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Tobacco Business recently spoke with several manufacturers to put together this special editorial on the Dominican Republic’s growers and manufacturers. In you case you missed it, read part 1 and part 2. General Cigar Dominicana: A Method Approach It was 1975 when General Cigar Dominicana first established its presence in the Dominican Republic’s Santiago Free […]
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Tobacco Business Magazine recently spoke with several manufacturers to put together this special editorial feature on the Dominican Republic’s tobacco products. Here’s a look at Oettinger Davidoff AG and Gurkha Cigars. Oettinger Davidoff: From Crop to Shop When Davidoff left Cuba and started to produce its cigars in the Dominican Republic in 1991, new considerations […]
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As one of the first lands discovered where indigenous people—the Tainos—were smoking tobacco, the Dominican Republic has a long and well-established cigar culture. The Spaniards referred to the island as “the Small Continent” due to the diversity of soils that enabled tobacco to be easily cultivated here. Today, tobacco continues to play a major role […]
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Drew Estate’s master blender, Willy Herrera, got his start working at El Titan de Bronze in the early 2000s. He recalls his first days at the famed cigar factory located in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood where he learned the skills that would help him become one of the tobacco industry’s most prolific blenders. “I was […]
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For a man who encourages his customers to relax and enjoy his cigars, Enrique Sanchez’s first attempt at smoking a cigar didn’t go so well. In the early 1990s, the Nicaragua native was backpacking through Spain with friends when he purchased his first cigar. No matter how much he puffed on it, that cigar produced […]
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For many tobacco businesses, storytelling is a powerful sales tool. Whether it’s the tale of a family with deep roots in the tobacco industry or an ordinary entrepreneur who wanted to turn a passion into a profitable business, the practice of sharing information over a cigar, pipe or cigarette is common. So what happens when […]
The post Broadcasting Your Value: Inside Boveda’s Box Press Podcast appeared first on Tobacco Business Magazine.
Eduardo Fernandez created Aganorsa in Nicaragua in 1998. The Cuban expatriate had experienced a tremendous amount of success in his earlier career as an investment banker in New York City after graduating from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. An entrepreneur, Fernandez and his brother, Leopoldo, saw an opportunity to bring […]
Arthur Kemper, Tabacalera Perdomo’s vice president, has been a driving force in shaping Tabacalera Perdomo’s growth. Kemper started in the premium cigar industry in 1995 when he accepted a job working at The Humidor in San Antonio, Texas, where some of the store’s best-selling brands included cigars by Perdomo. Kemper appreciated them for their unique, […]
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Every legend and superhero has an origin story. In the premium cigar industry, Davidoff is viewed as the creme de la creme of premium cigars—luxury, high-quality and, at times, ultra-premium. Davidoff understands how it is perceived by the outside world, which is why the company has set out to reveal its own origin story to […]
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Preceding the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin was famously reported to have proclaimed, “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” It is in the spirit of Franklin’s declaration, that the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) announces a new effort to partner with more than 60 state and national […]
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