Festival del Habano XXI

Graded: Ten Questions for 2019

It’s in the mid-50s, the skies are gray and the space heater is fired up on the balcony, which means only one thing: it’s time…

Festival del Habano XXI: Getting Home & Final Thoughts

And so another Festival del Habano has come and gone. In some aspects, my fourth trip to the tiny island of Cuba was not my…

Festival del Habano XXI: Day 5

Unfortunately, my final full day in Havana started much the same as the last day did: with me throwing up. I was still sick—albeit not…

Festival del Habano XXI Day 4

As much as I would like to write that my fourth day in Cuba started the same as the others, that was not the case….

Festival del Habano XXI: Day 3

I woke up a bit later than normal on my third full day in Cuba—and by later, I mean 7 a.m.—but quickly got everything ready…

Festival del Habano XXI: Day 2

Like just about every morning in Havana, my second day started with the sound of barking dogs. Lots of barking dogs, most of which were…

Habanos S.A. Announces San Cristóbal de La Habana 1519

As part of the annual Festival del Habano, Habanos S.A. has announced the upcoming release of a new limited edition cigar that celebrates the 500th…

Festival del Habano XXI: Day 1

My first full day at this years Festival del Habano in Cuba started with me taking a (very) quick shower, getting dressed and taking a cab…

Trinidad Celebrates 50 Years With Five New Cigars

Fifty years ago the Trinidad brand was created, originally as a private brand for Fidel Castro and later the company’s diplomats. Now the brand is…

San Cristóbal de La Habana 20 Aniversario Designated as LCDH Release

In 1999, Habanos S.A. launched a new brand named after the most famous city in Cuba: San Cristóbal de La Habana. This year marks both the…

Cohiba Novedosos Heading to LCDHs, Habanos Specialists

For the first time ever, Cohiba will create an exclusive cigar solely for retailers who are La Casa del Habanos or Habanos Specialists. That cigar…