During the Great Depression and the days of the 5-cent cigar, New York’s self-proclaimed "Tobacconist to the World" Nat Sherman was selling his hand-rolled smokes for a dollar.
The Dominican Republic produces the greatest number of non-Cuban cigars made today, and the company that started it all was La Aurora, which was founded by Eduardo León Jimenes in 1903, when he op
At a major tobacco trade show recently, there was bustling excitement at the booths of Arturo Fuente, a company known for the quirk of exhibiting empty boxes and politely refusing to sign up new d
"They told me I wouldn’t last 10 years in this business," says Rakesh "Rocky" Patel, the Hollywood attorney who gave up his practice in the 1990s to create one of the most popular cigar
Cigar making is traditionally a family affair, with multiple generations working together in the factories and on the farms.
There is a rare sweetness in the smoke of My Father Cigars Limited Edition 2010 (www.myfathercigars.com,
First there were round-bodied parejos, then the taper-tipped figurados and box-pressed cigars.
If we gave an award for the cigar we would most like to smoke on the golf course, this would be the winner. The H.
One shape, one size, one cigar—but a different blend each year: That is the philosophy behind the EPC Cigar Company’s limited-edition releases.
Characteristics Made by Tabacalera de Garcia in the Dominican Republic, this is by far the best version of the Dominican-made Trinidad.
Characteristics Depth of flavor massaged into mellow strength, with plenty of power in the undercurrent, it’s like a New York Strip without any sauce.
Characteristics A slightly sweet, spicy cigar that gets its name from its brownish-black Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper.
Characteristics A semisweet, buttery quality from the Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut-seed wrapper and Dominican filler.
Characteristics The first all-Dominican puro, every shape smokes with a consistently rich, meaty flavor, right down to the band. They are aged for two years or more.
Characteristics Very complex yet not overbearing; a great daytime and early-evening smoke. The Cameroon wrapper and a blend of Honduran-filler leaves is the secret.
Characteristics Exotic top Notes reminiscent of curry and saffron, and with a dark five-year-aged Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper that serves as inspiration for its name.
Characteristics A mellow yet spicy smoke, as the result of cedar aging and a shade-grown Connecticut wrapper.
Characteristics A rich, sweet, raisiny smoke with a cocoa aroma, and deep, wet earthy flavors. This is definitely an evening cigar.
Characteristics A rich, dark, and oily wrapper gives this cigar plenty of flavor but with a light sweetness to it.
Characteristics An almost perfume-like bouquet and a rich, sophisticated smoke that sizzles at the top end of medium-well.
Characteristics With its elegant dark brown Morrón maduro wrapper from the Mexico’s San Andres Valley, this well-fermented leaf radiates with a deep, oily sheen.
Characteristics: Much milder than one would expect from the creator of the famed La Gloria Cubana. But then, this is the first launch from Ernesto Perez-Carrillo since he left General Cigar.
Characteristics Sweet earthy spice with a hint of pepper and leather, this cigar has a sophisticated strength with a complexity reserved for the experienced smoker.
Characteristics Although this is one of the newest variations on this classic cigar, it still carries the traditional Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, the Nicaraguan filler is joined by Ometepe leaf, w
Characteristics A taste as silky smooth as its luxurious, well-aged Connecticut wrapper. The Dominican binder and filler leaf come from Chateau Fuente.
Characteristics The Connecticut broadleaf wrapper and Nicaraguan filler and binder give this cigar a chocolatey-buttery complexity, with a long finish that is perfect for a small-batch bourbon lik
Characteristics: A spicy smoke with lots of finesse. Insider’s Tip This is an old Cuban shape that is very difficult to make.
Characteristics Avant-garde is the word here.
Characteristics Full-bodied and spicy, thanks to its El Bajo sun-grown Ecuadorian wrapper. Insider's Tip These cigars are made by Arturo Fuente for the J.C.
Characteristics The ruggedly textured, box-pressed Costa Rican 5-year-old dark and oily maduro wrapper plays well against the Nicaraguan filler and binder.