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Punch Golden Era Expands with New Lancero Size

A prominent Honduran brand, known for its dedication to Corojo-seed tobacco, has introduced a new, slender size to its product line. This development follows a collaboration last year between General Cigar Co. and the Eiroa family, which resulted in ...

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Cavalier Genève Cigars to Release Limited Edition 2024 in August

Cavalier Genève Cigars announced earlier today that its Limited Edition 2024 will be released in August. The limited edition, labelled LE2024, will be available in a 5.5×58 Double Figurado size. It’s worth noting that the annual Cavalier ...

Cigar Articles

Africa’s Top Cigar Producers and Artisans

Every informed cigar smoker knows that there is high-quality tobacco hailing from Africa, particularly the highly regarded Cameroon wrappers used by many manufacturers and almost exclusively grown by the Meerapfel family....

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PCA Appoints Shannon Marie as New Director of Trade Show and Events

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has announced the hiring of Shannon Marie as its new Director of Trade Show and Events, starting on July 15, 2024. Shannon brings over a decade of experience in the events industry, having dedicated her […]...

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Pospiech Distribution Announces Promotion of New National Sales Manager

Pospiech Distribution is proud to announce the promotion of Mike Palmer to National Sales Manager. In this new role, Mike will oversee national sales operations, drive growth, and expand the reach of Pospiech’s exceptional cigar offerings. Mike Pal...

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Great Wall Cigars: The Greatest Victory Cigar Review

China is one of the biggest consumers of cigars in the world. In terms of units shipped, China is currently the third most valuable market for Habanos, behind Spain and France. Interestingly, in recent years, China has also started to produce its own...

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UK Generational Smoking Ban Could Increase Taxes by £277 Per Person

Earlier this year, the UK Government announced a bold plan to ban future generations from smoking. Anyone 15 or younger will never be able to buy cigarettes, with the age limit rising yearly. Shops selling to underage customers face £100 fines. This...

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ADVentura Cigars Sets Sail with Blue Eyed Jack’s Revenge

  ADVentura Cigars proudly announces the launch of their latest creation, Blue Eyed Jack’s Revenge, which ships today. This new blend will be distributed from City of Palms Cigar Distribution to Elite Accounts, marking an exciting mileston...

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Generational Tobacco Ban Likely To Be Included In King’s Speech

On the 17th of July, King Charles will deliver the King’s Speech, a key event that will outline the legislative agenda of the U.K.’s newly-elected government. A central element of this agenda is the reintroduction of a proposal aimed at […...

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Lissette Pérez-Carrillo Joins PCA Board, Bringing Expertise and Passion to the Table

E.P. Carrillo proudly announces and extends its heartfelt congratulations to Lissette Pérez-Carrillo on her recent election to the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Board of Directors. Lissette Pérez-Carrillo’s journey in the cigar industry is ...

Interviews

The Vandermarliere Family and Oliva Cigars: An In-Depth Interview With Fred Vandermarliere

The Vandermarliere family has been a respected name in the tobacco industry for almost a century. The company was founded in 1926 in an attic in Belgium. Today’s interview is with Frederik (Fred) Vandermarliere, who is the 3rd generation of [&helli...

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Fratello Cigars Announces Exclusive Detroit River Blend in Concealed Carry Series

Fratello Cigars announces the second chapter in its exclusive Concealed Carry program, the Detroit River, set to begin shipping to select retailers on July 15, 2024. This release continues Fratello’s unique journey through pivotal moments in Americ...

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Bond Roberts Expands Global Reach with Línea D No.06 Release

Bond Roberts Cigars’ debut cigar, the Línea D No.06, which was launched earlier this year at events in Miami and Hong Kong, will be available globally from mid-August at select brick-and-mortar cigar merchants and online retailers. Blended by lege...

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Quality Importers Announce Acquisition of Stinky Cigar

Quality Importers Trading Co. has announced the acquisition of Stinky Cigar, the company renowned for its popular Stinky ashtrays. In practical terms, this acquisition is unlikely to bring significant changes for retailers and consumers, as Quality I...

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Padrón Cigars Creates Unified Band Design for Signature Lines

Padrón Cigars is making a subtle yet significant modification to the bands of its renowned product lines, including the Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series, Serie 1926, and Dámaso Series. This change, already beginning to appear on some products in the...

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North Carolina Governor and Legislature Advance Cigar Bar Legislation

This week, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed S.B. 527 into law, introducing greater flexibility in the permitting of cigar bars across the state. The legislation had previously passed with a 33-11 vote in the North Carolina Senate and a [&hel...

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Meerapfel Cigar Meir Line Expands with Two New Sizes

After a soft launch earlier this year, the Meerapfel Cigar Meir line is now introducing two new sizes for their full release this week. The company has announced that the Meerapfel Cigar Meir Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 46, $43/€46) […]...

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Knuckle Sandwich Launches Its First Collaborative Cigar: The Knuckle Sandwich Strike Force

Guy Fieri’s popular Knuckle Sandwich brand is making waves in the craft cigar scene with its first-ever collaborative release: the Knuckle Sandwich Strike Force cigar. This exciting new cigar is a joint effort between Fieri, Cigar Dojo, Espinosa Pr...

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Caldwell Cigar Co. Expands Royal Line with Long Live the Queen Maduro

Caldwell Cigar Co.’s Long Live the Queen line, produced in the Dominican Republic, is set to expand with the introduction of a maduro-wrapped version. This new offering was showcased at the PCA trade show in March and is expected to […]...

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ADV & McKay Cigars Co. Unleash Blue Eyed Jack’s Revenge Cigars

In the summer of 2022, ADV & McKay Cigars Co. introduced ADVentura Barbarroja’s Invasion, a cigar that not only expanded the ADVentura narrative but also featured a unique packaging element. When the box lid was opened, a recording of the [&hel...

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