Interviews

21/02/2011

Arnaldo Bichot is a habano man. At age 80 and with longstanding experience under his belt, he’s still active and is considered a living encyclopedia when it comes to many habano blends.

21/02/2011

An Essential Lover of Habanos

The star of the 13th Habano Festival’s opening concert, the outstanding Cuban musician and composer is a passionate lover of Cuban cigars.

21/02/2011

“Stick to the strategy of creating high added-value products that stand out due to the extraordinary properties of Cuban tobacco,” says this exec as he wraps up one of the Corporation’s main lines of work. In this interview, he sheds light on the company’s 2010 outcomes, shares his vision of the future and reveals some of the novelties to be launched within the framework of the 13th Habano Festival.

21/12/2010

Since the company’s foundation back in 1994, Habanos S.A. Legal Director Adargelio Garrido de la Grana has been either an eyewitness or stakeholder of all major structural changes occurred in the marketing of Cuban tobacco for nearly a quarter of a century, an experience that buttresses his efforts in defense of the company’s assets.

For this reason, his contribution to writing any piece of information on the evolution of habanos’ marketing process –especially from a legal standpoint- is priceless.

8/10/2010

Now the Partagas factory will turn 165 years old.
What reflections or thoughts bring up this anniversary?
-Just imagine how many things came to pass through all these years since 1845 when this factory was built right here. Just try to picture that. The Capitol was not there, only the Vapor Square and a train station. How many things actually happened in different historic stages, yet this huge building stood there and the Partagas brand prevailed.
What’s Partagas’ distinctive feature?
-Within the brands, it’s the strongest one, the cigar with the most classical, strongest taste.

25/06/2010

The recent introduction in the Habano’s world of Cohiba Atmosphere continues to arouse curiosity and questions about their characteristics, the concept behind them and mechanisms businesspeople of the sector from any country of the world should follow to make incursions into the novel project. That’s the reason why Javier Terrés, Habanos S.A.’s vice president of development, a connoisseur of the matter, is the right person to explain the details to our readers in this exclusive interview.

25/06/2010

Since the age of 15 when he became a roller, Raul Valladares Diaz strived to unravel all the secrets of the Cuban tobacco, those that have won the habano the international recognition as the most unique, matchless and finest product of the world.

24/02/2010

U.S. journalist James Suckling said this festival is increasingly garnering the interest of Cuban premium cigars with each passing year.

24/02/2010

An indispensable figure of the Habano Festivals, Simon Chase is celebrating a quarter of century since he first visited the country of the world’s best tobacco.

24/02/2010

Spanish golf champion Miguel Angel Jimenez said he loves smoking habanos, though his desire to visit Cuba stems from the extraordinary Cuban people.