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 […]

Florida’s Governor Charlie Crist Visits Cuban Crafters Cigars

Florida’s Governor Charlie Crist stopped by Cuban Crafters Cigars on Thursday, May 20th to drink Cuban coffee and smoke cigars with his friends and supporters. May 20th is celebrated as Cuba’s Independence Day. The Republic of Cuba gained independence from Spain on May 20, 1902 and went on to ratify the Cuban Constitution. The Governor was in Miami for the […]

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 […]

Guest review of the Medina 1959 Miami Edition

Originally posted by CigarPalace.WordPress.com This Cigar was introduced By Cuban Crafters last November as I remember. As mentioned in their website it was called after the Master Roller “Manuel Medina who played a formidable role in Cuba’s cigar history. He started as a roller at the H. Upmann factory in Cuba. His talents were quickly […]

Guest review of the Medina 1959

Originally posted by Bryan Glynn of CigarObsession.com This 6.5×52 stick offered a mild experience with smooth light smoke, offering a woody and slightly sweet taste, best described as butterscotch at points. A creamy nuttiness ended it, with a short clean finish all the way through. Construction was perfect with no issues and a perfect draw. […]

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