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Cigar Industry News

Smoke Inn Advent Calendar Now Available

December 10, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
Smoke Inn is set to become the first retailer to introduce a cigar advent calendar, preparing a limited number of custom-made advent calendar displays. A project that began in late... Read more

J.C. Newman Names Aldo Puncioni as International Sales Director

December 9, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
J.C. Newman Cigar Company proudly announces that it has named Aldo Puncioni as its International Sales Director. As a cigar ambassador, taster, and retailer, Puncioni joins J.C. Newman with decades... Read more

2021 Cigar of the Year #8: Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua Churchill

December 8, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
We all know about Montecristo’s core line of cigars that you would find on almost every shelf in every cigar shop. However, sometimes their other releases can be forgotten about.... Read more

J.C. Newman Announces Plans for Hotel, Restaurant, and Cigar Lounge

December 6, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
J.C. Newman Cigar Company is announcing that it is restoring the historic Sanchez y Haya hotel across the street from its El Reloj cigar factory. J.C. Newman plans to open... Read more

2021 Cigar of the Year #9: Jake Wyatt “Lithium” Belicoso

December 3, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
If there is a smaller and newer brand making its way around retailers that has my attention, it’s Jake Wyatt Cigar Co. we caught up with them at the 2021... Read more

Alec Bradley Ships PCA Exclusive Magic Toast Box Pressed Gran Toro

December 2, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
Alec Bradley Cigar Company today announced that they are now shipping the Limited Edition, PCA Exclusive, Magic Toast Box Pressed Gran Toro. First announced in May of this year, the... Read more

PCA Receives National Recognition for Lobbying

December 2, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
The Premium Cigar Association’s (PCA) Head of Government Affairs Joshua Habursky received The Hills Top Lobbyist Distinction for the 4th year in a row. Published annually, this list represents “the... Read more

2021 Cigar of the Year #10: HVC “Hot Cake” Gran Canon

December 1, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
When Master Blender Reinier Lorenzo moved to the United States from Cuba, he had no intention of becoming a cigar maker or having anything to do with cigars. In 2011... Read more

German Engineered Cigars Has New US Distributor

November 29, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
German Engineered Cigars is proud to announce a new partnership with Illusione Cigars. Illusione will assume the complete distribution of German Engineered Cigars in the U.S. and globally, except in... Read more

Official Smokin Tabacco 2021 Cigar of the Year Contenders

November 26, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
Last year was our first year running our website. In addition to that, we decided to participate in awarding a manufacturer with a “Cigar of the Year’. Unfortunately, it didn’t... Read more

Atabey Black NFT Raises Money For Cigar Rights of the World

November 26, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
In April of 2021, United Cigars released the first NFT (Non-Fungible Token) cigar in the world; Atabey Black. The Atabey Black NFT digital art was designed by Nelson Alfonso of... Read more

Alec Bradley to Ship “Trilogy’ Collectors Edition Next Week

November 26, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
Alec Bradley Cigar Co. today announced that the Limited Edition, Collector’s Series, Trilogy keepsake boxes will begin shipping to tobacconists next week. Trilogy Authentic Corojo, Exotic Maduro and Native Cameroon... Read more

Davidoff Gastronomy Series: Miami Edition To Take Place During Art Week 2021

November 23, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
Davidoff Cigars, proudly announces that their “Gastronomy Series”will return during Miami Art Week, where close to 100,000 art lovers and event goers will once again descend all over Miami. The... Read more

DTT Begins Shipping “Stillwell Star”

November 23, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust (DTT) has begun shipping its highly anticipated StillWell Star handcrafted luxury pipe tobacco cigar to its Purveyors. The initial release includes four unique expressions, each representing... Read more

Plasencia Ships Cosecha 149 To Retailers

November 17, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
Plasencia Cigars, a world-leading premium tobacco grower, established in 1865, announces that the much-anticipated Plasencia Cosecha 149 cigar brand is now shipping to retailers across the nation. The blend first... Read more

The Great Smoke 2022 – The Last Luau Tickets On Sale Now

November 12, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
Doubling down on the ground-breaking success of 2021’s virtual-themed TGS event, Smoke Inn is set to expand our annual mega cigar event to accommodate cigar enthusiasts attending in-person AND at... Read more

Drew Estate Unveils “20 Acre Farm” – New Ultra Premium Brand

November 12, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
During its Nov. 11th “Freestyle Live: Special Edition” broadcast, Drew Estate revealed the mystery cigar contained within its Freestyle Live Event Packs … the all-new and super-premium 20 Acre Farm.... Read more

Arturo Fuente Delays ‘Rare Pink’ – Will Ship ‘Casa Fuente’ Instead For The First Time Ever

October 13, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
Today, Arturo Fuente announced that this year’s “Rare Pink’ selection will not be shipping in October due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and an inability to get much needed... Read more

Drew Estate Shipping 2021 Undercrown Dojo Dogma Limited Editions

October 11, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
Drew Estate’s 2021 limited edition Undercrown Dojo Dogma Sun Grown and Undercrown Dojo Dogma Maduro are now shipping to participating Drew Diplomat Retailers nationwide. The two Dojo Dogma expressions debuted... Read more

Meerapfeel Announces Cigar Brand Launch

October 11, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco
This year, the Meerapfel family will be re-introducing the Meerapfel cigar brand to the world. Meerapfel produced cigars in the mid-1800s in the region of Karlsruhe, Germany. “It took 150... Read more