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Interviews

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

Steve Saka 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 …

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Matt Booth on Room 101’s Johnny Tobacconaut

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 …

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Tony Gomez- La Flor Dominicana

Since Litto Gómez and Inés Lorenzo-Gómez founded La Flor Dominicana in the middle of the 1990s cigar boom, the company has laid claim to both …

Photos by Angela Altus
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The Geoffrey Zakarian Experience

A meal at New York City’s The Lambs Club (at the Chatwal Hotel on 44th Street) might give you a good sense for who Geoffrey Zakarian is.

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Jose Oliva – Oliva Cigar Co.

Not too many guys in the cigar industry look the way José Oliva does. “I’ve had the same haircut since I was 12,” he joked …

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