Cigar Articles

Plasencia Cigars’ Latest Price Increase: A Sign of Company Growth and Expansion

Plasencia Cigars recently made an announcement that they will be increasing the prices of their cigars starting April 17, 2023. Despite the news not being favorable to cigar enthusiasts, the...

Published April 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol & Jack Daniels

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published April 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Rhum Bielle

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published April 2023

Cuba’s Cigar Industry Braces for Shortages as Crops Shrink

Cuba’s primary tobacco growing region, Pinar del Río, is reportedly set to produce its smallest crop in history. This outcome would not be surprising given that the area was hit...

Published April 2023

Cigar Industry Sees Slowdown in Growth: Should We Be Worried?

Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG), the parent company of several cigar brands, has announced its financial results for 2022. STG revenue was DKK 8.762 billion ($1.241 billion), down by 0.8% compared...

Published March 2023

Did Scandinavian Tobacco Group Overpay for Alec Bradley Cigars?

Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) made headlines with its recent acquisition of Alec Bradley cigars for a whopping $72.5 million. However, industry experts are concerned about the high price tag, especially...

Published March 2023

Hong Kong May Force Cuba to Increase Cigar Prices Again

The recent tax increase on tobacco products in Hong Kong has raised concerns about the potential impact on the global pricing of Cuban cigars. Habanos S.A., the Cuban state-owned company...

Published March 2023

Habanos S.A.’s Revenue Decrease: Was the Price Increase to Blame?

Habanos S.A., the Cuban cigar monopoly, has announced a 2 percent growth in revenue, generating $545 million in 2022 compared to $568 million in 2021, reflecting a 4 percent decrease....

Published March 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Velho Barreiro Cachaca

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published March 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Crows Gin

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published February 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Malibu

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published February 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Don Q Cristal

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published January 2023

Pairing Cigars & Alcohol – Goldstrike

Cigars and alcohol. Two luxury products that go hand in hand, and sometimes even meet on business level. Aging tobacco in whisky, rum, or cognac barrels is a practice several...

Published December 2022

The history of the cigar store Indian

The history of the cigar store Indian. No, that history doesn’t start in America. Even though cigar store Indians are now considered Americana. The story of the cigar store Indians...

Published June 2022

Every Man Needs a Mancave

I am convinced that every man needs a place to withdraw and unwind. Either alone or with some friends just to talk about ‘men stuff’ and studies actually confirm that...

Published May 2022

Havana Cigar Rollers: Alejandro Gonzalez Arias

I would like to start this article by correcting a great injustice. I made a grave mistake with my list of ‘Cigar Rollers’ in my previous article by omitting one...

Published March 2022

Havana Custom Rolled Cigars

As the title suggests, the topic I’m going to start to delve into today is about Custom Roll Cigars of Havana. That is to say, cigars rolled by the hands...

Published February 2022

“Off the Beaten Path”: Achievement Cigars (1/2: Propio)

Since becoming a writer, I have come to a keen realization. In short, I am blessed. Through networking, I have met some amazing and passionate cigar manufacturers. None more passionate,...

Published December 2021

“Off the Beaten Path”: El Sueno Cigars

The Off the Beaten Path Series has certainly introduced me to some smokes that I would have never had the opportunity to try under normal circumstances. With El Sueno, this...

Published November 2021

“Off the Beaten Path”: Blue Mountain Cigars

When it comes to making a name for yourself in the premium cigar industry, image is important. However, image isn’t everything. In this industry, quality, taste, and the ability to...

Published November 2021

“Off the Beaten Path”: Black Patch Cigar Company

When I started researching companies to involve in my “Off the Beaten Path” series, I really wanted to find some companies that grow their tobacco right here on US soil....

Published October 2021

“Off the Beaten Path”: Clints Cigars

When the term “badass” comes to mind, the first image that pops into my head is of Clint Eastwood sitting in the desert with an arrow stuck in his shoulder....

Published October 2021

“Off the Beaten Path”: Antillian Cigar Company

To kick off this series, I decided to start off with the company that had the most variety to offer. Although they are headquartered in Miami, the majority of their...

Published October 2021

Should tobacco have a DOC?

Should tobacco have a DOC? A controlled designation of origin. To protect certain growing areas just as happens in the wine and food industry. You can produce great wine with...

Published September 2021

The 6 different Habanos concepts explained

The 6 different Habanos concepts explained. Habanos focuses on two things when creating a concept besides cigars that is. Three retail concepts and three experience concepts. But some concepts do...

Published February 2021