Interviews

August 16, 2010 Local Flavors #4: Mike's Cigar Room, Conroe, Texas

Although there are many 'seasoned' CW members, there are also those who are fairly new to our wonderful world of cigars and related topics. This installment of Local Flavors provides the opportunity for some great perspective from a man who has been involved with cigars, pipes and tobacco since he fired up his first pipe in college in 1975! He has survived the 'Bust Years' as well as enjoyed the 'Boom Years', and has a unique view on business that may surprise you. Recently, CW Contributing Editor Neil Noffsinger (Roadhawg) sat down with Mike McCoy, owner of Mike’s Cigar Room in Conroe, Texas (a northern suburb of Houston), to fire one up and learn about the history and current success of a true cigar B&M entrepreneur. Read more...
January 30, 2009 Cigar Weekly Interview with Ernesto Perez-Carillo

It was recently announced that Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, maker of La Gloria Cubana and others, is leaving General Cigars on March 15th. In departing, Perez-Carrillo will be going out on his own to start a new venture with his children. The famed cigar maker talked with Frank Seltzer (Mowee) about his departure from Swedish Match "General's parent company" and his plans for the future. Read more...
August 06, 2008 Cigar Weekly Interview with Murray SawChuck

Cue Heart."He's a magic maaaaaaaaaaaaaan... he's a magic man, Mama." When I used to watch cable network VH1, I'd just as likely come across the video of "Magic Man" from Ann and Nancy Wilson's Heart as I would any slightly more sophisticated or eclectic offerings ranging from Pat Metheney, Chris Isaak, Al Argenti's favorite Indigo Girls or Edie Brickell and New Bohmeians to Fine Young Cannibals, 1970s left over Poco (trying to make a new start), .38 Special, Don Henley... well you get the idea. Eclectic mix about sums it up. Meet Celebra Cadabra, VH1's show where various personalities shadow accomplished magicians to try and learn the art and craft of magic in order to be able to put on at least one act of their own. Say hello to Murray SawChuck. One of Murray's many quality traits is that he's one of us - that's right, a 'Brother of the Leaf' (BOTL). I mentioned I was skeptical, right? Read more...
September 02, 2003 Cigar Weekly Interview with Charlie Torano

Charlie Toraño is the President of Toraño Cigars. CigarWeekly.Com sat down with him for a few minutes of candor about his family business and the industry in general Read more...