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Bill Finck Jr.


I'm a fourth generation cigar maker and have spent 25+ years operating our factory as well as a mail order cigar company. I belong to cigar manufacturers associations as well as retail cigar associations so I'm usually up to date with current events relating to cigars. I've smoked the majority of brands on the market and would be happy to share my opinions of them with you. Since I live in the U.S. I have very little experience with Cuban cigars, but other than that I know a least a little bit about almost every brand of cigars on the market.

Experience in the area

In addition to growing up in and now managing our cigar factory for 25+ years, I've spent time in many factories in Honduras, Nicaragua, The Dominican Republic and Mexico. BR>
Cigar Association of America, Retail Tobacco Dealers Association


Cigar Association of America, Retail Tobacco Dealers Association


BS Texas A&M University

What do you like about this subject?

Cigar are my life - I've made them and sold them since I was a kid. I just enjoy talking cigars and giving a little guidance.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

We are the oldest manufacturer in America - I'd just like to continue making cigars here as long as I can.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Cigars are not that different than food - everyone has different tastes and enjoys different things. Just because an "expert" says a cigar is good doesn't mean you're going to like it. The best way to judge a cigar is after you've smoked it, if you want to pick up another right away then it was probably pretty good...

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

I don't believe that cigars cause health problems. I'm not saying they are safe - I just know I've been in the business a long time and I've seen very few claims of health issues from cigars.

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Recent Answers from Bill Finck Jr.

2017-01-27 Cigar Issue?:

Daniel,    A couple of things. First, it sounds like the cigars arrived with proper humidity. Regardless of what the outdoor temperature is, unless your humidor is stored in the cold (50's) temperature

2017-01-21 Dry cigars:

Daniel,    You are correct that the majority of cigars are frozen at the factories before they are shipped. This kills the tobacco beetle larva and should keep the cigars from hatching bugs in the future

2016-11-10 Wolf Brothers Sweet Rum Crooks:

They can be re-humidified while in their original cellophane; just as they can dry out through it they can also absorb humidity through it. There just isnít much of a market for them. If you are selling

2016-11-03 Wolf Brothers Sweet Rum Crooks:

Barry,    Sorry for the late response. If the cigars have been stored in a humidified condition they should be in good shape to smoke. If not, they are most likely very dry and brittle. If that is the

2016-10-18 Xikar travel humidor & distilled water:

Rad,    I apologize for the late response, I just got back from the Dominican Republic and I forgot to change my settings on the site to show that I was away.    You can use distilled water in the Xikar


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