The articles found in this section is content from early issues of cigar press that no longer exist in any location, but here, due to an office burglary.

Guillermo Leon Interview

Guillermo Leon Interview

CP – Anyone that knows you can vouch for the fact of how active you are with social media. What is it about Facebook and Twitter that you see beneficial? GL – I firmly believe in the power of these tools. I use both Facebook and Twitter but I am more active on Twitter because […]

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Components of Premium, Cuban Sandwich, and Machine-Made Cigars

Components of Premium, Cuban Sandwich, and Machine-Made Cigars

Premium (Long Filler Cigars) – Premium cigars are long filler cigars made by hand. Long filler refers to the whole leaves that are used in the cigar. Long filler allows a cigar blender to use the leafs natural composition to create complex blends that can vary in body strength, and flavor profiles. The main components […]

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Drew Estate Factory Tour

Drew Estate Factory Tour

Since the inception of Drew Estate in 1995 there has been no doubt that it is a cigar company with an entirely new perspective. It all started with a couple of young New Yorkers, Jonathan Drew and Marvin Samel, with no heritage in cigars or tobacco – only fresh ideas and a love for cigars, […]

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Tatuaje – Pete Johnson Debut Interview

Tatuaje – Pete Johnson Debut Interview

This is first published interview with Pete Johnson of Tatuaje that was featured in the Premiere issue of Cigar Press, June 2007. Tatuaje is only a few years old but already being marked as one of the best cigars on the market.  Created by LA resident Pete Johnson, he is far from the classic image […]

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Filler Tobacco for Premium Cigars

by: Hendrik Kelner Photos by: Jacob Fuller Featured in Vol V Issue II 2010 A premium cigar is constructed by using 3 types of tobacco components: the filler, the binder and the wrapper. We have explored the wrapper influence on the cigar on a previous issue of Cigar Press. This time we are going to […]

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