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Festival del Habano XXIII: Getting Home & Final Thoughts

It took close to 18 hours to get home, but that gave me plenty of time to think about some final thoughts concerning my most recent trip to Cuba.

Habanos S.A.’s 2023 Humidor Auction Generates Nearly $12 Million

The Festival del Habano XXIII concludes with a record-setting auction. The Cohiba humidor sold for a record €4.2 million, essentially the same amount as the combined sale prices of the entire 2020 auction.

Festival del Habano XXIII: Day 4

Day 4 of the Festival del Habano XXIII in Cuba involved photographing a famous location for Cuban cigar lovers: the Partagás factory.

Festival Del Habano XXIII: Day 3

The surprises keep coming, as the third full day of the Festival de Habano XXIII in Havana, Cuba included something that has never happened in the history of the event.

Festival del Habano XXIII: Day 2

Day 2 of the Festival del Habano XXIII: now with more broken down buses!

Festival del Habano XXIII: Day 1

The first official day of the Festival del Habano XXIII included the appearance of a very special surprise guest, albeit for less than about 15 minutes.

Festival del Habano XXIII: Day 0

I land in Havana, Cuba and manage a minor miracle by getting through the airport in under 15 minutes before attending an exclusive press event to try the Montecristo L’Esprit, a new size for Habanos S.A.’s Montecristo line packaged in a trio of humidors that have been produced in collaboration with S.T. Dupont.

Puro Sabor 2023: Day 5 + Parting Thoughts

It’s time to bring the Puro Sabor festival to a close and head home, but not before a day full of factory visits and a heck of a final party.

Puro Sabor 2023: Day 4

Day 4 of Puro Sabor featured the official grand opening of a new factory, plus a visit to a factory I haven’t seen in several years.

Puro Sabor 2023: Day 3

Day 3 of Puro Sabor saw the group make the drive from Granada to Estelí, with a stop at a tobacco farm along the way and the first factory visit of the trip.