Rudmans Fourth Edition Cigar Guide
Published: 16 July 2001
In this fourth edition I have made some major changes, including lay-out and presentation, to make the information more accessible. In addition I have included new information and expanded existing sections, particularly CIGAR SHOPS OF THE WORLD. This now includes more than 424 cigar shops in 46 countries spread over the globe, so that travellers, wherever they may be, can go straight to where they can satisfy their passion for one of the abiding joys of life.
I have also included a detailed chapter on Cuban box markings and box codes from 1985 to the present.
As the storage condition of cigars is important and relative humidity varies according to temperature, I have included a comprehensive temperature/humidity conversion chart.
The CUBAN CIGAR DIRECTORY lists every Cuban cigar exported since 2000. This covers 33 brands, 341 models or styles in 420 finishes. Of these I have evaluated and star-rated 165 cigars.
THE WORLD DIRECTORY, is the most comprehensive listing of thousands of hand-made and machine-made cigars covering 534 brands, made in 24 countries. Over 800 of these have been star-rated.