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le 21 April 2024


London: The City Where The Habano Is King

There is a town teeming with beautiful shops boasting (often very comfortable) smoking lounges, where a wide selection of Cuban cigars is still available, and where the idea of banning heated terraces would be received, at best, with wry smile. In short, it is a paradise for cigar lovers. On the flipside, this paradise has some of the highest cigar prices in the world, whether they be Cuban or not.

News from Cuba

Still under heavy pressure on the supply front, Habanos S.A. continues to hold back when it comes to new releases. Only one new addition to their regular catalogue was announced at this year’s Habanos Festival. All the other cigars showcased will be time-limited. The star brand was Trinidad, whose Cuban directors are looking to boost sales.

Cigar Lounges of the World: The St Regis Bar, Dubaï

Far from a pastiche of an old English jazz club, the St. Regis hotel’s smoking lounge is a homage to a venerable New York institution. Cigars, fine spirits and live jazz are on the menu.

Backstory: Jorge Padron

One of the first companies to arrive in Nicaragua, now run by the founder’s son, the Padrón family business has chosen a model of slow growth. We talk to the boss to find out why.

Headline Cigar: Flor de Selva 20 Aniversario Toro

Reviews: The best of Padron

Vintage cigar: Cuaba Diadema (2003)

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