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The event's name may be slightly different but the mission remains the same: Raise money to help tobacconists fight for cigar rights in New York state.
On Monday, June 24, the New York Tobacconist's Association will host its second annual Stogiethon, a fundraising event to benefit the organization's legislative initiatives in Albany. The NYTA, which was founded in 2010, is an activist organization of New York's tobacconists formed to battle anti-tobacco taxation and legislation on both the state and local level. 2013-05-24T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
First Look—New Blend Hitting the Seas from East India Trading Company
The folks at East India Trading Co., a part of Gurkha Cigar Group Inc. known for whimsical names with their products, have shared details with Cigar Aficionado about the next blend they'll be launching later this summer: Rogue.
Rogue has been in some retail stores before as an unnamed sample, but customers who tasted early blends of the cigar will have only known it as a mysterious pre-release shared at in-store events since earlier this year.
This will be the third release from the East India Trading Co., a historied trademark that is now owned by Gurkha Cigar Group Inc. Previous releases include Red Witch and Wicked Indie. Most of the East India lines have been priced lower in the greater portfolio of Gurkha products, which include some cigars flavored by rare spirits that fetch thousands of dollars. 2013-05-23T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
Made For You, April 2013
Make your own gin; the perfect pilsner glass; fancy footwear; private jets with smaller investment; stockcar racing camp; and keeping your white wine chilled. 2013-05-23T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
EXCLUSIVE—Nat Sherman To Debut 1930 Collection
Nat Sherman has revealed to Cigar Aficionado that it will debut its newest line, Nat Sherman 1930 Collection, shortly before this summer's International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers' trade show.
Nat Sherman 1930 Collection, which is named for the company's founding year, is a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers, with a Dominican binder and wrapper.
"The Nat Sherman 1930 Collection pays homage to the year the brand was founded," said William Sherman, executive vice president of the New York City company.
The MATASA-made blend will come in five sizes, Corona (5 1/2 inches by 42 ring gauge), Corona Grande (6 by 46), Rothschild (4 1/2 by 52), Gran Robusto ( 5 1/4 by 54) and Inmenso (7 by 56). They'll come in hinged, unvarnished boxes of 24 and will range in price between $8.75 and $12. 2013-05-21T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
El Centurion Hitting Store Shelves
El Centurion is shipping to cigar stores. The cigar is made in Nicaragua by the Garcia family, owners of My Father Cigars, and the smoke is being released as part of a 10-year anniversary celebration commemorating when family patriarch José "Pepin" Garcia began rolling cigars in the United States.
The cigars are a new incarnation of a previously limited-edition smoke that first came out in 2007. El Centurion has a new blend, a new look and lower prices than the original version. The cigars are made from an all-Nicaraguan blend that has four seed varietals: Criollo, Corojo Habano, Sancti Spiritus and Criollo '98. 2013-05-20T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
La Gloria Launching First Nicaraguan Lines
La Gloria Cubana is releasing two new cigars this year with a Nicaraguan country of origin. The first of the new blends will be produced under the Serie R line (which is known for big ring gauges and full-bodied flavor) and will be called La Gloria Cubana Serie R Black. The cigar, which goes on sale in the next two weeks, will only be sold via Internet and catalog retailers.
The La Gloria Cubana brand has been produced in the Dominican Republic for most of its post-Cuban history, but brand owner General Cigar Co. says that the new cigars will be the first La Glorias made in Nicaragua. They are being rolled at Scandinavian Tobacco Group Estelí, S.A. 2013-05-16T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
North Carolina Bill Would Allow Outdoor Smoking
A bill that seeks to roll back the current ban on outdoor smoking in North Carolina cities, beaches and community college campuses passed a critical Senate committee vote yesterday.
Senate Bill 703 includes language that would prevent local governments and community colleges from enacting smoking regulations that are more restrictive than state law. Currently, North Carolina state law does not restrict outdoor smoking. 2013-05-15T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
Altadis Releasing Next Generation Saint Luis Rey
Altadis is giving its Saint Luis Rey brand a facelift and a newer, bolder flavor with the new SLR Gen2, which comes out this month.
SLR Gen2 is a blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers, a Nicaraguan Binder and a wrapper leaf of Ecuadoran Sumatra (the original blend features a Honduran wrapper and includes filler from Peru).
In an interview with Cigar Aficionado executive editor Gordon Mott, Altadis U.S.A.'s general manager Javier Estades said of the new line, "This is a fuller-bodied Saint Luis Rey. The traditional Saint Luis Rey was medium bodied, so this newer Saint Luis Rey is a completely different blend, but has the same identity to play off those same sweet spots."
