Non-Cuban cigarmakers improve blends and cigars following boom years
Cuba’s biggest cigar party will feature a pricey new Cohiba as well as a pair of new sizes for the relatively new Partagás Maduro brand.
Romeo y Julieta Club Kings and Partagás Capitols are known as Línea Retro because they are based on packaging designs from the 1970s.
New Romeo y Julieta, Cohiba Reserva, Partagás Maduro, Hoyo de Monterrey extension and special Edición Limitadas headline this year’s Cuban line-up
Box-pressing originated in Cuba and is still practiced there, but many non-Cuban brands have adopted the technique.
Cigar sales—both handmade and machine-made—were down in 2017 at Scandinavian Tobacco Group, the parent of General Cigar Co., maker of Macanudo, La Gloria Cubana and a host of other cigars.
The rest of Cuba’s 2017 Edición Limitada cigars are finally making it to global markets, albeit slowly.
Taking inventory at Havana’s cigar shops.
Habanos S.A., the worldwide distributor for Cuban cigars, offers premium smokes with vintage-specific tobaccos classified as Reservas and Gran Reservas.
The 19 members of Cigar Aficionado’s exclusive Hall of Fame may come from varying backgrounds, but all of them share two traits that success is built upon: passion and drive.
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