State of the Brand

Press Release: Cien Años Returns

July 3, 2012 (Miami, FL) — Established in 1903, La Aurora is the oldest cigar factory in the Dominican Republic. In 2003, the company celebrated…

State of the Brand: Gurkha

Don’t say I don’t listen to our readers. Back in early February, a reader, who I’ll call “John H.” for this article, asked me if…

State of the Brand: La Flor Dominicana

Editor’s Note: Unlike some of the prior “State of the Brand” features, this one features a lot of rumors. Other announcements that have been mentioned…

State of the Brand: My Father Cigars

For the meantime, I guess we can make this a weekly segment? While Raíces Cubanas is arguably (at least for me), the hottest factory of…

State of the Brand: Padilla

No manufacturer has been more open than Ernesto Padilla of the company he founded, regarding new products, social media and customer interaction. Since the show…

State of the Brand: Tatuaje

It’s unlikely that there will be a day three installment of this one… but for now here is day two. Pete Johnson, owner of Tatuaje,…

State of the Brand: EO Brands/United Tobacco

It’s been a while since we heard from EO Brands, which was one of the hottest stories this summer, as the merger with Rocky Patel…