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Cigar Review: Perdomo 30th Anniversary Maduro Epicure

May 30, 2024 By Mitchell Santaga
In honor of Perdomo’s 30th anniversary in the cigar industry, the company released the 30th Anniversary cigar line to celebrate. Here is our review of the Maduro Read more

Drew Estate Announces the Return of Liga Privada Unico “Year of the Rat” Spring Release

May 29, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Drew Estate is delighted to announce the return of the much-anticipated Liga Privada Unico Serie “Year of the Rat,” available exclusively at Drew Diplomat Retailers nationwide. Read more

Palio Ships Veneto Quadruple Jet-Flame Lighter

May 29, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Quality Importers Trading Company announced this week that the highly anticipated Palió Veneto Quad Lighter, introduced at the TPE and PCA tradeshows earlier this year, is now shipping globally. Read more

Smokin Tabacco Extends CFCF Raffle

May 29, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Over the last month, we have been running our annual Cigar Family Charitable Foundation Raffle. We have since raised over $18,000 for the cause. We have had to extend the raffle due to some last minute additions. Read more

E.P. Carrillo Announces Second Release of Pledge of Allegiance

May 29, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
E.P. Carrillo has announced the second annual release of their newest creation: E.P. Carrillo Pledge of Allegiance 2024 cigar. Read more

C.L.E. Begins Shipping All PCA 2024 Exclusives

May 29, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
C.L.E. Cigar Company announces that the annual PCA Exclusive blends are now shipping. Read more

Tatiana Delights Begins Shipping

May 29, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Miami Cigar & Co. announced today that the Tatiana Delights cigar brand is now shipping. Read more

J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Ships First 2024 Release of Yagua

May 25, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This week, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is shipping the first release of the year of its famous Yagua cigars.  A total of 1,550 boxes of Yagua are being shipped to 466 premium cigar retailers in 48 states. Read more

Dreamer Cigars Adds Three Pack to Dennis Rodman Cigar

May 19, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Dreamer Cigars unveils the three pack of its latest masterpiece: the Dennis Rodman Ring of Honor Cigar in celebration of Dennis Rodman’s birthday month. Read more

Spare Notes Series #56: Carlito’s 70th & Staff Changes

May 19, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
On this episode of the Spare Notes Series, Matt and Coop discuss some of the staff changes in the cigar industry, Coop's visit to Tampa for Carlito Fuente's 70th birthday party and more! Read more

Cigar Review: Dissident Heretic Corona Larga

May 19, 2024 By Mitchell Santaga
Dissident Cigars Heretic is a midwest regional exclusive with a bit of twist. Read more

Fratello Cigars Ships Arlequin Connecticut

May 18, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Originally unveiled in March 2024 at the Premium Cigar Association trade show in Las Vegas, the Fratello Arlequin Connecticut garnered significant attention from retailers and enthusiasts alike. Read more

Drew Estate Expands Liga Privada 10 Selección de Mercado with new “Corona Viva” Size for International Markets

May 18, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Drew Estate has announced the addition of a new vitola to its prestigious Liga Privada 10 Selección de Mercado line, “Corona Viva.” Read more

Cigar Review: Don Pepin Vintage Edition

May 14, 2024 By Dee Pitman
As kick-off to the 20th anniversary of Don Pepin Garcia cigars, the Vintage Line was released as a TAA exclusive in 2023. Read more

Tatuaje Opens Florida Warehouse in Doral

May 14, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Tatuaje has opened a new Florida Distribution Center to fulfill orders faster and optimize shipping costs and times for their retailers.  Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: David Swinburne of Sans Pareil

May 13, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This week Matt welcomes on David Swinburne of Sans Pareil and they talk about who this brand is and what they are all about. Read more

E.P. Carrillo Cigars raises $14,700 in April to Benefit Els for Autism Foundation

May 13, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
E.P. Carrillo Cigars has announced The Pledge98 campaign, benefitting Els for Autism, has earned nearly $14,700 since beginning April 1st, 2024. Read more

Tyson 2.0 Undisputed by Gurkha Cigars Now Shipping

May 12, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Gurkha Cigar Group, Inc announced the Tyson 2.0 Undisputed are now shipping to a retailer near you. Read more

Macanudo Gold Label Returns with Limited Edition Vitola

May 12, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Macanudo Gold Label is now making its annual return, marking the occasion with a new, limited-edition size available this year only. Read more

Diesel to Launch Whiskey Row Founders Collection Mizunara Cigar

May 12, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Diesel and Rabbit Hole are marking their fourth collaboration with the release of Diesel Whiskey Row Founder’s Collection Mizunara, a cigar that highlights the mastery of blending. Read more

E.P. Carrillo Announces New E.P. Carrillo Maduro

May 12, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
E.P. Carrillo introduces the newest addition to its cigar lineup, the E.P. Carrillo Maduro, showcasing a sophisticated yet inviting cigar that promises a delightful medium-bodied and rich-flavored journey for enthusiasts. Read more

Alec Bradley Launches Safe Keepings Brand with the First Release from Its Founder’s Blend Book 

May 12, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Alec Bradley announced this week the launch of Safe Keepings, a new brand that will feature blends made according to recipes recorded in the Alec Bradley founder’s blend book. Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Blind Tasting Exercise!

May 5, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This week Matt and Kevin let their wives blind pick some cigars for them and they smoke together on the show and try to guess what the ladies came up with! Read more

Punch Releases Limited-Edition Retro Father’s Day Release

May 5, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Remember renting VHS tapes from a local video store and recording home videos on a bulky handheld camera? Neither do we. But your dad, Father-in-Law, and Grandad remember those days as the best of times. Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Introducing 3 Leaf Cigars and Welcome Back Erik Wentworth!

May 1, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This week Matt and Kevin help introduce 3 Leaf Cigars and welcome Erik Wentworth back to the industry. Read more

Cigar Review: Protocol Cigars Phoebe Couzins

May 1, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Protocol Cigars Lawmen Series sees its first tribute to a woman in the fourth iteration of this line. Read more

Bolivar Cofradia Oscuro Debuts on May 1 

May 1, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
The Bolivar portfolio will soon expand to include a three-cigar collection called Bolivar Cofradia Oscuro. The new, medium-plus blend ships to retailers today, May 1. Read more

E.P. Carrillo Introduces Two New Encore Lines

April 27, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
E.P. Carrillo has announced the launch and immediate release of two additional lines under the Encore brand, Encore Edicion Unica I and Encore Noir. Read more

Black Label Trading Co. to Begin Shipping Orthodox

April 27, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Black Label Trading Co. has announced it will begin shipping the new Limited Release, Orthodox, next week. Read more

Premium Cigar Association Announces Departure of Scott Pearce

April 27, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
The Premium Cigar Association, a leading trade association representing specialty tobacco retailers, announces the departure of Scott Pearce, its executive director. Read more

All Saints Cigars and Micallef Cigars Announce New Phase ofIndependent Growth Following Collaborative Success

April 22, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
All Saints Cigars and Micallef Cigars have jointly and amicably decided to conclude their successful unified sales operations program. Over the next 90 days, the partnership—which has effectively leveraged the strengths of both brands—will gracefully transition to allow each company to pursue tailored operational strategies. Read more

Spare Notes Series #55: 2024 Post-PCA Show

April 21, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
On this episode of the Spare Notes Series, Matt, Kevin, and Coop do a full recap of the 2024 Premium Cigar Association Trade Show in Las Vegas. Read more

J.C. Newman Opens a Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge at Corona Cigar Co. Tampa

April 21, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
J.C. Newman Cigar Co. and Corona Cigar Co. opened a new Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge at Corona’s Tampa cigar store at a grand opening celebration attended by 250 people, including local politicians and local celebrities. Read more

Avo Ships Avo Expressions 2024 DJ D-Nice Collaboration Cigar

April 21, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Avo Cigars announces that the “Avo Expressions 2024” Is now shipping. This highly anticipated blend is a collaboration with world-renowned DJ D-NICE. Read more

Gurkha Cigar Group Announces the Year of the Dragon by AJ Fernandez and Ernesto Pérez-Carrillo are Now Shipping 

April 21, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Gurkha Cigar Group Inc announced the shipping of two of the four quarterly releases for The Year of the Dragon. Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Pete Johnson Talks About What Keeps Him Busy

April 21, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This week Matt and Kevin welcome Pete Johnson of Tatuaje back to the show to talk about what keeps him busy in the office as well as with what products he is working on. Read more

Alec Bradley Uncut Series Taps EverNorth Spirits for Coveted Single Barrel Pairing

April 21, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Alec Bradley will release an exceptional Uncut Series pairing in partnership with EverNorth Spirits.  The single barrel and cigar pairing will launch on April 22 when 126 collectible sets will be available for sale exclusively on Bourbon Outfitters. Read more

Smokin Tabacco Announces 2024 CFCF Fundraiser Raffle

April 15, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
It is time once again for the fundraiser many of you have gotten so excited for, the 2024 Smokin Tabacco x CFCF Fundraiser Read more

Romeo y Julieta 1875 ‘Run for the Roses’ to Celebrate 150th Kentucky Derby

April 15, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Altadis U.S.A. announced today the launch of Romeo y Julieta 1875 ‘Run for the Roses,’ a limited-edition premium cigar that pays tribute to the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby, the most famous horse race in the world. Read more

UNC Research Pushes For Less Freedom on the Golf Course

April 15, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
New “research” from the University of North Carolina (UNC)is proving that even one of America’s last great pastimes, golf, is not safe from the nanny-state agenda. Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Going for Gold with Rocky Patel

April 15, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This week Matt and Kevin welcome Rocky Patel to the show for the first time! Read more

Premium Cigar Association Expands Government Affairs Staff

April 15, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) welcomes Richard Chalkey as its new Director of Coalitions and Policy. Read more

Cigar Review: Powstanie Connecticut Justice

April 11, 2024 By Dee Pitman
Powstanie Cigars has extended their Connecticut line with the addition of the Corona Gorda. This new vitola is named “Justice”,  paying tribute to the middle child of  Mike Szczepankiewicz, co-owner, and master blender of Powstanie. Read more

LFD Launches Bulls Breath Bourbon

April 11, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
In pursuit of the perfect pairing, cigar blender Tony Gomez collaborated with Forward/Slash Distillery to craft a whiskey that would enhance the cigar-smoking experience with a dimension perhaps yet unknown. Read more

Fratello Cigars Appoints Jennifer True as Vice President

April 11, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Fratello Cigars announces the appointment of Jennifer True as its new Vice President of Marketing and Operations, effective April 1, 2024. Read more

Cigar Review: Jake Wyatt Cigar Co Icarus

March 30, 2024 By Kevin Acuff
The use of mythology is an excellent fit for the cigar world. Some myths and legends can fit virtually any facet of the story a cigar manufacturer wishes to tell with their release. We see a great example of that in the latest release from Jake Wyatt Cigar Co., which was released at this year's TPE trade show in Las Vegas. Read more

Davidoff Announces Limited Release Maduro Line

March 28, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The new Maduro, which features Toro, Robusto and Short Corona cigars, is a successor to the brand's former Maduro line of 2008. Read more

PCA 2024 Video Coverage List

March 28, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Below is an alphabetized list of all our video/interview coverage from the PCA 2024 Trade Show. Please note, it is almost impossible to get interviews at every booth with being... Read more

Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 Phineas Gage Lancero

March 27, 2024 By Dee Pitman
Drew Estate is always pushing the boundaries of the cigar lines they produce. The well-known and loved “Liga Privada” line includes such hits as the T52, the No 9, and the Unico series. Never willing to settle, they have once again pushed the creativity of blending to produce the H99 Phineas Gage Lancero. Read more

C.L.E. Updates Core Line Packaging at PCA 2024

March 27, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
C.L.E. Cigar Company presented updated packaging for the C.L.E. core line of cigars at the 2024 PCA Trade Show this past weekend. Read more

Dreamer Cigars Announces Dennis Rodman Ring of Honor Project

March 27, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Dreamer Cigars has announced its latest project, the Dennis Rodman Ring of Honor Cigar. This cigar pays homage to the rebel spirit and unmatched legacy of basketball icon Dennis Rodman. Read more

Oliva Debuts 2024 Limited Edition at PCA 2024 with Pianist Paul Montag

March 27, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
For its 2024 Limited Edition, Oliva found a rather unusual but extremely talented partner. Piano virtuoso Paul Montag composed a music piece while enjoying the sensational Serie V Melanio Gran Toro. Read more

Casa 1910 Announces Expansion to Revolutionary Line

March 22, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Casa 1910 announced today the launch of several new products that will further enrich its Revolutionary lineup. Read more

Quality Importers Unveils Two New Cigar Caddy Tubes

March 22, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Quality Importers Trading Company unveiled two new Cigar Caddy Cigar Tubes today and will be available in both single and triple cigar capacity options. Read more

Fratello Announces 18th Amendment as Part of Concealed Carry Collection

March 22, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Fratello Cigars announced today the official launch of its highly anticipated Concealed Carry program at the annual Premium Cigar Association 2024 Trade Show in Las Vegas. Read more

Quality Importers Launches XI80 Perfect Cut Large Ring Gauge Cutter

March 22, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Quality Importers Trading Company announces global availability of the XIKAR XI80 Perfect Cut Cigar Cutter tailored for large ring cigars. Read more

Miami Cigar to Showcase Tatiana Delights at PCA 2024

March 22, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Miami Cigar & Co. announced today that the Tatiana Delights cigar brand is to be showcased at the 2024 PCA. Read more

Miami Cigar Announces Return of Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve Limited Edition for PCA 2024

March 22, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Miami Cigar & Co. announces the unveiling of the limited-edition Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2024 at the 2024 PCA in Las Vegas. Miami Cigar & Co. previously released prior editions of the brand in 2011 and 2012. Read more

West Tampa Tobacco Company Announces Circle of Life

March 22, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Today, West Tampa Tobacco Company introduced their latest project: Circle of Life. Circle of Life brings together two of the industry’s most well-known master blenders, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and Rick Rodriguez. Read more

E.P. Carrillo Announces Sumatra Line for PCA 2024

March 22, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
E.P. Carrillo unveiled its latest cigar blend today, the E.P. Carrillo Sumatra. Introducing the newest addition to E.P. Carrillo's portfolio, this blend is designed for everyday smokers who seek the brand’s pristine quality and complexity in a new format. Read more

CAO to Debut New FASA Line

March 22, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
CAO is launching two new collections called CAO FASA Sol and CAO FASA Noche. The lines share the same blend yet offer uniquesmoking experiences due to their distinctive wrappers. Read more

El Titán de Bronze Taps General Cigar to Distribute New Redemption Blend

March 22, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
El Titán de Bronze Cigar Factory and General Cigar will come together at the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) show in Las Vegas on March 23-25 to debut a new expression of El Titán de Bronze’s Redemption brand. Read more

C.L.E. Bringing Display Cases for Asylum 867 to PCA 2024

March 22, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
C.L.E. Cigar Company announces that they will debut a newly created instore display case for the Asylum 867 at the 2024 PCA.  Read more

C.L.E. Announces PCA 2024 Trade Show Exclusives

March 22, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
C.L.E. Cigar Company announces the showcasing of its annual PCA Exclusive blends. In what has become a yearly tradition Christian Eiroa, and team will present the 2024 PCA Exclusive blends for C.L.E. Cigars, Eiroa Cigars, and Asylum Cigars. Read more

J.C. Newman Introduces Tampa Smokers Cigar with Baseball All Stars

March 22, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Earlier this week, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. introduced Tampa Smokers cigars at an event hosted by the Florida Sports Hall of Fame at J.C. Newman’s historic El Reloj cigar factory in Tampa, Florida. Read more

