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Manufacturer’s Spotlight – Di Fazio Cigars

Di Fazio Cigars is a new boutique to the biz.  Established in 2008, the Di Fazio family has set a goal to deliver a fine super premium to the cigar aficionado. Using a combination of tobacco from the DR, Nicaragua … Continue reading

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Manufacturer’s Spotlight – Don Pepin Garcia

There is no one cigar maker more popular than Don “Pepin” Jose Garcia… or busier!   His tiny little shop in Little Havana has exploded into several factories in Nicaragua and more brand names and collaborations than you can shake a … Continue reading

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Manufacturer Spotlight – Paul Garmirian

Paul Garmirian – PG cigars have been around for quite a while. Many don’t know of the brand at all.  Try one if you get an opportunity, they are great cigars!  Below is a brief history of the brand and … Continue reading

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Manufacturer Spotlight – Gurkha

Gurkha, the Rolls Royce of Cigars (self proclaimed), has an interesting history.  Gurkha (Beach Cigar Company) is helmed by Kaizad Hansotia, who is a man with a penchant for the flamboyant and luxurious.  Gurkha is known for the intricate humidors … Continue reading

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Manufacturer Spotlight – Carlos Torano

The Torano family has certainly made an impact on the cigar industry.  Recognized chiefly for their own products, the Torano family is also responsible for helping the likes of CAO and Gurkha to become household names.  Here’s a brief history written … Continue reading

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Manufacturer Spotlight – Tabacalera La Caya

Tabacalera La Caya was created in 1997, manufacturing and importing prime materials for cigar making.  President Luis Tomas Mendez has worked hard to make La Caya cigars grow and develop into a household name in the cigar community. Below is … Continue reading

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Manufacturer Spotlight – Ted’s Made by Hand

Here’s a great little company that you probably have heard of, just didn’t know it.  From Ted’s Made by Hand’s website: Reprinted from “Sophisticated Living’s” Caddy Concierge Magazine, September 2008 Ryder Cup Issue: After taking a long, relaxed draw from the … Continue reading

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Manufacturer Spotlight – General Cigar

General Cigar Company- Below is a not-so-brief history of the company from their website.  I scaled it down a bit. The history of General Cigar Company, Inc. is the story of one family and its love of tobacco. It is … Continue reading

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Manufacturer Spotlight – El Titan de Bronze

If you’ve never heard of El Titan de Bronze, don’t worry, you will.  This is a great boutique cigar rolled in the heart of Little Havana in Miami, Florida.   Here’s a brief bit from their website: El Titan De … Continue reading

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Manufacturer Spotlight – Altadis

Altadis – one of the two cigar giants in the industry.  Formerly Consolidated Cigar Co., Altadis stands for Allied Tobacco Distribution.  Altadis’ most notable accomplishment is its acquisition of a 50% share of Habanos, S.A. Altadis also recently purchased JR from Lew Rothman … Continue reading

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