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.

Jon Huber Interview – C.A.O. Cigars

Jon Huber Interview – C.A.O. Cigars

Featured in the Summer 2008 Issue of Cigar Press Magazine. Cigar Press hooked up with CAO’s Director of Lifestyle Marketing, Jon Huber at Dennis Sullivan’s tattoo parlor in Nashville, Tennessee for fresh ink and a little history behind one of America’s hottest cigar brands. Cigar Press – So why cigars?  What made you get into […]

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XIKAR Interview Vol V Issue I

XIKAR Interview Vol V Issue I

Cigar Press – How did you guys come up with the name XIKAR? Kurt Van Kepple – Paul Garmirian wrote a book on cigars. And in his book he wrote that the original Spanish spelling for the Mayan cigar was sikar. I thought that was such a cool name, and then we played on that. […]

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Joya de Nicaragua Tour, Esteli, Nicaragua

Joya de Nicaragua Tour, Esteli, Nicaragua

Joya de Nicaragua – Story Told by Mario Perez, Factory Manager. To understand the brand you have to understand the history of Nicaragua.  If you were to think about any one brand that is heavily entrenched in Nicaragua’s turbulent history – the brand that would come to mind is Joya de Nicaragua.  The history of […]

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Fakes Aren’t Just For Cubans

Fakes Aren’t Just For Cubans

It’s been said that over 90% of the Cuban cigars bought and sold in this country aren’t what they say they are.  To get the forbidden fruit one has to find the right sources and be the type of person who is willing to break an antiquated law or two.  Even then it’s not guaranteed […]

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Maduro – The Myth and the Method

Maduro – The Myth and the Method

Maduro continues to be a lose term in the cigar world.  Widely used to describe any cigar with a dark colored wrapper, the term has been commonly misconstrued.  It doesn’t help that some cigars being produced today call themselves maduro based on color alone.  In this article we dove into the Cigar Press archives pulling […]

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