Protocol Cigars Releases Fourth Installment in Lawmen Series, Phoebe Couzins

March 21, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
There is a story behind the name; Phoebe Couzins was born in St. Louis, Missouri and was one of the first woman in United States history to graduate from Law school. Read more

Wildfire Cigar Company to Release Two Limited Editions at PCA 2024

March 21, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
'B-side' and 'The Hook' are both follow up cigars from previous releases for Wildfire Cigars. Read more

Fuente – Padron “Legends” Project Arrives in Stores

March 21, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
One of the most historic releases in cigar history, the Arturo Fuente and Padron “Legends” collaboration is now in retail stores. Read more

Quality Importers Expands Palio Line with Tazza Ashtray

March 21, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
This compact, all-metal, four-cigar rest personal ashtray, available in five colors, is set to ship in June. Read more

JRE’s Aladino Cameroon Reserva Line to Hit Shelves This June

March 21, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
This will be a limited production and only available through allocation. Read more

H. Upmann Celebrates 180th Anniversary With Commemorative Limited Edition Cigar and Humidor

March 21, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The legacy of the brand began when German banker Herman Upmann took a leap of faith and moved to Havana, Cuba, to open a branch for his family bank. Read more

Spare Notes Series #54: Vanity Plates & PCA 2024 Pre-Show

March 20, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
On this episode of the Spare Notes Series, Matt, Kevin, and Coop are back together to talk about the upcoming 2024 PCA Trade Show. Read more

Drew Estate Releases Asia Pacific Exclusive Liga Privada Unico Serie Bakkwa

March 19, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Inspired by the Chinese delicacy Bakkwa, a symbol of good fortune and prosperity, this cigar aims to blend cultural significance with a smoking experience. ​ Read more

JRE to Bring New Cigar Line and Line Extension to PCA 24

March 19, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The first release is the Aladino Maduro Gordo, made with large ring gauge cigar enthusiasts in mind, while the second release called the Aladino Fuma Noche, is rich and intense, geared for those who seek a fuller-bodied smoke. Read more

Hiram and Solomon to Special Limited Release for PCA 24, “Cornerstone”

March 19, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The "Cornerstone" embodies the strength and unity of Freemasonry, featuring a distinctive Indonesian Sumatra wrapper. Read more

Quality Importers Presents New Xikar Flip Dual Cutter

March 19, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The Xikar Flip Dual Cigar Cutter has an aluminum body and incorporates stainless steel blades capable of handling 64-ring gauge cigars. Read more

Fratello Introduces New Venture: Concealed Carry Cigars

March 19, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
The Concealed Carry logo, featuring a chameleon, symbolizes adaptability, resilience, and belonging. Just as the chameleon seamlessly blends into its surroundings, Concealed Carry Cigars is here to blend and forge connections across a very selected group of retailer members nationwide. Read more

United Connecticut Set To Release at PCA 2024

March 19, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Using higher primings for the wrapper, United Cigars found the best Ecuador Connecticut Shade wrapper to compliment the United blend of Dominican tobaccos. Read more

C.L.E. Announces the Asylum April Fools’ 2024 “Year of the Dragon” 9 x 90

March 19, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
In true Asylum style, the blend will come in a massive 90 x 9 vitola. Blended by Christian Eiroa, this Honduran puro is a full-bodied blend featuring bold flavors throughout the smoking experience. Read more

La Aurora’s Cazadores Line Gets Two New Additions

March 19, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Cazadores was first introduced in 2018 with Cazadores Claro featuring a Connecticut wrapper. La Aurora is now growing their value-priced cigar line with two new additions for 2024: Cazadores Maduro and Cazadores Nicaragua. Read more

Annual Asylum 12 by C.L.E. to be Released at PCA 2024

March 19, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The Asylum 12 2024 blend will be different from years past as the binder and filler is composed of tobacco from C.L.E. Cigar Company’s new farm in South America. The wrapper and type of tobacco in the binder and filler will remain undisclosed. Read more

Black Label Trading Co. to Release PCA 2024 Exclusive

March 19, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Black Label Trading Co. (BLTC) will be showcasing a new release at this year’s PCA in Las Vegas, Orthodox. Read more

La Flor Dominicana to Debut LFD 30 Years at PCA 2024

March 19, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
In the span of only 30 years Litto and Ines Gomez have etched their name into the history of cigars in ways beyond what they could have imagined back in 1994. Read more

ADVentura Announces The Chancellor

March 18, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Today, ADVentura announced the latest addition to The Royal Return line – The Chancellor. Read more

Quality Importers Announces Conspiracy Cigars and Swagstorm Packaging

March 18, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Quality Importers Trading Company will introduce Conspiracy Cigars – an exclusive new line of premium cigars featuring Swagstorm packaging, at PCA 2024 this week. Read more

Espinosa to Release Knuckle Sandwich Chef Special 2024 at PCA 2024

March 18, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Today, Espinosa Premium Cigars and Knuckle Sandwich Cigars announced the release of the Knuckle Sandwich “2024 Chef Special.” Read more

Asylum Announces ‘Serenity Now, Insanity Later’ Line

March 18, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
C.L.E. Cigar Company will be debuting the Asylum Serenity Now, Insanity Later line of cigars at the 2024 PCA Trade Show this week. Read more

Drew Estate Unveils Next Freestyle Live as Blackened S84 “Shade to Black”

March 15, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Following the resounding success of Drew Estate’s partnership with BLACKENED Whiskey on BLACKENED Cigars “M81 Maduro to the Core” in 2022, Drew Estate announces the new, Connecticut Shade wrapped brand release and shipping of BLACKENED “S84 Shade to Black.” Read more

Crowned Heads Announces Coroneta

March 15, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Crowned Heads announced this week its latest core line called the Coroneta. The name comes form the term Coronet, which means a small or relatively simple crown. Read more

Joya de Nicaragua Announces Clásico Medio Siglo

March 15, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
The Joya de Nicaragua Clásico Original, a favorite among seasoned cigar smokers worldwide, was re-released in the USA in 2023 as a Club de Amigos exclusive at 120 stores across the country. Read more

Foundation Discontinues El Güegüense – Moves Production to My Father for New Wise Man Series

March 15, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Foundation Cigars has announced the new Wise Man Corojo and Wise Man Maduro cigar lines. In doing so, the company has announced it will stop production at Aganorsa and move production to My Father Cigars S.A. Read more

Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco Toro

March 15, 2024 By Mitchell Santaga
Come read the review of Joya de Nicaraguas brand new premium offering, Cinco de Cinco Toro. Read more

Don Doroteo Unveiling El Alcalde at PCA 2024

March 14, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Don Doroteo Cigars announces the'' El Alcalde” cigar brand to make its debut at the PCA Convention & International Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada later this month. Read more

Artista Announces Three New Products for PCA 2024

March 14, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Artista Cigars announces two-line extensions, one each for the Artista Series and Ortiz Series, and a whole new SKU set for the value segment named Art-56.  Read more

Dissident Announces Plasmatic Limited Edition for PCA 2024

March 14, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Dissident Cigars pays tribute to a true punk rock Dissident with the release of the Limited Edition Plasmatic. Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Jon Carney Talks LFD’s Big Year Ahead at PCA 2024

March 14, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This week Matt and Jon Carney are back together again...like old times! Jon talks to us about what La Flor Dominicana will be bringing to the 2024 PCA Trade Show next week in Las Vegas. Read more

El Septimo to Release ‘Vartan the Dragon’ with Ambassador Fine Cigars

March 14, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
El Septimo, in collaboration with the cigar retailer Vartan Seferian, announced the launch of "Vartan the Dragon," a limited-edition cigar series. Read more

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust to Release New Sin Compromiso Vitola and Lancero Sampler at PCA 24

March 14, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Steve Saka, owner of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, has been busy posting up a storm on Facebook this week about new releases he plans on debuting at the upcoming PCA 2024 Trade Show later this month. Read more

United Cigars to Debut La Gianna Havana 30th Anniversary at PCA 2024

March 14, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
This limited-edition collection is offered in one vitola, measuring 6” x 54 and has a unique barber pole design, intertwining Ecuador Connecticut and Mexican San Andres wrappers. Read more

Gurkha Cigar Group Announces Multiple Releases for the PCA 24 Trade Show, Including New Tyson 2.0 Undisputed Cigar

March 14, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Gurkha's showcase will include 10-count boxes of the 35th Anniversary and Colección Especial Nicaragua, the full Year of the Dragon Collection with all five collaborations, and two blends honoring Mike Tyson dubbed Tyson 2.0 Undisputed that are a collaboration between Gurkha and Mike's teams at LGNDS and Carma HoldCo. Read more

Drew Estate Expands Exclusive Liga Privada Expression to International Markets

March 13, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Drew Estate announced today the addition of two new sizes to its Liga Privada “Selección de Mercado” expression, broadening this exclusive international collection for aficionados around the world. Read more

Aganorsa Honors Arsenio Ramos with PCA Release

March 13, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Aganorsa Leaf announced today a new line of cigars—Aganorsa Leaf Arsenio—in memory of our Master Blender Arsenio Ramos who passed in 2018. Read more

Micallef Announces Micallef Blue for PCA 2024

March 13, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Micallef Cigars announced today the release of a new line called Blue. This is a follow up to last year's critically acclaimed Micallef Black. Read more

DTT Umbagog Bronzeback Debuting at PCA 2024

March 12, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The 'Bronzeback' will be a 5 x 48 cigar with the standard Umbagog blend, however, it will include a "2LS" Connecticut Broadleaf capa. Read more

Kafie 1901 Cigars Set to Release 10th Anniversary Sampler at PCA 2024

March 12, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The 10th Anniversary Sampler encapsulates a decade in the industry for Dr. Kafie. The cigars are encased in a silver box that includes artwork depicting the history of Dr. Kafie's grandparents. The sampler pays homage to the Kafie family's rich legacy in Central America. All blends are hand crafted at La Aurora Cigars Factory. Read more

Joya de Nicaragua Brings Back Cabinetta Lancero as Limited Release for PCA 2024

March 12, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
This blend has milder binders and fillers complemented by the spicy kick of dual wrappers; a Ecuadorian Shade CT with a Nicaraguan H. Criollo cap. This unique combination ensures a creamy smoke with a spicy twist in the final third. Read more

JM Tobacco to Release Española Year of the Dragon at PCA 2024

March 10, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
JM Tobacco announced this week they will be releasing Española Year of the Dragon at PCA 2024 in Las Vegas. Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: 2024 PCA Pre-Game Show with Scott Pearce

March 10, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Last week Matt and Kevin welcomed Scott Pearce, Executive Director of the Premium Cigar Association to talk about the upcoming 2024 PCA Trade Show Read more

La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse Returns This Spring

March 10, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Ashton Distributors announced this week the La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse would be getting a rerelease with a new look and blend this Spring. Read more

El Septimo to Launch Culinary Art Collection for PCA 2024

March 10, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
El Septimo has announced the launch of its Culinary Art Collection for the Premium Cigar Association Trade Show later this month in Las Vegas. Read more

LH Adds Nicolas Line

March 10, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
LH Premium Cigars announces the launch of its latest addition to the Nick Line, the “Nicolas” It will be offered in two sizes. Read more

Colorado Legislative Committee Hears Bill Calling for Relief

March 10, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Last week, a member of the Colorado state senate sought tax relief for the state’s small business tobacconists and their customers. Although the measure came up a couple of votes short, the case was made as never before.  Read more

Rock Patel Releasing Gold Label at PCA 2024

March 10, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Rocky Patel will be showcasing a new core line at PCA 2024 called Gold Label, a presumed follow up to its White Label line. Read more

Cavalier Adds ‘Petit N2’ Size to White Series, Black II, and BII Viso Jalapa Lines for PCA 2024

March 9, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The Petit N2 is a new core vitola for the White Series, Black II and BII Viso Jalapa lines. They are the second core offering in the Black II and BII Viso Jalapa that are not soft box-pressed cigars. Read more

Sans Pareil Cigars Adds ‘Green’ to Core Line

March 9, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The anticipated Green line will debut at the 2024 PCA Convention & Trade Show taking place March 23-25 in Las Vegas. This is the first expansion to Sans Pareil’s core line of cigars since its start in 2017. Read more

Cigar Review: Davidoff Limited Edition 2024 Year of The Dragon Double Corona

March 9, 2024 By Mitchell Santaga
Come read if we thought the new Davidoff 2024 Year of The Dragon was all smoke, or worth the fire. Read more

Spare Notes Series #53: ProCigar and PCA 2024

March 8, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
On this episode of the Spare Notes Series, Matt, Kevin, and Coop are back together and on this episode, Coop gives a recap all of the ProCigar Festival in the Dominican Republic. Read more

STG Creates One Global Commercial Organization and Promotes Régis Broersma to Chief Commercial Officer

March 8, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) announces the merger of its three commercial divisions into a singular, global structure to enhance the company’s growth potential. Read more

Fratello Bringing Arlequin Connecticut to PCA

March 8, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Fratello Cigars announced this week the upcoming launch of its latest offering, the Fratello Arlequin Connecticut. Read more
FDA Updates

CRA Meets With Director of CTP

March 8, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Today, Cigar Rights of America (CRA) met with Dr. Brian King, Director of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), to discuss key issues concerning the premium cigar industry, including CTP’s five-year strategic plan and pending proposed regulation to limit nicotine in tobacco products. Read more

Quesada to Debut Oktoberfest 2024 at PCA

March 8, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Quesada Cigars presents their Seasonal cigar Quesada Oktoberfest celebrating the 2024 edition. Debuting at PCA 2024 convention in Las Vegas this March. Read more

Altadis Bringing $150 Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Edición Doble Diamante to PCA 2024

March 8, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Altadis U.S.A. announced today the release of the Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Edición Doble Diamante. Read more

Black Works Studio Announces Paper Crane for PCA 2024

March 5, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) will be showcasing a new release at this year’s PCA Trade Show in Las Vegas; Paper Crane. Read more

La Aurora Announces La Aurora Preferidos Hors d’Age 2022 LE

March 5, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
La Aurora USA announces the release of La Aurora Preferidos Hors d’Age 2022 LE. Read more

E.P. Carrillo Ships Encore Black

March 5, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
E.P. Carrillo Cigars has announced Encore Black is now shipping the first batch to select retailers. Read more

Punch Knuckle Buster Shade and Maduro Stubby Hitting Retailers Now

March 5, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Punch Knuckle Buster Shade and Maduro Stubby. Mobbed-up names? Characters from an obscure Tarantino movie? Or two new releases from Punch cigars? Maybe all three. Read on and decide for yourself. Read more

Premium Cigar Association Launches ‘Women of PCA’ Initiative

March 4, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The mission of the Women of PCA is to create a network for women across the association including retailers, manufacturers and industry partners to share ideas, support one another, and create programs to contribute to the professional and personal development of the association's women members. Read more

Espinosa to Release 601 La Bomba Warhead X

March 4, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
601 La Bomba Warhead X is packaged as a large wall-mountable, gold painted bomb, containing 10 cigars. Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Michael Herklots With a Side of Vino!

