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Davidoff Opens New Camacho Factory

Davidoff's new cigar factory in Honduras is open for business. Named Diadema Cigars de Honduras, S.A., the new factory replaces Davidoff's AgroIndustrias Laepe S.A., colloquially known as the "Camacho Factory." Davidoff says it constructed the new building due to the strong growth of the Camacho brand.
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La Palina Lounge Opens Inside New York’s Carnegie Club

A new cigar lounge in a familiar setting is now open in New York City.
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Gurkha Eyes Stake In Cigar Factory

Gurkha Cigars intends to buy its own cigar factory. Brand owner Kaizad Hansotia is entering into a partnership with American Caribbean Cigar Inc., and as part of the deal, Gurkha will acquire the American Caribbean Cigar factory located in Estelí, Nicaragua.
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Crop Report: Late Growing Season In Dominican Republic Finally Concludes

After a late and extended growing season, the tobacco harvests of the Dominican Republic are finally wrapping up. Excessive rain from September to December of last year made it nearly impossible for growers to plant or cultivate their tobacco on schedule. Much of the field activity was suspended, and in some cases, entire crops were destroyed.
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Altadis U.S.A. Strikes Deal With Boutique Blends

In a what's being called a "strategic alliance agreement," Altadis U.S.A. will begin distributing the products from Boutique Blends Cigars, a company owned by Rafael Nodal, his wife Alina and partner Hank Bischoff, and Nodal has taken a position with Altadis as well. Starting June 5, all orders for brands such as Aging Room, La Bohéme, Oliveros and other cigars by Boutique Blends will be taken and fulfilled through Altadis and its sales team.
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Avo Syncro Expands with South America Ritmo

It's the third release within the Avo Syncro series, and the first to contain tobacco from so many different countries.
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La Palina Ships TAA-Exclusive Bronze Label

La Palina's limited-edition Bronze Label begins shipping to TAA retailers today. The cigar was blended through a collaborative effort with Rocky Patel and will only be available to members of the Tobacconists' Association of America, a retailer organization that represents American brick-and-mortar tobacconists.
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Pennsylvania Cigar Shops, Bars Could Go Smoke-Free

Pennsylvania lawmakers introduced a bill this month that could ban smoking inside a number of private businesses, including the state's cigar shops, bars and casinos.
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Gottlieb Confirmed as the New Commissioner of the FDA

Dr. Scott Gottlieb is officially the new commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after the Senate confirmed the physician into the job yesterday by a vote of 57 to 42.
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Padróns In Square Tubes Shipping This Week

A shipment of Padrón cigars packed in distinctive and squared-off tubes is heading to cigar shops this week. The Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Presidente and Soberano, a pair of sizes made especially for these tubes, is on its way to Tobacconist Association of America cigar shops in the United States.
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Weekly News (May 29, 2017)

Cigar News Davidoff Limited Art Edition 2017 Heading to Retailers in June Island Lifestyle Importers Expands Tommy Bahama Accessory Line With Cigar Club Line L’Atelier Ships Côte d’Or 2017 MLB Cigar Ventures Names Alexandra Kling VP of Branding & Inside Sales Oettinger Davidoff AG Opens New Camacho Factory in Honduras Viaje ...

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Mon, 29 May 2017 10:59:27 +0000
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Viaje Ships New Zombies, Skull and Bones

Viaje has shipped at least one new product, with potentially another on the way. Multiple retailers have announced they’ve received a new Skull and Bones Red, a 3 3/4 x 54 vitola with a Nicaraguan criollo wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and filler. While retailers have said the cigar is ...

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Mon, 29 May 2017 02:24:52 +0000
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Portraits: Hector Luis Prieto

You may not have heard of Hector Luis Prieto, but he is one of the most important men in tobacco today. Born in the western Cuban town of San Juan y Martínez in 1972, Prieto grows tobacco on the same farm that his grandfather worked, a farm that was taken over by the Cuban ...

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Sat, 27 May 2017 17:00:01 +0000
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Island Lifestyle Importers Expands Tommy Bahama Accessories With Cigar Club Line

Next week, a new line of Tommy Bahama cigar accessories will be shipping from Island Lifestyle Importers. The Cigar Club Series feature the same yellow logo over a dark base pattern that the company is using across a wide range of accessories. The company is adding two humidors, a 50-count ...

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Sat, 27 May 2017 14:30:29 +0000
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MLB Cigar Ventures Names Alexandra Kling VP of Branding and Inside Sales

MLB Cigar Ventures, the brand founded by Mike Bellody, has announced that it has hired Alexandra Kling as its new vice president of branding and inside sales. Kling joins the company after being the head of Alux Cigar Brokerage, an independent inside sales brokerage firm that represented MLB Cigar Ventures and Cornelius ...

