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  • Tourist Guide Colin Ganley Cuba

    Colin Ganley

    • Country: United States
    • Age:  47
    • Language:   English, Spanish
  • Curriculum

    Author and Journalist, Cigars - will be leading all trips currently scheduled. “I will take participants behind the scenes and introduce them to the key players in the world of premium cigars. It doesn’t get much better than a good cigar behind the scenes in a great climate!” - CG Finally! We can take you to Cuba! We have been working for many years to craft the very best experiences during visits to Cigar Country. Now you can come to Cuba with us. Cuba trips are licensed by the US Treasury Department and are legal for US Citizens to attend. As such, these trips have a full-time itinerary of activities with Cuban citizens. While engaging with Cuban people, we learn how the Cuban cigar business works. We meet the people at each level of production and learn about their lives and art. We are developing a website specifically for our Cuba trips. Stay tuned for more information shortly. In the mean time, we have itineraries and information about the planned trips. Contact us if you are interested. Immerse yourself in the world of cigars in style and comfort. We will introduce you to your favorite cigar makers, show you where tobacco is grown, cigars are rolled, and we wrap up each day with tastings in the tropical air. Does this sound good to you? Come join us for one of our upcoming trips. You can read our preliminary schedules by following the links above. Here is what past participants have said: “One word... UNREAL! Thanks again for everything.” 1. -Matt Waris See photos from Matt’s trip in 2010. “I cannot begin to express just how wonderful this trip was. I have a new and profound appreciation for the dedication evidenced by all of the manufacturers we met. Every step of the process from seed to shipping cannot be fully realized until one sees it personally. I still say we should give this group first dibs on all future trips. Without exception, everyone I met on this trip was an awesome individual. I hope we can all stay in touch going forward!” 1. -Doug Thompson ROBUSTO JOE went on a Cigar Tourism trip. See his posts 1-3 here for a detailed take on the Dominican Republic. “I am still realizing, on a daily basis how much I learned on this trip. One of the most lasting impressions from this trip is that being able to purchase a quality, premium cigar for less than $10 is a bargain. This may not be obvious at first but when you experience that amount of detail, process work and number of people that are actually required to fully create a cigar and deliver it to the store shelf, it was amazing that it can happen at such reasonable prices. Cigar manufacturers and tobacco farmers experience tremendous risk on a daily basis as they work to innovate, maintain and create the best cigars available in history.” - Bob McDuffee Colin Ganley joined Cigar Journal in 2007 and now makes his home in Nicaragua where he heads up Cigar Tourism and Twin Engine Coffee. He ist he author of Le Snob: Cigars (2011). He also writes for cigar publications around the world, including Cigar Snob magazine, and runs the website cigarresearch.com, which is devoted to his research and writing on cigars. He developed a system for rating and reviewing cigars called the Independent Cigar Rating System (ICRS), which has been adopted by several independent reviewers and websites. Author Archives: Colin C. Ganley Visiting Cuba: “Before the Americans Come” Colin C. Ganley - March 29, 2016 - Cigar News, CJ 15/3, From the Magazine, Travel & Countries Visiting Cuba: “Before the Americans Come” Colin C. Ganley - March 29, 2016 - Cigar News, CJ 15/3, From the Magazine, Travel & Countries The idea that change is around the corner for Cuba is widespread right now. The change itself is being predicted to happen any time between this year and ten years from now. But most Cubans and outsiders do expect grand changes to occur soon. Nothing or Everything: Cigars Worth Collecting Colin C. Ganley - September 15, 2014 - Cigar News, CJ 14/3, From the Magazine, Vintage & History It seems that, today, every cigar-maker is trying to create cigars worth collecting. But is any of this stuff going to be worth remembering? As with game-playing, when collecting it’s also about luck. Drew Estate: From Kiosk to Global Cigar Company Colin C. Ganley - July 15, 2014 - Cigar News, CJ 14/2, From the Magazine, Portraits & Interviews, Top-News In 1996, Brooklyn native Jonathan Drew opened a cigar kiosk in New York’s World Trade Center. That kiosk dramatically changed the course of Drew’s life – and that of many others. Today, Drew Estate, as it is now known, operates the second-largest premium cigar factory in the world. It’s a Lifestyle: Rocky Patel Premium Cigars Colin C. Ganley - April 15, 2014 - Cigar Industry, Cigar News, CJ 14/1, From the Magazine, Portraits & Interviews Cigars bearing the name Rocky Patel are expected to be something special. And they are. Since founding the company, Rocky Patel has created and approved every single cigar blend. Each one served a unique purpose at the time. Over the decades, this is how Rocky Patel cigars have developed a broad portfolio. Tags: cigar manufacturer, Nimish Desai, Nish Patel, Rocky Patel, Rocky Patel Cigar Company Colin C. Ganley - April 15, 2014 - Cigar News, CJ 14/1, From the Magazine, Portraits & Interviews Boutique Cigars: Dion Giolitos Hottest Illusione Colin C. Ganley - April 15, 2014 - Cigar News, CJ 14/1, From the Magazine, Portraits & Interviews Looking up the word ‘picky’ in a lexicon, you may find a photo of Dion Giolito. The Illusione brand owner doesn’t worry about how many cigars he makes, only that they’re exactly right. Illusione is probably the most boutique of all boutique brands. Monte Pascoal builds Factory in Fields in Brazil Colin C. Ganley - December 15, 2013 - Cigar Industry, Cigar News, CJ 13/4, From the Magazine Brazilian tobacco is well loved around the world. Just when it seemed like there was no more room in the market for a new Brazilian cigar, Lorenzo Orsi decided to take his passion for Brazil and cigars and created a new Brazilian cigar. Nestor Plasencia Sr. Can’t Be Beaten. Comeback King. Colin C. Ganley - September 15, 2013 - Cigar News, CJ 13/3, From the Magazine, Portraits & Interviews, Top-News Losing all its property in a revolution is enough to take most companies out of an industry. Nestor Plasencia has suffered this loss in both Cuba and Nicaragua. He is now in control of tobacco growing on perhaps the largest scale in Central America. Regular is Extraordinary – Aged Classic vs. Limited Production Cigars Colin C. Ganley - July 15, 2013 - Cigar Life & Culture, Cigar News, CJ 13/2, From the Magazine, Top-News Cigar Aging. When offered the choice between an aged classic cigar or a limited production cigar Colin C. Ganley feels a moral call to choose the classic. Charity & Cigars – The Generous Passion Colin C. Ganley - December 15, 2012 - Cigar Life & Culture, Cigar News, CJ 12/4, From the Magazine, Top-News Cigar lovers and makers provide jobs, relief and charity on a massive scale. This group has a tremendous impact on the living standards of poor regions and is sending more poor kids from the regions to college than have ever gone before. Colin C. Ganley - September 15, 2012 - Cigar News, CJ 12/3, From the Magazine, Magazine, Vintage & History We know them. We see them in every cigar store. But now, there have been ten years of Ediciónes Limitadas. It is time to review the past decade with a tasting. Leading Women of the Cigar World Colin C. Ganley - September 15, 2012 - Cigar Industry, Cigar News, CJ 12/3, From the Magazine, Magazine, Top-News Looking at cigars from more than one angle is important to us. We want to fully explore this industry, its changes, and how it is changing the world. Since the creation of cigars, women and men have worked in tobacco side by side. In this article we are featuring stories of some of the women leading the cigar industry today. .