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La Gloria Cubana Introduces the Highly Anticipated Serie S Maduro: A Bold Addition to the Iconic Brand’s Lineup

Forged Cigar Company, a subsidiary of STG, will release the La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro next week. The cigars, the first ever La Gloria Cubana with a maduro wrapper,...

Published June 2023

STG Introduces Bolivar Gran Republica: A New Honduran Line with South American Tobacco Blend

A new Honduran Bolivar will arrive at the shelves of American retailers soon. STG is releasing the Bolivar Gran Republica as a new regular production line in a few days....

Published May 2023

Big Players Return to the PCA Convention: Altadis USA and STG Back in the Game After Three-Year Absence

Last year at the PCA Convention & Trade Show, a limited edition Atabey Humidor was shown although it was not ready to go on sale. But now it’s finally being...

Published May 2023

PCA Convention and Trade Show Sees Promising Future with Exhibitor Interest, as Drew Estate Considers Return and Davidoff Stays Silent

Recently the PCA announced that it’s moving the convention & trade show from the traditional dates early July to March starting in 2024, and that move looks to pay off...

Published April 2023

Scandinavian Tobacco Group Buys Alec Bradley Cigars For Massive $72.5 Million

Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S (STG), one of the largest cigar companies in the world and parent of Forged, General Cigars, Thompson, Cigar.com, Cigarsinternational.com and brands such as the non-Cuban Cohiba,...

Published February 2023

Scandinavian Tobacco Group Announces Shady Moose

Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) has announced a new line called Shady Moose, which is described as a cousin to the popular Chillin’ Moose. It uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper over...

Published February 2023

Two Major Players Drop Out of Intertabac

In 2020 4 major cigar companies dropped a bomb by pulling out of the PCA Convention & Trade show. Those four are Drew Estate, Altadis USA, STG and Davidoff. And...

Published July 2022

The Entire Non-Cuban Sancho Panza Line from General Cigars/STG Has Been Modernized

The entire non-Cuban Sancho Panza line from General Cigars/STG has been modernized and the brand’s three updated collections have begun shipping this week. Matt Wilson, senior brand manager of Sancho...

Published July 2022

STG Brings Back Evelio

This budget cigar with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over Dominican tobacco is sweet tipped and is made at the Matasa factory in the Dominican Republic. The brand comes in a...

Published July 2022

Tim Ozgener is Returning to the Cigar Industry with the Ozgener Family Cigars Bosphorus

CAO is a famous cigar brand but many smokers don’t know the story behind it. The brand was founded by Caro Ozgener and the Ozgener family selling the brand led...

Published June 2022

Matt Booth Sells Room101 to STG

Matt Booth sells Room101 to STG and will join the company as a creative director. The acquisition only goes for the cigar related part of the Room101 lifestyle brand. The...

Published June 2022

Sazerac and STG Expand Collaboration

Sazerac is the owner of Buffalo Trace, and General Cigars, a subsidiary of STG, has made cigars for Buffalo Trace and Weller Bourbon before. Weller Bourbon is also part of...

Published May 2022

Forged Cigar Co. Adding a New Line

Forged Cigar Co., a subsidiary from General Cigars, which is a subsidiary from STG, is adding a new line of fat cigars to its portfolio. The new line is an...

Published May 2022

Macanudo releases Vintage 2010

Macanudo releases Vintage 2010. Every few years, there is an extraordinarily good year. Just like in wine and port, these years are worthy of the label vintage. And the company...

Published July 2021

STG Splits Portfolio in Two in the American Market

The portfolio will be divided between General Cigars and the newly formed Forged Cigar Company. Internationally nothing will change, as STG never uses the General Cigars name in international markets...

Published January 2021

Heavy loss for STG Nicaragua

Heavy loss for STG Nicaragua. Hector Vanegas, the manufacturing manager for STG Esteli has passed away at age 50. According to an Instagram post of Sean Williams, the brand manager...

Published June 2020

STG closes Royal Agio factories

STG closes Royal Agio factories. Last September, Royal Agio and Scandinavian Tobacco Group dropped a bomb. Scandinavian Tobacco Group was acquiring the 115-year-old family-owned Royal Agio cigars. Earlier this year,...

Published April 2020

Royal Agio employees get a bonus

Royal Agio employees get a bonus. The Wintermans family, who founded the Dutch cigar company in 1904, have decided to donate 10 million euro towards the employees. The money will...

Published January 2020

STG finalizes Royal Agio deal

STG finalizes Royal Agio deal. And with that, Royal Agio Cigars now officially owned by STG. Last September, Scandinavian Tobacco Group and the 115-year-old Dutch cigar manufacturer announced the intended...

Published January 2020

STG acquires Royal Agio

STG acquires Royal Agio. In a deal that nobody saw coming, Scandinavian Tobacco Group acquires Royal Agio. The Danish tobacco mogul pays 210 million Euro for the 115-year-old Dutch family...

Published September 2019

Diesel distribution in The Netherlands part two

Recently we published the news that Scandinavian Tobacco Group would take over control of the distribution of Diesel, Ave Maria, Reposado, Sons of Anarchy and Man O’ War in The...

Published January 2019