.

May 11, 2021
The Cigar Sensei

The Cigar Sensei

Martin Kove, the bad guy from “Cobra Kai” and The Karate Kid, shows no mercy when he smokes his beloved cigars.

February 9, 2021
An Earnest 50 Years

An Earnest 50 Years

Fifty years ago a young Miamian from Cuba put aside his dreams of becoming a professional drummer and committed to his family business, starting what would become a storied career …

October 13, 2020
A Q&A With Humidor Maker Daniel Marshall

A Q&A With Humidor Maker Daniel Marshall

If there is a humidor-maker to the stars, it’s probably Daniel Marshall. Self-taught with a talent for wood-working, the 58-year-old has been crafting his namesake humidors out of …

September 29, 2020

the good life

The Cigar Of The Year Meets The Whisky of the Year

The Cigar Of The Year Meets The Whisky of the Year

The best Cigar of the Year and the most exciting Whisky of the Year will be paired together at the Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest seminars, taking place May 28 in Hollywood, Florida.

May 12, 2022
Cigars for Warriors Celebrates 10 Years

Cigars for Warriors Celebrates 10 Years

Cigars for Warriors (CFW), a nonprofit that ships cigars directly to U.S. troops deployed across the globe, is celebrating its 10th year of operation in a big way .

April 20, 2022
Grant’s Revolvers And More Civil War Items At Auction

Grant’s Revolvers And More Civil War Items At Auction

On May 13, Rock Island Auction Co. is putting up several items of Civil War history on the block, including a pair of Remington pistols once owned by Ulysses S. Grant.

April 15, 2022
An American Dream

An American Dream

Inna Tuler was broke when she fled war-torn Israel in 1991. Today, she’s the head of a California construction conglomerate. And her version of the American dream includes a …

March 30, 2022
Sweepstakes Winners Get Their Prize: Full Boxes Of The Cigar Of The Year

Sweepstakes Winners Get Their Prize: Full Boxes Of The Cigar Of The Year

Our annual sweepstakes has ended and three lucky smokers have each won a box of Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Torpedoes from Nicaragua—the 2021 Cigar of the Year.

March 25, 2022
Limited Edition Hine Cigar Cognac On Sale In United Kingdom

Limited Edition Hine Cigar Cognac On Sale In United Kingdom

Hine Cigar Reserve, a cognac specifically made to pair with fine cigars, releases a 25th anniversary edition. 

March 14, 2022

inside cuba

Dreams of Cigar Unicorns

Dreams of Cigar Unicorns

Cigar auctions offer rare items to connoisseurs and collectors.

February 9, 2021
World’s Biggest Cigar Company Changes Owners

World’s Biggest Cigar Company Changes Owners

Imperial Brands agreed to sell its handmade cigar businesses to an investment group for $1.38 billion. The sale includes Tabacalera USA and its partnership with Habanos S.A. 

July 22, 2020
Inside Cuba's New Cigar Box Factory

Inside Cuba's New Cigar Box Factory

Habanos S.A. unveils a state-of-the-art box factory that highlights solar panels, improved production and an eye toward worker safety.

March 10, 2020
When the Mob Ruled Havana

When the Mob Ruled Havana

Before Castro, Cuba was a playground for America, where mobsters like Meyer Lanksy partnered with a vice-friendly government to provide gambling and other diversions.

July 8, 2019
Habanos Day

Habanos Day

Education is the theme, but love of tobacco and rum is the draw, when Habanos S.A. takes its show on the road to teach the world about Cuba’s best-known exports.

May 7, 2019
Hefty Havanas: Cuban Cigars Are Getting Thicker...And More Popular

Hefty Havanas: Cuban Cigars Are Getting Thicker...And More Popular

Two decades ago, a Cuban cigar thicker than 50-ring-gauge was an anomaly. Today, hefty new Havanas are everywhere.

January 17, 2019

celebrities

Studio Says No Cigar for Colin Farrell

Studio Says No Cigar for Colin Farrell

In the newly released Warner Brothers film, actor Colin Farrell lobbied for his character The Penguin to use a cigar, but the studio shut him down.

March 1, 2022
Ron Jaworski and Mike Ditka Throwing Super Bowl Cigar Party For Charity

Ron Jaworski and Mike Ditka Throwing Super Bowl Cigar Party For Charity

Football greats—and cigar aficionados—Ron Jaworski and Mike Ditka are hosting the 12th Annual Ditka & Jaws Cigars With The Stars.

January 18, 2022
Succession Takes Home Three Golden Globes

Succession Takes Home Three Golden Globes

The lauded HBO series “Succession” won three more awards.

January 14, 2022
The Long and Winding Smoke

The Long and Winding Smoke

Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who filmed The Beatles, talks cigars and the Get Back documentary.

January 4, 2022
My Favorite Cigar

My Favorite Cigar

Danny DeVito explains why it’s always a good idea to carry a backup cigar. Plus, other notable lovers of the leaf, including Jeremy Piven, John Gotti Jr. and more proclaim their …

November 16, 2021
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