March 2, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This week Matt and Kevin play host to Michael Herklots of Ferio Tego where they trio holds a wine pairing conversation and fields several questions about the topic from the audience. Read more

Kafie 1901 Announces New Sweet Tip Cigar for PCA 2024

March 1, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Liga De La Casa will arrive in April 2024, initially available in robusto and toro vitolas. Kafie 1901 has decided only to unveil the wrapper used in each blend. Read more

New England Cigar Expo Returns in September 2024

March 1, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The New England Cigar Expo promises to be the largest cigar gathering in New England, showcasing the best and most beloved cigar brands in the industry. Read more

Room101 Hit & Run Redux Ships Today

March 1, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Matt Booth describes the experience as being “sophisticated with depth and transition,” and notes that it “blends power with balance.” He says Hit & Run “pairs well with your favorite memory of the DMV.” Read more

Atabey Limited Edition Humidor Now Shipping

March 1, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The Limited Edition Atabey Humidor features four compartments; two side drawers, a front drawer, and a traditional humidor tray to accommodate the 60 Atabeys inside. Read more

Club Macanudo Opens New Location in Jakarta, Indonesia

March 1, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
In addition to the five Club Macanudo locations in New York City, Bossier City, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei and Jakarta, Scandinavian Tobacco Group also operates a Macanudo-branded, luxury retail shop and cigar lounge in Copenhagen called “Cigar Shop Macanudo.” Read more

Black Star Line Cigars Announces Fifth Anniversary Cigar

March 1, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The Marun blend consists of Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper and Nicaraguan binder and fillers, all in a 6 x 50 vitola. Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Montana and Texas Life with Brandon Marsh

February 27, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This week Matt and Mitchell host Brandon Marsh of Big Sky Cigar Co. Read more

Fratello Bringing Pocahontas to PCA 2024

February 27, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Fratello Cigars announced today the upcoming launch of its latest offering, the Pocahontas. Read more

OpusX “Heaven and Earth” Big B and OpusX the Lost City Carlito’s A Begin Shipping

February 27, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
A portion of the sales proceeds will be donated to Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, which provides education and health services to the underprivileged children in the Bonao region of the Dominican Republic, and the Lost City Scholarship Fund, which offers college scholarships to the students who graduated from the Cigar Family high school established by Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. Read more

Diesel Vintage Series Natural Will Begin Shipping March 1st

February 27, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The five-cigar collection will debut in March, shipping to retailers on the first of the month. Diesel Vintage Series Natural compliments Diesel Vintage Series, the Maduro-wrapped line that launched last year. Read more

Black Star Line Cigars Add Vitolas to Dark War Witch and Lalibela Lines

February 27, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Both new offerings will be shipping mid-April 2024. Read more

Cigar Review: J.C. Newman Brick House Bricktoberfest 2023

February 23, 2024 By Mitchell Santaga
Cigar Review: Come read what we think about the new J.C. Newman Brick House Bricktoberfest 2023 Read more

Los Statos Deluxe Limited Edition to Begin Shipping March 1st

February 23, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Los Statos Deluxe Limited Edition, a masterful collaboration created by Matt Booth, Justin Andrews and William Ventura will ship to retailers on March 1. Read more

Club Macanudo To Open in Taipei

February 22, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Located in Xinyi, the central business district of Taipei, Club Macanudo is at the epicenter of Taiwan’s fashion capital where art installations, stunning architecture including the iconic Taipei 101 tower, world-class shopping and an array of cultural and culinary destinations draw a chic, well-heeled clientele.   Read more

E.P. Carrillo Cigar Co. Renames Factory to ‘Casa Carrillo’

February 22, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Back in 2009, Tabacalera La Alianza opened in Santiago's Zona Franca (Dominican Republic) as a 40,000 square foot facility. Read more

Cigar Review: Perdomo 30th Anniversary Sun Grown

February 20, 2024 By Dee Pitman
In honor of Perdomo’s 30th anniversary in the cigar industry, the company released the 30th Anniversary cigar line to celebrate. Here is our review of the Sun Grown. Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Juan Lopez’s Trip to Cuba and Year of the Dragon!

February 20, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Juan Lopez from Gurkha comes by to talk about the Year of the Dragon project as well as his trip back to Cuba. Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Cynn & Josh Coburn Tease Boundary Pushing Cigar for PCA

February 20, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
On this episode, Matt and Kevin host Cynn and Josh Coburn of Dissident Cigars who teased a new cigar coming at PCA that will really "push the boundaries". Read more

German Engineered Cigars Partners with City of Palms Cigar Distribution for U.S. Distribution

February 20, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
City of Palms Cigar Distribution, a Fort Myers, Florida-based startup, is the new distributor for German Engineered Cigars. Read more

Foundation Rebrands Metapa to Aksum

February 20, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Foundation Cigar Company proudly presents Aksum, a brand inspired by the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. Formerly known as Metapa, this rebranded line continues to deliver the same exceptional blend. Read more

Somm Cigars Begin Shipping BDX Corona Gorda

February 20, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The limited production consists of only 2600 cigars, available in packs of 10, with an MSRP of $13 each or $130 for the pack. Read more

Atabey Black Ritos by Nelson Alfonso of Selected Tobacco is Now Shipping

February 20, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
After five years of post-roll age in Selected Tobacco’s aging rooms, the 2024 release is now shipping to only ten retailers across the country. Read more

Club Macanudo to Open New Location in Louisiana

February 18, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Club Macanudo hosted a grand opening event yesterday to celebrate the official launch of its second US location. Called Club Macanudo Bossier City, the luxury cigar lounge marks the first resort to host the Club Macanudo brand and follows the February 2022 premier of Club Macanudo Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Read more

Cigar Review: Cohiba Riviera Robusto

February 18, 2024 By Mitchell Santaga
Come read what we think about the new Cohiba Riviera Robusto boxpressed. Read more

S.T. Dupont Announces Year of the Dragon Collection

February 15, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The Year of the Dragon collection draws inspiration from contemporary artists like Yayoi Kusama and her infamous polka dots and playful dragons from the world of Anime and street art alike. Read more

Alec Bradley Ships Black Market Filthy Hooligans Today

February 15, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Filthy Hooligan and Filthy Hooligan Shamrock are based on the popular Alec Bradley Black Market blend which has been tweaked to complement the multiple wrapper format. Read more

Gurkha Cigar Group Announces Suspension of Colección Especial

February 15, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The Colección Especial was released by Gurkha Cigar Group in 2022 as an annual limited run of cigars.  The Ecuadorian hybrid wrapper encasing the Colección Especial is scarce and difficult to cultivate, but was a crucial part of the cigar.  Read more

LH Cigars Introduce ‘Sofos’ Short Salomon to Nick Line Beginning March 1st

February 15, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
This cigar release pays homage to both LH founder & blender Nicholas Syris’s Greek heritage and the tradition and craftsmanship in the art of cigar-making. King Solomon was revered for his wisdom, and "Sophos," the Greek word for "wise" or "learned," perfectly encapsulates the essence of this cigar. Read more

United Cigars Announce Limited Gold Star Line to Benefit Families of Fallen Navy Seals for PCA 2024

February 15, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
This Gold Star limited-edition will be available in one vitola measuring 6” x 54 and will be presented in 20-count boxes. Limited to 4,000 cigars, this release honors the Navy Seals’ dedication and support of our way of life. Read more
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S.T. Dupont Releases ‘Memento Mori’ Collection

February 13, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
S.T. Dupont presents a reimagined and iconic skull design with philosophical meaning, creating a potent symbol serving as a reminder to embrace the preciousness of life and to live each moment to the fullest. Read more
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Erik Wentworth is Back – Launches 3 Leaf Cigars

February 12, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Erik Wentworth, formerly of Hammer & Sickle, announced today the release of 3 Leaf. Read more
Tabacalera Perdomo 30th Anniversary Connecticut Epicure

Cigar Review: Perdomo 30th Anniversary Connecticut Epicure

February 12, 2024 By Kevin Acuff
For a cigar company to celebrate a 30th anniversary is a major milestone. Looking back to where Nick started the company, it is hard to believe he and his wife Janine started the company, Nick’s Cigars back in 1992 in their garage while Nick worked a full-time job as an air traffic controller. Read more
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Espinosa Hires Chrissy Stratman to Southwest Territory Sales

February 12, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the hiring of Chrissy Stratman. Chrissy joins the Espinosa Team as the new Southwest Territory Manager for the states of Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico. Read more
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Lure Cigars Announce Release of Second line, Habano

February 10, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The company was created by Lou Cross III to honor the memory of his late father, Lou Cross  Jr., a lifelong outdoorsman, avid fisherman, and a cigar enthusiast. Read more
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United Cigars Kills ‘Dragon Slayer’ and Leaves Unnamed

February 10, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
United Cigars was poised to unleash a fiery masterpiece, draped in red and gold, dubbed the Dragon Slayer this week until the legal hands of justice sheathed their sword. Read more
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Aganorsa Leaf Unveils Supreme Leaf Gran Robusto Exclusively for Wooden Indian Tobacco’s 60th Anniversary.

February 9, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Aganorsa Leaf announced the release of its latest addition to the Supreme Leaf line – the Gran Robusto.  Measuring 5” x 56, this exclusive vitola commemorates the 60th anniversary of Wooden Indian Tobacco, a milestone for the Havertown, PA brick-and-mortar. Read more
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Allison Trainer Departs Hooten Young

February 9, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Allison Trainer is departing from Hooten Young to continue growing her cigar business consulting, Abbondanza. Read more
Davidoff Announces The Year of Collectors Edition Containing All Zodiac Releases 12 cigars

Davidoff Announces The Year of Collectors Edition Containing All Zodiac Releases

February 9, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
After twelve successful yearly launches dedicated to the Chinese zodiac, Davidoff surprises its aficionados and collectors around the world with an extraordinary collection: The Davidoff The Year of Collector's Edition Read more
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S.T. Dupont Reveals New Koi Fish Collection

February 8, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
ST Dupont has a reputation for creating some really unique products among their existing models of cutters, lighters and non cigar related accessories. Their most recent creation comes to us today, they have announced their new Koi Fish collection. Read more
CAO Dream Machine

CAO to Use AI For Virtual Hot Rod Dream Concept

February 8, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Cruising behind CAO’s release of the mammoth Resonator cigar is the “Flathead Dream Machine,” an AI tool that puts the CAO smoker in the driver’s seat. Read more
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E.P. Carrillo Announces Wayne Stoner as National Sales Manager

February 8, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
E.P. Carrillo Cigars announced today the promotion of Wayne Stoner to National Sales Manager starting February 19, 2024. Read more

Industry Veteran Ike Karipides Promoted to SVP, Sales at Drew Estate

February 8, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
In his new role, Karipides will also oversee the company’s Wholesale sales channel as well as the Trade Marketing and Business Intelligence departments.  Read more
Ferio Tego Timeless Panamericana Secreto

Ferio Tego Releases Timeless Panamericana Secreto

February 8, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Building on the momentum of the successful expansion from the Ferio Tego Timeless Prestige blend in the latter half of 2023, Ferio Tego introduces a new addition to its Timeless Panamericana line – the Secreto. Read more
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TPE 2024 Tradeshow Recap

February 7, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Another year, another cigar trade show in the books. TPE, also known as the Total Product Expo, hosted another successful event at the Las Vegas Convention Center between January 31st and February 2nd. Read more
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Rabbit Air Releases Lofoten Islands Collection to Contemporary Artists Series

February 7, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Marina Ester Castaldo's original artwork, Lofoten Islands, is inspired by an arctic paradise in Norway where the mountains stand tall and mighty and the clear waters of the Norwegian Sea hug the rocky shores. Read more
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Quality Importers Release Limited Year of the Dragon Accessories

February 7, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
This carefully curated collection pays homage to the powerful symbol of the dragon. Read more
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Cigar Review: Casa 1910 Soldadera Edition Teniente Angela

February 5, 2024 By Mitchell Santaga
Check out our latest cigar review on the Casa 1910 Soldadera Edition, the Teniente Angela. Read more
2023 Smokin Tabacco Awards: 2023 Airport Selfie Contest Winner

2023 Smokin Tabacco Awards: Airport Selfie Winner

February 4, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
In one of our more...less conventional awards, this is a contest that used to belong to Cigar Coop. After William Cooper gave us his blessing, we decided to give it a go in 2023. Read more
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The Smokin Tabacco Show: Eddy Guerra – From the Bottom to the Top!

February 4, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This week Matt hosts Eddy Guerra from Davidoff while Kevin attends the TPE 2024 Trade Show. Read more
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Lampert Cigars to Release Lampert Limited 2023 at PCA 2024

February 3, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Lampert Cigars has announced that the Lampert Limited 2023 will launch officially at the 2024 Premium Cigar Association Trade Show and Convention in Las Vegas next month. Read more
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Quesada to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

February 3, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Quesada Cigars celebrates fifty years in the premium cigar industry with a limited-edition cigar blended to emulate the journey through 50 years of cigar manufacturing and market evolution. Read more
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La Gloria Cubana Releases Corojo de Oro

February 3, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
La Gloria Cubana is shipping the 2024 allocation of Corojo de Oro, a limited-edition blend that debuted in 2023 and is named after a proprietary hybrid tobacco.  Read more
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Punch Rare Corojo Returns

February 1, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Punch Rare Corojo is making its annual return to retail, featuring a lineup of the brand’s perennial bestsellers. The 2024 release ships to retailers today.  Read more
FDA Updates

FDA Files Appeal of Judge Mehta’s Decision

February 1, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
On January 31, 2024, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filed its appealing Judge Amit Mehta’s orders holding the FDA’s decision to regulate premium cigars arbitrary and capricious and vacating it. Read more
Closed Box of Plasencia 'Year of the Dragon' Cigars

Plasencia to Release ‘Year of the Dragon’

February 1, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Plasencia Cigars, a world-leading premium tobacco grower since 1865, announced today the release of the limited edition “The Year of the Dragon”.  Read more
E.P. Carrillo Encore Black Cigar

E.P. Carrillo Introduces the Encore Black

February 1, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
E.P. Carrillo Cigars has announced the late February launch of the Encore Black. This new addition builds upon the legacy of the Encore. Read more
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Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top Launches Cigar Brands Virtu and Twin Turbo

January 31, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Legendary musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top is bringing his love of cigars to the mainstream and to collectors worldwide through a partnership with BandKandy to launch his first-ever cigar brands. Read more
Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 Limited Edition 2023 Cigar on blue velvet background

Cigar Review: Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 Limited Edition 2023

January 31, 2024 By Kevin Acuff
The latest release from Davidoff is a combination of those, giving the nod back to 1986 when they released the Aniversario cigar in honor of Zino Davidoff’s 80th birthday. Read more
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Limited Edition Punch Dragon Fire to Ship to Retailers on 2/1

January 30, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The new release marks the sixth installment of the brand’s highly successful Chinese New Year Series which has included these highly-rated Punch blends: Spring Roll (2023), Fu Manchu (2022), Kung Pow! (2021), Chop Suey (2020) and Egg Roll (2019). Read more
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Davidoff of Geneva USA Announces the 2023 American Golden Band Award Winners

January 30, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Marking a decade of tradition in the United States, the Golden Band Awards recognizes the best of the best in the industry, awarding top-performing Davidoff Appointed Merchants. Read more
Icarus Cigars

Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. to Debut Icarus at TPE 2024

January 30, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The Icarus cigar boasts a San Andres Maduro wrapper and a Dominican Olor binder, complemented by an intricate mix of fillers including Tennessee fire-cured, Criollo 98, Piloto Cubano, and Pennsylvania Broadleaf. Read more
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Quality Importers Launch New Palió Quadruple Jet Desktop Lighter, Veneto

January 30, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
When the high-capacity, extra-large, transparent fuel tank is full the Palió Veneto can light up to 150 large-ring cigars, with easy fuel monitoring. Read more
Cigar Cutters

Quality Importers Introduce G10 Crafted Versions of the Xikar VX2 V-Cut Cigar Cutter

January 30, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The VX2 is produced with G10, the toughest glass fiber resin laminate. Read more
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Quality Importers Announce New Xikar Xl1 Perfect Cut Cigar Cutter is Shipping Globally

January 30, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The new cutter features the classic teardrop design that is bold, masculine, and superbly engineered, yet features a closed back to ensure the exact straight cut of a cigar. Read more
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Rocky Patel Releases New Size of ALR Second Edition as Casa de Montecristo Exclusive

January 29, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The ALR Second Edition Robusto Grande has warm cocoa notes and hints of cream – a perfect choice to pair with your morning coffee, yet bold enough to match your favorite spirit. Read more
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Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Post Embargo Blend Code 815

January 29, 2024 By Dee Pitman
Alec Bradley reintroduces the Post Embargo line after a couple year hiatus. The original Post Embargo was released in 2015 and was discontinued in 2021. Read more
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2023 Smokin Tabacco Awards: Company of the Year

January 29, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This award, which goes to the company who we felt had the best year in the business for a handful of reasons goes to Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust. Read more
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J.C. Newman Opens Cigar Workers Park

January 27, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
On Tuesday, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor, and the Newman family cut the ribbon to open Cigar Workers Park. Read more
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The Smokin Tabacco Show: The Rum Episode!

