Portraits

Portraits: George Rico

There’s been the world’s largest cigar, a factory in Miami, controversy over guns and children on a box and a lot of other cigars in between….

Portraits: Luis Falto

There aren’t a whole lot of people that entered the cigar business in 1995 that are still around. It’s not that 20 years in the…

Portraits: Ivan Fajardo

Born in Jalapa, Nueva Segovia in 1977, Ivan Fajardo started in the tobacco business when he was 19-years-old. His first job was as a buncher…

Portraits: Fred Rewey

Fred Rewey woud prefer you not take him seriously. That’s at least the general impression you get from Rewey’s online descriptions of himself. Rewey is…

Portraits: Noel Rojas

At the 2013 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show there was a crowd of people constantly surrounding a corner of the larger House of Emilio. In…

Portraits: Clint Aaron

Clint Aaron started working on blends for 262 Cigars back in 2008. Back then, 262 wasn’t even the planned name. Trademark issues forced Aaron to…

Portraits: Tom Lazuka

If you weren’t in the midwest, you probably had not heard of Tom Lazuka when Asylum Cigars was first announced. He was a former sales…

Portraits: Sean Williams

A few weeks ago, it was announced that El Primer Mundo would be taking back its own distribution, which had been handled by PDR Cigars…

Portraits: Hirochi Robaina

Later this month, Hirochi Robaina will kick off the much-anticipated tour to promote HR, the new cigar developed by Robaina and Cubanacan, the Nicaraguan-based company…

Portraits: Steve Ysidron

Steve Ysidron has a concept right now that makes sense. Go into a factory, find tobacco that is more or less leftovers, outcasts and the…

Portraits: Brian Chinnock

There are a lot of cigar brand owners who enjoy wine. Many of them have seen their love of grapes spill over into the names…