Many companies claim to have a philosophy to live and work by. They spout it like gospel in commercials and splash it across countless advertisements. And in the end, their philosophies are meaningless - a simple marketing tool. But I’ve come to the conclusion that high-end cigar brand Davidoff is different. Davidoff Cigars claims to subscribe to the philosophy of “The Good Life”: that living well is an art. They market their products, especially their cigars, to those “looking to take time to experience all the nuances of pleasure” that life offers. Sure, I know that it’s just a marketing tool... but they have a good point. After all, it sounds a bit like the experience of smoking a good cigar, doesn’t it?
Fidel Castro might not be the world’s most generous and friendly guy, but... you’ve got to admit that he has great taste in smokes. After all, it’s because of ol’ Fidel that the (justifiably) famous Cohiba cigar exists today. Unfortunately, it’s also because of Castro that they’re practically impossible to get in the U.S.
The first Cohibas weren’t commercial cigars at all - they were the personal cigars of Castro’s then-bodyguard, Chico Perez, rolled for him by a close friend. Castro admired them so much that he hired Chico’s friend to begin rolling cigars for Castro himself. They were reserved for Castro and his buddies until Fidel decided to release them for public sale in 1982.
You know you’re really into cigars when you know about all the celebrities of the cigar world. Move over Britney Spears - today I'm writing about the Fuente family, the makers of Arturo Fuente cigars. Carlos Fuente and Carlos Fuente Jr., who now oversee the operations of the Arturo Fuente Cigar Company, are illustrious figures in the cigar world. Why? Not because they wear too-short skirts when climbing out of their limousines, but because their cigars are some of the most famous in the world. They’re also some of the most elusive - these great cigars are pretty darn difficult to come by.
Our unique and inimitable female reviewer, Karen, brings us a series of informational articles that she called Stellar Stogies. She will be covering the most famous cigar brands, such as Davidoff, Arturo Fuente or Cohiba. You can expect history, general information and some funny and interesting facts about these companies. I believe that these articles will be very insightful for beginners but experienced smokers will hopefully also find some facts that they didn't know.
Articles will be published every Thursday. Stay tuned!