• A light-bodied and subtle Macanudo for the Year of the Rabbit

    Macanudo Inspirado Year of the Rabbit Limited edition   Made in the Dominican Republic Wrapper: Connecticut Binder: Mexico Filler: Mexico, Dominican Republic 152 mm x 50 (19.84 mm) Grand robusto €18.50 (price in France at January 1, 2023) A slightly dry claro wrapper. Papier mâché and vegetal notes in the cold draw. Lights up to touches of […]

  • Headline Cigar: Balmoral Puro Nicaragua Rothschild Masivo

    Sold in boxes of 20, and adorned with a beautiful band that pays tributes to its homeland’s rich volcanic soil, this Rothschild garnered our praise for its very attractive price, which is a distinct advantage in this time of widespread price increases. By Gabriel Valentin Balmoral is trying its hand at puros, and for the […]

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    The World of Silencio

    Sean Williams, master blender and ambassador of the Silencio brand was in Paris a few weeks ago. L’Amateur de Cigare sat down for a chat with him. L’Amateur de Cigare: How did you get into the cigar industry? Sean Williams: I smoked my first cigar on a cruise we organized for a reunion with former […]

  • Dortmund: The other tobacco-growing regions thank Cuba

    At Intertabac trade fair, in Dortmund, in the two halls devoted to handmade cigars, all the talk was about the Cuban cigar shortage. But other regions are also facing logistical challenges that are new to the industry.   “Thank you, Cuba!” The Germans – who host the world’s largest tobacco trade fair in Dortmund (North […]

  • Macanudo Brazilian Shade: The cigar of the summer

    Mild and aromatic, this limited edition draped in a stunning Brazilian claro wrapper is the perfect summer smoke. And what’s more, the price is very attractive.   Technical sheet Macanudo Brazilian Shade Toro Limited edition Made in the Dominican Republic Wrapper: Brazil Binder: Mexico Filler: Brazil, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic 165 mm x 52 (20.64 mm) […]

  • Sanctions against Russia: no unanimity among cigar producers

    While Davidoff and STG have taken the radical decision to suspend their business in Russia after the invasion of Ukraine, the other players of the industry are waiting, even wallowing in silence. “Oettinger Davidoff AG condemns the invasion and the use of violence in Ukraine and we support the sanctions adopted by the US, the […]

  • Don Tomás Clásico Rothschild: A great everyday cigar!

    No, you’re not dreaming – we’ve gone and done it. A big hit with the tasting panel, our Headline Cigar for this edition is a Don Tomás! With consistently average (although perfectly respectable) scores and attractive prices, Don Tomás makes honest, full-bodied, cigars that are unassuming but well-made and affordable. They are regularly among the […]

  • BREAKING – Scandinavian Tobacco Group suspends all trading with Russia

    After Davidoff, Scandinavian Tobacco Group “suspends all trade with Russia from March 1”. Asked by L’Amateur, Scandinavian Tobacco Group (Macanudo, CAO, Don Tomas…) sent us the following statement: “We strongly condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We believe we as a company have the responsibility – together with other international companies – to exert pressure […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 Cigar of the Month : Macanudo Inspirado Green Robusto

    Macanudo Inspirado Green Robusto Made in the Dominican Republic Wrapper: Brazil Binder: Indonesia Filler: Nicaragua, Colombia Robusto (127 mm × 52 [20.64 mm]) €6,80 (price in France on March 1, 2021)     A cigar that is visually appetizing, well-proportioned, and supple to the touch; nice and compact. A glossy chocolate wrapper that is soft […]

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