Date: November 2020
Author: Inspector Z

Weekly news week 48 2020. Last week, we published some tips on how to avoid buying counterfeit Cuban cigars. This week we take it up a notch by showing some real Cohiba cigars versus some counterfeit. We explain what to look for and how to recognize counterfeit rings. The 30th episode of The Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show premiered as well.


The two reviews of this week are from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The Casdagli Daughters of the Wind Calico is a Dominican cigar. The cigars are made at the small Kelner Boutique Factory. The second review of the week is the Nicaraguan JFR Lunatic Loco El Loquito Maduro Perfecto. A small powerhouse from Aganorsa Leaf.

News this week

Let’s start with the celebrations. Room 101 celebrates the 11th anniversary with a new cigar. But it also brings back The Big Payback Connecticut. Christian Eiroa celebrates 25 years in the tobacco industry with the CLE 25th anniversary. The French Habanos distributor Coprova exists 50 years this year. They celebrate that by releasing small batches of aged cigars on the French market. My Father Cigars celebrates the 70th birthday of Jose ‘Don Pepin’ Garcia with a collaboration with Elie Bleu. 70 unique humidors are released with cigars made especially for this occasion.

That is not the only limited edition humidor being released. Fratello is releasing 100 humidors that come with 40 cigars that aren’t available on the market. The humidors are available to all Fratello distributors. Fratello distributors in New Zealand and Norway will get the humidors in. Joya de Nicaragua and Cigar Dojo are releasing a limited edition of Joya Ninjaragua. Perla Del Mar, the consumer-friendly priced cigars from J.C. Newman get an update. In both blend, shape, and packaging. And a new blend on top of that, the Perla Del Mar Corojo. And the warehouse of JRE Tobacco got visited by burglars who took all the inventory.

More cigar news

Casa Cuevas is moving into the United Kingdom. New World of Cigars is importing and launching the cigars on the British market. Bossner changes distributor in The Netherlands and moves into Belgium and Luxembourg. VegaFina is releasing a cigar for the year of the ox. It’s their fourth cigar for the Chinese zodiac calendar. But there is more Chinese news for VegaFina. The Spanish Dominican brand is collaborating with Great Wall cigars from China with the Fusion Edition. The relatively new cigar importer and distributor Cigar Koneser in Poland is now distributing the cigars from Didier Houvenaghel. All four brands, La Ley, Nicarao, La Preferida, and Furia.

Whiff Industries introduces new odor neutralizing products, creating a three-step line that will make any man cave of cigar lounge smell like a cabinet of fresh linen. Casdagli and Les Fines Lames are collaborating on a Les Fines Lames Le Petit Villa Casdagli cigar knife. The Netherlands bans tobacco internet sales starting in 2023. But the biggest news of the week is that Habanos cancels the 2021 Habanos Festival. It is the first time that the festival is canceled. The theme this year would have been Cohiba’s 55th birthday. That was the weekly news for week 48 2020

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