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July/August 2018
Vol. 29, No. 3


The Ultra-Boutique Brand
Luis Falto of Tabacalera Falto knew from the start that he wanted to create something different with his cigar company. Nearly a quarter-century later, his company still epitomizes the boutique cigar brand.

IPCPR Show 2018
From what to do while you’re in Las Vegas to where to go during the show, we have you covered for the IPCPR’s 86th Annual Convention and International Trade Show.

Give Us Liberty
Charles Hennegan of Liberty Tobacco in San Diego is more than a tobacconist; he’s a voice for the industry.

A Woman’s Touch
As director of brand development for Cornelius & Anthony, Courtney Smith is the company’s jill-of-all-trades, and she’s having the time of her life doing it.

The IPCPR’s new executive director has one main goal: to define the premium cigar industry by telling its stories.

To Lounge or Not to Lounge
It’s the newest trend for tobacconists across the country, but offering a lounge for your customers comes with many pros and cons.

Ask the Tobacconist: A Question of Strength
It may work with coffee or chocolate, but a darker cigar doesn’t necessarily mean a stronger flavor. Our resident tobacconist tackles one of the most frequently asked questions in today’s tobacco shops.

Business: The Family Trust
Family businesses can use trusts to protect valuable assets from a variety of threats. Carefully designed trusts can avoid costly probate, buffer the enterprise from lawsuits and creditor claims, and resolve disputes about the distribution of assets to the next generation.

5 Questions with …
Jim Young, president and chief commercial officer, Davidoff of Geneva USA.