January 27, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This week Matt and Kevin enjoy some different rums and smoke some great cigars with them. Read more
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Cavalier Geneve Adds Corona Size to Black II and BII Viso Jalapa for TPE

January 26, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Cavalier Genève announces that it is adding the Black II and BII Viso Jalapa 5.75x44 Coronas to its core line offering as of TPE 2024. Read more
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Espinosa Releases Knuckle Sandwich “56”

January 26, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Espinosa Premium Cigars announced today the release of the second Guy Fieri Birthday Cigar, the Knuckle Sandwich “56” cigar. Read more
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United to Introduce Connecticut Firecracker at TPE 2024

January 26, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
United Cigars expands its iconic Firecracker line with the introduction of the Firecracker Connecticut. Read more
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CAO Announces Largest Flathead Cigar with Resonator

January 26, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
CAO will release its largest full-time Flathead cigar to date with an 8 x 60 monster smoke named after the hefty component of a car’s exhaust system. Read more
Open Gurkha Cigar Boxes for The Year of the Dragon

Gurkha Cigar Group Announces Unique Collaboration for The Year of the Dragon with 4 Additional Releases

January 25, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The project is the first collaboration of it’s kind - 5 different manufacturing partners to release an entire project incrementally throughout the year.  Each box contains a humidor seal and is the perfect collector’s item commemorating the Year of the Dragon 2024. Read more
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My Father Cigars and Tatuaje Cigars Release La Union

January 25, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of their working relationship, both My Father Cigars and Tatuaje have created a limited-edition project named La Union. “La Union” (The Union), a trademark owned by My Father Cigars, consists of two different crafted boxes, one in black and the other in red. Read more
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2023 Smokin Tabacco Awards: Person of the Year – Carlos “Carlito” Fuente Jr.

January 23, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
If you have picked up a cigar more than once in the last twelve months...or maybe even in your life, there a serious chance you have heard of Arturo Fuente or even its third generation owner, Carlos "Carlito" Fuente Jr. Read more
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New Brand: Lure Cigars Makes Debut

January 23, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Lure Cigars was created by Lou Cross III to honor the memory of his late father, Lou Cross Jr. He was a lifelong outdoorsman, avid fisherman, and a cigar enthusiast. Read more
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United to Release Lunatic Firecracker in 2024

January 20, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This year’s annual United Cigar July Firecracker series will be the highly coveted Lunatic line by Aganorsa Leaf. Read more
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J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Launches Tobacco Tasting Classes at El Reloj Factory in Tampa

January 19, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
In this smoking class, visitors to J.C. Newman’s historic El Reloj cigar factory in Tampa, Florida will learn about 24 types of premium cigar tobacco grown in 9 countries and smoke a selection of single-leaf puritos. Read more
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2023 Smokin Tabacco Awards: Best Show Guest

January 19, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Every year we give an award for Best Show Guest on the Smokin Tabacco Show. This award is based on the total views of the episodes of shows that featured guests which also usually dictates the guest's popularity. Read more
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Cigar Review: CLE PCA Exclusive 2023 Robusto

January 19, 2024 By Mitchell Santaga
CLE introduces their inaugural PCA exclusive in 2023 that was only available for purchase by retailers who attended the tradeshow in person. Read more
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Crowned Heads Announces Mil Días Maduro

January 18, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Mil Días Maduro will make its global debut at the upcoming Total Product Expo (TPE) trade show to be held January 31-February 2, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Read more
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2023 Smokin Tabacco Awards: Accessory of the Year

January 18, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
We saw a wide range of Accessories this year from budget friendly lighters and cool collectables to ultra-luxury yet somewhat unnecessary stone ashtrays. Read more
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Quality Importers Announce Price Reductions for 2024

January 18, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Quality Importers is implementing a price reduction on select products within our portfolio of esteemed brands including Xikar®, Palio®, Humidor Supreme® AND Hydra®.    Read more
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Boutique Cigar Association (BCA) Announces 2024 Updates

January 18, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
One of the primary goals of the BCA is to foster diversity and representation across the board. With a commitment to inclusivity, the Board now includes members representing brand owners, distributors, retailers, and other industry experts. This strategic move aims to bring a variety of perspectives to the decision-making process and better serve the diverse needs of the BCA membership. Read more
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Dissident Announces Midwest Exclusive, The Heretic

January 18, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The Heretic, a 6.5x46 Corona Larga Box Press, is a medium/full body cigar with notes of cream, nuts, earth, light pepper and chocolate. Read more

Fratello to Launch New Premium Fresh Pack at TPE24

January 18, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The cigars included in the latest Fresh Pack are presented in a 6 x 50 format and consist of the following varieties: 1 Classico, 1 Bianco, 1 Sorella, 1 Navetta, and 1 Arlequin. Read more
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The Smokin Tabacco Show: 2023 Cigar of the Year Announced

January 15, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
This week we reveal our Top 25 cigars of 2023. Read more
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2023 Smokin Tabacco Cigar of the Year List

January 15, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Once again it is time to reveal the Top 25 cigars of the year. 2023 was a difficult year as many cigars that were introduced earlier on seemed to carry a high level of hype. However once many of these cigars hit the market, many of them did not meet expectations and ultimately fell flat. Read more
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Spare Notes Series #51: Cigar of the Year Discussion

January 15, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
On this episode of the Spare Notes Series, Matt, Kevin and Mitchell talk more in-depth about the 2023 Smokin Tabacco Cigar of the Year list as well as some predictions about what is to come in 2024. Read more
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Oliva Announces Year of the Dragon for China Duty-Free

January 14, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Oliva Cigars announced this week the release of a limited-edition cigar box with ten Churchill cigars in celebration of the Chinese New Year – the Oliva Year of the Dragon. Read more
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Product Review: CigarBros Personal Humidor Powered by Boveda

January 14, 2024 By Mitchell Santaga
CigarBros are a humidor company more well known for their large upright standing humidors designed for retail stores, but in 2023 they decided to enter the consumer market with a personal humidor powered by Boveda Read more
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Espinosa Cigars Adds Brandon Luna to Sales Team

January 10, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Brandon will serve as the new Territory Manager for the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Read more
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E.P. Carrillo Inch Nicaragua No. 70 Now Shipping

January 10, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
The Inch Nicaragua has a robust and peppery character with a prominent, almost caramel sweetness that balances the spice. Read more
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Selected Tobacco Forced To Miss PCA 2024

January 9, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Selected Tobacco, regrets to inform its valued partners, colleagues, and enthusiasts that it will not have a booth at the 2024 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show in Las Vegas this year. Read more
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J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Releases 2024 José Gaspar Cigars

January 9, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Since 1904, pirates have been invading Tampa and throwing a large festival called Gasparilla. Each year, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. brings both traditions together by releasing a limited edition José Gaspar cigar.  Read more
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CAO Amazon Basin Returns for 2024

January 9, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
CAO Amazon Basin centers on an Amazonian tobacco called “Bragança,” which is organically grown on unspoiled tropical land and harvested once every three years. Read more
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The Smokin Tabacco Show: Annual Validation with Terence Reilly!

January 7, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Last week Matt returned to the show and brings Kevin Acuff officially on board to replace Mitchell as his weekly co-host. The pair welcome their guest Terence Reilly of Aganorsa Leaf. Read more
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Cigar Review: Avo Seasons LE 2023 Winter

January 7, 2024 By Dee Pitman
Avo Cigars completes its 2023 Seasons Limited Edition cigars with the release of the AVO Seasons Winter. Read more
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Fina Ash Cigars Announces Ceniza Fina

January 6, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Sam and Rosie at Fine Ash Cigars, a retailer in Glendale, Arizona, have made their own cigar called Ceniza Fina. Read more

Mike Copperman Named Executive Director of Cigar Rights of America

January 6, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
The Board of Directors of Cigar Rights of America (CRA) has announced the appointment of Mike Copperman as the organization's new executive director. Read more
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La Aurora Partners with Jacob & Co. Watch Company

January 5, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Jacob & Co., the legendary luxury watch mason, and La Aurora, the Dominican Republic’s first handcrafted cigar manufacturer with a legacy spanning over 120 years, announces their new partnership. The... Read more
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Aganorsa Leaf Announces Next Supreme Leaf in Rothschild Format

January 3, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Aganorsa Leaf announced today the newest size of Supreme Leaf — one of the company's most exciting and sought-after cigars ever produced. Read more
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Kafie 1901 Plans to Debut ‘Naked Cigars’ Bundle Line at TPE 2024

January 2, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Kafie 1901 announced the release of a new bundle line, 'Naked Cigars by Kafie 1901'. Read more
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Espinosa Announces Release of New Sumatra Cigar

January 2, 2024 By Nicole Tabacco
Espinosa Premium Cigars is proud to announce the release of the Espinosa Sumatra. Made at the La Zona Cigar Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua; the Espinosa Sumatra is the newest core... Read more
Alec Bradley Cigar and Starlight Bourbon Whiskey

Alec Bradley and Starlight Bourbon Collaborate on Whiskey Release Pairing

January 2, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Today, the brands will release their second “Uncut Series” collaboration, this time pairing Alec Bradley Gatekeeper with Starlight Single Barrel Bourbon Finished in Vino de Naranja Casks. This is the third release of STG’s Uncut Series. Read more
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The Smokin Tabacco Show: The Cuban Cigar Show

January 2, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco
Last week with Matt away, Mitchell hosts a Cuban Cigar show with John McTavish a.k.a Cigar Surgeon. Read more
Aganorsa Leaf Anniversario Connecticut Toro Cigar

Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Anniversario Connecticut Toro

January 1, 2024 By Mitchell Santaga
Aganorsa leaf adds a new offering to the successful Anniversario line with a Connecticut shade wrapper. Read more
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Spare Notes Series #50: Trademark, Trademark, Trademark

December 26, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
On the last episode of the Spare Notes Series, Matt and Kevin talk a lot about trade mark issues and specifically about two separate issues that came up in the industry this past week. Read more
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The Smokin Tabacco Show: 2023 Year in Review

December 21, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week Matt and Mitchell host a Year in Review for 2023 before Matt's brief hiatus until January. Read more
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Gurkha Sues Davidoff Over ‘Year of the Dragon’ Trademark Violation

December 20, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Today Gurkha Cigar Group made a statement that it would be filing a lawsuit against Oettinger Davidoff over the use of the "Year of the Dragon" name. Read more
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Dissident Cigars Donates Land To Support Nicaraguan Animal Rescue Center

December 20, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Dissident Cigars owner Cynn Coburn is pleased to announce that Dissident Cigars has donated land near San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, designated for the construction of Nicaragua’s first ever of its... Read more
Gurkha Cigar Box of Year of the Dragon Cigars

Gurkha Cigar Group Now Shipping Year of the Dragon

December 20, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Gurkha Cigar Group International announces its Year of the Dragon is now shipping to retailers.  The Year of the Dragon was announced at this year’s PCA Convention over the summer... Read more
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Crystal Herbert Joins Don Doroteo Sales Team

December 20, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Don Doroteo Cigarsannounces the addition ofCrystal Herbertto their sales team. Crystal will oversee Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Washington D.C. Like many in the cigar industry Crystal... Read more
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Cigar Review: Asylum Sensorium Asen 18

December 19, 2023 By Kevin Acuff
In May of 2023, Asylum Cigars introduced their Ultra-Premium offering, the Sensorium. Read more
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The Smokin Tabacco Show: Oliver Nivaud Brings More Tricks Up His Sleeve

December 18, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Last week, Oliver Nivaud of United was back again to talk about another successful year and brings with him some teasers and updates from both United and Selected. Read more
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Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Habano Toro

December 17, 2023 By Mitchell Santaga
Crux Cigars now introduces a brand-new wrapper offering to its well-established Epicure line, the Crux Epicure Habano. Read more
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Oliver Nivaud Resumes Marketing Role at United Cigar

December 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Dan Davison is no longer the Director of Marketing for United Cigar. Read more
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Not So Fast: Fuente y Padrón Legends Has Been Delayed Until 2024

December 15, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
After over a year of waiting and speculation, we recently got word that the Fuente y Padron Legends humidor release had been shipped. Now, sources tell us that it has been delayed. Read more
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Quality Importers Unveils Electronic Humidor Supreme Humidors

December 15, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Quality Importers has unveiled the Humidor Supreme Electronic Humidors, offered in two spacious sizes. Read more
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Serafin de Cuba Accuses Fratello Cigars of Trademark Infringement – Omar de Frias Comments Back

December 15, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Today, we received a statement from Arnold Serafin of Serafin de Cuba Cigars stating that he would be filing a lawsuit against Fratello Cigars over what he claims is a trademark infringement on his brand "La Floridana" Read more
C.L.E. Asylum 867 boxes of cigars

C.L.E. Asylum 867 Now Shipping

December 15, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
C.L.E. Cigar Company announces that the Asylum867 is now shipping. Asylum, recognized for its bold and edgy cigars, pushes the boundaries once again. The new variable for this blend is... Read more
Open Box of Hiram & Solomon Heart & Soul Cigars

Hiram & Solomon Announces Heart & Soul

December 13, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Hiram & Solomon, a brand revered for its dedication to tradition and charitable contributions, is proud to announce the launch of the "Heart & Soul" cigar. Read more
Closed Box of 2023 Liga Privada Pancetta Cigars

Drew Estate Announces 2023 Liga Privada Pancetta Has Begun Shipping

December 13, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Drew Estate announced today the 2023 release of the limited-edition Liga Privada Unico Serie Pancetta. Read more
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Casa 1910 Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement with La Casa del Tabaco in Spain

December 13, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Casa 1910 announced its exclusive partnership with La Casa del Tabaco for the distribution of its products in Spain. Read more
Lampert Cigars Family Reserve 2023 Cigar

Lampert Cigars Begins Shipping Family Reserve 2023

December 12, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Lampert Cigars has begun shipping the Family Reserve 2023 to retailers. Read more
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El Septimo Opens Second Las Vegas Lounge

December 12, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
El Septimo has announced a cooperation with Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant, which will rebrand their lounge and bar to El Septimo Geneva. Read more
Abbina Craft Soda made for cigars

First Line of Craft Soda Made to Pair with Cigars is Launched

December 12, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
A new line of non-alcoholic craft soda has been launched, designed intentionally to pair with premium cigars. Read more
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Gurkha Releases Holiday Sampler

December 12, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Gurkha Cigar Group International announces a sampler designed just in time for the holiday season. Read more
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Byron Lounge Slotted for the Second Floor of the Ariston

