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Forged from the fire, an angelic triumph!
February 24, 2017

Forged from the fire, an angelic triumph!

Tragedy turned into triumph!

In 2012, a fire swept through the Fuente family’s Dominican warehouses destroying tobacco that had been aging for over 70 years.  A borrowed term from …
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[Weekend Deal] Introducing one of the rarest cigars in the world…
November 11, 2016

[Weekend Deal] Introducing one of the rarest cigars in the world…

The Indomitable Arturo Fuente Anejo

The Fuente family once again “forged triumph from tragedy” when Hurricane George ripped through the Carribean in 1998 and destroyed the region where Fuente …
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TSB Alec Bradley Cigars: From The Import Biz to Great Cigars
May 3, 2015

TSB Alec Bradley Cigars: From The Import Biz to Great Cigars

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This entry is part of our “The Story Behind” (TSB) feature that gives you an inside look into some of your favorite cigars.

The year was 1996, and Alan Rubin …
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Women and Cigars in the History of Art
February 3, 2015

Women and Cigars in the History of Art

Women and cigars is not a new thing! Depicting women manufacturing, selling and smoking cigars isn’t new in the history of art, either. A 1732 print titled “The Habit of …
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Glory in the Cigars (and all that comes along with it)
November 12, 2014

Glory in the Cigars (and all that comes along with it)

Joel, Anthony, Kevin and I were sitting in the back of Joel’s 1985 El Camino. It had been a long three days, heck it had been a long …
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TSB: Robert Levin and Ashton Cigars
September 16, 2014

TSB: Robert Levin and Ashton Cigars

We enjoy sharing “The Story Behind” various aspects of the cigar industry. Today, let’s look at Robert Levin and Ashton Cigars.

In the arena of wealth, there is old money …
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TBS: Casa Fuente Cigars
September 16, 2014

TBS: Casa Fuente Cigars

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This installation of our “The Story Behind” series takes a look at Casa Fuente  cigars. Perhaps you’ve wondered, “Are these real Fuentes?” Maybe you’ve asked, “Are these a cheap offshoot …
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TSB Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario Cigars: Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence
September 16, 2014

TSB Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario Cigars: Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence

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This post is part of our “The Story Behind” series that gives you the history of some of the finest cigars available.

The Signature Blend of a Legend

In 1976, …
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TSB Cain Cigars by Oliva: Straight Ligero, Baby!
September 16, 2014

TSB Cain Cigars by Oliva: Straight Ligero, Baby!

Here’s the next installment of our “The Story Behind” series. Today, we discuss raising Cain and smoking it too!

As the name implies, Cain cigars were designed to raise a …
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TSB: Liga Privada No. 9 Cigars – The Perfect Private Blend Goes Public
September 16, 2014

TSB: Liga Privada No. 9 Cigars – The Perfect Private Blend Goes Public

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We enjoy giving our readers insight into how some of their favorite cigars came to be. Today, let’s take a look at one of the top-selling cigars from noted maker …
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