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Smoking Cigars with Rocco Mediate

The Great Mediate-tour Recently, we were hanging around Apex Cigar Lounge in North Carolina with golf legend Rocco Mediate. Rocco, who is currently on the

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Scrim by Hutch – Custom Cigar Cutters

Rick “Hutch” Hutchings has been creating beautiful custom scrimshaw cigar cutters and accessories for over 14 years. He even designed the knife handles and pistol

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Isabela Cigar Company

Time to Indulge Henry Ford invented neither the automobile nor the assembly line, but his vision and ingenuity merged the two and forever changed the

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The Illustrated Man

A Conversation with Tatuaje’s Pete Johnson By Larry Wagner In “The Illustrated Man,” Ray Bradbury’s 1951 collection of science fiction short stories, the unifying character

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Profile on Aganorsa Leaf

Aganorsa Leaf is the new name for Casa Fernandez. The company, in making the change, is paying homage to its strength, the Nicaraguan Aganorsa tobacco


Meet Mombacho

We’re always on the lookout for boutique cigar companies to feature, and we found a good one in Mombacho Cigars. We first met these guys

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The Story of Plasencia Cigars

The Plasencia family has been growing tobacco for over a century and making cigars for decades—about 45 million cigars last year alone. While the company

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The Story of CLE Cigars

The Early Years Christian Luis Eiroa may have not entered the cigar business until 1995, but it’s safe to say he was born into it.

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Spotlight on Nat Cicco Cigars

Nat Cicco Cigars have some amazing, bargain-priced premium cigars and with their acquisition by Zander-Greg in 2007 they’ve been gaining steam ever since and are

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Karen Berger Introduces New Cigars

We’ve been fans of Don Kiki Cigars for quite some time. Unfortunately, Enrique “Kiki” Berger passed away a few years but his wife, Karen, took