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  1. Prensado is Spanish for "pressed" and a fitting name for this well-constructed Honduran powerhouse, which is Alec Bradley’s second box-pressed cigar. The Al ec Bradley Prensado ( www.alecbradley.com...
  2. It is unusual for a new cigar brand to garner praise from virtually every individual who smokes it, but that is what seems to have happened with the Berger & Argenti Classico ( www.bergerargenti...
  3. Just as the original Cuban La Escepción was an offshoot of Havana’s Hoyo de Monterrey cigar, this Honduran version of La Escepción ( www.cigarworld.com ; $5.99–$6.39 depending on shape) is an...
  4. Camacho is known for making full-bodied Honduran cigars. But when Camacho’s president, Christian Eiroa, met silversmith and jewelry designer Matt Booth, of Hollywood, Calif., and saw his line of Room...
  5. In 1989, Nestor Miranda of Miami Cigar & Company launched Don Lino, which became one of the most sought-after brands of the cigar boom in the 1990s. Last year, after a series of ebbs and flows in...
  6. For some cigar manufacturers, packaging is everything. For others, it is the quality of the cigar that counts. In the case of Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia in the Dominican Republic, it is both, as...
  7. In 1935, Montecristo, one of the world’s most iconic cigar brands, was born in Havana. But with the Cuban embargo the "Monte" disappeared from American humidors. However, between 1993 and 1994 a new...
  8. With few exceptions, most smokers are more familiar with the names of their cigars than they are with the names of the cigar makers. Some good examples are Fonseca, Licenciado, and Jose Benito—...
  9. When marking a significant anniversary, a venerable luxury house often pays homage to its illustrious past with a celebratory collection influenced by its archives. But for its 150th anniversary this...
  10. When Randy Deem, owner of Brigham City, Utah–based Anvil Construction, was building spec houses in 1997, he became disenchanted with the standardized cabinets and hardware that kitchen suppliers were...

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