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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
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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
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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

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