September 2020

Weekly news week 36 2020. The cigar industry is full of great stories, all shared over cigars. Some of those stories are about car rentals. With all the traveling done within our industry, plenty of cars are rented. And that can lead to funny anecdotes. We collected a few and penned them down. And episode 24 of the Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show is published on the front-page.


As far as reviews go, every week two new reviews are published. The first review of last week is the Tobacco Lords Signature Wide Robusto. A cigar exclusively made for Robert Graham 1874 by Joya de Nicaragua. The second review of the week is one of the cheapest Longfiller cigars available on the European market. Umnum, a brand with two blends. A Nicaraguan version of which we reviewed the Bond last January. And a Honduran version that we reviewed yesterday. Not in the Bond size, but a full robusto.

Ministry of Cigars - Tobacco Lords Signature Wide Robusto

Davidoff & Gurkha

Two brands dominated the news this week. Gurkha and Davidoff. When Gurkha launched the Treinta, it came with limited edition humidors. Those humidors finally reached international markets. The German distributor received their order. And in The Netherlands, the humidors are almost sold out, with just one left. Recently Davidoff launched new accessories in the Zino line, and now the famous Davidoff cutters get a line extension with more colors. The Swiss Dominican company also releases a new batch of Davidoff Puro d’Oro and Royal Release. For the upcoming holidays, Davidoff created several samplers and an advent calendar with cigars. And the new AVO regional editions are released. This time in a north and a south version.

The Dominican cigar manufacturer and tobacco grower Tabacalera El Artista is releasing a cigar for the home ground. A soft box-pressed version of the Cimarron line is launched, exclusively for the Dominican cigar market. Asylum Cigars is celebrating its 8th birthday and comes with the Asylum 8. Villiger adds a 4×28 Minuto to the El Meridiana line. And Condega is coming to Thailand. The Spanish owned brand is expanding rapidly and added another Asian country to the roster.

Ministry of Cigars - Weekly news week 36 2020

Other news

In 2008 Oliva launched Nub. It became a huge success, copied by many. Now Oliva created a limited edition Nub humidor with 24 cigars. The catch? It’s only available in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Limited to 1500 pieces. Talking about Africa, there are premium cigars coming from Mozambique. And those cigars, Bongani, are now available in the United States. Michael Giannini and Ventura Cigar Company part ways. Ventura restructured and both Ventura and Giannini agreed that it was time to move on. It’s a new month, so a new and updated list of cigar birthdays is published as well. If we miss anybody on the calendar, let us know.

Ministry of Cigars - Oliva is releasing a Limited Nub Humidor

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