Cigar Masters Interview Series
Meet the men behind some of today's most popular best selling cigars. Mikescigars.com is proud to bring to our customers a new series of interviews with cigar industry masters
. We sat down to discuss, among other things, thier views of the past, present and future of thier brands and the cigar industry. These interviews will also run concurrently in our cigar catalog, be sure to order your cigar catalog
or try our interactive cigar catalog
- Interview with Carlos Diaz, Chief Excecutive of Reyes Family Cigars. Rolando Reyes Sr. learned the cigar making art in Cuba as a young man. He settled in honduras because the growing conditions there reminded him his native island. He ran "Puros Indios" in his backyard, having built a factory on five acres behind his house. He taught his grandson, Carlos Diaz, everything he knows. Now, Carlos is taking their cigar business into the next level. Growing up in the Puros Indios factory, Diaz is a perfect blend of the old and the new, the well known panache of Reyes Senior and the new age and high tech sophistication of the next generation:
- Interview with Alan Ruben, Presidente of Alec Bradley Cigar Corporation. Alan is the force behind the creation and developement of the famous Tempus Cigar, winner of Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficianado Magazine. Under Alan's leadership, Alec Bradley has awarded high ratings for several of its popular brands, the Maxx, theTrilogy and lately a rare 94, again for their flagship Tempus. We sat down for some talk and a smoke with Alan, to contemplate his recent accomplishments anda look into the future of Alec Bradley cigars. Mike's carries an extensive line of premium Alec Bradley cigar brands including: Maxx Cigars, Occidental Cigars, Tempus brand and Trilogy.
- Interview with Osvaldo Marrero, El MAestro Cigars. Better known as "El Maestro", Osvaldo is Mike's Cigars very own in house cigar master. You can find El Maestro rolling fresh cigars five days a week in Mike's Cigar Shop. El Maestro wich means "The Teacher" in spanish has been rolling cigars for over 15 years. Recently transplanted from Havana Cuba, he has brought his knowledge as a former roller in the Cohiba factory to Miami. We sat down with him for a talk and a smoke.
- Interview with Christian Eiroa, President of Camacho Cigars, single handedly orchestrated the aquisition of Camacho Cigars by Davidoff of Geneva. He is the master blender of Camacho brand cigars including the Camacho 10th Anniversary, Camacho Connecticut, Camacho Corojo, Camacho Coyolar Puro, Camacho Plus, Camacho Select, Camacho SLR, Camacho Triple Maduro, and also produces Baccarat The Game. Recently we had the opportunity to sit down and ask him a few questions: