Cigar Release: Partido Cigarillos from Arango

The latest product to fill national distributor Arango Cigar Co.’s portfolio of tobacco products are their new “Partido” all-tobacco cigarillos. The name means “party” or “game” in Spanish, a theme that is reflected in the box art ̷...

Cigar Release: Nat Cicco Cuban Legends

This August saw the introduction of the first value-priced premium cigar in the popular Nat Cicco line from Zander-Greg, Inc. Nat Cicco Cuban Legends are all-tobacco, all handmade cigars, in four large ring-gauge shapes. “We’re excited about the ...

Cigar Release: Liga Privada “Dirty Rat”

Update: here is our review of the Liga Privada “Dirty Rat” Miami, FL – Drew Estate officially announced its intent to release into the market the much-heralded “Dirty Rat” during the IPCPR 2010 tradeshow as the first cigar within it...

Cigar Release: Mooch

MIAMI – Berger & Argenti Premium Cigars announced that the unveiling of its new modestly priced MOOCH ® cigar brand was a smash success at the 78th annual IPCPR Convention and Trade Show held August 9-13 in New Orleans. MOOCH […]...

Cigar Release: Entubar Quad Maduro

MIAMI – Berger & Argenti Premium Cigars announced the debut of ENTUBAR® QUAD MADURO at the 78th IPCPR Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans, LA was an overwhelming success and enthusiastically received by retailers and consumers alike. ENT...

If you missed IPCPR…

If, like me, you were unable to attend this year’s show, you can count on bloggers to tell you what happened there. Some of our friends chose to post a long recap, others were giving live updates. Here are some […]...

Cigar Release: La Aurora Guillermo Leon

Miami Cigar & Company, the exclusive U-S distributor for La Aurora, announces two new additions to the La Aurora lines. The first is the new Guillermo León line which brings a complex and medium-to-full bodied experience into the La Aurora [&he...

Cigar Release: Nestor Miranda Art Deco

Another cigar release just before IPCPR. Sounds like an interesting smoke and based on the picture that was included with the press release I think that the box design will be amazing. Update: here is our review of the Nestor […]...

Cigar Release: Toraño Single Region Jalapa

Being a wine amateur, I love this concept. If you go to IPCPR, make sure you visit Toraño’s booth. Like winemakers’ terroir – with its critical contribution to the unique personality of a wine, the precise region and farm where […]...

Cigar Release: Alec Bradley Maxx Connecticut

Alec Bradley Cigars, makers of the 94-rated Tempus, Maxx, and Family Blend selections, has announced the debut of the Maxx Connecticut selection. Scheduled to arrive at tobacconists in August, the cigars are presented in four “Maxx” sizes...

Cigar Release: Master by Carlos Toraño

Update: here is our review of the Carlos Torano Master. One of America’s most respected and venerable premium cigar manufacturers has teamed with America’s most recognized torcedor to create a special cigar, Master by Carlos Toraño. The collabor...

Cigar Release: San Lotano by A.J. Fernandez

Update: here is our review of the San Lotano Oval Miami, FL, 31 July – Cigar Express is pleased to announce the exciting new cigar release San Lotano, a signature blend by A.J. Fernandez. With a rich history, San Lotano […]...

Catching up on press releases

There have been some interesting happenings in the cigar industry lately. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to cover all the events but I tried to aggregate the most important ones in this post. Enjoy. Who owns ‘Cohiba’? …in ...

In the blogosphere

Here are some happenings in the cigar blogosphere that you really shouldn’t miss. Contest time at Toasted Foot ToastedFoot.com strikes again with an impressive contest with 4 boxes of cigars to be given away, sponsored by General Cigar. In orde...

La Palina cigars press-release

Update: here is our review of the La Palina Alison You might have noticed some ads for La Palina cigars and if you clicked on one of them you probably didn’t find a lot of information on their official website, […]...

Nosotros Worldwide Release Event

So last Friday, the folks at Empire Cigars in Raleigh, NC had a very special event. This was the worldwide release of the Nosotros cigar by Dion Giolito made in collaboration with Jonathan Drew and Drew Estate. Dion and Jonathan […]...

Alejandro Robaina dies at 91

Today is a very sad day for the cigar industry. The legend of Cuban cigars, Alejandro Robaina, died Saturday at the age of 91. HAVANA — Cuban tobacco grower Alejandro Robaina, an international symbol of the island’s cigar-making prowess, died...

New Cigar Release: Berger & Argenti Clasico

MIAMI – Berger & Argenti Premium Cigars today announced that CLASICO®, a boldly crafted new cigar blend created by the unique collaboration of Enrique Berger and Michael Argenti, is now available at fine tobacconists throughout the U.S. CLASI...

Kazakhstan enters the cigar market

Surprising, but true – after France, Panama and Puerto Rico, we have another addition to the cigar landscape, and one that, surely, nobody expected. According to Itar-Tass, the testing is finished and Gaziz Batoev, head of KazTabak Inc., just a...

Utah’s oldest smoke shop will close due to tax

Increasing from 35 to 86 %, Utah’s cigar tax is becoming the highest in the United States. Existing cigar shops have to come up with considerable investments to cover the tax on their existing inventory – and some of them […]...