Cigars

Smoking the new Casa Fuente 800 Series cigar ( www.casafuente.com ) could require a trip to Las Vegas. Like the first Casa Fuente–branded cigar from Arturo Fuente, which debuted in 2005 and is said...
A limited-edition release from Legacy Brands that gets its name from the Spanish word for “turtle.”
The Arturo Fuente 100th Anniversary Destino Siglo ($416–$520; www.cigar​family.com ) is aptly subtitled Autor . The limited-edition book-shaped boxes are dedicated to the story of the Fuente family...
The latest limited-edition version of the Doettling Fortress is the German safe maker’s first offering that melds high-level protective features with full customization.
The Knickerbocker Hotel and Nat Sherman have announced that the celebrated tobacconist will operate a signature cigar lounge on the rooftop of the famed New York hotel, slated to open Fall 2014.
Like many in the cigar business, Carlos Fuente Jr. traces his lineage to Cuba. In 1912, his grandfather Arturo came from that country to Florida, where he founded what is now Tabacalera A. Fuente y...
The former entertainment-industry attorney Rakesh “Rocky” Patel has become one of the world’s top boutique cigar producers, renowned for his products’ packaging, which is always eye-catching and...
The Honduran-made H. Upmann Legacy is ideal for a relaxing late-afternoon or early-evening smoke.
A departure from the brand’s usually mild-mannered cigars, the Fonseca Cubano Exclusivo is only the second box-pressed cigar that the Fonseca factory has produced in its 40-year history.
Since departing Cuba in the 1990s, the company now known as Oettinger Davidoff has focused on the Dominican Republic, with the master blender Hendrik “Henke” Kelner overseeing production of the brand...
Shortly after fleeing Cuba in 2001, José “Pepín” Garcia, who had been rolling cigars for four decades, released his now-famous Blue Label, a Nicaraguan puro, in 2003.
Established in 1912 in Tampa, Fla., by the late Arturo Fuente Sr., the company that is now called Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia is the world’s largest family-owned cigar business, boasting a portfolio...
Representing a new direction for the blender Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the E.P. Carrillo Edición Limitada 2013 features a Mexican wrapper.
Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Macanudo brand’s founding, the Macanudo Estate Reserve is the first iteration of what will become an annual limited edition.
Beneath the awning at the entrance to the Wellesley, a new boutique hotel built on the original site of the Hyde Park Corner tube station, there are still vestiges of the old red subway tiles, and it...
Ever wonder what happens to all those used Scotch-whisky barrels once the distilleries are through with them? Up until now, huge planters and awkward-looking furniture were among the most viable...
When Heinrich Villiger wanted to mark the 125th anniversary of his Swiss cigar company, Villiger Söhne AG, he turned to the legendary hand-rolling talents of Nester Plasencia in Estelí, Nicaragua...
A Swiss tobacconist’s 10-year approach to Nicaraguan cigars and the limited-edition humidor that celebrates the journey. Ten years ago, the Davidoff team of tobacco specialists set out to discover...
GRAYCLIFF JOHN HOWARD GRAYSMITH BUCCANEER AND CANNON John Howard Graysmith was a Caribbean pirate who commanded the schooner Graywolf before being captured and eventually pardoned by the British. He...
LA PALINA MR. SAM Hand rolled in Miami’s Little Havana, this 4¾×54 robusto carries the nickname that factory workers gave to La Palina president Bill Paley’s grandfather, the man who started the...
ASHTON SAN CRISTOBAL REVELATION The only new cigar to be introduced by Ashton this year features an Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper, the same oily leaf found on the company’s best-selling VSG (Virgin Sun...
CAMACHO COROJO After its recent acquisition by Oettinger Davidoff AG, Camacho undertook a dramatic repackaging and reblending of most of its cigars. This Honduran Corojo puro, Camacho’s flagship...
BLACK DIAMOND Made for the J.C. Newman Cigar Company by its partner Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia., Diamond Crown has always been known for its Connecticut shade wrapper and trademark 54-ring gauge in a...
Cigar smokers have cause to be especially joyous this season, for not since the Great Cigar Boom of the 1990s has such an abundance of hand-rolled riches been laid before them. This bounty has...
Six years ago, the Smokers Division of Alfred Dunhill Ltd., the London luxury-goods maker, set out to create a pipe that would embody elegant living, high art, and fine craftsmanship. Kalmon Hener,...
Like his designs for homes and restaurants, Genco Berk’s desktop humidors ( www.genco-berk-design.com ) appear crisp, clean, and captivating. The interior designer and architect, who was born in...
Zino Davidoff demonstrated his independence in the summer of 1989, when the Cuban government demanded 51 percent ownership of his namesake cigar company. Zino responded by publicly burning 130,000 of...
Along with carts and clubs, a commonly encountered item on any golf course worth its greens fees is cigars. It seems most duffers cannot play their best game without one. But not just any cigar—it...
Even back in the days when he was producing La Gloria Cubana, Ernesto Perez-Carrillowas not known for creating mild cigars. Now that he has established his own company, Perez-Carrillo maintains that...
On April 17, 2009, Major League Baseball outfielder Gary Sheffield hit his 500thhome run. He then went on to score nine more homers before retiring from an illustrious career playing for eight...

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