Cuban Cigars are in our Future as Relations are Restored

In 1962, right before United States President John F. Kennedy signed the trade embargo against Cuba, he asked his Media Director Pierre Salinger to get him all the Cuban cigars that were available in town. He wanted at least “1,000 Petit Upmanns.” Salinger came back with 1,200 of them. Kennedy then signed the embargo making the […]

Cigars, Rum and Olga Guillot in Cuba

Pre-Castro Cuba was a paradise known for cigars, rum and the music of Olga Guillot. Throughout her career Olga Guillot had 14 records that went gold and 10 platinum. She appeared in 20 movies and was the first Latin entertainer to perform in Carnegie Hall. The “Queen of the Bolero” was known among Cubans in the exile community as […]

Cigar Smoking Comedian Jamal Hattar

Walk into Cuban Crafters Cigar Superstore in Miami and you’ll find an eclectic group smoking cigars and drinking Cuban coffee. Some you’ll recognize, as they are Miami’s most notable cigar makers. These legendary cigar makers stop by the store to enjoy the cigars, coffee and a game or two of dominoes. Others are cigar aficionados who enjoy the relaxed environment. One who […]

We’ve Lost a Great Actor and a Big Fan – Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper passed away on Saturday, May 29th from prostate cancer. His acting career extends across five decades and during that time he inspired many. At Cuban Crafters we’re big fans of the actor, and Dennis Hopper was a big fan of our cigars. People know Hopper as an Academy and Emmy Award nominated actor, an artist, photographer and collector of modern art. We […]

Cuban Cigars – The Day Before They Were Banned

The ban on Cuban cigars was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy in February 7, 1962. This video provides the details of the day before the Cuban cigar ban was signed into law, as well as the morning of February 7th. It’s of Pierre Salinger, Kennedy’s press secretary. The day before Cuban cigars were banned he was summoned […]

Medina 1959 Miami Edition Cigar Goes Habano

Medina 1959 Miami Edition is considered the finest cigar made in Miami. That’s saying a lot as Miami is now the cigar mecca of the United States. You’d think that even Manuel Medina, a Cuban cigar legend, would be satisfied with the success of his cigar. But when one of Miami’s well known aficionado walked into our […]

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