December 12, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Byron Cigar Lounge opening inside The Ariston, a newly remodeled cigar oasis in the heart of downtown Nashville, TN. Read more
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Avo to Collaborate with DJ D-Nice for 2024 Limited Edition Avo Expressions

December 12, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The AVO Expressions 2024 release will highlight the globally recognized artistic talent of DJ D-NICE. The inspiration of the blend comes from D-NICE’s unique ability to guide audiences on a musical journey. Read more
Aladino Rothschild Cigar Sampler

Aladino to Release Aladino Rothschild Sampler

December 12, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The sampler trio features three Aladino blends in a Rothschild size - Corojo, Vintage Selection and Connecticut. Read more
Hand Holding Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Sonata Maestro Cigar

Cigar Review: Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Sonata Maestro

December 12, 2023 By Mitchell Santaga
The Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Sonata is a cigar that plays with the notion of taking cigar leaves to create a flavorful journey on your palate, as a sonata would do as you listen Read more
Side View of Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Eye of the Bull Cigar

Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Eye of the Bull

December 10, 2023 By Kevin Acuff
At the PCA trade show in 2022, a line extension was on display, but no information was given on this intriguing new cigar. We jump to the 2023 PCA trade show and are introduced to the Eye of the Bull. Read more
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Luciano Cigars Announces Underrated

December 10, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Luciano Cigars announced on Friday their latest offering known as Underrated, which the company says is "delightfully sweet and bold, Underrated is not just a cigar, but a statement." Read more
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The Smokin Tabacco Show: Justo Eiroa Talks Sumatra

December 10, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week, Justo Eiroa of JRE Tobacco joined us on the show to talk about his brand Aladino and all of the things that he and his team have been working on and teases some upcoming products we will see int he beginning of 2024. Read more
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Ambassador Fine Cigars in Peoria, AZ becomes Atabey Lounge

December 7, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
The newest Atabey Cigar lounge opens with Ambassador Fine Cigars, a distinguished purveyor of fine cigars and accessories for over 25 years. Read more
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The Smokin Tabacco Show: Father & Daughter Duo – Manolo & Raquel Quesada

December 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Last week, a dynamic duo of father and daughter join Matt and Mitchell on the show this week, its Manolo and Raquel Quesada! Read more
Stinky Cigar One Piece Ashtray in five different colors

Quality Importers Announces One-Piece Stinky Ashtray

December 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Quality Importers Trading Company the leading accessory supplier to the worldwide premium cigar trade, announces the availability of the new Stinky Cigar One-Piece Ashtray. Read more
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Gurkha Announces 25th Anniversary Beauty Now Shipping 

December 4, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Gurkha Cigar Group International announces its 25th Anniversary Beauty Cigar is now shipping to retailers. Gurkha’s 25th Anniversary Beauty sports a special blend created exclusively for this cigar. Its corojo... Read more
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MB FUMA Announces NOV30 Line

November 30, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
MB FUMA announced it is releasing the NOV30 brand, the first of the brands within the company’s Legacy Line. Read more
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The Smokin Tabacco Show: Kristoff Goes Nicaraguan with Jarrid!

November 30, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week, Jarred Trudeau of Kristoff Cigars joins us to talk about the three new cigars they released at PCA plus the Guardrail and the very unique tobacco that is in the filler and a tease for the company's 20th Anniversary next year. Read more
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Spare Notes Series #49: Rough Start…Strong Finish

November 30, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
On this episode of the Spare Notes Series, the show kicks off to a rough start with a handful of technical difficulties that gets Matt in a mood to be a little more...nitpicky. Read more

PCA Launches State Advocacy Grant Program

November 30, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) is announcing a new state advocacy grant program aimed at investing in State Associations and their boots-on-the-ground lobbying capacity for the 2024 legislative cycle. This... Read more

Casa 1910 Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement with LIEB Tobacco in Mexico

November 30, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Casa 1910 announces its exclusive partnership with LIEB Tobacco for the distribution of its products in Mexico. LIEB Tobacco, founded in 1991 with the goal of importing and distributing premium... Read more
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J.C. Newman Begins Shipping Extremely Limited All-Star Humidor

November 30, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
This week J.C. Newman Cigar Co. will begin shipping the extremely limitedThe American All-Star Humidor. All six sides of this humidor are made from wood from the floor of the... Read more
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HVC Cigars Add New Size to Hot Cake Line

November 28, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Beginning the first week of December, HVC will begin shipping their latest size addition to the popular maduro Hot Cake line; a half corona size cigar coming in at 44 x 3.5. Read more

United Cigars Release New Size of Red Anchor

November 28, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
United Cigars announces the Commodore size as the latest cigar line extension of Red Anchor. Produced at Kelner Boutique Factory (KBF) in the Dominican Republic, Red Anchor is a testament to the rich... Read more
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Fuente & Padrón Collaboration, ‘Fuente y Padrón Legends’, Begins Shipping

November 27, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
After being showcased at both the 2022 and 2023 PCA Tradeshow, the long awaited Fuente and Padron collaboration, 'Fuente y Padron Legends' is finally shipping. Read more

Atabey Black Ritos Now Shipping

November 21, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
After more than 5 years of preparation, the Atabey Black Ritos by Nelson Alfonso of Selected Tobacco isnow shipping to United Cigar Branded lounges and NFT Box holders. As the... Read more
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West Tampa Tobacco Company Announces Boliche Blvd – Ships Next Week

November 20, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The Cuban culinary tradition continues along the Cuban corridor of Tampa’s Columbus Drive, known by locals as “Boliche Boulevard”. Read more
Tatuaje Tuxtla Lomo de Cerdo Pork Tenderloin Cigar

Cigar Review: Tatuaje Tuxtla Lomo de Cerdo Pork Tenderloin

November 18, 2023 By Kevin Acuff
Tatuaje Cigars is no stranger to thinking outside the box in the industry. The immensely popular Monster Series was created in 2008, and some popular shop exclusives like the CQ1, CQ2, and Little Boris are extremely well known. Read more
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The Smokin Tabacco Show: Christian Eiroa of C.L.E. & Asylum Cigars

November 18, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Christian Eiroa comes to the show to talk to Matt and Mitchell about a wide range of C.L.E.'s newest projects including the Asylum Sensorium. Read more
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Luciano Cigars Hires Mark Reddy as CEO, Promotes Ed Trevino to VP of Sales

November 18, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Luciano Cigars has announced Mark Reddy as its newly appointed Chief Executive Officer. Read more
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Powstanie SBC22 Releasing December 9th

November 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Powstanie has announced the release of its latest edition SBC. Read more
Open Box of Plasencia Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro Robustus II Cigars

Plasencia Begins Shipping Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro Robustus II

November 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Plasencia Cigars announces that the Alma Fuerte Colorado Claro Robustus II is now shipping to retailers. Read more
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Spare Notes Series #48: Unprofessional Responses From Brands

November 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
On this episode of the Spare Notes Series, Matt, Kevin and Coop talk about unprofessional comments made by brands in response to some criticism. Read more
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Alec Bradley Ships TAA Edition 2023

November 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Alec Bradley TAA Edition, created for the Tobacconists Association of America, is now shipping. Read more
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Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars Olmec Maduro Robusto

November 15, 2023 By Mitchell Santaga
They Olmecs were found in the modern day states of Tabasco, Veracruz, and San Andrés Tuxtla region. This was the inspiration for the blend using a San Andrés negro wrapper. Read more

J.C. Newman and the LeRoy Neiman Foundation Ship LeRoy Neiman 2023 Collectors Edition Cigars

November 15, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Today, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. and the LeRoy Neiman and the Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation will begin shipping the LeRoy Neiman 2023 Collectors Edition cigars to 177 of the leading premium cigar retailers in... Read more
Open Box La Gloria Cubana Second Society Cigars

La Gloria Cubana to Release Second Society Cigar

November 15, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
La Gloria Cubana has once again empowered its fans to develop a limited-edition blend. Read more

Drew Estate Announces Exclusive for Casa de Montecristo, Liga Privada Unico Porchetta

November 13, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
​Drawing inspiration from the traditional Italian roasted pork dish, known for its rich layers and savory seasonings, this cigar is crafted to evoke a similar complexity in its flavor profile.... Read more

2GuysCigars.com Announces Third Barrel Aged Cigar Collaboration with Single Cask Nation & Aganorsa Leaf

November 13, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
2GuysCigars.com, in collaboration with Single Cask Nation and Aganorsa Leaf Cigars, is thrilled to reveal their third Single Cask Nation Cigar collaboration project. This unique cigar experience blends expert cigar... Read more
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The Smokin Tabacco Show: Matt Booth Brings Some Heat!

November 12, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week, Matt and Kevin play host to one of their favorite guests on the show, Matt Booth. Read more

Casdagli Cigars Raise $8k for the Red Cross Through Cypher 3311 Line and Release New Vitola, ‘Boniface’

November 10, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Casdagli Cigars, known for its Cypher 3311 cigar line, proudly announces the first donation of $8,000 to the Red Cross, courtesy of its commitment to donate a dollar from every... Read more

Foundation Cigars & Highclere Castle Re-Release Senetjer in Honor of King Tut’s Discovery

November 10, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Foundation Cigar Company has begun to ship its Highclere Castle Senetjer to select retailers throughout the county. Senetjer is now an annual November release of 500 boxes to commemorate the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s... Read more

Plasencia Begins Shipping Cosecha 151

November 10, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
The Cosecha 151 was displayed at the 2023 PCA which took place in Las Vegas this past July. The Cosecha 151 is the third installment of the Cosecha series of cigars. The Cosecha 151... Read more

Drew Estate Resurrects Chateau Real Brand to Online Retailers

November 9, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Drew Estate originally introduced the Chateau Real brand to the domestic market just prior to the historic opening of La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Estelí, Nicaragua, in 2007. ​ Interestingly,... Read more

Xikar Ion Dual-Jet Torch Lighters Now Shipping

November 9, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
This pocket-friendly lighter with a dual-jet torch includes a fuel adjustment wheel and a spacious fuel tank, capable of lighting up to 80 cigars. The textured design of the oversized... Read more

Black Label Trading Company Releases The Black Album: A Limited-Edition Anthology of Cigars

November 8, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
“With 2023 being our 10-year anniversary, we really wanted to close it out with a bang. I’ve had this idea of a “greatest hits” release for a while and I... Read more
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Habanos S.A. Announces Dates for Festival del Habano XXIV

November 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Habanos S.A. announced this week that the Festival del Habano XXIV in 2024 will take place from February 26th - March 1st, 2024 in Havana, Cuba. Read more
Box of Ferio Tego Prestige Cigars

Ferio Tego Adds Smaller Vitolas to Timeless Prestige

November 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
After a successful expansion to the Ferio Tego Timeless Prestige blend this summer with the Especiales, Ferio Tego is expanding the available experiences in the blend with two additional vitolas, the Divinos and the No. 4. Read more
Closed Box of Limited Edition Casa Magna Colorado Lancero Cigars

Quesada Releases Limited Edition Casa Magna Colorado Lancero

November 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Quesada Cigars is adding a Lancero to the Casa Magna Colorado line. Read more
Alec Bradley Fine & Rare BCN-143 Box of Open Cigars

Alec Bradley Fine & Rare BCN-143 Heading to Stores

November 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Alec Bradley Fine & Rare BCN-143 has begun shipping to retailers. The blend will make its retail debut this Saturday, November 11th. Read more
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The Smokin Tabacco Show: Ed Trevino of Luciano Cigars

November 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week, Mitchell is out sick so Matt plays a solo host to Ed Trevino of Luciano Cigars. Read more
FDA Updates

CDC Survey Shows Underage Smoking Rates at Historic Lows

November 6, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released the results of its annual survey on youth tobacco use, which found that underage use is falling to historic lows.  Read more
FDA Updates

PCA Tells OMB to Remit Characterizing Flavor Rule Back to FDA

November 6, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) testified before the White House Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) as part of the Administration's review of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) draft Final Rule "Tobacco Product Standard for Characterizing Flavors in Cigars." Read more
COHIBA HUMIDOR OPEN

Cohiba to Release Biometric Humidor with Limited Edition Cigar

November 6, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Cohiba (STG) announced today it is unveiling the brand’s exclusive 2023 holiday offering called The Cohiba Biometric Humidor. Read more
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2023 CRA Fall Freedom Packs Now Available

November 6, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The 2023 CRA Fall Freedom Packs are now headed to select retailers. Read more
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Les Fines Lames Announces Le Tag Cutter Necklace

November 6, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Les Fines Lames, the French company behind the Le Petit knife style cutters and the punch cutter bead bracelets has added another cutting accessory to its "wearable" collection. Read more
Yagua Cigars

J.C. Newman Begins Second Shipment Yagua and Black Diamond

November 6, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is shipping the second and final release of the year of its famous Yagua and Diamond Crown Black Diamond cigars. Read more
Foundation Cigars Olmec Claro Robusto Cigar

Cigar Review: Foundation Cigars Olmec Claro Robusto

November 5, 2023 By Mitchell Santaga
The Olmec cigar is named after the Olmec people of Mexico who lived from around 1600 BCE to 350 BCE. They were found in the modern day states of Tabasco, Veracruz, and San Andrés Tuxtla region. Read more

Black Star Line Ceases Direct to Consumer Sales and Commits to Retail Partners

November 5, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Owner of Black Star Line Cigars, Aric Bey, states “It’s time to make a change. We are a bigger company and we don’t need to sell direct to consumer anymore.... Read more

Perdomo 30th Anniversary Now Shipping

November 5, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
The highly anticipated Perdomo 30th Anniversary will be coming to appointed merchants just in time for Thanksgiving. Three distinct blends will be available in the line; Each blend will be available... Read more

Montecristo Cigar Bar at Paris Las Vegas Now Open

November 5, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Montecristo Cigar Bar has officially opened its doors, and industry leaders from top-level cigar brands and Caesars Entertainment executives joined together to commemorate its grand opening celebration on Thursday, Nov... Read more
Alfonso Gran Selección Open Box of Cigars

Alfonso Gran Selección Begins Shipping

November 3, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This year's follow up to last year's Cigar of the Year in the new Alfonso line from Selected Tobacco S.A. has begin shipping to retailers nationwide. Read more
Partagas 4 Cigars

Partagas Releases Holiday Gift Set

November 3, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
For holiday 2023, Partagas brings together two of its newest blends in a festive, Boveda-humidified four-pack. Read more
Salt of the Earth Boxes of Cigars

Don Doroteo Ships Salt of the Earth

November 2, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Don Doroteo Cigars has announced that the “Salt of the Earth” line of cigars is now shipping to retailers across the United States. Read more
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STG Ships Room 101 Namakubi 2023

November 1, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Namakubi is perhaps one of the most important lines in the Room 101 historical portfolio. It originally debuted in 2011 and helped launch Room 101 to where it is today. Read more
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Punch Holiday Gift Pack Now Shipping

November 1, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Punch is rolling in the holiday season with a gift pack that features its top-rated blends in a perennially-popular Toro frontmark. Read more

DTT Delays Release of Polpetta until January 2024

November 1, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust announces their intention to delay nationwide distribution of their Polpetta puros. “Normally delays from intended release dates are the result of either the cigars and/or the... Read more

E.P. Carrillo Introduces the Escapade — Created With Consumer Feedback To Reach New Cigar Smokers

November 1, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
E.P. Carrillo unveils its latest cigar blend, Escapade, created through direct consumer feedback and set to be voted into a limited 2024 production run. Through several live Zoom sessions with... Read more

Rabbit Air Releases ‘Sumatra’ to Contemporary Artists Series

November 1, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
The Sumatra design is Rabbits Airs latest addition to their Contemporary Artist Series. Infused with the vibrancy and warmth of Polish-German illustrator, Maggie Stephenson, this design is not just an air... Read more