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Sat, 27 May 2017 13:00:25 +0000
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Third Release of L’Atelier Imports Côte d’Or Arriving at Retailers

The third installment of L’Atelier Imports’ annual limited edition, Côte d’Or, has begun arriving at retailers, and it should look immediately familiar to fans of the brand.   This year’s version returns to the 7 x 47 Churchill vitola and the darker Ecuadorian Sancti Spiritus wrapper offered on the debut ...

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Fri, 26 May 2017 20:48:40 +0000
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Oliva Atlantic Cigar 20th Aniversario Toro

Since November of last year, Atlantic Cigar Co. has been celebrating its 20th anniversary with the staggered release of four commemorative cigars; first there was the Viaje Atlantic 20th Anniversary WLP 20th Limited Edition Toro, then in December came the New World Atlantic Cigar 20th Aniversario from A.J. Fernandez. After two ...

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Fri, 26 May 2017 14:00:14 +0000
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Wildwood, N.J. Votes to Ban Smoking on Boardwalk

Beginning next year, smoking will be prohibited along the beachfront boardwalk of Wildwood, N.J. as on Wednesday the city’s board of commissioners approved a ban for the area. The ban is similar to one passed by Ocean City in 2014, as it will prohibit smoking on the boardwalk itself as ...

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Thu, 25 May 2017 22:00:17 +0000
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Excelsior Springs, Mo. Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

At its most recent meeting, the city council in Excelsior Springs, Mo. voted to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco and nicotine delivery products from 18 to 21-years-old. The move brings another municipally into the growing movement in the Kansas City metropolitan area that has sprung up in the ...

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Thu, 25 May 2017 22:00:01 +0000
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Southern Draw The Rose of Sharon Toro

Cigars commemorating specific people are nothing new in the cigar industry and Southern Draw Cigars owner Robert Holt added another to the list with a new release. The Rose of Sharon, named after his wife, Sharon Holt, is said to be the mildest offering in the company’s portfoilo so far. ...

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Thu, 25 May 2017 21:39:04 +0000
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Cigar Review: Viaje Zombie ( 2012 )

Behind The Stick: There are some cigars with a story and then there are cigars with a history. Viaje has always been a company that creates limited edition, limited release cigars which – love it or hate it – has put them on the radar of a lot of cigar smokers around the world. Without going too far into it – Andre Farkas created the ‘Zombie’ line basing on that is how one would feel after smoking a specific cigar of his but quite a few people on the internet...
Tue, 23 May 2017 23:02:38 +0000
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Libation Review: Prairie Artisan Ales / Brewfist Spaghetti Western

Country: United states ( Oklahoma ) Distillery: Brewfist Bottler: Brewfist Distillation Date: Unknown Style: American Double / Imperial Stout Alcohol: 8.70 % ABV Price: Appeal: When it comes to appearances, the Brewfist isn’t going to win any competitions but being motor oil black is a solid way to be. Form a hearty pour the finger and a half of tan to light brown head sticks to the glass, there is a certain appearance of depth to the darkness. Flavor: The Spaghetti Western starts off with a dark and roasty malt...
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 20:15:58 +0000
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Cigar News: IPCPR 2015 – A Pause For A Good Cause

The ever changing thing we call life – amazing how it always has the ability to get in the way of good plans! Some of you may be asking why we at The Cigar Nut have not been covering the 2015 IPCPR trade show, others may remember that this is the time of year where TCN goes dark for a couple of reasons. Do not worry, The Cigar Nut is not going anywhere – to be quite honest, we may have a few things up our sleeves so be sure...
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:12:58 +0000
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Tatuaje Announces “Whore,” Shop Exclusive Cigar

This week, Tatuaje Cigars announced their latest shop exclusive, the “Tatuaje W Nice Ash Cigars 2015” or, as it has so endearingly been nicknamed, the “Whore,” for Nice Ash Cigars, a New York based online retailer and B&M. A website,, was set up leading up to the announcement where one letter was announced each day eventually spelling out “whore.” This is Tatuaje’s third shop exclusive this year, following the Drinking age and the Rumbo. The cigar itself will be a 6×52 belicoso manufactured at My Father Cigars S.A. with...
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 03:00:33 +0000
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Cigar News: La Palina Announces Laguito Robusto Extra

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:54:40 +0000
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Cigar Review: Undercrown Manifesto

Undercrown Manifesto (AKA “Liga Krump”) The Undercrown Manifesto is a very unique cigar with an equally unique origin. In January of 2013, John Krump, a fellow Brother of the Leaf, just like you and I, purchased an antique German cigar mold off of Craigslist. Upon acquiring the mold, he posted a photo of it on a cigar oriented Facebook group to share his excitement about his new find. Among dozens of comments on the photo, Jonathan Drew, of Drew Estate mentioned that he was very interested in the mold and...
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:00:18 +0000
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