Do you love smoking cigars? So much so that you would quit your day job to pursue it full time? Don’t laugh. It’s entirely possible! Every year, we see more and more hobbyists joining the ranks of the professionals. Whether it’s a boutique manufacturer, a new lounge or retailer, or even a new blogger on the scene reviewing cigars, more and more people are joining the brotherhood!
Since our owner and CEO, Dave Sabot, was once in their shoes, we’ve decided to shed some light on today’s Top 9 Cigar Industry Leaders to Know. From CEOs to talented hobbyist-turned bloggers, these are big players in the game today. And so it begins – our Q&A Blog Series with Cigar Industry Leaders!
9. Chaim Kohn of Cigar Oasiselectronic cigar humidification – Cigar Oasis! Founded in 1997, it took Cigar Oasis a few years to create a buzz. But a well-made product sells itself. It wasn’t long before their customers were spreading the news of the easiest maintenance-free humidifier we all now know and love – Cigar Oasis.
8. The Cigar InspectorCigarInspector.com. Cigar Inspector started in 2007 as a personal cigar review blog by the Inspector himself. It has now grown to include reviews from authors all over the world! As such, it’s one of the best resources for reviews on the elusive Cubans!
7. Delicia, aka Cigar VixenYouTube channel!
6. Derek, aka Reddit Cigar ReviewsReddit, you ask? The front page of the internet, of course! And if you haven’t subscribed to /r/cigars, then you’re missing out on one the coolest cigar-smoking communities on the face of the web. Derek, a hobbyist-turned pro cigar reviewer, has spent the last 3 years sampling and tasting the community’s most talked-about sticks. He gives very detailed reviews – most often in the front seat of his car! Check it out!
5. Les Mann, VP of ColibriColibri lighter or Colibri cutter, you’re missing out!
4. Michael Giordano, CEO of Quality Importers
3. Nada Jumper, aka Smoking Cigar Girlour blog, happily reviewing any sticks we choose to throw at her. Nada’s video reviews are, for lack of better term, very thorough. She cuts right to the chase, technically reviewing each third from start to finish. Check out her video reviews!
2. Stinky, CEO of Stinky Ashtraysashtrays in the cigar industry were brought to you by Stinky himself. Check out our selection and treat yourself!
1. Tom Ufer, aka Smoking Cigar Manour articles written by Tom.
What Cigar Industry Leaders do you follow?
Tell us in the comments below what cigar industry leaders you think we should keep our eyes on! And stay tuned until next week when we begin to interview each of the cigar industry leaders!Top 9 Cigar Industry Leaders to Know by Ted Esposito