Crowned Heads Announces 2023 Mil Días Belicosos Finos Limited Edition

November 1, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
The 2023 Mil Días Belicosos Finos Limited Edition showcases the highly-acclaimed Mil Días blend in a classic 5 1/2″ by 52 Belicoso Fino vitola, drawing inspiration from the legendary Bolivar... Read more

J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Ships Black Bison Cigar Case and Fall Release of The American and Angel Cuesta Cigars

November 1, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Today J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is shipping The American Black Bison Cigar Case. This limited-edition cigar case is unique because both the case and the special cigars inside are all-American.... Read more
FDA Updates

FDA Files Statement of Issues

October 31, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Today, the FDA filed a number of documents in their appeal of Judge Mehta’s decision, including a Statement of Issues to be Raised. Read more
Tierra de Andes Cigars

JR Cigar Announces Terra de Andes

October 31, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Following the success of its original JR Pure Origin line Gran Vulcano, JR Cigar is introducing its second blend: JR Pure Origin: Terra de Andes. Read more
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Tatuaje Anarchy NFT Goes on Sale Today

October 31, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
After a few months of waiting, the latest cigar NFT goes on sale today at most of the retail stores who own one, including Smoke Inn Boynton Beach. Read more

Alec Bradley Releases Second “Uncut Series” Pairing with Rebel Bourbon

October 31, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Alec Bradley is rolling out their second cigar and bourbon pairing under the recently-launched “Uncut Series.” This time, the brand couples its Black Market cigars with Rebel Cask Strength Bourbon... Read more

S.T. Dupont Introduces New ‘Slimmy’ Collection

October 31, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
S.T. Dupont is revisiting tradition with a new range of lighters featuring a torch flame inspired by their iconic lighter, the Ligne 2. While there will be three distinct lines... Read more

Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 3 Now Shipping

October 30, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
The Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 3, which captures and celebrates the spirit of Mexico, is now available for purchase by Trinidad enthusiasts everywhere.  The release date was selected in honor of Dia... Read more

Foundation Begins Shipping Tabernacle Knight Commander

October 30, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Foundation Cigar Company has begun shipping its most anticipated release, The Tabernacle Knight Commander, 6 x 3/4 x 52 Perfecto with a Connecticut Broadleaf Wrapper.  The inspiration behind Tabernacle Knight... Read more

Gurkha Cigar Group Announces 35th Anniversary Now Shipping

October 30, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Gurkha Cigar Group International announces its 35th Anniversary Commemorative Humidor with Cigars begins shipping this week.  Showcased at the PCA Convention in Las Vegas, NV, July of 2023, the 35th... Read more
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The Smokin Tabacco Show: Steve Saka Returns for Redemption

October 28, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week, Steve Saka returns for what he calls redemption after his last appearance didn't go the way he wanted it to. Read more

Foundation Cigars Begin Shipping Charter Oak Pegnataro & Pasquale Limited Release

October 26, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Foundation Cigar Company begins shipping Charter Oak Pegnataro-CT Shade and Pasquale CT Broadleaf cigars to retailers throughout the country. Crafted by Nicholas Melillo, Founder and Master Blender, these cigars pay homage to the... Read more

United Cigars Release Special United Toro Box to Honor Veterans

October 26, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
United Cigars honors our veterans with the release of a Special Edition box of United Toro cigars, aimed at expressing gratitude by sharing a cigar with our nation’s veterans. Special... Read more

S.T. Dupont Begins Shipping Big D Lighters

October 25, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
S.T. Dupont has announced the launch of the new 2023 Premium Jet Flame series, combining S.T. Dupont's iconic Line 2 lighter design with their expert "jet" flame. Read more

Davidoff Announces Year of the Dragon for 2024

October 25, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Davidoff will once again release a limited edition to celebrate the Chinese New Year. With this release, for the first time, Davidoff will complete an entire zodiac cycle which began in 2013 with the Year of the Snake. Read more

Lampert Cigars Announces Self Distribution in the US

October 24, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Beginning November 1st, 2023, Lampert Cigars will take over its own U.S. distribution. Read more

Miami Cigar to Ship Tatiana 25th Anniversary This Week

October 23, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Miami Cigar & Co. announces that the long awaited Tatiana 25th Annivesary cigar brand will begin shipping this week. Read more

Cavalier Geneve Announces 2023 Limited Release

October 23, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Cavalier Genève Cigars announced today that it is releasing its second Limited Release cigar and it is under the White Series line as a 6.25 x 48 vitola. Read more

Les Fines Lames Le Petit Cutter – Review

October 22, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
I'm sure by now you have seen some of the many folding knife cutters that have become increasingly popular in the past few years. The one I will be reviewing today is the 'Le Petit' by French company Les Fines Lames. Read more

Spare Notes Series #47: The PCA Changes the Game for Media

October 22, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
On this episode, Matt and Coop talk about the news that the Premium Cigar Association has announced it will be dropping membership fees to all media members and will be starting a new and deeper vetting process. Read more

Vintage Cigar Lounge & Club Launches “VCL Cult Video Club”

October 21, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
We were sent a mysterious package from our friends at VCL earlier this month and when we opened it we were so excited to find out what it was all about. Read more

Macanudo Announces 2023 Holiday Gift Collection

October 20, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Macanudo announces its holiday gift collection for 2023. The brand will release two, limited-edition gift items this year, and both will begin shipping this week. Read more

Espinosa Ships Laranja Reserva Escuro 6 x 60

October 20, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week, Espinosa Cigars has shipped the last of the four new 6 x 60 gordos that it debuted at PCA 2023. Read more

Foundation Begins Shipping New Metapa Line Nationwide

October 20, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Foundation Cigar Company begins shipping its new line, Metapa, to cigar shops throughout the USA.  Inspired by the birth town of Rubén Darío, a legendary Nicaraguan poet, Metapa pays homage to Nicaragua’s rich cultural heritage... Read more

PCA Removes Fees for Media – Changes Vetting Process

October 20, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Today, the Premium Cigar Association announced to the media that it would no longer charge the media any membership fees which also includes admission to the PCA Trade Show and Convention. Read more

Oliva Serie V Melanio Edición Ano 2023 Arrives in Stores

October 19, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
At PCA 2023, one of the cigars we saw from Oliva was the Serie V Melanio Edicion Ano 2023. For those of you who have been waiting for these you are in luck, they arrive in stores this week all over the world. Read more

Bocock Brothers Begin World Traveler Maduro Production at AJ Fernandez

October 19, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Bocock Bros. Cigars has now partnered with AJ Fernandez to reimagine their original Maduro within the Word Traveler Collection. This comes after they recently partnered with the factory for their... Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: All Gas No Brakes with Dan Thompson and Micky Pegg!

October 18, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Dan Thompson of Micallef Cigars and Micky Pegg of All Saints Cigars both join Matt and Mitchell to talk about their new combined sales team. Read more

Leaf by Oscar Limited Edition 2018 Launched as Cigora Exclusive

October 18, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
A new Leaf by Oscar release called Leaf by Oscar Limited Edition 2018 is now available exclusively on Cigora. Read more

Newair & Boveda Announce New Collaboration Humidor

October 18, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The Newair x Boveda 500 Count Electric Cigar Humidor is the latest in Newair’s collection of electronic cooling cigar humidors. Read more

Luciano Cigars Announces Branded Lounges 

October 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Luciano Cigars announced the recent and upcoming opening of brand-sponsored lounges across the US, and the launch of its global Lounge Sponsorship Program.  Read more

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Updates Sobremesa Packaging and Renames Original Line

October 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week Steve Saka, owner of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, once again took to Facebook to announce that DTT has updated the packaging on the Sobremesa brand and will also be renaming the original line. Read more

Tatuaje 20th Anniversary Heading to Stores

October 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
In early July of this year, Tatuaje announced a new line that would celebrate the company's 20th anniversary. Now, Tatuaje says these are shipping to stores this week. Read more

Hand Rolled: J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Premieres Tomorrow

October 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The inaugural episode of the Hand Rolled docuseries, Hand Rolled: J.C. Newman Cigar Co., will premiere on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. for free on YouTube. Read more
FDA Updates

FDA Formally Sends Flavored Cigar Rule to OMB For Review

October 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken a significant step in addressing the issue of flavored cigars and menthol in cigarettes by sending their proposed rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.  Read more

CAO Premier 54s Pack Makes Its Debut

October 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
CAO is kicking off the holiday season with a compilation pack featuring its top Toros. Called CAO Premier 54, the four-pack has just begun shipping to retailers. Read more

Habanos S.A. Appoints Beatriz Garrido García to Operational Marketing Director

October 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Habanos S.A., the Cuban-state run cigar conglomerate, announced this week they have appointed Beatriz Garrido García as the company's newest Operational Marketing Director. Read more

Cigar Review: Diesel Cigars Vintage Robusto Gordo

October 12, 2023 By Kevin Acuff
Diesel Cigars – Diesel Vintage Series Robusto Review There seems to be an emerging trend in the cigar world that is becoming more prominent as time goes on. That trend... Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Toscano Master Aged 3 Pairing

October 11, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week, Michael Cappellini is back for another Toscano Pairing! This week it's the Toscano Master Aged 3 with Coffee and Chocolate and everyone has slightly different versions of each of those. Read more

Cigar Review: HVC 10th Anniversary 54

October 10, 2023 By Mitchell Santaga
HVC celebrated its 10th anniversary and released the original blend and size back in 2021, now they have added a vitola extension to the line for 2023. Reinier has been... Read more

MB Fuma Announces Company Launch in United States

October 9, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
MB FUMA is announcing its company launch on Columbus Day 2023 and willbe made available to the US Retail market in the month of October. The announcementcomes in time for... Read more

HVC Announces Black Friday 2023

October 9, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Every year in the Fall just in time for the unofficial kickoff day to the holiday season, HVC, now for the tenth year in a row, releases their Black Friday... Read more

Protocol Announces The Law 3 for 2023

October 9, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Protocol Cigars announced the third installment in the Omertà Cigar Company Exclusive Cigar Series. The Law Part 3, like its predecessors, was created for Omertà Cigar Company in Oklahoma City,... Read more

Quality Importers Announces Xikar Hedron Lighters for Cigars International

October 9, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Quality Importers Trading Company has announced the availability of the Xikar Hedron Lighter, now exclusively offered through Cigars International and Thompson Cigar to the United States. Xikar Hedron Lighter sets... Read more

Spare Notes Series #46: Should the Price Effect the Score?

October 8, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
On this episode of the Spare Notes Series, Matt, Kevin and Coop talk about how cigar reviews differ and debate over whether the price of the cigar should be a major contributing factor of the score. Read more

C.L.E. Starts Shipping the Eiroa CBT 51

October 5, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
C.L.E. Cigar Company announces that the Eiroa CBT 51 is now shipping. This limited-edition blend is in celebration of Christian Eiroa’s 51st birthday. The cigar made its debut during a... Read more

Ferio Tego 2023 Elegancia and Generoso to Ship Late October 

October 5, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
The flagship releases of the Ferio Tego brand, Elegancia and Generoso, will arrive in stores October 24th. The 2023 Ferio Tego Elegancia and Generoso are the third annual limited release... Read more

2023 Diesel “Sideshow” Now Shipping 

October 5, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Diesel is shipping “Sideshow” now. The limited-production, annually-released sampler features freakish-looking frontmarks just in time for spooky season. Diesel Sideshow takes the full-bodied Diesel Unlimited blend through a veritable funhouse... Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: An Phan from Drew Estate Talks Liga!

October 4, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week, An Phan of Drew Estate joins us to talk about the big year for the Liga Privada brand, including the H99, as well as the other things Drew Estate has been working on leading up to their return to PCA in 2024. Read more

Casa 1910 Announces Partnership with Puros 4 Me

October 4, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Casa 1910 announced today its partnership with Puros 4 Me, Montenegro’s leading cigar importer. This collaboration promises to usher in an exciting new era of cigar enjoyment in Montenegro. Casa... Read more

United Cigars to Rerelease 2021 and 2022 Limited Edition Firecrackers

October 4, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
United Cigars has started shipping the rereleases of two iconic Firecracker Limited Editions. Wiseman Maduro Firecracker and the Bandolero Firecracker originally released in 2021 and 2022 respectively before the Fourth... Read more

Quality Importers Announces Release of Palio Pro Series Lighters

October 3, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Quality Importers Trading Company announced this week the availability of the Palió PRO series torch lighters, which are now shipping to customers both globally and nationally. The Palió PRO series... Read more

PCA Endorses Wisconsin Cigar Bar Legislation

October 3, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) endorsed new legislation that would allow cigar bars in Wisconsin for the first time since 2009. Assembly Bill 451 removes the date, June... Read more

Emilio Cigars Announces Grimalkin Seasonal Edition

October 3, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Emilio Cigars has announced the release of the Grimalkin Seasonal Edition, manufactured in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra. Grimalkin Seasonal is being released in time to enjoy for Halloween... Read more

Habanos S.A. Unveils New Hoyo de Monterrey Destinos for Duty Free

October 3, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Habanos S.A. today announced a new size of the Hoyo de Monterrey called the Destinos and it will be exclusive to duty free shops and the like at travel ports... Read more

La Aurora 120 Anniversary to Ship Later This Fall

October 3, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
La Aurora has announced the releaseof La Aurora 120Anniversary Limited Editionin celebration of their official 120thAnniversary (October 3).For 120 years, La Aurora has been crafting premium cigars that stand on... Read more

Habanos S.A. Introduces New Vegueros Centrogordos

October 3, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
During the 2023 Carribean Habanos Days event in Willemstad, Curacao, Habanos S.A. introduced a new size of the Vegueros line called the Vegueros Centrogordos. In a memorable weekend full of... Read more

GIVEAWAY: Drew Estate Swag!

September 29, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Do YOU want to win one of THREE amazing prizes from Drew Estate? Up for grabs is the following: It is very simple, comment below your name and email and... Read more
FDA Updates

PCA Responds to FDA’s Appeal in Deeming Rule Case

September 29, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration filed a notice of appeal of Judge Amit P. Mehta’s decision to vacate the deeming rule in the case of Cigar Association of America... Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Jon Carney Uses AI for Voicemail

September 28, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week, Jon Carney stops by in studio to catch up with Smokin Tabacco. Read more

Hooten Young Ships 30th Anniversary of Operation Gothic Serpent

September 28, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The new regular production line for Hooten Young showcased at PCA 2023 is now shipping in preparation for the 30th Anniversary of Operation Gothic Serpent on October 3, 2023. Hooten... Read more

Macanudo Reignites Collaboration with Flint Knoll

September 28, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Macanudo has continued its collaboration with Napa Valley’s Flint Knoll Winery to produce Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll No 2. The limited-edition expression of Macanudo uses tobacco aged in wine... Read more

Meerapfel Cigar Releases Unique New Wooden Chest Design 

September 27, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Meerapfel Cigar introduces a newly designed wooden chest, that will debut alongside the revelation of Meerapfel Cigar’s 2023 Master Blend releases. Meerapfel considers the unique packaging concept as a testament... Read more

Crowned Heads Welcomes Andy Yaffee and Craig Smith as Sales Representatives

September 27, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Crowned Heads is proud to announce the addition of two new dedicated sales representatives to the team. These appointments come at a time of significant momentum for the company, and promise... Read more

La Aurora Cigars Releases Small Batch Lot No. 002 in US

September 26, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
La Aurora announces the release ofLa Aurora Small Batch, a new, limited-edition line that showcases Master Blender Manuel Inoa’s rarer works. The first to be released in the U.S. market... Read more

JRE Announces Aladino Sumatra Limited Edition

September 25, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Julio and Justo began experimenting with Sumatra in 2016 – the same time they began growing Cameroon. This is the first year that they will release a blend with their... Read more

Sancho Panza Limited Edition Ships

September 25, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Last year, the three lines of Sancho Panza were revitalized by the creative juggernaut known as Matt Booth. On Monday, September 25, the intrigue around Sancho will intensify with the... Read more

Spare Notes Series #45: Coop Finds a Good Lancero

September 23, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
On this episode of the Spare Notes Series, Matt, Kevin and Coop talk a little bit of baseball, football and what's going on in the industry this week. Read more

J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Ships Annual Bricktoberfest Cigar

September 22, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
This week, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is shipping Brick House Bricktoberfest cigars to 128retailers across the United States and in Germany. The 2023 release of Brick House Bricktoberfest cigars is... Read more

Alec Bradley Launches “The Uncut Series”, a Cigar and Whiskey Collaboration with Starlight Distillery

September 22, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Alec Bradley announces today that the brand is rolling out an exclusive cigar and single barrel whiskey pairing series for Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG). Called “The Uncut Series,” the platform... Read more

CRA Issues Statement in Opposition to H.R. 5568 & S. 2846

September 22, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the CARE for Moms Act (H.R. 5568&S. 2846), which is an extension of the Mothers... Read more

Jim Young Joins Plasencia as Advisor and Board Member

September 21, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Plasencia announced yesterday that Jim Young has joined the company as an advisor and board member.Mr. Young has been in the premium cigar industry since 2011 with Oettinger Davidoff AG,... Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Nicole Returns to the Show!

