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In February 1984, Hendrik “Henke” Kelner established Tabacos Dominicanos, better known as Tabadom, in Villa Gonzalez, Dominican Republic. Positioned close to the Dominican cigarmaking capital of Santiago and near the tobacco fields of the Dominican’s Cibao Valley, Tabadom became a leader in the Dominican cigar industry almost from the start. While the company’s geographical position […]
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The world has changed in the past 20 years, but for Drew Estate, one thing has remained constant: Acid is a brand with staying power. The brand, known for its unique aromatic blends, was in many ways the catalyst for Drew Estate’s rise in the premium cigar industry. It is a brand that launched in […]
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A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charity, Operation: Cigars for Warriors has been sending premium cigars and accessories and other items, such as coffee and magazines, to U.S. service members deployed overseas in combat zones and those serving long-term deployments and floats in other areas worldwide since 2012. The all-volunteer organization depends exclusively on donated items to […]
Eddy Guerra, a senior brand manager at Altadis U.S.A., has worked in the tobacco industry for several years as a creative director and experienced brand marketer. Early in his career, Guerra served as the marketing and creative director for the global luxury lifestyle hospitality brand Nikki Beach, based in Miami, Florida. His experience gained at […]
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Lissette Perez-Carrillo was born into the tobacco industry. She has been at the forefront of her family’s tobacco business much of her lifetime. As her family’s company, E.P. Carrillo Cigar Company, now prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Lissette looks back at the lessons she’s learned while working alongside her father, provides insights on business […]
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Since 2008, Procigar, the association of Dominican cigar manufacturers, has hosted a celebration of all things connected to the cigar industry in the Dominican Republic. Dubbed the Procigar Festival, the weeklong celebration has been a winter haven for cigar enthusiasts from around the world as they flock to the island of Hispaniola to explore the […]
In Washington, there has recently been a flurry of action and discussion on the topic of raising the minimum purchase age for tobacco from 18 to 21. Lawmakers are prioritizing the prevention of teenage access to tobacco products, and according to Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) in a press conference, “This is the most impactful, achievable […]
NATO has submitted comments in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) draft guidance titled “Modifications to Compliance Policy for Certain Deemed Tobacco Products.” The guidance proposes two significant changes that would impact retailers that sell tobacco. First, the FDA proposes changes to the agency’s current compliance policy regarding electronic nicotine-delivery systems (ENDS), […]
In 2013, Black Label Trading Company introduced six different cigars—impressive given that it was the debut of the brand and company. Black Label Trading Company owners James and Angela Brown are not your typical cigar manufacturers. Their families’ roots aren’t in tobacco, they knew few people in the cigar business, and they didn’t even plan […]
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It’s an irony of auto racing that going fast on the race track requires a slow, detailed and meticulous approach in the race shop. The difference between being the fastest qualifier and missing the race can often be counted in tenths or even hundredths of a second, and months of pre-race preparation differentiates the winners […]
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