There’s no better way to get up close and personal with the world of Dominican cigars than the ProCigar Festival. This year’s event, which began in the resort town of Casa de Campo and culminated in Santiago de los Caballeros, represented more growth for the organization, with Litto Gómez’s La Flor Dominicana and Jochi Blanco’s Tabacalera Palma participating as full ProCigar members for the first time. Other members include Altadis, General Cigar, Davidoff, MATASA, La Aurora, Corporación Cigar Export, Tabacalera La Alianza, and Ar turo Fuente. After a visit to Tabacalera de Garcia and some R&R in Casa de Campo, participants were transported to Santiago where tours of tobacco farms and cigar factories were followed each night by great dinners, dancing, and live music. If you left the D.R. feeling like you hadn’t smoked, drank, and danced enough, you’ve got issues we just don’t know how to fix. READ MORE HERE.
During the 82nd annual International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers trade show held in Las Vegas in July, we had the opportunity to spend some quality time with the people who make some of the finest cigars in the world.
In the coming weeks, we’ll share with you the conversations that we had with those influential cigar makers, highlighting the passion that they have for their craft and their recommendations for cigar smokers who are looking to develop a discerning palate for quality tobacco. We won’t give away too much here, but what we will say is that from all of those conversations, one thing was made abundantly clear: Cigar making is an art form, one that—in most cases—has been passed down through multiple generations of a family, and one that remains a labor of love for all who excel at it.
This week’s video highlights the people behind the business of luxury cigars and features legends of the craft and newcomers to the trade.
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