September 20, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week, Nicole returns to the show and catches up with Matt and Mitchell and slowly start to return to her cigar smoking routine. Read more

Selected Tobacco Release Porcelain Byron Ashtrays

September 19, 2023 By Nicole Tabacco
Renowned artist and blender of Selected Tobacco, Nelson Alfonso, has once again pushed the boundaries of creativity and craftsmanship with his latest creation—three stunning porcelain ashtrays, each uniquely designed to... Read more

Spare Notes Series #44: Feedback From the Audience

September 18, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
On this episode of the Spare Notes Series, Matt, Kevin and Coop respond to some comments that were made following the previous episode from the audience which seemed to be directed at Coop but applied to any media person. Read more

Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Rare Leaf Reserve Maduro Toro

September 16, 2023 By Mitchell Santaga
Agarnorsa Leaf introduced the Rare Leaf Reserve line back in 2021 and is now adding to it with the brand new blend, Rare Leaf Reserve Maduro. The core of the... Read more

Austin Borgstede Leaves Micallef Cigars to Join El Septimo

September 13, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
El Septimo announced today it has hired seasoned Sales Executive, Austin Borgstede, to support its continuous sales growth and expansion throughout US retail centers. Austin has joined El Septimo as... Read more

JR Cigar to Release Crafted By JR: Crowned Heads Exclusive 

September 13, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
JR Cigar is bringing a modern, upscale flair to one of their most popular budget lines. The “Crafted By” series has always brought the JR customer interesting and unique collaborations... Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Dan Davison Talks New England Cigar Expo

September 13, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week Matt and Mitchell talk to Dan Davison about the upcoming New England Cigar Expo in New Hampshire on September 29th and 30th. Read more

Meerapfel Cigar to release Ernest Master Blend Cigar at Intertabac

September 12, 2023 By Kevin Acuff
This week in Dortmund, Germany, at the InterTabac Tradeshow, Meerapfel Cigar will release the third cigar with historical importance to the Meerapfel family. The Ernest Master Blend. The company’s press... Read more

Black Label Trading Company Announces the Release of Bishops Blend Novemdiales to Select Retailers

September 12, 2023 By Kevin Acuff
Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the release of Bishops Blend Novemdiales to select retailers. Novemdiales is handcrafted at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. It represents a... Read more

C.L.E. Promotes Robert Wright to National Sales Manager

September 12, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
C.L.E. Cigar Company announced today that it has promoted industry veteran Robert Wright to National Sales Manager. Robert has an extensive resume in the cigar industry that dates back forty... Read more

Aganorsa Announces Next Supreme Leaf

September 12, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Every year, Aganorsa Leaf releases a limited production line called the Supreme Leaf and each year the cigar is featured in a different vitola. Aganorsa Leaf announced today the latest... Read more

Altadis Releases Trinidad Espíritu No. 3

September 12, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Inspired by Series 1 and 2, the Trinidad Espiritu No. 3 is a culmination of Trinidad Espiritu’s epic journey through years of diverse cigar cultures and pleasure. With a curated... Read more

Cigar Review: Blackened Cigars M81 Toro by Drew Estate

September 10, 2023 By Kevin Acuff
Celebrity involvement in the industry is gathering some speed. We have pro sports players, movie stars, celebrity chefs, and so on who collaborate with existing brands or become brand owners... Read more

Sinistro Announces Last Cowboy Limited Edition

September 9, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
A little over four years ago, Sinistro released a cigar called the Last Cowboy as a limited edition exclusive to Mardo Cigars. Now, the cigar is being released as a... Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Cigar of the Year Predictions – Fan Mail

September 9, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Brought to you by J.C. Newman – This week Matt and Kevin talk about what new cigars they have smoked this year and discuss which ones might be considered to... Read more

Davidoff Announces Aniversario No. 1 Limited Edition

September 9, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Davidoff announced yesterday the upcoming release of the Aniversario No. 1. Earlier this year, we saw the release of the Millennium lancero and Signature No. 1 limited editions in their... Read more

Bocock Brothers Announce New Cargo Container Boxes for World Traveler Line

September 9, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Bocock Brothers announced this week they would be introducing new packaging for their World Traveler line in the theme of cargo containers. The cargo container inspired boxes will hold twenty... Read more

Lampert Begins Shipping 12 YO Rum in the United States

September 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Lampert Cigars added its 12 year old rum to their U.S. portfolio. The rum is made in Panama and aged for 12 years in white oak barrels previously used as... Read more

Drew Estate’s Deadwood Tobacco Co. “The Girl With No Name” Connecticut Shade Robusto Surfaces Exclusively at JRCigars.com and Cigars.com

September 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Subtle, mysterious and hard to pin down, the Deadwood Tobacco Co. “The Girl With No Name” has once again changed her appearance and is riding her husky black stallion to... Read more

Jonathan Drew and Pedro Gomez to Host “Liga Privada 10 Selección de Mercado” Events in Istanbul and Europe

September 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Drew Estate is introducing the new Liga Privada 10 Selección de Mercado during the InterTabac Show in Dortmund, Germany, from Sept. 14 -16, and the company’s Founder and President, Jonathan... Read more

Antonio Gomez of La Flor Dominicana Appointed to CRA Board of Directors

September 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The Board of Directors of Cigar Rights of America (CRA) announced today that Tony Gomez, Vice President of La Flor Dominicana, has been appointed to the CRA Board of Directors.... Read more

Crowned Heads Announces Annual Paniolo Especiale Hawaii Exclusive for 2023

September 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Crowned Heads announced today their annual Hawaii-exclusive cigar known as Paniolo Especiale, will debut on October 7th at a special VIP dinner hosted by Marvin Chang and R. Field Wine... Read more

Casdagli to Collaborate with Les Fine Lames on Villa Casdagli Eye Punch Bracelet

September 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Villa Casdagli Eye is the continuation of the popular earlier collaborations between the two brands. Each bracelet is decorated with two Nazar eye-beads accompanied by 8mm malachite beads and carry... Read more

German Engineered Cigars Adds Panatela Size to All Blends

September 5, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
German Engineered Cigars has announced the expansion of its cigar portfolio with a new format – the #21 Panatela Pigtail, an extension of their three existing lines. In what the... Read more

Gurkha to Discontinue Two Product Lines

September 5, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Gurkha Cigar Group International announces two of its regular product lines will soon be discontinued.The San Miguel and Treinta products have hit the chopping block in efforts to make room... Read more

Final Tatuaje Anarchy NFT Sells for $82,001 to Alexander Martinez

September 2, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The final Tatuaje Anarchy NFT has sold for $82,001 to Alexander Martinez, owner of Mane Street Cigars and the owner of LFD Golden NFT #1 and NFT #2. The first... Read more

Cigar Review: Ferio Tego Summa Torpedo

September 2, 2023 By Kevin Acuff
Ferio Tego is quickly establishing itself as a major player in the cigar industry. Interestingly, the man behind the rise is no stranger to the industry. For those of you... Read more

Quality Importers Announces the Launch of Four New Xikar X-clusive Luxury Cigar Cutters

August 31, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Quality Importers is proud to announce the launch of the highly anticipated XIKAR X-clusive series of luxury cigar cutters. Developed in partnership with renowned jeweler Jacob & Co., these four-pièce... Read more

Drew Estate Introduces “Liga Privada 10 Selección de Mercado” Exclusively for International Markets

August 31, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Drew Estate is set to launch an entirely new expression of Liga Privada 10 that will become available at the Intertabac Show in Dortmund, Germany, beginning on Sept. 14. Available... Read more

Fifth Tatuaje Anarchy NFT Sells for $82,501 to User Named “Beta”

August 31, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The fifth Tatuaje Anarchy NFT has sold for $82,501 to a user named Beta. The first NFT sold for $100,000 to a user named “GoldenFinger” who is rumored to be... Read more

C.L.E. Ships Asylum PCA 2023 Exclusive

August 31, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
C.L.E. Cigar Company has begun to ship the Asylum PCA 2023 Exclusive to retailers. Asylum is recognized for its bold and edgy cigars. Only three thousand cigars per... Read more

Cigar Review: Rojas Breakfast Tacos Connecticut

August 31, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
When you wake up in the morning and just think to yourself, man I really want some tacos, but also a cigar, you can look no further than... Read more
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The Smokin Tabacco Show: Jack Heyer’s Conspiracy Theories

August 30, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Brought to you by J.C. Newman – On this episode, Jack Heyer of Camacho joins us to talk about the new Camacho Broadleaf hitting store shelves this week. He also... Read more

Palio Pistola – Review

August 30, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
At the 2023 PCA Trade Show and Convention in Las Vegas back in July, we caught up with Joe Gro at the Quality Importers booth. While there were... Read more

GIVEAWAY: Box of Micallef Black Toros!

August 29, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Do YOU want to win a box of Micallef Black Toros? They were rated 91 on Smokin Tabacco by Kevin Acuff. It will be very simple, comment below your name... Read more

C.L.E. Ships Eiroa PCA 2023 Exclusive

August 29, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
C.L.E. Cigar Company has begun to ship the Eiroa PCA 2023 Exclusive to retailers nationwide. This blend was showcased at the 2023 Premium Cigar Association trade show this... Read more

Fourth Tatuaje Anarchy NFT Sells for $81,180 to Danny Ditkowich

August 29, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The fourth Tatuaje Anarchy NFT has sold for $81,180 to Danny Ditkowich of Tobacco Plaza in Great Neck, New York. The first NFT sold for $100,000 to a user named... Read more

Ferio Tego Expands Distribution to Asia

August 29, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Ferio Tego is now available in Asia. Davidoff of Geneva Asia has begun distributing Ferio Tego’s portfolio of handmade premium cigars to Hong Kong, Japan, and Macau beginning... Read more

Irving Rodriguez Joins Zander-Greg as North East Regional Sales Manager

August 28, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Zander-Greg has appointed Irving Rodriguez as North East Regional Sales Manager, expanding our network within the United States. Rodriguez has worked hard to grow in the cigar industry,... Read more

Altadis Announces Onyx Vintage Nicaragua

August 28, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Altadis U.S.A. has announced the release of Onyx Vintage Nicaragua, a vintage blend of extra-aged tobacco handmade at the renowned Tabacalera AJ Fernandez. The Onyx Vintage Nicaragua boasts... Read more

Spare Notes Series #43: Celebrating A New Baby!

August 27, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Brought to you by Drew Estate: On this episode of the Spare Notes Series, Matt and Coop celebrate the birth of Matt and Nicole’s new baby and smoke some celebratory... Read more

Garret Robinson Leaves Don Doroteo

August 27, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
On Friday, Garret Robinson announced that he has parted ways with Don Doroteo Cigars. Robinson was hired in January 2023 as the Vice-President of Sales, a role which... Read more

Third Tatuaje Anarchy NFT Sells for $81,778 to Jay Davis

August 27, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The third Tatuaje Anarchy NFT has sold for $81,778 to Jay Davis of Blue Smoke of Dallas in Dallas, Texas. The first NFT sold for $100,000 to a user named... Read more

Smokin Tabacco Announces Anastasia Marie Tabacco

August 26, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Today, Matthew and Nicole Tabacco, owners of Smokin Tabacco announced their first release: Anastasia Marie Tabacco. Anastasia was conceived in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic and is... Read more

J.C. Newman Ships Brick House Ciento por Ciento 2023 Cigars

August 25, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Yesterday, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. began shipping the 2023 release of Brick House Ciento por Ciento cigars. This year’s release is a 6.25″ x 54 toro packed in... Read more

Second Tatuaje Anarchy NFT Sells for $76,000

August 25, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The second Tatuaje Anarchy NFT has sold for $76,001 by a user named “Petrie”. The first NFT sold for $100,000 to a user named “GoldenFinger” who is rumored to be... Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Joses, Petes and Abes – Oh My!

August 25, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Brought to you by J.C. Newman – This week, Jose Blanco makes his big return to the show and talks about the FDA ruling, wrapper tobacco and how to taste... Read more

Cohiba Ideales Arrives in the U.K.

