Author Archives: Irene Rittler

Camaquito Honored With 2015 Charity & Community Award

Camaquito Honored With 2015 Charity & Community Award

The 2015 Charity & Community Award for extraordinary charitable service went to Camaquito. Founded by Swiss citizen Mark Kuster in 2001, the children’s aid organization works in Cuba and is well known by cigar smokers in Switzerland and Germany. Thanks to Kuster’s tireless dedication, as well as the help of countless volunteers and passionados, over

José “Pepin” García Honored for Lifetime Achievement

In 2015, the Cuban master roller, master blender and owner of the brand My Father Cigars, José “Pepin” García, was honored for his life’s work. The meritorious cigar manufacturer is responsible for numerous successful cigar brands and lines. He owes his success to his extraordinary talent, hard work and dedication to cigars. The immigrant to

Trophy for Outstanding Art 2015 Goes to Stinky Ashtrays

The jury awarded the 2015 year’s Cigar Trophy in the Outstanding Art category to Stinky Ashtrays, the brainchild of Bill Salviano, also known as “Stinky.” Available in many different designs, Stinky’s ashtrays all boast voluminous bowls and unconventional functionality. Everything one might need during an evening of savoring the fine smoke – from cigar stubs

Sampling Lounge at Bulgari London Named Lounge of the Year 2015

Our readers voted renowned tobacconist Edward Sahakian’s sampling lounge, located on the mezzanine of the Bulgari Hotel in London’s upscale Knightsbridge neighborhood, best cigar lounge of the year 2015. Since the store branch on St. James’s Street opened in 2012, the lounge has offered cigar smokers a relaxing retreat. The adjacent shop offers cigar lovers