Altadis is releasing Gen2 in three sizes: Robusto at 4 1/2 inches by 54 ring, Toro at 6 by 54 and Titan at 6 by 60. They all come in boxes of 21, and will range in price from $5.75 to $6.75. 2013-05-14T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
Aurora Releasing Maduro 107
The Aurora 107 blend is taking a dark turn with a new maduro release that will be hitting shelves this month.
La Aurora has been in business for more than a century—110 years to be exact—and released the 107 three years ago to commemorate that milestone. The blend has averaged more than 88 points in Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider taste tests since then, recently netting 90 points for the Gran 107 in December 2012. 2013-05-07T00:00:00Z Read More...(Cigar Aficionado)
The Weekly News will return for the first time since April 8. It has been relatively absent since the end of February for two central reasons. First and foremost, time—something that is now more available than it has been for the early portions of 2013. Secondly, I wondered the value of it. What we’ve learned [...] Fri, 24 May 2013 22:02:10 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
News: D’Crossier Adding Four Sizes to Diplomacy Line
D’Crossier is adding a quartet of new cigars to their Diplomacy line, starting with a 4 1/3 x 52 vitola called the Gordito. It will be followed up by the 5 3/20 x 60 Trabuco, a 4 7/8 x 50 Robusto and a 5 7/8 x 54 Taino. The line is slated to be released in [...] Fri, 24 May 2013 21:59:11 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
News: Merlion Sea Lion Heads to IPCPR 2013
This July, Arielle Ditkowich’s personal cigar will be sold in limited quantities for the first time. Miami Cigar & Co. confirmed to halfwheel that the Merlion Sea Lion, a 5 1/2 x 47 Figurado, will be offered to retailers at the annual IPCPR trade show and convention in Las Vegas, Nev. While no pricing has [...] Fri, 24 May 2013 21:46:15 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
News: California’s SB 768 Stalls
California Senate Bill 768, which would more than double the tax on cigars and other tobacco products as a byproduct of a $2 increase on the tax on cigarettes, has stalled temporarily in committee. On May 20, the state senate’s Appropriations Committee voted 6-0 to place the bill in its suspense file, effectively slowing down [...] Fri, 24 May 2013 20:56:50 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
Press Release: Announcing S&S Cigar Company
May 24, 2013 (Miami, Fla.) — We are pleased to announce the formation of S&S Cigar Company, which will be based in Miami, Florida. The company is headed by Bill Stephens and Brad Stephens who have been in the cigar industry for many years. The company goal is to produce the finest cigar possible at a great [...] Fri, 24 May 2013 17:38:30 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
Icons of Cigars™ — Dion Giolito
Dion Giolito has always been an enigma to me. Physically large (quite tall), seemingly socially aloof—something he seems to wear with honor—and immensely talented when it comes to anything having to do with tobacco. While I was in Nicaragua earlier in the year, I found out that Giolito was in Estelí and on a lark, [...] Fri, 24 May 2013 15:25:37 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
Press Release: East India Trading Company to Release the Rogue
May 24, 2013 (Tamarac, Fla.) — The East India Trading Company is proud to announce the upcoming cigar launch of ‘Rogue’. This much-anticipated brand will hit cigar stores nationwide this summer and be distributed by the Gurkha Cigar Group, Inc. The mischievous Rogue is the third cigar release under the East India Trading Company and [...] Fri, 24 May 2013 13:47:52 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
News: Eddie Ortega Confirms Wild Bunch End-of-Year Sampler
Eddie Ortega appeared on CigarChat Thursday evening, and during his time confirmed that he is reserving a fairly significant number of Wild Bunch cigars to create an end-of-year sampler that will feature one of each of the twelve cigars. He estimated the number to be about 700 cigars. Ortega also mentioned that he will not [...] Fri, 24 May 2013 00:40:17 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
Rocky Patel began shipping its 2013 version of the Decade Edición Limitada yesterday according to a representative from the company. The cigar features a five-year-old Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and fillers. It’s the fourth release since the company debuted the cigar in 2010. Once again, the cigar will be produced in three vitolas: [...] Thu, 23 May 2013 22:09:45 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)
News: Camacho Relaunches Under “The Bold Standard”
Camacho is rebranding itself. The Honduran brand is hosting a series of events, beginning in the Dallas market, to introduce consumers to the new Camacho. Everything has been repackaged, price points have been lowered and at least four blends have already changed. The company’s popular Corojo and Diploma lines have been tweaked to taste more [...] Thu, 23 May 2013 22:00:45 +0000 Read More...(halfwheel)