August 24, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
What is the most you would spend on a cigar? Well if your pockets are deep and you love to feed your palate with rich Cuban cigars, for... Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Smokin Summa with Michael Herklots

August 24, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Brought to you by J.C. Newman – Last week, Matt and Mitchell host Michael Herklots of Ferio Tego to talk and smoke the new Summa that just released at the... Read more

Black Label Trading Co. Announces UK Distribution with Tor imports

August 24, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Black Label Trading Company (BLTC) is pleased to announce Tor Imports, Ltd. will begin distributing our products in the UK next week. “We are looking forward to expanding... Read more

Tabacalera USA Announces Leadership Moves

August 23, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Javier Estades, head of Tabacalera USA, has announced several top leadership team moves at the premium cigar company and its diverse units, which includes leading cigar marketing and... Read more

First Tatuaje Anarchy NFT Sells for $100,000

August 23, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The first of six available for sale (seven in total) Tatuaje Anarchy NFTs has sold for $100,000 to a user named “GoldenFinger”. Bidding began on Monday August 21st at 12PM.... Read more

Black Bomb Firecracker to Ship in September

August 22, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
United Cigars, a rising name in the premium cigar industry, is excited to announce that the long-awaited Black Bomb Firecracker will be shipping to retailers in September. This... Read more

Smoke Inn – Tatuaje “Anarchy” NFT Begins Auctions

August 21, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The first auction for NFT #1 in the Smoke Inn/Tatuaje Anarchy NFT is now on sale. Last year we saw La Flor Dominicana cash in for $614,779 in their Golden... Read more

Warped to Release Moon Garden Especial

August 19, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
It’s been five years since the last release, but that is changing at the end of this month. Moon Garden Especial features the same blend as the original Moon Garden... Read more

PCA 2023: Wrap Up Thoughts with Matt Tabacco

August 19, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The coverage of the 2023 Premium Cigar Association Trade Show and Convention brought to you by Drew Estate has come to a close. Thank you to everyone for... Read more

CAO Announces V23 Limited Edition

August 19, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
In the triple crown of Motorsports, the 24 hours of Le Mans is the most grueling of high-octane car racing. And in the 1960s, Ford decided it was... Read more

VegaFina Releases First US-Exclusive Cigar: VegaFina Patriot

August 19, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
VegaFina is releasing its first-ever cigar dedicated solely to the U.S. market – the VegaFina Exclusivo USA Patriot – which began shipping to retailers August 18, 2023. Honoring... Read more

Cigar Rights of America Summer Freedom Sampler Begin Shipping

August 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The CRA Summer Freedom Packs are on their way to retailers. These highly sought-after samplers of ten limited edition cigars were shown at some of the booths of... Read more

S.T. Dupont Announces Petrol Collection

August 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
S.T. Dupont announced this week the launch of the new Petrol Blue jet flame collection which will be exclusive to the United States. It will be available in... Read more

Rocky Patel – PCA 2023

August 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Among the largest fish in the sea when it comes to the PCA trade show, among them the absolute biggest is Rocky Patel. The company has quite the... Read more

Emilio Cigars Starts Shipping Audiophile

August 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Emilio Cigars is now shipping the Limited-Edition Audiophile featured at this year’s PCA. Emilio Cigars has announced the highly anticipated release of the Limited-Edition Audiophile. Expertly crafted in... Read more

Spare Notes Series #42: Cigar Industry Wins – FDA Shot Down

August 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Brought to you by Drew Estate: On this episode of the Spare Notes Series, Matt, Coop and Kevin talk about the FDA ruling handed down by Judge Mehta this week... Read more

Fosforo Adds and Ships Toro and Robusto Connecticut

August 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Fosforo Cigars has announced it is now shippingthe expansion of its acclaimed Connecticut line with the addition of two new sizes: the Toro and Robusto to it’s current... Read more

Howard G – PCA 2023

August 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Closer to the back of the trade show bordering the main back walkway was a bumping booth with people hanging out smoking cigars and taking tons of pictures,... Read more

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: J.C. Newman Vintage Ashtrays Giveaway

August 14, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The winners have been picked for our J.C. Newman giveaway! Here are the three lucky winners: Megan Murphy Angelica Perez Chad Tchad We want to also extend a big thank... Read more

Luciano Cigars – PCA 2023

August 14, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Luciano Cigars had two separate booth plots, one which was an open concept booth with a few nice sofa style seating and some basic chair seating to do... Read more

The First Cohiba Lounge in the US Debuts at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara

August 14, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara and Cohiba handmade cigars are pleased to announce the debut of The Cohiba Experience at The Bacara, the first of its kind cigar... Read more

Oliva – PCA 2023

August 13, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
For the last few years, we havent covered Oliva but not out of spite or any negative connotation. But this year we made sure we made contact with... Read more

Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Corojo De Oro Toro

August 13, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
General Cigar is no stranger to thinking outside the box when creating a new blend. The latest Limited-Edition cigar in the La Gloria Cubana line, the Corojo De... Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Joseph Gannascoli from The Sopranos!

August 13, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Brought to you by J.C. Newman – You may know him from the hit HBO series The Sopranos as Vito Spatafore but what else does Joseph do with him time?... Read more
FDA Updates

Cigar Industry Wins: Judge Mehta Rules Against the FDA Regarding Premium Cigars

August 9, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Today, U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to exempt premium cigars from tobacco regulations that the Agency put in place in 2016.... Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Toscano Pairing Night!

August 9, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Brought to you by J.C. Newman – On this episode of The Smokin Tabacco Show, Michael Cappellini returns for another Toscano pairing where we enjoy the Garibaldi and the new... Read more

All Saints Cigars and Micallef Cigars Unify Sales Team

August 9, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
It’s been said, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” All Saints Cigars and Micallef Cigars have unified their... Read more

Felix Mesa Leaves Arturo Fuente’s Nicaraguan Operations

August 9, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Yesterday, Felix Mesa announced via Instagram that he would be leaving Arturo Fuente’s Nicaraguan operations and returning to his own brand of El Galan to focus his efforts... Read more

Industrial Cigar Co Announces Exclusive 10 Year Aged Atabey Misticos Release

August 9, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Earlier this year and at the 2023 PCA Trade Show and Convention in Las Vegas, Nelson Alfonso, owner of Selected Tobacco S.A. announced he would be releasing a... Read more

Tatuaje – PCA 2023

August 8, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Tatuaje once again came to PCA ready for some heat…and not just the heat of Las Vegas in July. Tatuaje has some celebrating to do on multiple fronts,... Read more

General Ships 2023 Weller by Cohiba

August 8, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The third iteration of Weller by Cohiba is now debuting at retail shops across the US. Like previous Weller by Cohiba cigar releases, the limited-edition cigar blend is... Read more

El Septimo – PCA 2023

August 8, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Once again, El Septimo was back at the PCA show with what appeared to be the same booth setup they exhibited with last year. A large back way... Read more

Red Anchor Line Extensions Ship to Retailers

August 8, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
United Cigars proudly announces the highly anticipated release of its latest cigar line extensions, Red Anchor Captain and Gunner, are set to hit the shelves in late August.... Read more

Gurkha Ships Colección Especial Nicaragua Pirámide 2023 TAA Exclusive

August 8, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Gurkha Cigar Group International announces its 2023 TAA Exclusive Cigar is now shipping to retailers. According to the TAA (Tobacconist Association of America), “The TAA Exclusive Series are... Read more

Manny Iriarte Enterprises – PCA 2023

August 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Carlito Fuente speaking at the booth during the unveiling of the Opus X Society cigar. The creative design mind behind many of Arturo Fuentes products is back at... Read more

Cavalier Geneve – PCA 2023

August 7, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Cavalier’s booth was one we tried to get into multiple times through the tradeshow, but consistently they were busy selling cigars, and doing lots of media coverage, which... Read more

Spare Notes Series #41: What Happened at PCA?

August 4, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Brought to you by Drew Estate: On this episode of the Spare Notes Series, Coop is back and we talk about the PCA show from Coop’s perspective as well as... Read more

Lampert Releases Rum in the US

August 1, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Lampert Cigars has added its twelve-year-old rum – Lampert Rum – to their U.S. portfolio. The rum is made in Panama and aged for 12 years in white... Read more

La Aurora Announces Distribution with Arango Cigar Co.

August 1, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
La Aurora, USAis proud to announce its new distribution partner,Arango Cigar Co.(Arango), one of the Largest Importer/Distributors of Premium Cigars, European Pipes, Pipe Tobacco and Smokers Accessories. Arango... Read more

*GIVEAWAY ALERT* J.C. Newman Vintage Ashtrays Up for Grabs!

August 1, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Hey everyone, as you all know we love giveaways! We have worked with our friends at J.C. Newman to offer you up this fun mid-summer giveaway contest! Simply follow our... Read more

Asylum 11 2023 Begins Shipping to Retailers

August 1, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
C.L.E. Cigar Company announces that the Asylum 11 2023 is now shipping. Asylum 11 2023 was showcased last year at the 2022 PCA in Las Vegas. This marks... Read more

J.C. Newman Ships 2023 Release of Yagua

August 1, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This week, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is shipping the first release of the year of its famous Yagua cigars. A total of 1,250 boxes of Yagua are being... Read more

Camacho Announces Broadleaf Line

July 29, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Camacho Cigars has announced a new line to its portfolio, Camacho Broadleaf. This is a bigger and bolder smoke, sure to satisfy thrill seekers and flavor enthusiasts. The... Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Nick Perdomo Celebrates 30 Years!

July 29, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Brought to you by J.C. Newman – On this episode of The Smokin Tabacco Show, Nick Perdomo Celebrates 30 Years of Perdomo Cigars as we all light up the BRAND... Read more

Sinistro Cigars – PCA 2023

July 28, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The crew at Sinistro Cigars did a very good job at making their booth as welcoming as walking into your best friend’s living room. With two sections of... Read more

Espinosa to Release Lounge Exclusive Called Linked

July 28, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Espinosa Premium Cigars announced today the release of a lounge exclusive cigar, the Espinosa Linked. The Espinosa Linked is made exclusively and available only to the ten branded... Read more

CAO Arcana Mortal Coil Returns as Annual Release

July 28, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
CAO Arcana Mortal Coil will soon be back by popular demand. The limited-edition cigar that features “Andullo,” the oldest tobacco fermentation method of the Dominican Republic, will ship... Read more

Joya de Nicaragua – PCA 2023

July 26, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Joya de Nicaragua has made their return to the PCA trade show. They normally would exhibit under the Drew Estate booth; the last time would have been at... Read more

E.P. Carrillo Begins Shipping Short Run 2023 This Week

July 26, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
E.P.Carrillo announced today their newest creation:E.P. CarrilloShort Run 2023. This annual limited-edition release is the first time it’s being made in another factory outside of the Dominican Republic.... Read more

C.L.E. to Release the Eiroa CBT 51 for Christian Eiroa’s 51st Birthday

July 26, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
C.L.E. Cigar Company to release the Eiroa CBT 51. In what will be limited in distribution, this blend is in celebration of Christian Eiroa’s 51st birthday. The cigar... Read more
FDA Updates

FDA Ombudsman Asked to Review Regulatory Actions Against Premium Cigars

July 24, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
The Premium Cigar Association has filed a formal request for a meeting with the Ombudsman of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Tobacco Products to discuss PCA’s... Read more

Espinosa – PCA 2023

July 24, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Espinosa is one of the stops along the journey that is a little extra exciting since they had an award to receive this year. Hector J Alfonso was... Read more

J.C. Newman – PCA 2023

July 24, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
J.C. Newman isn’t too hard to find, just look for the giant cardboard replica of their factory that they began using in 2021 almost always situated next to... Read more

Quesada – PCA 2023

July 24, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Quesada was situated near the front of the trade show just off to the right of the entrance, and was surrounded by many other medium size booths that... Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Joe Gro Shows Us His Little “Pistola” + GIVEAWAY!

July 22, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Brought to you by J.C. Newman – Joe Gro from Quality Importers steps in for Jose Blanco who needed to reschedule. Joe talks to us about QI and what exciting... Read more

German Engineered Cigars – PCA 2023

July 22, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Nestled neatly in a well-traveled corner of the show, we find a booth with a company that comes from a country that a vast majority of us would... Read more

Micallef Cigars – PCA 2023

July 20, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Set almost towards the back near the food section was Micallef Cigars who has come a along way. The booth this year was slightly larger than last year... Read more

Selected Tobacco – PCA 2023

July 20, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
For two years in a row, Selected Tobacco S.A. along with its distributor, United Cigars, are two of the most anticipated booths to see at PCA. Selected Tobacco... Read more

Governor Lombardo of Nevada Signs Tax Cap Bill During PCA

July 19, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
While the premium cigar industry was conducting business during the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) convention and trade show held just over a week ago in Las Vegas, a few Nevada... Read more

Perdomo – PCA 2023

July 19, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Nick Perdomo and family were in attendance at PCA 2023 yet again, in power suits and the same booth we have seen the last few years. A nice... Read more

HumidifGroup Develops Joya De Nicaragua’s New Antaño Power Play Sling Puck Game

July 19, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
HumidifGroup and Joya De Nicaragua are proud to release an extraordinary project that combines the pleasures of cigar smoking with the excitement of a captivating game. The new... Read more

Spare Notes Series #40: What Happened at PCA?

July 19, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Brought to you by Drew Estate: Last weekend Matt, Kevin and Mitchell talk about the 2023 PCA Trade Show that they all attended last week. They talk the good, the... Read more

Rick Rodriguez and Luciano Meirelles Silently Collaborate and Release an Exclusive Cigar: The Maker

July 19, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Rick Rodriguez and Luciano Meirelles, have joined forces to unveil a collaboration cigar. This partnership has been eagerly awaited by the Kentucky cigar community, and its release at... Read more

Davidoff Adding Zino Nicaragua Half Corona Pre-Cut Cigar to Line

July 19, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Oettinger Davidoff is excited to present the latest addition to its Zino Nicaragua line: The Zino Nicaragua Half Corona with an innovative pre-cut. With this, Zino, the cigar... Read more

Foundation Cigar Co. – PCA 2023

July 19, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Foundation came to the PCA 2023 with a booth that had a similar feeling to the 2022 booth, but with a slightly bigger feeling. They had the big... Read more

Hooten Young – PCA 2023

July 18, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
This was Hooten Young’s debut PCA tradeshow and convention but they have been manufacturing cigars for the US market for five years now. The brand focuses on honoring... Read more

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust – PCA 2023

July 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
When it comes to making a splash at the PCA, look no further than the mastermind behind Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, Steve Saka. Steve is notorious for building... Read more

Gurkha – PCA 2023

July 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Up at the front of the trade show hall was a brand who seemly seems to still get frowned upon by many yet a brand I feel is... Read more

Founders Cigar Co. to Distribute Don Doroteo

July 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Founders Cigar Co. is proud to announce the beginning of their distributorship agreement with Don Doroteo Cigars. Don Doroteo Cigars made its debut at the 2022 PCA Trade Show (Premium... Read more

Booth and Andrews Collaborate on Los Statos Deluxe Maduro

July 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Matt Booth and Justin Andrews have collaborated on Los Statos Deluxe Maduro, the second iteration of the Los Statos Deluxe brand which underwent an extreme makeover in 2022.... Read more

Diesel Sideshow Becomes Main Event for Pre – Holiday 2023

July 17, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Diesel Sideshow is making a return in time for early holiday shopping. The limited-edition sampler features seven freakish-looking front marks that will smoke as flawlessly as their classic... Read more

Room101 Announces 14th Anniversary

July 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Room101 is commemorating its 14th anniversary in the premium cigar business with a Nicaraguan puro made in collaboration with AJ Fernandez. The limited-edition release ships in July and... Read more

Ricardo Carioni joins Gesinta as CEO

July 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Spain’s leading cigar manufacturer, sales, education and marketing arm of premium cigar makers from Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Honduras and Mexico, Gesinta International Tobacco Company, announced the appointment of Ricardo Carioni... Read more

La Flor Dominicana – PCA 2023

July 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
La Flor Dominicana was at PCA 2023 in their same booth from years past, which to me, still looks great and is effective. They are still riding the high of... Read more

Crowned Heads – Ozgener Family Cigars – PCA 2023

July 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Set towards the front of the show, nearly in the middle, was the boldly styled Crown Heads booth. It was an enjoyable booth to visit, with each line clearly... Read more

Ashton – PCA 2023

July 15, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Ashton is a company that sticks to the basics. By that I mean, they don’t need a major flash every year to stay relevant or to impress. In fact, the... Read more

All Saints – PCA 2023

July 15, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Micky Pegg and his business partner Frank Layo were once again in attendance with their brand All Saints Cigars. All Saints is a brand that the Smokin Tabacco... Read more

E.P Carrillo Shipping TAA 2023 This Week

July 14, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
E.P.Carrillo, internationally renowned for their superb craftsmanship and premium quality cigars, is excited to announce their newest creation:E.P. Carrillo2023 TAA Exclusive. E.P. Carrillo’s TAA series is an exclusive... Read more

Aganorsa Leaf – PCA 2023

July 14, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
After a little journey to the left from the entrance to the trade show, the very recognizable “Flex Leaf” logo is clearly visible. Moving closer, Terence Reilly’s head... Read more

Arturo Fuente – PCA 2023

July 14, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Arturo Fuente’s booth is always one of the busiest at PCA. Returning with the same black and more centered block style booth from the last few years, once... Read more

The Smokin Tabacco Show: Litto Gomez Jr. Talks Solis

July 13, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco
Brought to you by JC Newman – This week, Matt & Mitchell welcome on Litto Gomez Jr. from La Flor Dominicana who talks about joining the likes of his father... Read more