Cuba’s Habanos SA Inks Agreement To Expand Cigar Sales In China

Cuba’s Habanos SA Inks Agreement To Expand Cigar Sales In China

According to Xinhua, China National Tobacco Corporation and Cuba’s cigar maker Habanos S.A. signed a letter of intent at the end of July to increase Cuba’s cigar exports to China. China National Tobacco Corporation General Manager Ling Chengxing and co-presidents of Habanos S.A., Inocente Nunez and Luis Sanchez-Harguindey, signed the document in Havana. According to … Read more

Tasting the Rare Partagas Salomon

Tasting the Rare Partagas Salomon

It isn’t easy to roll a salomon. Crafting this storied cigar vitola is a task often relegated to the most experienced and capable torcedores, or rollers, thanks to its unique shape that tapers at both ends of the stick. Indeed, even Habanos says these figurados are “at the peak of the roller’s cigar-making art.” Even more difficult? … Read more

Tasting a Limited Edition Ramon Allones

Tasting a Limited Edition Ramon Allones

I’ve long been a big fan of Habanos’ limited edition cigars. No, they’re not always perfect, but there’s always a sense of ceremony about them, a sense that you’re smoking a special, rare cigar. But when they’re on, they’re really on, and they make for spectacular smokes. That was decidedly the case with the most … Read more

Tasting the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure de Luxe

Tasting the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure de Luxe

If you’re a lover of Cuban cigars, you’re likely a regular at La Casa del Habano, the official global retail network of cigar stores for Cuba’s Habanos company. With more than 140 around the world, they’re mini-outposts of Cuba, typically offering a wide selection of cigars, walk-in humidors, plush seating and knowledgable staff. In many … Read more

Tasting the Punch Punch

Tasting the Punch Punch

One of Cuba’s most esteemed cigars began with a puppet comedy show. It was the middle of the 19th century when Don Manuel Lopez of Juan Valle & Co, seeking to capitalize on the thriving British cigar market, named a new brand after Mr Punch, the famous puppet of “Punch and Judy” fame. Today, one of … Read more