Category: Cigar News

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CIGAR ADVENT CALENDARS

In the last couple of years, the traditional children’s advent calendar has taken on a completely new life. There are now advent calendars for many types of interests that the 19th century German Lutherans that began the tradition might not recognize — calendars for Dogs, for Scotch Lovers, for Women’s Make-up, for Tequila Lovers, for Cats and, yes, Cigar Lovers.…

Esteban Carreras

NEW TO THE HUMIDOR — DEADLY SERIOUS BY ESTEBAN CARRERAS

While Esteban Carreras is relatively new to the cigar world they have become a highly sought after boutique brands in America. Named in honor of Esteban Carreras, a prominent Cuban freedom fighter that helped his people escape the country as Castro was coming into power, Esteban Carreras cigars are rolled at the prestigious Tabacaleras Carreras factory located in Estelí Nicaragua.…

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PCA POSITION STATEMENT ON PIPE TOBACCO

PCA (Premium Cigar Association), formerly named IPCPR and, before that, RTDA, is the largest premium tobacco trade group in America. While their name no longer includes traditional tobacco pipes, their efforts on behalf of this important category are still the best in the nation. PCA’S OFFICIAL POSITION STATEMENT OCTOBER 4, 2022 The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) is committed to defending…

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TAKEN FROM THE DEVIL’S HAND BY ESTEBAN CARRERAS

I love cigars that have a backstory and this one is HUGE! Taken From The Devil’s Hand, or Devil’s Hand for those that like brevity, has a fascinating backstory about its tobacco. Gonzalo Puentes, who runs Esteban Carreras’ factory, once worked for Cuba’s Ministry of Agriculture, and in particular the group responsible for tobacco production. As the story is told,…