L’Amateur de Cigare English edition #15 is online

Par La rédaction,
le 18 December 2023


Are cigar vintage in vogue?

Milder and more complex, the pleasure of smoking a vintage cigar also comes from the thrill of unearthing a rare gem and imagining its storied past. These are the kind of things that compel certain enthusiasts to break the bank in their pursuit.

Cohiba: “El Laguito doesn’t have trouble hiring”

 Recruitment, quality control, production objectives… Oscar Rodríguez, the director of the Cohiba factory, El Laguito, granted us an exclusive interview at Intertabac, in Dortmund, where he was representing Tabacuba, the Cuban state-owned company that supplies Habanos S.A.

Cigar lounges of the world: Naples

Located in the center of Naples, this official Casa del Habano and Habanos Lounge tabaccheria sells cigars—as you would expect—but also alcohol and Italian pastries.

Backstory: Ciro Cascella

The man who came from nowhere to become CEO of Arturo Fuente

Headline Cigar: Silencio Serie M Prominente

The first thing to know about this stunning Prominente is where it was made: M is for… Miami. For the first time, this cigar is made entirely in the little El Titan de Bronze factory on calle Ocho, the legendary center of the Florida cigar industry, in the heart of Little Havana.


The end of the year is often a key moment for new product launches, including limited editions. We have selected 10 of the hottest new cigars around.

Vintage cigar: Sol de Behrens Grandezas (1939 or 1940)

Although all Cuban Davidoff’s are highly sought-after by vintage cigar lovers, so-called “pre-embargo” cigars (i.e. products made before habanos were banned on American soil, in 1962) are the holy grail for collectors. This box of Sol de Behrens, for example, produced for the Spanish market in 1939 or 1940, was once owned one of the world’s most famous cigar collectors—Min Ron Nee.


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