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A Conversation With Heinrich Villiger

A Conversation With Heinrich Villiger

The head of the family-owned, international cigar giant Villiger Söhne A.G. explains how he came to enter the premium market.

August 27, 2018
Q&A: Ernesto Padilla, Owner of Padilla Cigar Co.

Q&A: Ernesto Padilla, Owner of Padilla Cigar Co.

Ernesto Padilla is the owner of Padilla Cigar Co., a cigar company launched in early 2003.

April 23, 2018
Q&A: Nick Melillo, Owner, Foundation Cigar Co.

Q&A: Nick Melillo, Owner, Foundation Cigar Co.

Nick Melillo of Foundation Cigar Co. speaks about his career in the cigar industry

February 21, 2018
Gary Sheffield Talks Cigars, Home Runs and Playoff Baseball

Gary Sheffield Talks Cigars, Home Runs and Playoff Baseball

After playing 22 seasons in the major leagues he is now an analyst for Turner Sports

October 6, 2017
Q&A: Kyle Gellis, Owner of Warped Cigars

Q&A: Kyle Gellis, Owner of Warped Cigars

At just 28 years old, Kyle Gellis, owner of Florida-based Warped Cigars, is one of the youngest brand owners in the cigar industry. He works with El Titan de Bronze cigar factory …

March 27, 2017
Q&A: Hamlet Paredes, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars Inc.

Q&A: Hamlet Paredes, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars Inc.

Cuban cigar smokers know the name Hamlet, not for the Shakespearean play but for the tobacco roller bearing the same name. Hamlet Paredes was one of Cuba's star rollers, represent…

February 17, 2017
Q&A: Nestor Andrés Plasencia of Plasencia Tobacco

Q&A: Nestor Andrés Plasencia of Plasencia Tobacco

Tobacco scion Nestor Andrés Plasencia is a fifth generation grower and cigar manufacturer whose family has been in the business for more than 100 years. After decades of providing …

November 22, 2016
Padrón Dámaso: Q&A With Jorge Padrón

Padrón Dámaso: Q&A With Jorge Padrón

Last month, Padrón Cigars Inc. released Padrón Dámaso, a brand with a very different look and taste than the full-bodied cigars Padrón has made for 50 years. Dámaso cigars are …

August 27, 2015
Q&A: Talking Tobacco With Siegfried P. Maruschke, Jose Mendez & CO.

Q&A: Talking Tobacco With Siegfried P. Maruschke, Jose Mendez & CO.

With the help and guidance of his father, Siegfried P. Maruschke runs Jose Mendez & Co., SRL., a major leaf broker located in Moca, in the Dominican Republic. The company has been …

June 1, 2015