“During this same period we have seen the non-Cuban hand rolled cigar industry boom. Many of these now well-established factories were set up by former Cuban cigar workers and families who owned factories before the Cuban revolution.”
The Pacific Cigar Company, and Habanos S.A. are have announced the release of Cohiba Behike, touted as “the most exclusive línea of the most prestigious Habanos brand”.
“It doesn’t have to be Cuban to be good,” declares Norman Stein, owner of one of Sydney’s finest cigar shops ‘Bogart’s House of Fine Cigars’. ” Increasingly cigar makers based in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras and Brazil are producing cigars of similar, if not better quality, than those coming out of Cuba.”
The Mag 48 EL, creatively named after it’s ring gauge size (48 ring gauge x 4.3″), joins its regular production cousin the Mag 46 (46 x 5.6″) gauge and its 2005 Edicion Limitada brother the Mag 50 (you guessed it, 50 x 6.3″), which was subsequently made into a regular production line, in the H Upmann marca.
you haven’t seen it yet, former Aussie Socceroo coach Guus Hiddink’s celebratory cigar and accompanying jig after Chelsea won the FA Cup Final is a sight to behold. I’ve dubbed it the ‘Cigar Dance’ and shows a man on top of the world and celebrating a fantastic win with a well-deserved cigar. It is evident from his dance moves that he grew up in the Netherlands and not Cuba or Brazil, but I