• Silencio Churchill, our choice for a peaceful Christmas

    These cigars, which were launched in French tobacconists without great fanfare a few months ago, were the subject of a drawn-out legal battle in the 1990s. “Silencio” is the name STG chose for its “Cohiba” cigars rolled by General Cigar in the Dominican Republic and sold outside of the USA. Although the American Supreme Court […]

  • When cigars became cool

    He may not be the most high-profile Dominican producer, but Jochy Blanco, who runs Tabacalera Palma, is certainly one of the most well-respected.   By Daniela Cruz Gil, our correspondent in Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic)   “I come from a tobacco family. My great-grandfather was an immigrant who traded small-scale goods: coffee, cocoa […]

  • Former Habanos SA co-president Jorge Maique recruited in the Dominican Republic

    Jorge Luís Fernández Maique will become director of Ernesto Pérez-Carrillo’s Tabacalera La Alianza. As we announced in L’ADC n°148 (currently available in French newsstands and on our online store), Jorge Maique, 57, takes over the management of Ernesto Pérez’s Tabacalera La Alianza (TLA), located in one the free zones of Santiago de Los Caballeros in […]

  • Dominican Republic: Desperately Seeking Tabaqueros

    With the sudden spike in demand since the first months of the pandemic (see ADC English Edition #1), Dominican factories are under intense demand pressure, including as regards labor. Anything goes to attract workers and meet production targets.   Daniela Cruz Gil, our correspondent in Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic)   “We are looking […]

  • The 2021 “cigar of the year” is…

    500 cigars reviewed (Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic) by L’Amateur de cigare’s tasting committee. Here is the prize list of the 2021 Cigaroscope, available in French newsstands and in our online shop.   Cigar of the year : Davidoff Winston Churchill The Aristocrat Newcomer of the year : Corrida Nicaragua Robusto + Brand of […]

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