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.
CAO Consigliere cigars were released by General Cigar during October 2016, but are really a reintroduction of a highly rated CAO cigar that was named after a very popular HBO series over 10 years ago. The cigars are made with tobaccos from five countries and feature a Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper… Read more
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.
Foundry Time Flies cigars are a collaboration between boutique cigar maker A.J. Fernandez and General Cigar’s Michael Giannini, who has since parted ways with the company… Read More
Depending on their size and shape, cigars are often described with names such as Robusto and Corona. A large cigar fit for a new President is called an El Presidente, and usually measures at least 7.5 inches in length with a ring gauge of 50 or more. See more names for cigar shapes and sizes.
Macanudo Mao is an unique new cigar from General Cigar that features regenerated Dominican tobacco cultivated from seeds from the 1960’s… Read more
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.