We picked this shot up at last night’s Drew Estate cigar event at De La Concha. This captivating cigar smoker attended thanks to the absinthe-pouring efforts of Mark Maurice, which made his concoctions even better than they would have been. In hand are a ‘sinthe cocktail and a Liga Privada. View other photos of the [...]
Interestingly, this archived article is full of such frou-frou that it is barely readable these days. However, it is a charming look at a battle that has been all but one. In 1927 the Manchester Guardian noted that cigarette smoking was quickly surpassing cigar smoking and on Lord Birkenhead was, for one, appalled.
Because of budget cuts, the annual million-dollar bash held for Bastille Day in France will be cut considerably. In related news, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon asked Christian Blanc, “minister for Greater Paris,” to repay the cost of $15,000 worth of Cohibas he bought for the office.
Habanos S.A. is rehashing old turf. After putting a can of 50 Cohiba Mini cigarillos out at the beginning of the year, the company is following up with the same concept for Montecristo Clubs. It’s a limited-edition product – like its predecessor, consisting of 50 cigars – with the sticks not even 4 inches long [...]
This is what it looks like to smoke at, Villa Rockstar at Eden Rock, the most luxurious villa in the Caribbean (and perhaps the most expensive. Click around the gallery to get a sense of what it means to spend $20,000 a night (off season) to smoke cigars. Disclosure: Eden Rock picked up the tab [...]
Marvin Samel of Drew Estate talks about dirty rats and the bloggers who expose them to cigar smokers across the country. Marvin was in New York Cit for a Drew Estate cigar event at De La Concha. See below for photos from previous Drew Estate event, featuring the Dirty Rat.
The Cuban cigar market is in a tough spot. Exports are off by around two thirds over the past two years, thanks to the confluence of macroeconomic factors a decline in air travel and smoking bans around the world. For a country with 70 percent of the world market, this is a severe matter, threatening [...]