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Festival del Habano XXIV

Festival del Habano XXIV: Day 5 & Final Thoughts

The Gala Dinner—including the Village People!—and some parting thoughts from yours truly.

Habanos S.A. Generates Nearly $20 Million During 2024 Humidor Auction

Eight lots sold for €17.8 million ($19.3 million), shattering the previous record of €11.2 million in auction sales set last year. As expected, a Cohiba humidor was the top lot, setting a record of its own at €4.5 million.

Festival del Habano XXIV: Day 4

For the first time ever, festival attendees were invited to roll cigars inside of a Cuban cigar factory. Yes, even at El Laguito, the home of Cohiba.

Festival del Habano XXIV: Day 3

The midpoint day of the Festival included Master Lectures, cigar pairings and a formal, sit-down dinner dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Quai d’Orsay brand.

Festival del Habano XXIV: Day 2

If you are searching for photographs of tobacco plants in fields, look no further.

Festival del Habano XXIV: Day 1

My first full day in Cuba covering the Festival del Habano XXIV.

Festival del Habano XXIV: Day 0

The unofficial start to the 24th Habanos Festival.

San Cristóbal de La Habana Reinas Selected for Colleción Habanos Series

After skipping releases for 2022 and 2023, Habanos S.A.’s Colección Habanos series—large, expensive cigars that come in boxes designed to look like books—returns with a new San Cristóbal de La Habana.

Quai d’Orsay Especial d’Orsay Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Habanos S.A. will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Quai d’Orsay with an event this week in Havana. The star of the show will be the new Especial d’Orsay.

H. Upmann Magnum Finite, Ramón Allones Absolutos & Trinidad Cablidos Formally Announced as 2024 Edición Limitada Cigars

Sources have told halfwheel that these cigars were once targeted as 2022 Edición Limitada cigars, then 2023 Edición Limitada cigars. They will in fact be 2024 Edición Limitada cigars.