Category: Interviews

Emmitt Smith on cigars, family, giving back, championships and life after football
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Emmitt Smith on cigars, family, giving back, championships and life after football

Emmitt Smith’s résumé is impressive. NFL Hall of Fame, three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys (1993, 1994, 1996), NFL record for most all-time rushing …

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Ep. 0001: Hamlet Paredes on success in Cuban cigars and starting over in the land of the free

In this first episode of the Cigar Snob podcast, we head to Naples, Florida for an interview with Hamlet Paredes, the blender behind Rocky Patel …

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An interview with the owners of Córdoba & Morales Cigars

You’d be hard pressed to find nicer people in the cigar industry than Emille and Azarías Mustafa, the husband-and-wife team behind Córdoba & Morales Cigars. Earlier …

Video: Rafael Nodal on why cigars make travel, relationships, and politics better
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Video: Rafael Nodal on why cigars make travel, relationships, and politics better

Rafael Nodal, the guy behind brands like Aging Room and Swag, dropped by our office recently. He gave us his thoughts on why cigars make …

Jaime García on El Centurion H-2K-CT
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Jaime García on El Centurion H-2K-CT

We called My Father’s El Centurion H-2K-CT the best new release of the 2015 IPCPR trade show in New Orleans. We spoke with Jaime García …

What would you ask Jorge Padrón? You could win a Padrón Dámaso.
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What would you ask Jorge Padrón? You could win a Padrón Dámaso.

Later this week, we’ll be sitting down for a chat with Jorge Padrón of Padrón Cigars. We thought it would be fun to bring you …

Ernesto Pérez-Carrillo - EPC Cigar Co.
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Ernesto Pérez-Carrillo – EPC Cigar Co.

Everything changed thanks to some drums, an audition flop, and a close encounter with an armed burglar. Ernesto Pérez-Carrillo started playing the drums when he …

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Hamlet Paredes on his transition from rolling Cuban cigars to creating his own line with Rocky Patel

Rocky Patel partnered up with renowned Cuban cigar roller Hamlet Jaime Paredes to create a new cigar. Hamlet has been working with Rocky at BURN, …

Steve Saka on his new company and its first cigar: Sobremesa
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Steve Saka on his new company and its first cigar: Sobremesa

It’s been about two years since Steve Saka’s departure from Drew Estate. Under the terms of the split, he’s now free to re-enter the cigar industry, …

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Matt Booth on Room 101’s Johnny Tobacconaut

At the recent IPCPR trade show in New Orleans, we caught up with Matt Booth of Room 101 to talk about his new Johnny Tobacconaut …

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