Monthly Archives: November 2016

Castro Gone at 90

Fidel Castro passed away on November 25, 2016, at the age of 90. Castro is considered to be one of the most notable cigar smokers of all time. Cigar Aficionado has him ranked as No. 3, behind Churchill and Kennedy. Cohiba cigars were his favorite, but because of health reasons, he gave up cigars at the age of 59, back in 1985. In 2008, he resigned as President of Cuba. Although he is now gone for good, he will still remain a symbol of Cuban Communism and of course, cigars.

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JFK and Cuban Cigars

The year before he was assassinated on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Cuban Trade Embargo, which is still in effect today. On the day before he signed the embargo into law, JFK instructed his press secretary to procure all the Cuban Petit Upmann cigars that he could find. To read more about this historic JFK cigar moment, check out our previous website at cigars.about.com.

Cigars and Indians


On November 1 and 2, 2016, the Cleveland Indians have a chance to win their first World Series in 68 years. Being a native of Cleveland, I have waited for a World Series title my entire life. If the Tribe wins, Champagne will flow and cigars will burn.

Since Indians “invented” tobacco, Cleveland Indians players and fans are expected to continue the tradition by firing up some celebratory stogies. Any brand will do, but if you can get your hands on a few of Rocky Patel’s old Indian Tabac cigars, I’m sure that Chief Wahoo would approve.